How did Serena and Venus Williams become one of the most iconic figures in all of sports? Well, tennis fans are going to get an intimate glimpse on how the impossible came true. Five-time Golden Globe nominee Will Smith portrays their father Richard Williams in "King Richard" which is set to hit theaters and HBO Max on November 19.

But before viewers grab their popcorn and watch the story unfold there's a few things to look out for in which we will be disclosing one by one in the coming days. If you missed Thursday's, check it out here.

2. Look familiar?

Do those courts look like you've perhaps played on them before? Don't be surprised if the answer is yes. Warner Bros. won the intense bidding war over for the biographical drama, but none of the tennis scenes were actually shot on their studio lots and certainly no court sets seemed to be constructed for the film.

So where did Will Smith along with actors Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton who played Venus and Serena respectively play tennis? A handful of locations were used around the Southern California area, which includes not only Los Angeles but Orange County and the Inland Empire.


During the pandemic the Claremont Club closed its doors to the public and even came to the saddening decision to close them forever. Intense social distancing measures took the life out of the world and the Claremont Club wasn't an exception.

It was the home for many juniors across the area and served up the best clinics, lessons and tournaments but it was crumbling. However, after a few months of accepting the club would no longer be in August of 2020, it was announced in December it would reopen under new ownership.

The Claremont Club was back and not even months later was used to set the scene for King Richard. The stunning grounds full of nostalgia will be an easy spot in the film. Keep your eyes peeled for Racquet Club of Irvine and the Burbank Tennis Center as well.