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Chained to her Racket!

Plot

Jane Taggart  had been coached by her guardian, Rachel Strong, known as “the Coach”, who had filled the girl’s life with tennis even to the extent of chaining her to her racket. When Jane joined a professional tennis “circus” run by Jack Miller, he and his wife decided to arrange a party for Jane, but a jealous rival player, Pauline Fox, told Jane that if she went to the party there would be more to follow, eating into the time she would have for practising and playing tennis.

chained to her racket

Notes

Appeared

  • Chained to her Racket!  – Judy:  #603 (31 July 1971) – #618 (13 November 1971)
  • Reprinted – Judy: #968 (29 July 1978) –  #983 (11 November 1978)

 

We’ll Win Wimbledon for Wales

Plot

Elaine Morgan, robbed of a great chance of winning the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon,by a leg injury,  vows to find another Welsh girl whom she can train to win this coveted title. The girl she chooses is Linda Rees. The training takes years of patience and hard work, but now Linda is playing at Wimbledon with an outside chance of winning. Worried by trouble in the village where she lives, Linda performs poorly in her first match, but a telegram that tells her the trouble has been cleared up boosts her spirits.

we'll win wimbledon

Notes

Appeared

  • We’ll Win Wimbledon for Wales – Judy: #396 (12 August 1967) – #403 (30 September 1967)

 

Budgie

Plot

Sue Budge – known as Budgie – is a rising star in professional tennis who ends up going on international tournaments.

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Notes

Appeared

  • Budgie – Tracy: #81 (18  April 1981) – #105 (3 October 1981)
  • Budgie – Tracy: #157 (2 October 1982) – #172 (15 January 1983)

Penny’s Partner

Plot:

Penny Farrell is a rising tennis star as the result of her partnership with T Jones. But there is something strange about T Jones, who seems to have powers of precognition.

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Notes:

  • This story is influenced by the football-based 1948 text serial “The Goal Maker”, from The Wizard.

Appeared:

  • Penny’s Partner – Tracy:   #38 (21 June 1980) – #44 (02 August 1980)

 

Cripple Dixie

Plot

Despite having a damaged leg, 14-year-old Dixie Scott  plays an excellent game of tennis. She lives with her father in a cottage on Lady Emily Moore’s estate. Mr Jones, a physiotherapist, thinks he can give Dixie back the full use of her right leg. In her spare time, when Dixie is not playing her ties in the local Ladies’ County Championship, she is receiving treatment from Mr Jones.

cripple dixie

Notes

Appeared

  • Cripple Dixie – Judy:  #117 (07 April 1962) – #132 (21 July 1962)

Tennis Trouble

Plot

Jenny Milton was furious when her mother remarried because she thought her stepfather wasn’t good enough. Jenny’s mum encouraged Jenny and her stepbrother Tony Smith to play tennis as a doubles team to try to bring both families together.

Notes

  • Art: Norman Lee

Appeared

  • Tennis Trouble –  Bunty:  #1746 (29 June 1991)  –  #1758?
  • Reprinted: Bunty #2210 (20 May 2000) – (?)

Trilby Will Be Tops!

Plot

A mysterious woman, Miss Travis, took an interest in Pat Trilby’s sporting career.  By means of hypnosis, Miss Travis was forcing Pat to take part in the qualifying rounds for the Wimbledon tennis championships. Pat’s friend Judy Todd was trying to help free her from Miss Travis’s influence.

Notes

Appeared

  • Trilby Will Be Tops!  – Bunty: #842 (2 March 1974) – (?)

No Tennis for Tessa

Plot:

Tessa Lyons once the wondergirl of tennis, was now confined to a wheelchair, living with her family she once ignored. Her father refused to have any mention of tennis in his house, but Tessa sees that her younger sister Alice has the potential to become a tennis player.

No Tennis for Tessa

Notes:

  • Translated into Dutch: Debbie Parade Album #13, as “Geen tennis voor Trix

Appeared:

  • No Tennis for Tessa –  Bunty: #1164 (03 May 1980) – (?)