Former Historic Site Of New York Tennis To Host New Tournament
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
April 4, 2013
The historic former site of the US Open will now play host to a new tournament this summer….The New York Open.
The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills Queens hosted the US Open until 1977. Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson, and John McEnroe all made tennis history on the courts of this iconic site. This year The New York Open will commemorate the club’s centennial. Dale Caldwell is founder of Tennis in New York, and one of the tournaments organizers.
“We’re going to have the best tennis players in and around New York City, it’ll be the championship of New York City, but in addition what we want to do is really make it an entertainment event a family event on the July 4th weekend.”
Caldwell says the tournament will showcase both professional and amateur tennis while incorporating jazz music, fashion, and film throughout the event.