International Tennis Contest Returning To The Forest Hills West Side Tennis Club This Fall

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A Queens tennis stadium will be South Africa’s home turf at an upcoming international tennis event.

Forest Hills’ West Side Tennis Club, which hosted the U.S. Championships — now known as the U.S. Open — from 1923-1977, will host the Davis Cup from Sept. 18-19, a best-of-five match series between South Africa and Venezuela. The event was moved from Venezuela, as the relatively unvaccinated nation struggles against a delta-variant-fueled coronavirus surge.

The stadium last hosted the Davis Cup in 1959, but Jason Weir Smith, the stadium’s director of tennis — who himself is from South Africa — hopes that Queens won’t have to wait another 62 years to host another such tournament.

In recent decades, the historic tennis club has become somewhat overshadowed by the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows — the now home of the U.S. Open, where the Davis Cup was held in 1981.

That venue is hosting the national tennis championship the weekend before the Davis Cup, however, restoring the West Side Tennis Club as the go-to spot for the tournament.

“We could not be more excited to bring world class tennis back to the West Side Tennis Club, one of the most historic venues in American sports,” said West Side Tennis Club president Monika Jain in a news statement.

Tickets can be ordered by emailing, according to the event site, but pricing information is not available online. Davis Cup representatives did not immediately respond to Patch’s inquiry about how much tickets cost.

The event will kick off at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 with two best-of-three-set singles matches. The second day, also starting at 11 a.m., will feature the reverse two best-of-three-set singles matches and a best-of-three-set doubles match.

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AJR Choose Forest Hills Stadium As Their Only NYC Tour Stop In 2022

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AJR are slated to perform at Forest Hills Stadium on the evening of May 21, 2022.

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — The only New York City venue on AJR’s upcoming 2022 tour is Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, the group announced on Sunday.

The indie pop trio’s OK ORCHESTRA Tour will run from April 28 to June 21, with over 25 stops around the country, including one performance on the evening of May 21 in Queens, according to the schedule on their website.

This will be AJR’s first multi-venue tour since 2019, after the group cancelled two tours in 2020 amid the pandemic.

“Due to everything going on, we aren’t able to move forward with the upcoming tours. We’re bummed, but it’s more important to us that you guys are safe,” they Tweeted in May of last year.

The OK ORCHESTRA Tour, named after AJR’s 2021 album by the same name, will feature completely new material, including their highest-ever charting song, “Bang!,” which reached the Billboard Hot 100’s eighth spot in January of this year.

Their stop in New York will be a return home for AJR — a trio of brothers who got their start performing in Washington Square Park and recording music in their New York City apartment, according to ABC News.

Their band name stands for the first initial of each of their names — Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met.

Coincidentally, the day that AJR announced their upcoming tour, mayoral candidate Andrew Yang took to Twitter to admit that the band wrote four of his favorite songs.

Pre-sale tickets for the OK ORCHESTRA Tour at Forest Hills Stadium are currently on sale today through 10 p.m. EST — you just have to text 917-809-7739 for access to the promo code, according to their Instagram — and tickets will open to the general public at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday April 16.

Get more information about tickets here.

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The West Side Tennis Club Is Collecting Toy Donations For The Children Of Forestdale – A Local Foster Care Non-Profit.

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To Participate…Please Drop Off Unwrapped  Toys At:

The West Side Tennis Club  1 Tennis Place,

Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, NYC

All Donations Are Welcome And Greatly Appreciated!

Last Day To Donate Is  December 7th





West Side Tennis Club, the Former Home of US Open in Forest Hills Gardens

Have you heard of the West Side Tennis Club? The millions of fans that watched the U.S. Open finals this past weekend saw an unusual scene at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic. But only some would have known that the U.S. Open wasn’t always played in Flushing. In fact, for 62 years, the U.S. Open was hosted at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens.

Match in progress at West Side Tennis Club

When the U.S. Open was first held in 1881, then known as the U.S. National Championship for Tennis, it was played at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island and men’s only.. By 1915, talks began about moving the tournament to the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills. Consensus wasn’t quite all there however, as voiced by A.L. Hoskins, Vice President of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association, who told The New York Times in 1915, “The West Side Tennis Club on Long Island is merely a landscape and not a suitable place to hold a national tourney. If it is to be taken from Newport, Philadelphia and Boston deserve to have it sooner than New York. New York probably wants it to commercialize tennis as it has other sports.” Continue Reading ›

Celebrating Local Champions Reception May 2nd

Celebrating Local Champions Reception

Our Annual Spring Event, one of the borough’s premiere events of the year, honors an outstanding leader in the community who has distinguished themselves in the worlds of community development and philanthropy.

This year we will be presenting the Local Champion Award to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Forest Hills Gardens. For more than 15 years, St. Luke parishioners have been organizing annual food and toy drives for the families in our Eviction Prevention program, and last year helped QCH to start and coordinate an evening food pantry.

We will also be presenting the Queens Community Builder award to Queenscapes founder, Adolfo Steve Vazquez, for his effort to unite neighbors of all backgrounds, embodying what is best about our borough. Queenscapes is a community based organization that utilizes photography and social media as platforms for social change in Queens.

Come by for an after-work, networking cocktail party. Socialize and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and dessert.

The event benefits thousands of children, youth, adults, and seniors all over Queens.

TICKETS ARE $100 each.

For further information, click here. 

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Extremely rare opportunity to own a sun drenched triplex coop apartment in prestigious Forest Hills Gardens. This coop has beautiful West Side Tennis Club views and very low maintenance costs. Over 2,050 sq. ft. of floor space over 3 levels with 4 exterior exposures.

First floor: Foyer with 2 closets opens to large living room (25’x32′) with wall to wall carpeting (hardwood floors, under carpet), 13 ft high ceiling and 8 windows provide spectacular sunset views over looking the West Side Tennis Club. Raised dining area. Built-in marble cabinetry. Eat in kitchen with window and separate entrance, new cabinetry, new refrigerator and granite counter tops. Master bedroom with 2 windows, city skyline views and 2 closets. Sunlit second bedroom/office. Bathroom with window, Italian sink, shower stall and separate sunken tub (large enough to be easily split into 2 bathrooms).
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Steps to West Side Tennis Club, Station Square, LIRR, express subway, Austin Street shops, restaurants & all conveniences, and plenty of FHGC parking.  Continue Reading ›