It’s no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature. Even the structure of tennis, the way the pieces fit inside one another like Russian nesting dolls, mimics the structure of our days. Points become games become sets become tournaments, and it’s all so tightly connected that any point can become the turning point. It reminds me of the way seconds become minutes become hours, and any hour can be our finest. Or darkest. It’s our choice.”
— Andre Agassi
APC Tennis Club was established in 1909.

APC Tennis Club was established in 1909.


Arlington Players Club (APC Tennis Club) established in 1909, is nestled in idyllic residential neighborhood of Kearny, NJ (Hudson County).  Originally found as a theater club where local thespians gathered to share mutual interest of drama and theater; however, soon transformed into a private tennis club as some of its members discovered they had more passion for tennis than for drama production. 

Today, Arlington Players Club is one of the oldest active red clay tennis clubs in the United States and still serves as both private tennis club and social club for local residents.  The club boasts 7 carefully maintained red clay courts; a rare collection of European sport elegance ready for American style competition. 

Arlington Players Club sponsors a popular 6-week summer junior tennis program for Hudson & Bergen county youth: ages 4 - 20.  It is also the proud host of NJ State Red Clay Championship for both Men & Women for numerous decades where athletes throughout New Jersey (and other states as far as Florida) compete for a flash of fame (lots of praises by spectators) and fortune (small prize money).  NJ State Red Clay Court Championship is sanctioned by United States Tennis Association.