Although unincorporated, the club purchases a house at 913 Carpenter Street.

The Club is formally organized by 22 prominent Philadelphians on October 26th and incorporated under the laws of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on November 25th.

Founding member Edward Denniston purchases the club’s first owned clubhouse at 923 Walnut Street. It is a classic Philadelphia townhouse, a 3 ½ story red brick edifice which contributed to the area formerly referred to as The Red City.

The first Annual Meeting is held.  The By-Laws are adopted and dues are set at $30 for resident and $10 for non-resident members.

The country’s first known squash racquets court constructed and used in a private club opens at the Racquet Club. 

The Racquet Club acquires its first national championship:  the national doubles racquets championship was won by Hugh D. Scott and George H. Brooke Jr.

The Racquet Club makes the most significant hire to date as Frederick Charles Tompkins became the chief professional for the club.  Mr. Tompkins would later invent squash doubles at the club.

As the surrounding neighborhood begins to deteriorate, the club forms a committee to report on the prospects of securing a rejuvenating uptown site.  Thomas Dolan and George D. Widener headed the committee and quickly selected the club’s current location as an ideal sanctuary for its rising membership.  Dolan would soon leave the project as he was occupied with other business; giving Widener full control of the project, with approval from the club, of course.  Widener chose Horace Trumbauer to design the new and highly anticipated clubhouse.  At the time, Trumbauer was the pre-eminent architect specializing in grand houses for the wealthy but was also responsible for the designs of Jefferson and Hahneman Hospitals, The Ritz-Carlton, Benjamin Franklin Hotel, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Construction begins for the club’s new location.

The new Racquet Club is completed and opens to membership.

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, also known as Prohibition, affects club operations.  Although the club sends notices to all the members uttering dire warnings about the strictest punishment for having any liquor on club premises, it is all just for show.  There were liquor lockers for any members who wished to rent them surrounding the bar in the basement and near the grill. The club’s oysterman Charley, was also the club bootlegger and would sell for one dollar a pint of whiskey he had purchased for thirty-two cents.

The Racquet Club opens its membership to women.  Prior to this date, women were only allowed to assume membership as a widow of a deceased member.

The club is added to the National Register of Historic Places. 

The Racquet Club hosts the U.S. Open of the United States Court Tennis Association (USCTA) and celebrates its Centennial year in the current club location.