Sport: Too Much Fuss

The Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket* Club, the oldest tennis club in the U.S. (founded 1877), has always prided itself on doing things right. Because the best turf came from England, the founding fathers imported Seabright's first sod from across the Atlantic. Over the years, they also imported the best amateurs in the world to play in their invitation tournaments at Rumson, along the North Jersey shore. Since 1903, when Beals C. Wright won Seabright's Achelis Cup, the annual tournament has been a midsummer tradition on the Eastern tennis circuit, a pleasant prelude to the national championships at Boston's Longwood and...

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