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File #: 220182    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/24/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/3/2022
Title: Honoring the Philadelphia Tennis Club for being the oldest Black-owned tennis club in the country.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22018200, 2. Signature22018200

Title

Honoring the Philadelphia Tennis Club for being the oldest Black-owned tennis club in the country.

 

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WHEREAS, The City Council of Philadelphia takes great pleasure in recognizing organizations that, through dedication and excellence, contribute in a meaningful way to the wellbeing of their communities and throughout the City of Philadelphia; and

 

WHEREAS, Founded in 1959, the Philadelphia Tennis Club is the oldest Black-owned tennis club in the nation and a hub for community recreation and fellowship; and

 

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Tennis Club is a member of the American Tennis Association, United States Tennis Association, and the Penn Area Neighborhood Association; and

 

WHEREAS, Having fostered a safe space for the sport, people of all ages play tennis at the Philadelphia Tennis Club; and

 

WHEREAS, Based in Germantown, the Philadelphia Tennis Club also provides tennis instruction to aid players in enjoying the sport and continuing “the quest for grassroots tennis participation”; and

 

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Tennis Club hosts reoccurring social events including mixed double tennis matches, Friday night lights, ladies’ social play night, and men’s social play night; and

 

WHEREAS, In all that the Philadelphia Tennis Club does, they contribute greatly to our community and the City of Philadelphia. Dedicated organizations like the Philadelphia Tennis Club are integral to the functioning and wholesomeness of our City. As such, their service is much appreciated; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, Honors the Philadelphia Tennis Club for being the oldest Black-owned tennis club in the country.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy be presented to the Philadelphia Tennis Club, further evidencing the sincere admiration and respect of this legislative body.

 

 

 

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