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Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tennis Anyone?

 
 
Tennis Anyone? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
1. Tennis Anyone? Marker
Inscription.  
Sagamore’s tennis court occupied this hollow, which was overrun by moss and mole. If your serve whipped into the low branches, you earned a let, or second try. The President got in extra practice at the White House, and despite his portly frame and unorthodox grip, played “a surprisingly good game.”
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 40° 53.102′ N, 73° 30.163′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Sagamore Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, at the end of a walking path that begins near the main house. It can also be seen from Sagamore Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roosevelts at Play (within shouting distance of this marker); Sagamore Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Quentin Roosevelt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theodore Roosevelt
Tennis Anyone? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
2. Tennis Anyone? Marker
(about 400 feet away); A Place in History (about 400 feet away); Atop Sagamore Hill (about 500 feet away); The House (about 500 feet away); Mounting Platform (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
 
More about this marker. A picture on the marker depicts “Theodore, Jr. at the net around 1903.
 
Also see . . .  Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker at Sagamore Hill NHS image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
3. Marker at Sagamore Hill NHS
Tennis Anyone? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
4. Tennis Anyone? Marker
The marker is seen here from Sagamore Hill Road. The trail to the marker is visible on the right.
Roosevelt Home at Sagamore Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
5. Roosevelt Home at Sagamore Hill
The Tennis Anyone? marker is located at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. This view of President Theodore Roosevelt's home was taken from near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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