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Playing Tennis at the White House

Playing Tennis at the White House

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Gerald R. Ford Library

Playing Tennis at the White House

Created in 1975.

President Ford, CIA Director-designate George H. W. Bush, Assistant Press Secretary John Carlson and Economic Policy Board Executive Secretary Roger Porter play tennis at the White House. Theodore Roosevelt first installed tennis courts at the White House behind the West Wing. When William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing in 1911, the courts were moved to their present location on the South Lawn.

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