Because both sports are just so easy …

7 Aug

This from the April 1940 issue of Popular Mechanics, a sport which didn’t catch on:

Tennis Players on Roller Skates Combine Two Sports

Playing tennis on roller skates has been introduced by sports enthusiasts who like both forms of exercise. Skating instead of running on the courts has proved less exhausting, yet it adds thrills to the game because difficulty in keeping balance frequently results in awkward spills.

  • Roller skating on the tennis court provides extra thrills and amusement. Players’ skill is tested in avoiding spills while chasing the ball.

You can see some stills from a news reel clip of the sport here, however it’s a “for purchase” video.


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