Sports Served Short – Strength Magazine – April, 1929

Justice has been done at last! A great wrong has been rectified. The United States Lawn Tennis officials have rein stated Big Bill Tilden, America’s greatest courtman, and then placed him at the head of the ranking for 1928. The action is welcomed by all sports lovers of the country, many of whom have believed all along that Tilden’s suspension was unfair, that the punishment meted to him has been far too severe for the “tennis crime” he committed. As much as we are interested in seeing amateur sports kept free from professionalism, or even the slightest taint of professionalism, yet we never could see justice in the player writer rule. We cannot see how a player makes a professional of himself by writing of a game in which he participated.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas