Frank Beal, inventor of playground form of paddle tennis, visits Cogswell
Source: Christina Kelly, Passing Shots: A Pictorial History of Platform Tennis, 2010
Frank Beal, the inventor in 1911 of the playground form of paddle tennis, visited the Cogswells in March 1936. He brought with him the winners of the New York City Junior Girls’ Championship, Alice Elazat and Estelle Suarez, who played Do Cogswell and Ruth Blanchard, winners of the Fox Meadow Tennis Club Championships.
The home team won.