More tennis, less surgery

There is another way to look at the closing of Green Spring Racquet Club to "make way" for a Johns Hopkins surgical center ("For tennis players, loss of racquet club is disappointing," April 17). It appears that we have chosen to push aside a facility that promotes a healthy active lifestyle in favor of one that promotes surgical interventions.

At the very least, such facilities should coexist on the same campus as complementary approaches to good health. Ideally though, it is the active, fitness-oriented facilities that should be crowding out the medical complexes — not because one is good and the other bad, but because proliferation of one ultimately reduces demand for the other.

Lorraine Rohlik

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