Tennis at Locust Valley Library 


In the midst of winter we look forward to one of the delights of summer, tennis at Locust Valley Library. We invite you to register early for the 2018 season to take advantage of early bird rates.

We offer a substantial discount for first time registrations!

Everyone who played as a guest last season is invited to register at first-timer rates. We need everyone’s support to keep the tennis program affordable.


The courts will open for the season on May 1st and close on October 31st.

There will be fun for every member of the family including:

  • Toddler Tennis (adorable to watch)
  • Junior Tennis for Grades K-3
  • Tween Tennis for Grades 4-5
  • Teen Round Robin for Grades 6-12
  • Ladies' Round Robins and Doubles Clinics

 

New this year, we plan to field a ladies interclub team!

We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

 

For more tennis information, please see the menu on the left.

 

 

A Brief History of Locust Valley Library's Tennis Courts 

 

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.