--- Bill Tilden, How to Play Better Tennis (1950)
90-year old Mary Jane Murphy can tear up a tennis court with serves, slices, smashes and spins. In fact, her tennis friends call her "Tiger."
She is the mother of 10, and grandmother of 30. And she plays doubles twice a week, as she has done for more than 30 years at Oak Lawn Racquet Club in Oak Lawn, IL USA.
"There's no secret", she says. "Just keep moving and don't take any pills unless you have to", she advises.
She says that she doesn't feel a day over "55 or 60". And she remembers seeing tennis pro Bobby Riggs play back in the 70s, and even meeting and chatting with him after the match with a girlfriend. "It was wonderful", she said.
For Mary Jane, tennis is a great workout. And there are many social benefits also in meeting nice people.
Taken from Newspaper Article: "90-year old 'Tiger' tears up the court", by Donna Vickroy, Southtown Star Illinois (November 11, 2010)