The appeal of the game

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“It is a splendid means of entertainment for all of those who have places large enough for a court and who are sociably inclined. But don’t put up a platform if you are a social isolationist or want to enjoy complete peace and quiet, uninterrupted by the sounds of laughter and exclamations in many keys. For once you have a court and have invited your friends, you’ll find it hard to keep them away. “

Source: Fessenden S. Blanchard, Paddle Tennis, 1944