The Tennis Girl photograph was taken by Martin Elliott in September 1976 and features 18-year-old Fiona Butler, his girlfriend at the time. It was taken at Birmingham University, Edgbaston, England, using a borrowed dress, racquet and balls.
The image was first published as part of a calendar for 1977, and as a poster achieved widespread distribution and sold about 2 million copies. Butler said that she was not embarrassed about posing nor bitter that she did not receive any royalties from the photo.
Elliott died on 24 March 2010, and Butler now lives in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.