Letters, May 10, 1937

Moody on Muscles


I read in TIME in the article telling of the work of Dr. Bess Marguerite de Varel Mensendieck, that tennis players resemble the giraffe! In many years, I have seen only one or two giraffes on the court; none at Wimbledon. .

Tennis is one of the most graceful of games in its movements, and in its rhythm. It teaches the player to stand properly, because it encourages poise and balance. People who have played much tennis walk in a smooth and cat-like manner. If there is any excessive muscular...

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