Athletic Fields Update: Tennis Pavilion Demolished

Athletic Fields Update: Tennis Pavilion Demolished

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, the tennis pavilion, the last remaining structure on Satterlee-Henderson Field, was demolished. St. Albans’ original tennis courts were located across from the Lower School in the area that is now the Prison Yard. Planning for courts along Garfield Street was a part of the Activities Building construction, which broke ground on May 5, 1937. Four new courts along Garfield Street opened in the fall of 1938, and by the 1950s, the School had a total of 10 courts—two in the original location and eight along Garfield Street. St. Albans’ tennis courts are a mainstay in the Northwest community thanks to our Tennis Club, which allows members of the community access to them through membership. Once completed, there will be seven new clay tennis courts on two tiers and a tennis pavilion with locker rooms. Click here to learn more about our new athletic fields.