• Created Date
  • 1911-1912
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This postcard photograph depicts members of the Springfield College (then the International YMCA Training School) Tennis team of 1911. The picture appeared in the 1912 Massasoit, the college's yearbook. The yearbook states "No matter what the past has been, the future outlook for tennis is brighter than it ever has been before. Prophets predict that before many years have elapsed, tennis will be one of the leading games of the college. Student... more
    This postcard photograph depicts members of the Springfield College (then the International YMCA Training School) Tennis team of 1911. The picture appeared in the 1912 Massasoit, the college's yearbook. The yearbook states "No matter what the past has been, the future outlook for tennis is brighter than it ever has been before. Prophets predict that before many years have elapsed, tennis will be one of the leading games of the college. Students are beginning to realize that to go thru Springfield without playing tennis, or at least learning to play the game, is a grave mistake. To be a good tennis player is quite a goal to work for. This year the team is to be made up of six men, the reasons for this being that it will give more men a chance to play and will also help to increase the interest in tennis. With Captian Bintz as the only survivor of last year's team, it will be necessary to pick five men from the prospective players, and put them into good playing form."--The Massasoit, 1912, pps. 152-153. The team members pictured here [left to right] are: Morie Miyata (Class of 1911), Maurice Clarence Salassa (Class of 1911), Ralph L. Cheney (Class of 1901, faculty advisor), William Noble Howard (Class of 1911), and [kneeling] Jacob Bintz (Class of 1912). A second postcard image is available [SC22819] with "Tennis 1911 & 1912" written on the right corner. There is a duplicate image, see: http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/8176. less
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