Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club

Jct. of Rumson Rd. and Tennis Court Ln., Rumson, New Jersey



Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club (organized in 1877 and incorporated in 1886) is the among the oldest continuously active tennis clubs in the country. Over the years, Seabright has been host to many of the best known American and international amateur tennis players. The Seabright Invitational Tournament, held annually from 1884 to 1950, became a major event on the eastern U.S. tennis circuit and the traditional prelude to the national championships. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 5, 1992

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 9, 1991
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Architectural styles
Victorian: Shingle Style; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Tudor Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Entertainment/Recreation
Levels of significance
National; Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Sport facility; Clubhouse
Current functions
Clubhouse; Sport facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1875-1899
Significant years
1886; 1923
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 21
Non-contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing structures: 14