Mr. Geer, Director of Physical Training in an interview yesterday, said that he was in favor of making tennis a major sport at the University. If this were done, tennis could be organized on such a basis that it might be assigned to a regular place on the physical training program.
He added that it war the aim of the Physical Training Department to develop among undergraduates an interest in those sports that men will be able to play after they leave college. Tennis is foremost among such sports. Mr. Geer hopes that the Athletic Committee will consider favorably the question of making tennis one of the major sports. Director Geer is the fourth prominent advocate of this step. Only recently R. N. Williams, 2nd, '16, said that he favored such a move on the part of the Athletic committee. Williams was captain of the University team in his senior year, and later became national singles champion.
N. M. Niles '09 and Major F. W. Moore '93 have also expressed their opinion that tennis be ranked as a major sport.