JOHN FOSTER DULLES
Secretary of Slate
Yes, as long as the games are played on grass. I played my tennis at Princeton—on grass. The real name for the game is lawn tennis, not tennis. Why can't areas i hat want Davis Cup matches grow grass? This country has beautiful golf greens.
U.S. Davis Cup star
Los Angeles and Arequipa, Peru
Yes and no. The last time I played in the championships at Forest Hills, spectator interest was not too great. In California we'd get much bigger crowds. The only problem is the grass, which makes the best surface.
I have no prejudice. On the Continent, most tennis is played on clay. We will investigate every possible location thoroughly and try to play in locations which will do the most for the game and where we will get the best attendance.
DR. CHARLES MALIK
UN General Assembly
Why change something that is a tradition? I played tennis at the American University of Beirut, at Harvard and after college days, both on grass and clay. I prefer grass. Move the Davis Cup only if grass courts can be guaranteed.
April 20, 1959
No. In this changing world we should take a second look at traditions before casting them aside. The Rose Bowl wouldn't be the Rose Bowl if you peddled it around. Championship tennis should be played on grass courts.
Ex-Minister to Luxembourg
Of course. What's so sacred about the location? The Davis Cup was played in Boston and Brooklyn long before Forest Hills took the championships. So why shouldn't other areas see the Davis Cup matches?
Former president and chairman of board Schick, Inc.
Bal Harbour, Fla.
Yes. Although it takes years to build a tradition, the fact remains that every sport that is spread around has benefited through increased interest. Hold tennis championships in different places and interest will increase.
Past president, USLTA
I'm neither in favor nor opposed, but the average football or baseball stadium is not a fit arena for championship tennis. Certain factors are important: the stadium, local organization and facilities, difference in time zones, press coverage, etc