Following a slew of the kind of cringe-enducing homophobic comments your senile nan might come out with after too much cooking sherry from the former Australian Open champion Margaret Court, the ATP and WTA have both decided to reme ‘tennis courts’ across the world.
“We can’t believe she’s gotten away with it for this long,” said one spokeswoman, “Tennis Courts have been named after her as long as she’s been alive. It’s a remarkable achievement really.”
But the powers that be are in a quandary as to what to call the playing area now. Tennis fields, pitches, tracks and even yards have been suggested. But investigations are underway that no one with any of those names has every publicly broadcast their homophobia either.
In the interim, the paying area is to be provisionally known as ‘the playing area which dare not speak its name.’
The whole affair began when Margaret Court began making horrible homophobic comments about the LGBT community and women’s tennis some years ago. Once she did, it was clearly the moment to bring this to everyone’s attention just in time to get this year’s Australian Open into the news.
“It just seemed like the right time. Who knows why.” Said one promoter.
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