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hi everybody
if some network will air the hall of fame 50th anniversary ceremony (with champion parade) please, can tape it for me?
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wow...i hope you'll take some pics of Chrissie Evert and you'd like to share them with us at chrisevert.net.
 

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speaking of the hall of fame, anyone going? I'll be there saturday and sunday.. woo hoo :bounce:
I'll be in Newport on Saturday, not sure yet if I'm going to the Casino or not, but have tickets for Sunday. You've seen pics of me in other posts- come up and introduce yourself- I promise not to bite, unless you ask me to!
 

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I'll be in Newport on Saturday, not sure yet if I'm going to the Casino or not, but have tickets for Sunday. You've seen pics of me in other posts- come up and introduce yourself- I promise not to bite, unless you ask me to!
I hope you have a great time. I only wish I could go :sad: I could spend hours in their library looking things up.

Anyway, I am now going to go into a rant now so be warned. :lol: This is what bugs me about the Tennis Hall of Fame: How is it guys like Julian Myrick and Perry Jones can get into the hall of fame and yet, Eleanor Tennant doesn't get in? Tennant coached, Marble, Riggs, she coached Pauline Betz to her 1946, Wimbledon win and she coached Maureen Connolly. That's just to name a few. She often would help players out with money and getting them into tournaments. She coached not only the Hollywood crowd but also school girls. She really worked to get tennis going in the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. She also gave tennis clinics (a new idea at the time) across the country. She did a great deal for the game. Plus, she was the #3 player in the U.S. in 1921. She also got into fights with Myrick and Perry ,who in my opinion, were two guys who tried to keep tennis and the players in line and under their control. I don't think you'll find a more abusive use of power than what Myrick did to Alice Marble back in 1933, when he just about forced her to play doubles with Helen Wills. Let's face it both of these men liked the old stuffy and I might add exclusive ways of tennis. Tennant was a woman fighting often against these two men who sought to retain their own power at the expense of the tennis players. So, they're in the Hall of Fame and she isn't. :fiery: Why? Discuss. :)
 

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I hope you have a great time. I only wish I could go :sad: I could spend hours in their library looking things up.

Anyway, I am now going to go into a rant now so be warned. :lol: This is what bugs me about the Tennis Hall of Fame: How is it guys like Julian Myrick and Perry Jones can get into the hall of fame and yet, Eleanor Tennant doesn't get in? Tennant coached, Marble, Riggs, she coached Pauline Betz to her 1946, Wimbledon win and she coached Maureen Connolly. That's just to name a few. She often would help players out with money and getting them into tournaments. She coached not only the Hollywood crowd but also school girls. She really worked to get tennis going in the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. She also gave tennis clinics (a new idea at the time) across the country. She did a great deal for the game. Plus, she was the #3 player in the U.S. in 1921. She also got into fights with Myrick and Perry ,who in my opinion, were two guys who tried to keep tennis and the players in line and under their control. I don't think you'll find a more abusive use of power than what Myrick did to Alice Marble back in 1933, when he just about forced her to play doubles with Helen Wills. Let's face it both of these men liked the old stuffy and I might add exclusive ways of tennis. Tennant was a woman fighting often against these two men who sought to retain their own power at the expense of the tennis players. So, they're in the Hall of Fame and she isn't. :fiery: Why? Discuss. :)
Oh God, Roan, this deserves a thread all its own, but what a terrific post! I've learned more about Teach Tennant from this post than anything I've known previously, and again, as soon as I'm finished with the Evonne Goolagong "Home!" book (any day now, if I can stay home long enough), it's on to Alice Marble. I think from reading your post it's obvious that there was friction experienced, and not knowing all of the details, I would venture to say that she was a woman in athletics at a time in our world when women were supposed to be decorum and part of the lawn tennis fixtures at exclusive clubs, and NOT in positions of power, influence, or learning. Imagine someone trying to force Venus Williams to play doubles with Martina Hingis in 1997- that's pretty much the extent of what apparently happened successfully with Marble and Wills.

The Hall of Fame is largely an American institution, however, I do believe there is room for change there, and I am going through the museum this time with a keen eye on seeing exactly how much change is welcome, and what is being done to make it truely international in scope and breadth. Obviously, this is the most important step- for the Casino to recognize the international founding greats in the history of our great sport.
 

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alfajeffster said:
Oh God, Roan, this deserves a thread all its own, but what a terrific post! I've learned more about Teach Tennant from this post than anything I've known previously, and again, as soon as I'm finished with the Evonne Goolagong "Home!" book (any day now, if I can stay home long enough), it's on to Alice Marble. I think from reading your post it's obvious that there was friction experienced, and not knowing all of the details, I would venture to say that she was a woman in athletics at a time in our world when women were supposed to be decorum and part of the lawn tennis fixtures at exclusive clubs, and NOT in positions of power, influence, or learning. Imagine someone trying to force Venus Williams to play doubles with Martina Hingis in 1997- that's pretty much the extent of what apparently happened successfully with Marble and Wills.

The Hall of Fame is largely an American institution, however, I do believe there is room for change there, and I am going through the museum this time with a keen eye on seeing exactly how much change is welcome, and what is being done to make it truely international in scope and breadth. Obviously, this is the most important step- for the Casino to recognize the international founding greats in the history of our great sport.

Is her sexual orienation keeping "Teach" Tennant out?
 

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trivfun said:
Is her sexual orienation keeping "Teach" Tennant out?
I would say it's a combination of that, and her rebellion against the Perry Jones USLTA power structure of her day.
 
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