Norman Brookes Challenge Cup
The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup is named after Australian tennis champion Sir Norman Brookes, born in Melbourne in 1877. Also known as 'The Wizard', Brookes made history in 1907, becoming the first non-British male to win Wimbledon. He won the Australian title in 1911 and in 1914 captured the singles and doubles titles at Wimbledon. The first Norman Brookes Challenge Cup was won by Fred Perry at the Australian Championships in 1934.
The Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup
The Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup was donated by the NSW Tennis Association in memory of Daphne Akhurst, who was born in Ashfield, NSW, in 1903. One of our pioneering female tennis champions, Akhurst won the Australian title in 1925 and 1926 and then in three consecutive years from 1929 to 1930. A member of the first women's team to travel overseas, Akhurst represented Australia at Wimbledon in several singles, doubles and mixed doubles finals in 1925 and 1928. The first Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup was won by Joan Hartigan from NSW in 1934.