Modern Living: Tennis, Everyone?

Tennis, anyone? The now famous drawing-room comedy line was delivered back in the '20s by a young actor named Humphrey Bogart. He projected an image of white-flanneled, upper-crust tennis player that lingers to this day. Yet in the last few years millions of Americans of every age, class and color have taken up the game. The number of outdoor courts is increasing at the rate of 4,600 a year, and indoor facilities have doubled since 1969 to more than 500. By all accounts, tennis is the fastest growing participant sport of the 1970s.


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