7. West Side Tennis Court

Earlier in the film we learn that Richie use to play professional tennis, but retired at 26 for reasons unknown. Not until the cemetery scene where Royal speaks to his son does Anderson reveal what happened. In flashback, we see Richie  losing a match in embarrassing fashion, during which he removes one sock and both of his shoes, and appears to be crying.

The location used here is the West Side Tennis Club on 1 Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens. The club moved multiple times from 1892 to 1912. In the 100 years of the club’s tenure in Forest Hills, it has hosted the U.S. Open for sixty of them, until it moved to Arthur Ashe Stadium. The club also served as a location for concerts performed by The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Bod Dylan, The Who and many more.