Opinion: Ridiculous to want to change name of Margaret Court Arena

Margaret Court was dumped by John Forrest Secondary College because her views did not match the school's.
Margaret Court was dumped by John Forrest Secondary College because her views did not match the school's.

The present controversy surrounding the name of the tennis stadium in Melbourne has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.

In a democratic society like Australia, where free speech is encouraged, everyone is entitled to express their opinions.

Therefore Margaret Court, Australia’s greatest tennis player, and those who oppose her Christian values all have the right to state their social views relating to the Margaret Court Tennis Arena.

Local tennis players and those from overseas who oppose the present name of the facility should boycott all international tournaments held there and risk losing the big bucks and their tennis rankings.

That would throw the cat amongst the pigeons. Gee, I’d like to see that,

Leslie Cummings

Morley