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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 2. March 16, 1938

Quist on Tennis

Quist on Tennis

Of Norman E. Brookes, the greatest lawn tennis player Australia has produced, it was said that, when learning the game, he hit the back fence more than anything else. But gradually he gained control over his wild hitting, and with control came accuracy. Then followed appreciation of the art of placing, and in course of time there was developed the tennis technique and brain that were the envy of the tennis world.

But Adrian K. Quist. Captain of Australia's Davis Cap team maintains that the average club player should strive for accuracy first and then speed.

Interviewed by "Salient" immediately after playing exhibition games at Miramar with New Zealand's best players, quist was only too willing to answer questions. A powerfully-built, bronzed Australian, he more than atones for lack of inches by extraordinary agility and anticipation. He should have years of first-class tennis ahead of him, for he is only 24, and some authorities hold that a tennis player does not reach his best until he is 27 or 28.