Parkside Tennis Club scrapbook

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Parkside Tennis Club scrapbook
Dates: 1935-1940
Collection Number: SFH 460
Creator/Collector: Parkside Tennis Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
Extent: 1 box
Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
San Francisco, California 94102
Abstract: Scrapbook of clippings and photographs relating to Parkside Tennis Club's activities.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

Parkside Tennis Club scrapbook. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

Acquisition Information

Donated in December 2016.

Biography/Administrative History

The Parkside Tennis Club (PTC) may have formed sometime around August 1935, when new McCoppin Square courts opened at the northwest corner of Taraval St. and 22nd Avenue. The Club included men and women; Club officers were elected. The first PTC annual open singles tournament was held August 30, 1936, with 70 men and 30 women entered. The Club participated in the Northern California Tennis Association's interclub tournaments. While the focus was sponsoring matches for local players, the Club held social and entertainment activities for members, including members who didn't play. Benefit parties were held at the Parkside Theater, and dances held at the Taraval Temple, or at clubrooms at 2366 Nineteenth Avenue.

Scope and Content of Collection

Scrapbook contains news clippings and black-and-white photographs, with little manuscript material. Many photographs include hand-lettered captions. Earliest dated articles are from 1935; the new Parkside-McCoppin Square dedication of August 25, 1935 included tennis tournaments. Latest clippings are dated 1940. Many clippings are taken from the San Francisco Examiner, though San Francisco Chronicle sports columns (in green newsprint) are numerous, and other publications were clipped. Some material has been removed, and some clippings never pasted in.

Indexing Terms

Tennis players--California--San Francisco
Parkside Tennis Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
Northern California Tennis Association
Parkside District (San Francisco, Calif.)