"Bob was so
punctual, took his tennis so seriously, that even before we heard anything
about it we knew something big was happening during the Cuban Missile Crisis
period," Ritzenberg says. "Bob missed one morning, but he was decent
about it; he sent his driver to say he was tied up. When he came back and
started playing again, nothing was said, but I figured things were
In somewhat the
same way, Joan Kennedy's tennis pro knew about her pregnancy long before the
professional gossips because the Senator's wife called to ask that her lesson
schedule be changed to later in the day and to explain that it was not for
on: "The first time I met Mary, she said, 'If you are as good as you are
supposed to be, why do you charge so little?' "
Lindsay. This has always been a first-name place. It is just not a situation in
which anybody pulls rank, I suppose because there is usually so much rank
"What did you
tell Mary when she said you were underpriced?"
she had a good point. I raised my rates." (They are now $30 a lesson.)
best woman player in your—how would you put it?—celebrity squad?"
but a lot of the girls are frightened by Ethel because she has such a
reputation for being competitive."