Paul Fussell..."Tennis has suffered a bit in class since the proliferation of free municipal courts, but still, at its best, it requires a handsome and expensive costume, equipment, and "lessons" and thus qualifies as an upper-middle-class enterprise at least." from the book, "Class". Tennis courts any time of year evoke thoughts of leisure!
Nice to see people quoting my favorite Fussell's book!
Can the same be said of golf too because of the proliferation of municipal golf courses? I've not read Fussell's book, but it sounds like he is lamenting the phenomenon.
Fussell on golf..."Golf is slipping a bit now as a high-status sport: today you can even overhear high paroles discussing their games." -1983
it is quite calming to appreciate the silence of an outdoor court during winter knowing that it will give way to a hub of activity next summer.