YONKERS HISTORY:Yonkers Boasts Numerous High Profile Tennis Players, Including Vincent Richards?


Vinnie Richards' father was a well-known runner as was his brother, Raymond, three times schoolboy race champion in Yonkers.

The first tennis court he ever played on he built with his brother on VanCortlandt Park Avenue .

From the age of eight to ten years he practiced his game at the old Glancy Courts on Mclean Ave.and Stone Street.

In 1918, at the age of 15, he won his first national title, the National Boys’ Outdoor Singles Championships.

A year later he defeated Bill Tilden for the National Indoor Singles Championships.

He went on to win 30 national and world championships, a feat that made him an all time sports immortal.

By 1930 he had traveled 1,200,000 miles and played on five continents, and was rated one of the top volleyers in tennis history….


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