Recreation: Tent Tennis

Tennis buffs have dreamed for years of a grass court where the rain never falls and the sun never blinds and the wind never blows. It is more than a dream in Litchfield, Conn., where the Forman School recently unveiled its synthetic solution to the problem—a tennis court surfaced with grass made of vinyl and sheltered by a nylon tent.

Looking like a strange translucent bubble, the nylon dome is kept aloft by a pair of 1½-h.p. fans, is big enough (120 ft. long, 33 ft. high) for all but the most enthusiastic lob shots. Adapted from a design for...

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