Tennis: Missile v. Computer

Indoor tennis has been played on a lot of surfaces. First there was wood, which picked up glare like ballroom parquet, bounced the ball sickeningly fast and with a deadly skid. Then there was canvas, which killed the reflections —but that was about all. Last week, when the $25,000 New York pro tournament opened in Madison Square Garden, a vast improvement was on hand to finally make volleying under the bright lights at least two-thirds as nice as the grass game at Forest Hills. It is a thin green rubber surface, made by...

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