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The Jimmy Evert Tennis Center is Fort Lauderdale’s premier tennis facility. Recognized as the “Home of Champions,” it is one of the country’s top municipal tennis centers. This City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation facility is located in Holiday Park, a 90-acre urban park in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Known throughout the world as the “Home of Chris Evert,” the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center has a rich and distinguished history, which includes contributing to the development of tennis professionals such as Chris Evert, Jennifer Capriati, Brian Gottfried and Harold Solomon. In addition, the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center is credited with producing six National Junior Singles Champions and 21 of “Florida’s All-Time Jr. Players.”

Jimmy Evert, a longtime Fort Lauderdale resident, played a significant role in the development of the Center. His 49 years of dedicated service brought the Center from its humble origins to what is now a world-renowned tennis center. Upon his retirement in 1997, the City of Fort Lauderdale honored its “Patriarch of Tennis” by renaming the former Holiday Park Tennis Center to its present name, the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center.

The City of Fort Lauderdale recognizes the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center Development Fund’s role in the success of the tennis center through its variety of programs and special events for all ages, and its hosting of numerous prestigious local, national and international tournaments.

Home of Champions

Chris Evert
World Ranking: 1
18 Grand Slam Titles
International Tennis Hall of Fame

Brian Gottfried
1977 U.S. Ranking: 2

Harold Solomon
1976 U.S. Ranking: 4

Jennifer Capriati
World Ranking: 4

James Evert
1952 U.S. Ranking: 8

Jeanne Evert
1974 U.S. Ranking: 9

Frank Froehling, III
1962 U.S. Ranking: 2

USTA National Titles

Larry Gottfried
1973 - 1976
Singles: 5 / Doubles: 6

Chris Evert
1966 - 1971
Singles: 3 / Doubles: 2

Shelly Solomon
1974 - 1977
Singles: 3 / Doubles: 2

Brian Gottfried
1963 - 1970
Singles: 3 / Doubles: 9

Jeanne Evert
1969 - 1972
Singles: 2 / Doubles: 2

Jennifer Balent
1973 - 1975
Singles: 3 / Doubles: 2

Laurie Fleming
1967 - 1971
Singles: 2 / Doubles: 1

Jennifer Capriati
1987 - 1989
Singles: 3 / Doubles 1

James Evert
1938 - 1941
Singles: 2 / Doubles: 3

Herbert Behrens
1947
Singles: 1 / Doubles: 1

Carrie Fleming
1971 - 1973
Singles: 1

Harold Solomon
1970
Singles: 2 / Doubles: 1

George Bezecny
1979
Singles: 2

Carole Goya
1987
Singles: 1

Louise Russ
1996 - 1999
Singles: 2 / Doubles: 2

Frank Froehling, III
1958 - 1970
Singles: 1 / Doubles: 14

Judy Gfroerer
1971 - 1973
Doubles: 2

Inge Lutze
1994 - 1997
Singles: 2 / Doubles: 7

John Beaver
1930 - 1931
Doubles: 2

Steve Kennedy
1977

Clare Evert
1980
Doubles: 1

Kasey Gladding
1998-2001
Singles: 7 / Doubles: 7

 

Whitney Kraft
2000-2001
Doubles: 2

Florida’s All-Time Junior Players (1960 - 1992)

Junior Girls (Rank)

Chris Evert - 1
Jeanne Evert - 3
Laurie Fleming - 4
Shelly Solomon - 9
Jennifer Balent - 10
Carrie Fleming - 16

Clare Evert - 20
Jennifer Capriati - 22
Judy Gfroerer - 30
Carol Gfroerer - 65
Bonnie Smith - 82
Darlene Kennedy - 94


Junior Boys (Rank)

Brian Gottfried - 4
Larry Gottfried - 7
John Evert - 44
George Bezecny - 46
John Kennedy - 55

Bill Tompkins - 58
Drew Evert - 64
Steve Kennedy - 70
Bill Powell - 81