1892: TUCSON LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Located at Stone and Jackson, now a parking garage north of the St. Augustine Cathedral, the Tucson Lawn Tennis Club is first mentioned in the media in 1892. It would be called the “Southern Tennis Club” in 1894 and back to the Tucson Lawn Tennis Club in 1900.
1888: TENNIS CLUB AT LEVIN’S PARK
Levin’s Park was one of the first amusement parks of its kind. Tennis was played in 1888 what is now an empty parking lot.
1898: TUCSON TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Located somewhere near what is now Jacome Plaza in 1898.
1908: PIMA TENNIS CLUB
The Pima Tennis Club was located where some of the “newer” homes are located in the Amory Park Neighborhood at 3rd Avenue and 14th Street.
1915: TUCSON TENNIS CLUB
Used by locals and the first home of the University of Arizona tennis team, the block bordered by N. Jacobus Avenue, E. 4th Street and N. 1st Avenue was the last of the major tennis courts in the expanded downtown area. Arthur C. Jacobson bought the property and he built homes on it in 1917. Clark Leaming, the University pf Arizona Musical Director, bought one of the homes (632 E. 4th Street). By then, major tennis competitions were moved over to the established Tucson Golf and Country Club on Broadway and Country Club.
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