I have always admired Gar's ability to say and do as he thinks. When he sees something wrong in tennis, he has courage enough to come out and say what he feels. For this I have great respect.
I have long felt that tennis would be greatly improved if the USLTA got rid of its prima donna, we-can-do-no-wrong attitude and eliminated many of the old-fashioned rules and illusions that govern the game. Why cheering by spectators during the action should not be allowed in this sport, and in golf also, the way it is for all other sports is beyond my imagination. Tennis and golf players face no more pressure than baseball, football, basketball or hockey players do, so why give them this special kind of silent treatment?
It is heartening to find that Gardnar Mulloy is not afraid to speak his mind on what he believes. If more tennis players had the fortitude to do so and didn't tremble and bow to every whim of the USLTA, tennis would be much better off.
EDWARD N. FOOTE
I started playing this captivating game at the age of 29. I wish I had started at 9 or 19. For conditioning, enjoyment, relaxation and girl-watching no recreational sport offers more than tennis.
Once a confirmed bachelor, I met my tennis-playing wife on the courts of the Denver Tennis Club, and it was love at first sight.