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A Brief History of Presidents Playing Tennis

In preparation for the upcoming Citi Open tournament, here’s a look at presidents playing tennis.

A Brief History of Presidents Playing Tennis
President Obama and Caroline Wozniacki. Photo by Landov.

Washington tends to volley between golf and tennis as its pastime, led by the Oval Office occupant. After eight years with Obama as First Duffer, does the trend now favor a Bush? Here’s a short history of White House tennis since Theodore Roosevelt had a court built for $2,000 in 1903.

This article appears in our August 2015 issue of Washingtonian.

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