History


2018

River Forest Tennis Club is admitted as a member of the The Association of Centenary Tennis Clubs. The Association of Centenary Tennis Clubs (CTC) is an umbrella group of clubs more than 100 years old, including some of the most prestigious clubs in the sport. Initially founded by eight clubs as a pan-European association, CTC now have an extensive and truly global membership and are recognised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). All member clubs have a history dating back at least one hundred years, with a significant sporting tradition and social role. ...

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2014

After a by-laws change, the Club's first same-sex married couple was admitted for full active (family) membership.

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2009

The Club began hosting the River Forest Collegiate Tennis Invitational, organized by member and past president, John Griffin, and features up to eight Division I tennis teams from around the Midwest and beyond.

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2003

All 10 Har-Tru tennis courts were rebuilt with a state-of-the-art HydroCourt system with self-regulating irrigation, making them always ready for play.

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1998-99

A new poolhouse, wading pool and utility sheds were constructed.

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1992

By-law changes allowed female members the privilege to vote and serve on the Board of Directors.

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1983-89

The Girls 18 National Clay Courts Championships were held at RFTC.

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1937

A modest swimming pool was constructed, to be replaced in 1955 by a much larger pool.

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