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A Look Back To Michael Fishbach And The US Open’s Infamous Spaghetti Racket

A Look Back To Michael Fishbach And The US Open’s Infamous Spaghetti Racket

Sep. 1 | The 1977 U.S. Open was one of the most memorable and unique of all the editions of America’s national tennis championship, besides the fact that it was the final one to be held at the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills. One of the most unusual...

125th-Anniversary Celebration For West Side Tennis Club At Forest Hills This Friday

125th-Anniversary Celebration For West Side Tennis Club At Forest Hills This Friday

Aug. 21 | The West Side Tennis Club, the venerable tennis club located in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y. and the long-time former home of the U.S. Open, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its founding with special ceremonies, pro tennis matches and a Gala dinner...

World TeamTennis Brings “Forest Hills” Back To Pro Tennis Vocabulary

World TeamTennis Brings “Forest Hills” Back To Pro Tennis Vocabulary

Aug. 1 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Most people these days know the tennis stadium at West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills only through old black and white photographs or film from when the U.S. Championships and U.S. Open was played there from...

Sponsors Shuffle Amidst Sharapova’s Failed Drug Test – This Week In Tennis Business with Kevin Craig

Sponsors Shuffle Amidst Sharapova’s Failed Drug Test – This Week In Tennis Business with Kevin Craig

Mar. 11 | by Kevin Craig @KCraig_Tennis   Sponsors Shuffle Amidst Sharpova’s Failed Drug Test Just days after Maria Sharapova’s announcement of her failed drug test, her sponsors have begun making their voices heard in regards to the event. Long-time...

Historic Forest Hills To Host World TeamTennis Featuring Andy Roddick, Coach Patrick McEnroe

Historic Forest Hills To Host World TeamTennis Featuring Andy Roddick, Coach Patrick McEnroe

Feb. 17 | Mylan World TeamTennis today announced that the league will return to the New York area, with the New York Empire playing their 2016 home matches at venerable Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, the home of the US Open for over 60 years....

A Tennis Tale From The Horse Racing Mecca of Saratoga Springs

A Tennis Tale From The Horse Racing Mecca of Saratoga Springs

Aug. 2 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Saratoga Springs, N.Y. is known as the Mecca for horse racing but it was also the site of an interesting moment in the history of tennis. With a Facebook post – as well as a fortunate discovery during a haphazard...

100 Years Ago Today – Titanic Survivors As U.S. Davis Cup Teammates

100 Years Ago Today – Titanic Survivors As U.S. Davis Cup Teammates

Aug. 12 | It was 100 years ago on August 13, 1914 that the Davis Cup Challenge Round between the United States and Australasia began in New York. The series is one of the most famous in the history of tennis for many reasons. It was staged as World War I raged...

Could hurricane Irene delay the start of the US Open by a week?

Could hurricane Irene delay the start of the US Open by a week?

Aug. 26 | Hurricane Irene is lurking up the East Coast of the United States and threatening to disrupt Monday’s start of the 2011 US Open. Could the damage from the hurricane delay the tournament for a week like it did when Hurricane Donna struck in 1960? Or...

There Was Another Hurricane Earl at the US Open

There Was Another Hurricane Earl at the US Open

Sep. 3 | The 2010 US Open will feel the outer effects of Hurricane Earl on Friday, but it won’t be the first time the tournament was affected by a hurricane named Earl so to speak. Back in 1951, as documented in my book ON THIS DAY IN TENNIS HISTORY ($19.95,...

Roger Federer: Forest Hills Stadium Destruction Would be a Pity

Roger Federer: Forest Hills Stadium Destruction Would be a Pity

Aug. 27 | By Bob Stockton Roger Federer visited the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills Thursday and said it would be “a pity” if the club’s historic stadium was torn down and replaced by condos. The membership of the West Side Tennis Club is set to...

FRENCH OPEN MAY HAVE TO LEAVE PARIS AND “WATCH TRADITION GROW”

FRENCH OPEN MAY HAVE TO LEAVE PARIS AND “WATCH TRADITION GROW”

Jun. 1 | By Randy Walker In my days at the U.S. Tennis Association, I remember reading articles about the U.S. Open’s move from the historic West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills to the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. and how people were...

ROD LAVER: WHEN YOU PLAY ON CLAY, BRING YOUR LUNCH

ROD LAVER: WHEN YOU PLAY ON CLAY, BRING YOUR LUNCH

May. 25 | Rod Laver won the French Championships on two occasions in 1962 as an amateur and again in 1969 as a pro – both titles being the second leg of one of his Grand Slam sweeps of all four major titles. In this excerpt from his newly re-released memoir...