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Q & A: Tennis tournament organizer was hooked by stars of 1970s

Albany Tennis Club teaching pro Larry Yakubowski hits a shot during a lesson last week at  Ridgefield Park in Albany.
Albany Tennis Club teaching pro Larry Yakubowski hits a shot during a lesson last week at Ridgefield Park in Albany.
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In 1994, Sports Illustrated asked the question: Is tennis dying? While the answer was a resounding “no,” Larry Yakubowski thinks it was probably a fair question at the time. He’s not sure what happened after the tennis boom of the late 1970s, but the passion that gripped so many Americans when guys like Connors and McEnroe were at their prime hasn’t dissipated in Yakubowski. A teacher and coach at the Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer, ...


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