The Segal Jensen Tennis Market’s Opening Reception was a Grand Slam
Just in time for the U.S Open, our tennis-themed pop-up shop, the Segal Jensen Tennis Market, hosted its opening reception with appearances by legendary tennis player Angela Buxton and a book signing of “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Times” by sports writer Sandra Harwitt. Couple these appearances with the plenty of rare tennis gems being showcased in a hall-of-fame like gallery curated by Historical Tennis Consultant Robert Fuller, it’s easy to see why the shop attracted a packed house of tennis enthusiasts!
Writer and author Sandra Harwitt was “very thrilled about the night, the people who supported [her] book, and all of the tennis enthusiast who came out.”
Sitting next to her was Angela Buxton, who joked “I was just reading what Sandra wrote, I can’t believe she knew all of that. I asked her- Did I tell her that?” Sandra turned to her and winked “You actually told me more, but I kept that for the second book.”
Angela Buxton, the night’s special guest and leading world tennis player of the 1950’s, said that it was “forward-thinking to have this shop aligned with U.S. Open dates.” She also enjoyed the atmosphere of the night, “enjoyed people remembering [her], and meeting old friends.”
Tennis Historian Robert Fuller also enjoyed the tennis-loving crowd. “It’s been a great night,” he said, “It was wonderful to have Angela in attendance, to be surrounded by so many people who appreciate Angela’s work.”
Loronzo Flores, media-maker behind SuperTennis.tv found the Segal Jensen Tennis Market just a few days after his arrival to New York from Italy, and returned for the special night. Flores commented “I love tennis and it’s history, so everything in this store is beautiful to me,” and we are sure that any tennis enthusiast would feel the same way.
If you are interested in finding rare, archived tennis images, autographed books and balls, and vintage tennis rackets (including Roger Federer’s 2005 Wimbledon raquet), attend one of the Segal Jensen Tennis Market’s upcoming events, or check our pop-up shop 411 for store hours.
· Saturday, August 30th, 7-9pm Bobby Blair ” Hiding Inside the Baseline” Book Signing
· Monday, September 2nd, 7-9pm- Nick Bollettieri “It Ain’t Easy” Book Signing
Quick Pop-Up Shop 411
Dates: August 25th- September 7th
Location: THE CORNER at 501 Lexington Ave. [b/w 47th and 48th Streets] NYC. Subways: 4,5,6,7 to Grand Central, or E,M to 51st Street
Hours:: 10am-10pm everday