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Courts With A Story

“The Blue Court”
Conrad Weiser Tennis Association, Pa.

Designed by CWTA President and coach Ryan Knarr, the court design is comprised of a unique shade of blue and features 8-foot tall stencils and 36- and 60-foot blended lines. CW Tennis Facility was awarded a USTA National Facility Assistance Grant, which helped turn the facility’s ‘Court of Dreams’ vision into reality in 2013.

“The duPont Court”
Bellevue Tennis Center, Del.

In 1944 and 1945, William duPont, Jr. hosted tennis championships at Bellevue. The events brought national recognition to duPont’s role in promoting tennis, and to the sports center he created on his estate. The court continued to host events throughout the 40s and were an integral piece of the growth of tennis.

“The Famous Ones”
Atlantic City Tennis Club, N.J.

For years, Atlantic City has hosted some of the world’s most well-known entertainers and athletes. With many of them being tennis fans, it was only natural that they needed somewhere to play. That place was the Atlantic City Tennis Club, and it hosted celebs like Kenny Rogers, Tony Bennett, Bill Cosby and Janet Lee, to name a few.

“The FairGrounds”
Juniata Valley Tennis Association, Pa.

A fairgrounds in central Pennsylvania hosts farm shows and fairs each summer, but during the winter, it’s all about tennis. Each winter, Juniata Valley Tennis Association transforms it into an indoor tennis court. The CTA has also invested time, talent and money into revitalizing and maintaining the outdoor public courts throughout their community.

“The History”
Philadelphia Cricket Club, Pa.

The Club was one of the founding members of the American Lawn Tennis Association in 1881. When a National Women’s Tennis Championship was inaugurated in 1887, the event was conducted at The Club and held there annually until, in 1921, the US Open was moved to Forest Hills, New York. The Club still hosts some of the USTA’s biggest tournaments today.

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