Monday, July 10, 2006


from Vic Braden's Tennis For the Future Little, Brown 1977

When Vic Braden's Tennis for the Future first hit bookstores more than twenty years ago, it was hailed as the Wimbledon of tennis books.*

the wild and unnecessary follow through


Dick said...

Jesus, were shorts ever that short? At the end of a tough 4 hours on the court, you'd have balls on your mind in a very real sense...

boynton said...

Hmm... interesting question.
I consulted an online forum:

02-26-2004, 10:28 AM
Yeah, whatever happened to those short, tight tennis shorts with 2 inch inseams that Borg, McEnroe, Connors, Cash, Edberg, and Lendl used to wear in the '70's and '80's?

BTW, how many think it was Sampras that started the long shorts trend?

02-26-2004, 01:08 PM
Your probably right about Sampras.. I'm glad the nut-hugger days are over, but the long shorts are ridiculous looking imo. If you look closely, I believe the shorter shorts are starting to come back around on the men's tour.

02-26-2004, 02:38 PM
I vote for a compromise. Those 'nut huggers' from the Borg, McEnroe era are way too tight for me but the current look is 'too street' for me aswell. Are people just getting bigger hence the bigger shorts?

02-27-2004, 08:15 AM
anything less than a 6 inch inseam are cherry-chokers

Also it seems that a return to "Gatsby era" fashions this year caused problems for the linesmen? Ripping yarns?...

"About 60 pairs of the designer trousers have split open under duress, according to British tabloids such as The Sun, which ran a photo of one linesman grabbing his rear end so as not to expose the tattered seam." oz

fin said...

i love his shorts

boynton said...

I like his drive.