Sport: Not For the Common Man

The rarest of rare U.S. games is court tennis, ancient sport of kings and played today by a few hundred expensively sweating sportsmen (on complicated courts costing some $100,000 to build).

Few Americans understand the game. The New York Times's Allison Danzig claims to be one of them. Of a swanky Long Island doubles tourney he wrote last week: "In the opening game [John Hay Whitney] . . . standing near the penthouse on the service side . . . drove the ball into the winning gallery on the hazard side for the deciding point. ... In the final game ......

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