Court of Dreams: How shortwave radio lead to a lifelong obsession with tennis

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following video from CBS Sunday Morning and notes:

For those who may have missed this recent CBS Sunday Morning piece, which tells the story of a guy who, inspired by BBC broadcasts of Wimbledon, built his own top-level court in Iowa. It’s not often that shortwave gets such national exposure:

(Via CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube)

“If you build it, they will come.” In the case of one tennis-obsessed fan who built a replica of Wimbledon’s center court on his Iowa farm, people have come from around the world to his All-Iowa Lawn Tennis Club, to play on his court of dreams. Steve Hartman reports.

Click here to view on YouTube.

This absolutely made my day, Dan!  Thank you for sharing.

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1 thought on “Court of Dreams: How shortwave radio lead to a lifelong obsession with tennis

  1. Cap

    Excellent exposure for shortwave and a great story!
    I remember as a kid my father showing me how to tune his Codar CR-70A and from that day I was hooked. In those days you heard news before anyone else as mainstream news was only broadcast at certain times of the day and not only the ‘Home service’ but VOA, Radio Moscow, YLE Finland, Radio Sweden and in those days the signals were BIG!
    Shortwave radio, let your ears open your eyes!


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