Newport Beach Tennis Club

The Newport Beach Tennis Club is a tennis club located in Newport Beach, California with an entrance at 2601 Eastbluff Drive.[2]

Newport Beach Tennis Club
Newport Beach Tennis Club is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Newport Beach Tennis Club
Location in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
TypeTennis club
LocationNewport Beach, California
Coordinates33°38′30″N 117°52′29″W / 33.64167°N 117.87472°W / 33.64167; -117.87472Coordinates: 33°38′30″N 117°52′29″W / 33.64167°N 117.87472°W / 33.64167; -117.87472[1]
Area7.5 acres (3.04 ha; 0.01 sq mi)
Elevation111 feet (34 m)
Opened1966
FounderGeorge Holstein and Larry Johnson
DesignerDick Skeen, General Manager and Designer
Open8:00 am–10:00 pm
Parkingon premises
Websitenbtctennis.com

The club opened in 1966 on land owned by George Holstein, who developed Eastbluff and partnered with Larry Johnson. They hired renowned tennis professional, Dick Skeen to design the Club and be the first General Manager. It has 19 tennis courts with lighting, a junior Olympic swimming pool and a fitness center. There is also a pro shop, a restaurant, a bar, a hair salon and available catering service. Rod Laver and Roy Emerson were early members in the sixties and Tony Prodan was the longtime Head Tennis Professional.[2][3][4] The club is situated on 7.5 acres (3 hectares) of land.[5]

The United States, Captained by Tony Trabert, played South Africa at the Club in the 1977 Davis Cup Americas Zone Semifinals.[6]

On January 27, 2016, the Orange County Breakers of World Team Tennis announced that they would play their home matches at the Newport Beach Tennis Club. "Bringing the Breakers and Mylan World Team Tennis to the Newport Beach Tennis Club is something that we have been looking into the past few years," said Club Owner, Steve Joyce. "Breakers matches will bring Newport Beach and Orange County residents access to some of the best tennis players on the tours. Our club is excited to be a part of that and play a role in bringing the Breakers and professional tennis back to Newport Beach."[7] Breakers coach Rick Leach gives lessons at the club.[8]

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  1. ^ "Map of Location of Newport Beach Tennis Club". Google Maps. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Newport Beach Tennis Club". Newport Beach Tennis Club. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Pro Shop". Newport Beach Tennis Club. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Clipper Ship". Newport Beach Tennis Club. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Club History". Newport Beach Tennis Club. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "USA 4:1 South Africa". Davis Cup. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Breakers Finalize Home Venue, Return to Newport Beach Roots". World TeamTennis. January 27, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "NBTC Tennis Professionals". Newport Beach Tennis Club. Retrieved June 3, 2016.