The John G. Davis Tennis Center honors Harvey 1950 alumnus John G. Davis, whose father, Dwight Filley Davis, is credited with establishing the Davis Cup. John G. Davis, who died in 2014, named Harvey in his Charitable Remainder Trust. A majority of those funds went to building the tennis courts.
The new tennis courts are situated on the open fields adjacent to the upper campus parking lot on Harvey's 125-acre campus on Route 22 in Katonah. Programs for boy and girls offered at Harvey include varsity, junior varsity and middle school.
The Harvey School's tennis courts were officially opened Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by faculty, students, parents, alumni and donors. "So many hands went into building these courts," said Harvey Headmaster Barry Fenstermacher, who praised Phillip Bowers, the chairman of the capital campaign for helping to raise $5 million that contributed to building the courts. Bowers, in turn, gratefully acknowledged those who supported the campaign. "You should be very proud of what we accomplished collectively," said Bowers.