Friday, November 20, 2009

Why Play Tennis? That Mad Crazy Thrill!

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When asked why he loved tennis, Bill Tilden, the great champion from the 20's and probably the first tennis superstar, said it was that "that mad crazy thrill." 

"There is no sensation in the sporting world so thoroughly enjoyable to me as that when I meet a tennis ball just right in the very middle of my racquet and smack it, just right, where my opponent should be but is not."

*From Match Play and the Spin of the Ball, Originally published 1925. 

Best, Gary

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