Sport: Tennis Chief

Some 40 years ago a Manhattan youngster named Walter Merrill Hall used to run from his front yard to the Hamilton Grange Tennis Club next door and peep through the fence at his father playing there. At 13 he learned to play. At 15, Walter Merrill Hall quit school, went to work as a Wall Street runner to help support his mother and grandmother. But every morning, every evening he practiced his tennis, developed a powerful forehand drive, a smashing backhand "down the line." At 24, Walter Merrill Hall was national clay court doubles...

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