Morgan Tennis Court

Morgan Tennis Court (HM261E)

Location: Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 3.475', W 81° 25.246'

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Tennis, anyone?

By 1905, tennis was gaining popularity on the island over hunting. Robert Pruyn, chairman of the committee on golf and sports, said, "For two years, tennis has been the most popular outdoor sport," and requested additional courts to be constructed.

This indoor tennis court, named for Club President J.P. Morgan Jr. (below left), was completed in 1930, and several lively tournaments were played here from 1934 to the close of the Club.

Bernon S. Prentice, Club President and Davis Cup Captain (below right), was usually found here. His participation in the tournaments helped them gain national recognition and attracted many tennis celebrities to Jekyll Island.

Did you know? In 1941, members were charged $5 an hour to use the court at night in order to cover the cost of electricity.
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HM NumberHM261E
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Placed ByJekyll Island Museum
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Date Added Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459855 N 3436096
Decimal Degrees31.05791667, -81.42076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.475', W 81° 25.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 28.5" N, 81° 25' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 148 Old Plantation Rd, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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