The goal of the association is to keep professional tennis moving forward in its own right. The association will build up a fund for signing and developing amateurs in much the way a pro ball club signs rookies with an eye to the future. The association will also keep trying to put on more and better tournaments. I hope it will someday develop into a strong, solid body like the Professional Golfers' Association. That's the kind of group tennis needs.
What about Kramer? I'll be sort of an elder statesman, available for free advice to anyone who wants it. If I find the boys aren't taking this thing seriously enough I'll be on top of them—just from my moral right in the matter. But I want to make it clear that I never expect to make another dime from spectator tennis. From clubs, instruction, endorsements and equipment, yes; but not from spectators.
Will my departure bring open tennis? That's up to the people in control of the amateur game. They've told me that I am the stumbling block because I control the pros. O.K., now I don't control the pros. So let's give the fans and players what they want.