Maria Sharapova

Nostalgic for city tennis, and when players didn't scream with every shot

Nostalgic for city tennis, and when players didn't scream with every shot

Reading the obituary of Dr. Kenneth Volk Sr. (“Dr. Kenneth W. Volk Sr., longtime Towson dentist, tennis aficionado and coach,” June 4) brought back memories of some great tennis in the city's parks — Clifton and Druid Hill — years ago. My brother Bill and I played in many local tournaments in the 1950s and had the pleasure of watching Volk and his partner play doubles along with many others.

There was no dress code for these tournaments, but everyone wore white. There was no behavior code, but everyone was there to hit the ball as best as he or she could, and not to...

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