We soon became good friends, often dining together for lunch and every once in a while for dinner after tennis at night. For years I kept a tennis court at The Midtown Tennis Club in the City, and another one at Forest Hills in Queens, N.Y. We would play singles and doubles every week for years. Fred had a great backhand and a deceptive forehand. He played very well.
Soon, he followed a lady friend out to sunny California, and decided to remain there. I was saddened when I learned he had passed away quite suddenly.