Clay Tennis Court / Staff Parking Lot
Hidden under this parking lot Trests a clay tennis court used by the Stranahan family and their guests from the late 1930s through the 1960s. ollowing a match, workers at the estate smoothed the court's surface and re-taped the court lines preparing it for the next game. The family loved sporting activities and promoted healthy lifestyles and exercise throughout their lives. Frank Stranahan, who grew up at this estate, ran over 100 marathons and was an accomplished professional golfer and body builder.
Can you find any of the bricks that originally lined the outside of the court?
Tennis was among the Stranahan family's many athletic interests. R.A. Stranahan is shown here (top row, third from left) with the tennis club at Harvard University, where he finished a four-year degree in just 2 1/2 years. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Sports.
Location. 41° 40.891′ N, 83° 39.98′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lusk / Mewborn Riverview Boardwalk (within shouting distance of this marker); River Diversion / Island / Air Intake Tunnel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Formal Gardens (about 400 feet away); Swimming Pool (about 500 feet away); Horse Stables / Visitors Center (about 600 feet away); Manor House (about 600 feet away); The Story of Stranleigh (about 600 feet away); Ballroom / Riding Area (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wildwood.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.