In 1922 the Westchester Biltmore Country Club opened in the rolling hills outside New York City, offering some of the finest facilities for sports and socializing on the Eastern seaboard, a superb tennis compound among them. Back in the day, grass courts were the mark of the most prestigious clubs. Today, the mystique of a pristine grass surface endures, and Westchester C.C. continues to be among the few clubs to preserve this distinctive tennis tradition, protecting and maintaining five beautifully manicured grass courts.
The tennis season at the club begins in April, and runs through the month of September. The grass courts, however, open Memorial Day weekend and close soon after Labor Day with play allowed by our Membership four days a week during that time (as weather allows). In addition, the Club facility offers fifteen superbly conditioned Har-Tru courts along with a half court and backboard. There is also one hard surface tennis court at the beach club used primarily for day campers.
Our current Tennis Director, Juan Arraya, oversees an outstanding instruction program for the membership with top-notch assistant professionals on staff. The spring season kicks off with five ladies’ teams in MITL and HVL competitions and junior after-school clinics. The summer junior tennis program offers the Club children a full range of instruction from the newest youngsters to those skilled players competing in USTA tournaments and on high school and collegiate teams.
Our professional staff works closely with the Tennis Committee to sponsor Club championships for adults and children, along with more casual formats like an evening men’s league and a weekend mixed doubles round-robins. The pro shop is fully stocked with equipment, accessories and high quality apparel including “tennis whites” as per our dress code!
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There are few clubs in the world that can boast the distinction of hosting world-class tournaments like the Eastern Lawn Tennis Championship, Wightman Cup and Davis Cup and Nation’s Cup competitions. In the tennis annals of Westchester Country Club, numerous legendary players from the sport’s heyday until present day have enjoyed the pleasures to be found courtside at Westchester Country Club.