Tim Chisholm (born October 31, 1969) is a semi-retired American real tennis player. He is Racquets Director at The Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, New York.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
Real tennis – one of several games sometimes called "the sport of kings" – is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of tennis is derived. It is also known as court tennis in the United States, formerly royal tennis in England and Australia, and courte-paume in France.
The Tuxedo Club is a private member-owned country club located on West Lake Road in the village of Tuxedo Park, New York, in the Ramapo Mountains. Founded in 1886 by Pierre Lorillard IV, its facilities now include an 18-hole golf course, lawn tennis, court tennis, racquets, squash, platform tennis, olympic-sized pool, and boating. The tuxedo was introduced by New York millionaire James Potter at the club's first Autumn ball in 1886, after a trip to England.
A former lawn tennis player, [ citation needed ] He became the head professional at the Racquet and Tennis Club in New York City. In 2001, he won the first World Doubles Championship, partnered by Julian Snow.[ citation needed ] Although technically not a Grand Slam, at one point in 2003 Chisholm held all four major open titles at the same time.[ citation needed ]Chisholm switched to the original game of tennis around the year 2000.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
The Racquet and Tennis Club is a private social club and athletic club located at 370 Park Avenue, between East 52nd and 53rd Streets, New York, New York.
Chisholm challenged former World Champion Robert Fahey three times for the singles title. The 2002 challenge was the closest, going the full 13 sets.[ citation needed ] In 2004, Chisholm lost the challenge 7–1 sets.[ citation needed ] He then retired as head professional at the Racquet Club and took an office job in Boston, Massachusetts, only playing in American tournaments.[ citation needed ] In January 2006, he decided to attempt the World Challenge again, and although he won his preliminary matches handily, he fell to Fahey 7–0 in the championship.[ citation needed ]
Robert Leo Fahey, nicknamed "Bag", is an Australian real tennis player and the current World Champion of the sport, holding the title from 16 March 1994 to 21 May 2016 and again from 28 April 2018 to date. His latest world championship victory came against Camden Riviere at Queens Club, London, just two days before his 50th birthday.
On June 7, 2015, Chisholm and doubles partner Camden Riviere defeated World Doubles champions, Australians Robert Fahey and Steve Virgona.
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Chisholm is married to Darcey and they have three children.[ citation needed ]
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