August 5th, 2007

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Another Unsung Pioneer

If I ever bothered to think about the topic prior to yesterday, I would have guessed that the first indoor tennis court was a Victorian innovation, and pictured ladies in long dresses batting a gutta-percha ball about under a leaded glass canopy.

But I would have been wrong!

Apparently, if we're to believe this obituary, the indoor tennis court was invented in the lifetime of many of you reading this--at least the USA version thereof. And the bold genius behind it, Jerry Schneider, has just expired.

So the next time you're on a warm dry court in December, imagining you're playing Wimbledon, give a passing thought to another unsung pioneer.