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GRASSY BATTLEFIELD

Aug. 29, 1955
Aug. 29, 1955

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Aug. 29, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
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  • By William F. Talbert

    So says the U.S. team captain in analyzing the players and their chances in the Davis Cup Challenge Round. But he concedes that both sides have problems, and that it will be a tense struggle

Match Race
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Davis Cup Preview
Conversation Piece
Sport In Art
Anniversary
Mr. Smith Meets The President
Acknowledgments
Walking Horses
Yesterday
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

GRASSY BATTLEFIELD

The West Side Tennis Club of Forest Hills, N.Y. is America's answer to Wimbledon. Court history will unroll there this week

The green acres of the West Side Tennis Club's carefully cultivated grass courts—some of which are shown on the opposite and following pages—will play host for the next few weeks to the world's finest amateur players. For some young men and women heralded for stardom a year or two hence, this season's trip to Forest Hills will be confined to early-round matches on the outer courts (right). It is a long and difficult step from there to the massive 13,500-seat concrete stadium in the background, where this weekend the tennis heroes of 1954—the U.S. Davis Cup team—defend their treasured piece of silverware against an unpredictable but ever-dangerous team from Australia. Following the Davis Cup, these same well-worn Forest Hills courts will be the scene of the 74th United States Lawn Tennis Association singles championships. A Davis Cup preview with an evaluation by U.S. Captain William Talbert, a look back and ahead by the Prime Minister of Australia and a CONVERSATION PIECE: Subject: Tony Trabert begin on page 17.

This is an article from the Aug. 29, 1955 issue Original Layout

Drenched in afternoon sun against a backdrop reminiscent of England's historic Wimbledon, the clubhouse at Forest Hills surveys 12 impeccably manicured acres where West Side Tennis Club members play on more than 20 grass and 32 composition courts

These classic grounds of the center courts at Forest Hills will be the scene of this year's Challenge Round.

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