Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Tennis, 1970s, Popularity, French Open
Tennis; Popular culture; Recreation; Nineteen seventies; French Open (Tennis Tournament)
What ever happened to tennis, "The Sport of the Seventies?" It was all the rage. The names of the great players were known universally: King, Court, Evert, McEnroe, Borg, Ashe and Connors. After every big television tennis weekend you couldn't get a court in a public park without a two-hour wait. If you played in the big private venues, well you might be able to get a court at 2 a.m. on Wednesday or Thursday, but you couldn't expect much else.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Tennis" (1999). On Sport and Society. 136.