5209 8th Street
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
ZEPHYRHILLS SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB
Because of the popularity of shuffleboard, especially from the 30’s to the 60’s, not only were images of shuffleboard players being displayed in several advertisements but many shuffleboard clubs, City courts, and motel courts were exhibited on postcards as well.
Posted below is a sampling of Florida postcards, but I found many more shuffleboard cards from several States and Countries including: Arizona, Michigan, New York, California, New Jersey, Ohio, Minnesota, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Indiana, Canada and even Guadalajara Mexico.
St. Petersburg’s Mirror Lake courts easily had the most images (15 or more) depicted on postcards.
Zephyrhills courts had at least three cards printed.
Unfortunately, many of the great municipal shuffleboard venues have disappeared, but we still have these old photos and postcards to remind us how shuffleboard was in past decades. Enjoy!
Coronado Shuffleboard Club
St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club - Mirror Lake
Tourist Club - Zephyrhills, Fl.
Lakeland Fl. Civic Center
Celebrities, politicians and sports figures have enjoyed playing shuffleboard.
Florida Governer Leroy Collins - 1956
New York Yankees pitcher, Whitey Ford - 1957
Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey
1955 Milwaukee Braves OF, Andy Pafko and his wife
This is another in a series of articles on the history of Shuffleboard in Florida, presented in celebration of our 100th Anniversary by the Zephyrhills Shuffleboard club.
1956 N.Y. Yankees pitchers, Art Ditmar & Jim Coates
Actress Grace Kelly, 1956
Shuffleboard was even played by prisoners at Alactraz Federal Penitentiary in Ca.
Daytona Beach Mayor, Commodore Charles G. Burgoyne, 1930
MORE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION LINKS
Shuffleboard was covered on early TV