Court (tennis)

United States Court Tennis Association

The United States Court Tennis Association is the governing body for the sport of real tennis in the United States. The first association president, William L. Van Alen, convened its initial meeting on January 30, 1955 at New York City's Racquet and Tennis Club. William F. McLaughlin Jr. was president from 2001-2006 and while the USCTA celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. The new president, Jim Wharton, was appointed in 2006.

The United States Court Tennis Preservation Foundation, incorporated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 26, 1994 is affiliated charitable organization (501(c)3) that promotes education and training for young players, the preservation of existing historic courts, and construction of new venues. The foundation's largest project to date was assisting in the construction of the International Tennis Club of Washington. This was the first court built in the United States in over 80 years. Haven N. B. Pell is Chairman (2005-) and Jonathan H. Pardee is chairman emeritus. The foundation is headquartered at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia.

There are currently 9 active courts (at 8 clubs) in the United States. They are all on the Eastern Seaboard and from North to South are: Boston, Newport, Tuxedo Park, NY, New York City, Lakewood, NJ (Georgian Court University), Philadelphia, McLean, VA and Aiken, SC.

Dormant: Greentree, Manhasset Long Island

In Chicago, a committee has recently been formed to consider renovating the court.


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