Although Summit holds the historical distinction as the hometown
of Bill Larned, a seven time US Open champion at the turn
of the last century, it seemed that our community’s association
with tennis greatness had long been forgotten A decade ago
tennis activity in Summit, NJ, a suburban community of 20,000 had
hit a 20 year low. Six of the city’s 16 public courts had been
allowed to deteriorate to the point that they were deemed
dangerous and unplayable. The gates to the courts were padlocked
shut and access to the courts was denied.
The wake-up call – In 1999, when the Board of Recreation
suddenly announced plans to demolish the six tennis courts, a
group of concerned citizens formed our grass roots organization
to grow back the game of tennis for our community.
Today our organization has grown as more volunteers offer their
expertise and share their passion for the game by developing
and organizing a wide array of ongoing and seasonal programs
for those just starting out in the game to those more experienced
looking for new opportunities to play.
The sole purpose of the Summit Tennis Association has been to
serve the community by promoting tennis as a lifetime sport
through programs targeted to all ages and skill levels.
William Augustus Larned (1872 – 1926)
Summit, NJ - Home of Bill Larned - Tennis Champ
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