There were free movies, dances and picnics, but mostly there was plain hard work for the 244 youths entered in the Junior and Boys' tennis championships at Kalamazoo, Mich. "I don't have much time for social life," said Dennis Ralston, an earnest 17-year-old from Bakersfield, Calif. "You get homesick and lonesome, but if you want to win, that's the way it's got to be." And, eventually, that was the way it was for Ralston, whose singleness of purpose carried him to the Junior finals and to victory last week over Bill Lenoir of Tucson, Ariz. James Beste of Baton Rouge, La., meanwhile, won the Boys' division over Rodney Kop of Honolulu. Said Rolla Anderson, chairman of the tournament: "The U.S. tennis future looks just great."

PHOTOART SHAYCLUTCHING RACKET like Pancho Segura, Bill Lenoir kicks up red clay of Stowe Stadium court. Tournament runner-up, he has also made Junior Davis Cup squad. PHOTOART SHAYNOW TOP U.S. JUNIOR, Dennis Ralston, 17, leaves ground returning ball. He has been playing tennis for the past 12 years. PHOTOART SHAYSHARPENING his serve, Charles McKinley puts in morning practice. A loser in Junior semifinals, McKinley defeated Dick Savitt days later in Eastern grass court championships in New Jersey.
PHOTOART SHAYIGNORING giggles and stares of admirers, Neal Marcus, Frank Bertram and Jack Kamrath talk tennis. Earlier both boys and girls had gone to a tournament dance aptly called the Tennis Ball.