Sport: Tennists' Tenth

Almost since tennis started, there have been professional teachers. Yet professional tennis, as a game, did not really get under way until 1926, when Charle's C. ("Cash & Carry") Pyle induced famed Suzanne Lenglen to sign a contract for exhibition matches. Last week, in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, professional tennis began its tenth season. A crowd of 15,000 watched leggy Ellsworth Vines beat handsome, lethargic Lester Stoefen 6-2, 6-2. William Tatem Tilden II, now in his sixth season as a professional and no longer a star attraction, gave expression to his egotistic dissatisfaction with...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!