Tropical Tennis Tournament

Friday – Sunday, April 21 – 23, 2017

This wooden racquet tennis tournament recalls St. Augustine's Gilded Age tournaments, with players encouraged to dress in 1890s attire.

205 Harbour Cay Way, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
(904) 460-4217
  • Please Note: This event is from 2017.

    Harbour Island Tennis will be hosting the Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns Annual Tropical Tennis Tournament Thursday through Sunday, April 21 through 23, 2017. This tournament is based on the wooden racquet tournament plays that were held behind the Alcazar Hotel & Casino in the late 1800s.

    The 2017 version of the historic outdoor tournament that was the first tennis event of the year back in the Gilded Age will be true to its origins, with participants encouraged to play in 1890s attire and only with wooden racquets. All proceeds benefit The Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns and its local and international charities.

    The original tournament wrapped up with dancing and festivities on the wooden tennis courts, a tradition that was expanded by Henry Flagler to become a gala celebration including a 25-piece orchestra and a banquet at the Ponce de Leon Hotel. This year’s tournament will finish up with a Gala at the Fountain of Youth on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.

    For more information and to register for the tournament, visit here.

    Admission: Entry fees, which include Gala Dinner at Fountain of Youth, are $125 for a single player and $250 for doubles.

    When: Tournament play will take place Friday through Sunday, April 22 through 23, 2017, with the Gala on Sunday beginning at 5:00 p.m.

    Where: Harbour Island Tennis is located at 205 Harbour Cay Way in St. Augustine FL 32080. The Fountain of Youth is located at 11 Magnolia Avenue.

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