The Motor City Tennis Club (MCTC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1929 when a group of Detroiters formed a social tennis club. Since then, it has evolved into a full-fledged, competitive "outdoor" tennis organization. Through the years, MCTC has used tennis as a vehicle to encourage family unity and hence, to nurture family values. The goal of the club now is to expand its mission to provide a comprehensive, year-round tennis program that will encompass these values.



  • Increase Junior Development
  • Obtain a physical Tennis Facility
  • Increase Club Membership
  • Develop Unity among African-Americans
  • Provide a bridge between the African-American tennis community and other tennis organizations
  • Support and Guide our children, giving them encouragement along the way

Spring/Summer Tennis Lesson Program at Stopel Park July 8th - August 12th


MCTC Summer Lesson Program Registration Form




Motor City Open Tennis Tournament
Sat. August 13th thru Sun. August 14th, 2016


Metropolitan Racquet Club
13200 Grove at Cheyenne, Detroit, MI 
48235 (313) 864-7004 (Clay Courts)


Entry Deadline: Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 
Entries must be postmarked on or before deadline
Pick-up Entries at
Professional Racquet Services
19444 Livernois Ave.
Detroit, MI 48221

Entry Fee:
Singles (Singles) $31.00
Doubles (Doubles) $36.00 per team

No refunds once draws are completed


Motor City Open Tournament Information


Motor City Open Entry Form


Annual TRI-CITY Tournament

September 3 - 5, 2016


Applications for the 2016 Tri-City tournament held in Chicago this year are now available. If anyone needs a paper copy call Jesse Cleary at 313-205-6018.


The Tri-City tournament is an annual event that takes place over the Labor Day Weekend. Three sister clubs, Chicago Prairie Tennis Club in Chicago, the Motor City Tennis Club in Detroit and the Forest City Tennis Club in Cleveland compete for possession of the Mother Seames trophy. The tournament rotates between the cities each year. In 2016, the 71st annual Tri-City Tournament will be hosted in Chicago, Sept. 3rd through Sept. 5th. The tournament features, singles and doubles play, a Sunday night banquet and a host of other activities for the small sum of $60 per adult player and $40 juniors, plus membership in one of the three tennis clubs. Membership form link is below. The Tri-City Tournament is always a great time in any city.


Here are some important dates to remember.


8/2/16 - Deadline for room reservation

8/12/16 - Deadline for turning in your application to MCTC

8/24/16 - Draw is made

8/29/16 - Draw is posted

9/2/16 - Check in at Lake Meadows Tennis Club

9/3/16 - Tournament Starts

9/4/16 - Dinner Dance

9/5/16 - Finals


If you have any questions, call Jesse Cleary at 313-205-6018


Make check payable to: Motor City Tennis Club

Mail to: Motor City Tennis Club

P.O. Box 21890

Detroit, MI 48221


Pick-up applications and turn into:

Professional Racquet Services

19444 Livernois Ave.

Detroit, MI 48221



MCTC Membership Form


Tri-City Tournament Application Form


Fall Tennis Party

November 26, 2016 (8pm - Midnight)

Wimbledon Racquet Club

St. Clair Shores, Michigan




P.O. Box 21890, Detroit, MI 48221

(313) 837-5690



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