C'mon, smash some rackets!
What has become of the lost art of racket abuse?
NEW YORK -- Wasteful, infantile, wantonly destructive. All of this is true. Yet to hear Bud Collins tell it, there's an even better reason tennis players are discouraged from smashing their rackets.
"It can be dangerous," the longtime tennis commentator says.
Collins laughs. He speaks from embarrassing experience. Once, while playing in a South African senior tournament, he flubbed an easy shot. Up went his blood pressure. Down went his wooden racket, right into the court.