ETONIANS DESERT RUGBY AND CRICKET FOR TENNIS
A break in tradition was announced today when it was made known that the famous old school of Eton in England will install tennis courts. The great English public schools have hitherto frowned on tennis, preferring football and cricket games for inculcating a spirit of team play.
The change is partially due to pressure from alumni, who have informed the school authorities that while it was all very well for the Duke of Wellington to say that Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, it is more important now to win the Davis Cup or the Wimbledon championship. Another factor is the deserting of the students themselves from cricket in favor of tennis. Eton will start off with eight hard courts as an experiment.
It has been rumored that other great schools, including Harrow, are going to follow suit.