Sport: In the Courts

Squash. Red walled court; racquet like a tennis racquet but smaller, rounder; ball like a tennis ball but heavier, faster. Before young Harry Wolf got on the court with Rowland Haines to play for the National Amateur Squash Tennis Championship, Rowland Dufton, the professional at the New York Athletic Club, taught him a special stroke to use in that one match —a stroke which Dufton said would win for him. It was a drive straight into the front wall corners that skidded off the back wall and dropped dead. "Mix it up with a...

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