Forest Hills: New Life For The Forgotten Home of American Tennis?
Ariel Shot of The West Side Tennis Club Circa 1937 in Forest Hills , New York
September 1977. In a leafy suburb 10 miles west of downtown New York, tennis history is being made.
Crowds of people swarm onto the court, and vilas is hoisted onto a fan’s shoulders.
Four decades later, the west side tennis center is quiet — the once thriving home of american tennis is a shadow of its former self.
The action has moved three miles north of the queens neighborhood to flushing meadows, where the USTA National Tennis Center has developed into the world’s largest public facility of its kind.