Sport: Court Tennis

Pierre Etchebaster, a Basque from St. Jean de Luz and the Jeu de Paume of Paris, beat the best court tennis players in the U. S. last week in Philadelphia. Jock Soutar, Britisher, met him in the finals for the national championship in the Racquet Club of Philadelphia.

Etchebaster wears a Basque cap, a Basque mustache, a Basque smile. He moves around the court very little. He plays his floor shots with a delicate, excessive turn of the wrist that cuts the ball down sharply over the low looping net. Jay Gould called his floor...

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!