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Revaluing the tennis

The purity of Amateur Sport was in question at this time. In 1968 more than 40 members of the ILTF (International Lawn Tennis Federation) voted to begin open competition. After years of being kept in seperate competitions Amateur and Professional tennis players were at last able to play each other in true world championships. Revaluing was the second echo in the cartoon because Australia had adopted decimal currency in 1966 and had forsaken the British system of pounds, shillings and pence.