Keywords

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Tennis, Tennis, U.S. Open (Tennis tournament)

Subjects

Tennis; U.S. Open (Tennis tournament)

Introduction

Thirty years ago the country was in a tennis frenzy. Television had discovered the sport and colorful and attractive personalities seemed to be in an endless supply as they paraded before the cameras. Public tennis courts were overcrowded with people from seven to seventy. At the indoor courts of the major cities you were lucky to be able to get a reservation to play between three and four o'clock in the morning. Manufacturers of tennis equipment were making money hand over fist, and the tennis ball factories working around the clock (what we would now term 24/7), could not meet demand. Major discount stores had empty shelves where tennis balls had once gathered dust. It was all rather astounding.

Publication Date

9-11-2005

Document Type

Commentary

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Source Title

Sport and Society for Arete

Language

English

Publication Version

Author's version

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

History

Creator (Linked Data)

Crepeau, Richard C., 1941- (VIAF)

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