Address: 5353 Laurel St.

First things first: if you’re not aware that “lawn tennis” is the name under which the sport of tennis itself originated (back in England, in the late 19th century), then you have no business wanting to join in all the backhanded action at this historic tennis club. But even if you can name the exact date and birthplace of the game’s founding, plus every Olympian to ever win a gold medal in the sport, it still won’t be enough to impress the membership powers-that-be that you do indeed deserve to be a part of the nation’s oldest (and one of its most prestigious) tennis clubs.