Tennis at Locust Valley Library

The Tennis Courts are open now through October 31st.

We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

 For more information please see the menu at left.

 

Ladies' Team Schedule 

Come out and root for the Locust Valley Lockjaws in their first season!
All games start at 10:00 AM.
For current league standings click here.

May 09  
Locust Valley Library @ Huntington Country Club
May 16 Crest Hollow Country Club @ Locust Valley Library
May 23 Port Washington Tennis @ Locust Valley Library
May 30 Locust Valley Library @ Garden City Country Club
Jun 06 North Hills Country Club @ Locust Valley Library
Jun 13 Locust Valley Library @ Douglaston Club
Jun 20   BYE
Jun 27 Village Club of Sands Point @ Locust Valley Library
Jul 04   BYE
Jul 11 Locust Valley Library @ Cold Spring Country Club
Jul 18 Lake Success @ Locust Valley Library
Jul 25 Locust Valley Library @ Nassau Country Club
Aug 01 Shelter Rock Tennis Club @ Locust Valley Library
Aug 08   BYE
Aug 15 Piquet Lane Tennis & Swim Club @ Locust Valley Library

 

 

A Brief History of Tennis at Locust Valley Library

 How did a library come to have tennis courts?

 

The Locust Valley Library was founded in 1909. Its first home was a two-room cottage at One Bayville Road.

The present building was built in 1914 by the Matinecock Neighborhood Association (MNA) and was called the Matinecock Neighborhood House.

A tennis court was first mentioned in the 1914 MNA yearbook.

A second court was built in 1926.

The library took over the entire building and grounds in 1937.

Two more courts were built in 1938, funded by the WPA Youth Works Program and a private donation from the MNA.

In 1948 a new green covering (Har-Tru clay), which “generally improves play,” was installed.

Tennis at Locust Valley Library has long enjoyed the support of the community, particularly the Locust Valley Tennis Association (LVTA), which worked hard for many years to bring the tennis program along.

In 2015 the courts were completely rebuilt with new brick curbs and a new channel drain, funded by a combination of donations from the LVTA , grants from the USTA and library funds.