x hbition Here
COURT TEAM TAKES
REST AFTER GAME
Use of Floor by Tennis Troupe
Because of the fact that "Bill"
Tilden and his tennis troupe weret
using the basketball court in Yost'
Field House, Coach Cappon yes-
terday gave his basketeers a day,
of rest before starting preparations
in earnest for the meeting with
Michigan State College Saturday.
Anyone who watched the exhi-
bition Monday against Westernk
State Teachers College will admit
that the Wolverines have plenty
of room left for improvement. How-
ever, the game Monday was not
without its compensations. Thel
forward line for the most part
handled the ball well, except when
underneath'the opposing basket.
The defensive play was also rag-
ged, but- this can probably be at-
tributed to the fact that the team
.which took the court had spent less
than one week working together.
When Williamson and Daniels, who
had been kept out of practice be-
cause of football, regain their play-
ing form there is every reason to
believe that the Wolverines will
show 'a decided improvement.' On
the whole the basket shooting was
NATION'S OUTSTAND ING COURT STA
Tfl MEET BURKE IN fEATUE MTCH
Tilden Encourages Cooperation Between
Amateur and Professional Tennis Bodies
Twelve Mlen, Including Captain
Miller, to Make Trip.
Toledo Y' natators will present
the first opposition of the season
for Coach Matt Mann's tank vqugatc
next Saturday night at the Toledo
pool. Twelve men, led by Capt.
Bob Miller and the veterans of the
1931 Western Conference champ-
ionship team and ably supported by
three sophomore aspirants, will
make the trip.
Besides Miller, the men who will
compete include Schmieler, Ken-
nedy, Smith, Fenske, Marcus, Cris-
ty, Drysdale, Lamak, Raike, Bailey,
and Sanborn. This will be the only
meet before the swimmers leave for
Ia pre-Christmas trip ins the East,
meeting such, teams as the Cleve-
land 'Y,' Pittsburgh A.M.A., New
York University, and New York A.
C. tank teams.,I
Coach Mann will be minus the
services of Ladd, Meigs, and Clint-
worth, all veteran swimmers, wiho
will be ineligible for competition
during the remainder of this sem-
ester. Degener in the diving events
and Drysdale in the backstroke are
two sophomores who are counted
on to add several points in the meet
competition this season.
Shaver Leads Scorers.
Gaius Shaver's three-touchdown
splurge against Washington last
week enabled the star Southern
California quartetback to replace
Nollie Felts of, Tulane in fourth
place in the national list of individ-
ual football scorers compiled by
The Associated Press.
Will Instruct Tennis Varsity
Early This Afternoon
at Field House.
William T. Tilden, for many,
years amateur tennis champion of
the world, and today perhaps the
leading exponent of good form inr
that sport, will play before an Ann
Arbor gallery at Yost Field House
tonight at 8 o'clock.
The "Old Maestro" of the tennis
-vorld arrived in Ann Arbor early
yesterday afternoon to supervise
arrangements for the matches and
to give press interviews. Members
of his troupe, other net stars, ar-
rived later the same afternoon.
"Big Bill" is scheduled to play Al-,
bert Burke, noted Irish star. Otherf
members of the troupe are: Em-
met Pare, of Chicago, former nat-
ional \clay-court champion, Bobby
Seller,, San Francisco, former West
Coast cha'mpion, and Bruce Barnes.
former University of Texas star.
Have Special Stage.
Tonight's matches will be played
on the basketball floor in the Field
House, which will be covered over
for the occasion with specially con-
structed canvas costing more than
.$7,500to make. The cover provides
net and backstops.
Practice for the visiting netmen
is scheduled for this afternoon on
the improvised court, and the drill
will be attended by members of the
Varsity squad here, for the purpose
of gaining pointers from Tilden,
the dean of tennis. A free lecture
for the general public will be given
by Tilden at four o'clock this after-
noon in the Natural Science audi-
torium. 'The demonstration at the
Field House is for 'members of the
varsity and freshman squads only,
and will be held from 1:30 to 3:30
in the afternoon.
Is Outstanding Critic.
Tilden's wide and varied experi-
ences in the realm of amateur ten-
nis have made him one of the best
and widely respected critics of the
game. In but few instances have
youngsters predicted for court
fame by the iaster failed to attain
the highest ranks of American ten-
nis. Few who have seen "Big Bill"
in the days of his great amateur
fame can doubt that tonight's ex-
hibition will be a- display of tech-]
nical skill as well as the hard
smashing play which has always
given spectacular drive to the care-i
Entries for the All-Campus
nis tourney begin today and
close January 9.
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ful accuracy and studied precision
of Tilden's strokes.
Starts at Eight.
The other members of the troupe,
while decidedly no match for thie
former world's champion, are suf-
ficiently good to put on a far bet-
ter display of tennis than has been
Tonight's matches are scheduled
for eight o'clock, and students with
identification cards will be charged
fifty cents adnission. Otherwise,
the general admission charge will
be one dolla,, with reserved seats
selling at two dollars.
Jan. 9--University of Toronto,
Jan. 16--Michigan State,
Feb. 15-Northwestern, here.
Feb. 20-West Virginia, there.
Feb. 27--Ohio State, there.
Mar. 5-Indiana, there.
Mar. 11-12-Conference Cham-
By Sheldon.C. Fullerton
"Amateur tennis need not suffer
from professional tennis, but they
can go hand in hand," William T.
(Big Bill) Tilden II, in Ann Arbor
for his exhibition match in Yost
Field House tonight, stated yester-
day. "The success of the pro game
is due in a large part to the help
of the amateur body, and as long
as it is played in the same spirit
that characterizes the amateur
game it will continue its present
Tilden, long recognized as the
master of all net stars and one
of the most dynamic and in-
teresting figures in the modern
sports world, will stage another
of his sterling exhibitions of
the court game as it should be
played here tonight. The suc-
cess with which this nation-
wide tour of cities by the great
American net star and his
troupe has met can be approx-
imated when it is realized that
these players have performed
before 350,000 people since Feb-
"People don't care whether I'm
getting paid for playing or not,,
so long as I really play a good game
of tennis," Tilden went on to say.
"The only thing that will kill the
professional game is the crooked
promoter." Suspicion has been di-
rected to boxing and to wrestling,
while baseball has not yet recover-
ed from the bad name it received in
1919. So far, however, tennis has
remained clear of all charges."
The tendency towards profes-
sional tennis in the past two
years was attributed by Tilden
to economic conditions. Few
young players can afford to
tour the circuit playing for
nothing unless they are finan-
cially independent, and inas-
much as the majority of rank-
ing players coming into popu-
larity now are boys just out of
college, they cannot stand the
expense entailed in p l a y i n g
. Tilden, for many years the out-
standing figure on American Davis
Cup teams, does not look for the
cup to return to the United States
this year, although he admits that
the young men making up the per-
sonnel of the teai are exception-
ally good players. When the cup
leaves France it will probably go
to England, and from there to the
United States, in the opinion of the
United States' premier professional
This opinion is founded on
the fact that different condi-
tions in Europe will give the
English team a 25 per cent ad-
vantage over t h e American
youngsters in the coming Davis
Cup matches. "It took France
six years to win the Davis Cup
after th9y had selected the
young men that would com-
prise their team," Tilden said.
"But instead of changing the
team year after year as it met
with defeat it sent the same
men back until they finally
came, home with the cup.
America should follow the same
Tilden had the highest praise to
give young Ellsworth Vines, the
present amateur title holder of the
United States. "Vines is a fine ten-
nis player," Tilden stated. "Al-
though he is still a bit crude, he
has the power and the ability to
make the winning shot at the cri-
tical time, and that is what counts."
Tilden also praised Sydney
Wood, who suffered an off year
in 1931. In' Tilden's opinion'
Wood is just as good as ever,
but was merely the victim- of
unfavorable conditions t h a t
proved an obstacle to all play-
ers engaging in matches on
foreign soil, where the climate,
crowds, food, court surface, and
difference in ball make vic-
tory doubly difficult for those
not used to such conditions.
HIT OF ALL TIME
TO GEIT LONG RE
Coach Pleased With First N
Results Against Normal
Toronto Comes Next.
Coach Cliff Keen's Varsity g
plers will have a month's rest
intercollegiate competition b
they encounter the Universit
Toronto matmen on-January
The Wolverine wrestling me
was well pleased with the sho
his men made against Micl
State Normal Monday afterr
Michigan lost orly one of the
bouts, and the matmen looked
they will go place's this season
though the opposition which 1
lanti afforded them was ra
Michigan is strongly represe
in every weight division this
with a great abundance of pow
the heavier classes. -
terest turned to basketball in w,
sport the Wildcats will be c
upon to defend another Big
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