West Side Tennis Club

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The West Side Tennis Club is a private tennis club located in Forest Hills, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.wikipedia
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Forest Hills, Queens

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The West Side Tennis Club is a private tennis club located in Forest Hills, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.
Forest Hills has a great tradition of tennis, with Forest Hills Stadium having hosted the U.S. Open until 1978 and the West Side Tennis Club offering pristine grass courts for its members.

U.S. Pro Tennis Championships

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The US Pro tournament was held at the venue 11 times, and another big professional tournament, the Tournament of Champions, was held at the venue 3 times.
The tournament was subsequently held annually at various locations including the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York City, the South Shore Tennis Club in Chicago, in Rye, New York, at the Terrace Club in Brooklyn, the Chicago Town and Tennis Club in Chicago, at the L.A. Tennis Club in Los Angeles, at various clubs around Cleveland, Ohio, and Cleveland Arena in Cleveland.

US Open (tennis)

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It is most notable for hosting 60 editions of the U.S. National Championships (renamed the US Open Tennis Championships in 1968), first from 1915 to 1920, and then again from 1924 to 1977.
In 1915, the national championship was relocated to the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City.

Forest Hills Tennis Classic

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The West Side Tennis Club was the venue of the Forest Hills Tennis Classic, a now-defunct WTA Tour Tier IV event, and a men's challenger event.
It was held annually at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States, from 2004 to 2008.

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The West Side Tennis Club is a private tennis club located in Forest Hills, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.
The US Open was formerly played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills.

New York Empire (tennis)

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The New York Empire of World TeamTennis announced it would play its home matches, coached by Patrick McEnroe, at the stadium beginning with its inaugural 2016 season.
The team played its inaugural 2016 season at the Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, New York, before moving to Flushing in 2017.

William Hester

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By 1978, the tournament had outgrown West Side, and the USTA moved the tournament to the new USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows under USTA President William Hester's leadership.
He moved the USTA out of the West Side Tennis Club into the USTA National Tennis Center (now known as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center).

2016 New York Empire season

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The New York Empire of World TeamTennis announced it would play its home matches, coached by Patrick McEnroe, at the stadium beginning with its inaugural 2016 season.
The Empire announced it would play its home matches at historic Forest Hills Stadium.

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

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By 1978, the tournament had outgrown West Side, and the USTA moved the tournament to the new USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows under USTA President William Hester's leadership.
In 1978, the US Open tennis tournament was moved from the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Strangers on a Train (film)

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The Alfred Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train (1951) was filmed in part during the 1950 Davis Cup finals at the West Side Tennis Club on August 25–27, 1950.
After winning a match at Forest Hills, Guy eludes the police and heads for the amusement park to prevent Bruno from planting the lighter.

1950 Davis Cup

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The Alfred Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train (1951) was filmed in part during the 1950 Davis Cup finals at the West Side Tennis Club on August 25–27, 1950.
The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, United States on 25–27 August.

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The West Side Tennis Club is a private tennis club located in Forest Hills, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

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The West Side Tennis Club is a private tennis club located in Forest Hills, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

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The West Side Tennis Club is a private tennis club located in Forest Hills, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

Clay court

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The Club has 38 tennis courts in all four surfaces (clay court, Har-Tru, grass court and hardcourt), a junior Olympic-size swimming pool and other amenities.

Grass court

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The Club has 38 tennis courts in all four surfaces (clay court, Har-Tru, grass court and hardcourt), a junior Olympic-size swimming pool and other amenities.

Hardcourt

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The Club has 38 tennis courts in all four surfaces (clay court, Har-Tru, grass court and hardcourt), a junior Olympic-size swimming pool and other amenities.

Olympic-size swimming pool

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The Club has 38 tennis courts in all four surfaces (clay court, Har-Tru, grass court and hardcourt), a junior Olympic-size swimming pool and other amenities.

Tournament of Champions (tennis)

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The US Pro tournament was held at the venue 11 times, and another big professional tournament, the Tournament of Champions, was held at the venue 3 times.

Women's Tennis Association

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The West Side Tennis Club was the venue of the Forest Hills Tennis Classic, a now-defunct WTA Tour Tier IV event, and a men's challenger event.

Tiebreaker

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The Open saw some of its biggest moments and changes while at West Side, including the introduction of seedings in 1927, tiebreakers in 1970, equal prize money for men and women in 1973, and night play in 1975.

Eighth Avenue (Manhattan)

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The club was founded in 1892 when 13 original members rented land on Central Park West for three clay courts and a small clubhouse.

Columbia University

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Ten years later, the land had become too valuable, and the club moved to a site near Columbia University with room for eight courts.

1911 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The club hosted the International Lawn Tennis Challenge (now known as the Davis Cup) in 1911.

Tudor Revival architecture

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The signature Tudor-style clubhouse was built the next year.