Is the rise of the basketball poses a threat to tennis?

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• We eagerly await the results of the Zverev investigation. Meanwhile, here’s a cautionary tale from golf: What can happen when sport lacks a domestic violence policy.

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Where do you stand on the pickle ball? It seems everyone I know has an opinion. I have my first lesson tomorrow!

Amy F. , Boston

• A media rule was passed through the commission, while no one was watching: No print publication worthy of its name can get out of the summer without examining the pickle craze. here it is New Yorker last week. And the Sports Illustrated Before that. and the The New York Times. tennis magazine To frighten many of youPut the pickle on its last cover. Quick story, Sports Illustrated helped make my way through law school by giving me unexpected assignments. In 1996 (!) I got a call from my dear editor, Myra Gelband, asking if I’d go and write about this “new” sport they play at fitness centers in the Pacific Northwest. Ha!