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A grass tennis court surrounded by a white and green picket fence. In the foreground is a sign that reads “4,090 miles, Wimbledon.” Behind the tennis court is a British flag, tall white wind turbines, and corn fields.

Episode 69: Wimbledon in a Cornfield

Episode #69

2023-07-05 05:00:02


Mark Kuhn grew up in Iowa in a family of corn farmers. When he was 10 years old, he heard a BBC broadcast of the Wimbledon finals. He couldn’t stop thinking about it — he would daydream about tennis while doing his chores. And one day, he got an idea. “I’m looking at this cattle feedlot when I realized, ‘This is just about the right size for a tennis court.’”