The only private club in the world offering five racquet sports...
A sport in which Tuxedo pioneered in the United States was Court Tennis. Court Tennis dates back to the 12th Century when the monasteries and courtyards of France lent their walls to the hand-ball game known as Jeu de Paume. Thus the game became the pastime of bishops, priests, and monks as well as monarchs and their royal attendants. In the latter part of the 14th century it became Jeu de Court Paume. Today there are only 11 active court tennis courts in the U.S. The Club annually hosts the prestigious Gold Racquets Tournaments each February; 2014 will mark the 112th such competition.
The Tuxedo Club is also home to one of only eight rackets courts in the United States. Rackets, sometimes referred to as racquets or hard racquets, is the fastest racquet game in the world. Tuxedo's rackets program includes private and group instruction, member tournaments, and participation in national and international competitions.
The Club’s lawn tennis program has always been very popular. The lakeside tennis complex and program enjoys 6 har-tru courts and, together with a full service pro-shop, allows for a thorough offering of events and services for all skill levels and ages. Competition, camaraderie and education are consistently highlighted for members, their children and their guests.
One of the most social of the racquet sports, paddle tennis (the proper nomenclature is platform tennis, but most call it paddle tennis in this region) provides a great opportunity to surround yourself with the beautiful scenery and the rustic nature of Tuxedo. The sport is said to be a cross between cross-country skiing, racquetball and ping-pong. In the brisk air of the Northeast it is traditionally played Fall to Spring.
Squash was first introduced at Tuxedo upon the opening of the Warren & Wetmore designed Tennis House and the 1st United States Open Championship was contested at The Tuxedo Club in 1901. In 1923, the US Squash Organization initiated a program to promote squash in the States and today squash is the fastest growing racquet sport in the U.S.