These tennis players are enjoying a half-holiday at Raurimu, in 1906. By the early 20th century many workers had a guaranteed weekly half-holiday. For those with a Saturday half-holiday, Saturday afternoon became the time for both competitive and recreational sports. Half-holidays allowed people to play without drawing criticism from the guardians of the sabbath.
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Photograph by A. G. Tibbutt
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