Tennis must have been quite popular in Austria and Germany in the period before and after the First War. The Austrian poet Robert Musil wrote some lengthy excellent pieces about tennis, ditto the German writer Erich Kästner, who lived at Berlin and later was banned by the NS.
Ther also was a distinct aristocratic element in Austrian (and European) Tennis. Count Ludi Salm was quite a character.
Last edited by urban : 12-20-2012 at 01:27 AM.