Sport: More or Less Tennis?

President Holcombe Ward of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association last week proposed night tennis for day workers. Said he: "We estimate that there are approximately 11,000 public courts in the country. We believe that most of these could be made available for night play. . . ."

To the 5,000,000 tennis players in the U.S., this sounded like a pipe dream. Given lights, what would they use for balls? Weeks ago, the Government's production bosses had cracked down on rubber for all sporting goods.

It takes 90 tons of rubber to make some 7,000,000* tennis balls, a thousand-odd tons to make some...

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