The Tennis Court in the 1920s
July 4, 1940
On July the fourth was the visit to the club of Don Budge, world famous tennis player and professional champion. People began to arrive long before it was time for the professional matches to begin on Saturday afternoon, the porches were crowded and all of the seats on the embankment were taken. It was estimated that some three hundred people watched the matches.
Although the guest player won the singles matches, York Country Club members were extremely proud of the play of tennis professional Malcolm Hill, of Exeter. Mr. Hill expertly returned many of the world renowned "shots" of his opponent, returning the ball so skillfully that his playing won him well-merited applause.
Spectators were present from Kittery, Ogunquit, Portsmouth and Kennebunk.
- by Florence Amelia Paul, The Old York Transcript, Friday, July 12,1940