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Not For Tourists Guide to NYC SPORTS TM

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How to Play Tennis in New York City

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othing worth claiming comes easy. An empty tennis court in New York City is a rarity, especially when the weather breaks for good (or at least for the few good months). A rectangular island oasis, 78 feet

long and 27 feet wide, reserved for the dedicated. You want to

play on a court? You better like crack of dawn for breakfast. Or arrive at your leisure and prepare to wait a few hours—some read, some work, some just watch, but all of them would rather be playing. And in the dead of winter, only the most devoted endure the unholy cold. But it’s all worth it. When you finally set foot on court, you want to make sure your grip is freshly taped and your follow through is steady. Before you even make it on a court in New York City, you’ve got to be Empire Tested. Like everything else here, getting anywhere requires resilience and right timing. You’ve got to be inspired to want it and work your butt off to make it real. Once New Yorkers claim their home turf—on the red clay of Riverside Park, the har-tru of Prospect Park’s Tennis Center, or the asphalt of Astoria Park under the Robert F Kennedy Bridge — there is no going back. The Fort Greene bounce. The Lincoln Terrace lights. The East River winds. It’s why you do it all over again the next day. This is New York City tennis. Empire Tested. And we’re here to show it to you.


How to Play Tennis in New York City The Empire offers several ways for New Yorkers to blow off steam. Tennis is one of the best of your options but you’ve gotta be prepared. Precision timing and graceful follow-throughs cloak the true nature of this game. Behind every stroke, slam and drop volley is a complex mixture of ambition, frustration and redemption. Mental preparation and tenacity are your best friends. And this is before you actually hit the court to play. Most citizens of the Empire prefer to play tennis the true Empire Tested way—whenever we feel like it. Luckily, the Parks Department offers permits to play at nearly 100 tennis court locations throughout the five boroughs. For $100 the permit is good for the entire tennis season, which begins in April and lasts through November. This way is about being the early bird, loving the game and a take-

on-all-comers attitude. You could also choose the the path of least resistance and join a racquet club. It comes with hefty membership fees and may inspire envy amongst friends but it’s a surefire way to play. That being said, resistance and resilience are what Empire Tested Tennis is all about. The Empire also has a number of great Junior Tennis programs that will allow the young stars of tomorrow to get the coaching they need to hone their game and the educational development support to keep the mind focused and keep the mom and dad happy about opening the wallet for the court fees and the gear. How do you get a permit? Permits cost $100 for adults, $10 for juniors (17 and Under), $20 for seniors (62 and Over), and $7 for single-ticket play at limited locations. Permits are available at the following locations in NYC:

Paragon Sporting Goods 867 Broadway and 18th St (212) 255-8036 Monday–Saturday 10AM–8PM Sunday 11:30AM–7PM

Bronx Permit Office 1 Bronx River Parkway Bronx, NY 10462 (718) 430-1848 Monday–Friday 9AM–4PM

Brooklyn Permit Office Litchfield Villa 95 Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 965-8919 Monday–Friday 9AM–4PM Saturday* 9AM-1PM (*April only)

Manhattan Permit Office 830 5th Avenue The Arsenal, Room 1 (Basement) NY, NY 10065 (212) 360-8131 Monday–Friday 9AM–4PM Saturday* 9AM–12PM (*April–June) *This location also accepts cash


How to Play Tennis in New York City Where and When to Play New York City tennis players know how to pick their battles. The one you don’t want to fight is for court time. And we’re here to help. At the end of this guide is a list of tennis courts throughout the boroughs. Select the ones closest to you—it’s always good to have a back up court—and start by playing each court on different days to get each one’s vibe. Start out by playing early in the morning. Like really early. It’s easier to judge the foot-flow of a court at 6am—if there are a lot of early birds, it’s probably a popular court throughout the day. But there’s no science to it—you just have to go out there, brave the elements, negate the risks, go for it and aim to claim. That’s the Empire Tested way. Whether you’re an early-morning player or an after-work player, the results are the same. In New York City, you’re going to play tennis whenever you want to play. You may have to adjust your schedule, recalibrate your internal clock, adopt new habits or alter your behavior completely, but you will set foot on that court. It’s called a ‘sweet spot’ for a reason and it’s why we keep playing.

Leagues & Tournaments Tennis is all about underdogs overcoming insurmountable challenges. There’s nothing against hitting with your regular partner. Breaking a sweat with a couple tough points against an ex, a co-worker, or a best friend is fun

but sometimes you have to play up to play better. Empire Tested requires you to reach beyond your comfort zone and compete against the unknown. Confidence and skill are your souvenirs. The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL, www.nyjtl.org) was founded in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell, Euguene Scott, and Sheridan Snyder. They have both community and schoolyard training programs for NYC children and run tournaments, art contests, essay contests, and awards programs as well. More about NYJTL can be found on Page 5 of this guide. The Harlem Junior Tennis Education Program (HJTEP, www. harlemjuniortennis.org) is conducted on four tennis courts at the 143rd Street, 369th Harlem Armory Center in the center of Harlem. New York City children from the ages of seven to eighteen can participate in any of tennis sessions. Summer Camp is offered as well as strong Educational Support Initiative. All-City Junior Tennis on Roosevelt Island (ACJT, www.rirctennis.com) offers juniors tennis coaching at excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, and a door-to-door transportation system. The result...a year-round, easily accessible, well-supervised tennis development program for children. Metropolitan Tennis Group (MTG, www.metrotennisgroup.com) is one of the city’s main Gay and Lesbian tennis groups. They have a strong


How to Play Tennis in New York City membership, tournaments, events, and participate with other GLTA tournaments.

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Your tennis rating is as obligatory in New York City as your credit rating. In order to join an organized league in New York City, it helps to know your tennis rating to identify potential opponents at your playing level, or players who are better than you for when you want to step up your game. The easiest way to get rated is to schedule a lesson with a pro and request a rating. More info on tennis ratings system be found at USTA.com.

6 East 57th Street (212) 891-6453

Lessons & Coaches It’s always a good idea to keep your game current and on-point by hiring coaches and local pros to identify and iron out any wrinkles in your game. With every generation of tennis player, new and more advancements in training and techniques enable even highly rated players to tweak their game for maximum comfort and accuracy. Many of the City’s big tennis centers and junior tennis leagues in each borough have on-site coaches and pros available for individual and group lessons. Call the tennis center or program in your borough for exact information on availabilities and to make an appointment and understand costs.

Paragon Sporting Goods 867 Broadway (212) 255-8036

Mason’s Tennis Mart 56 East 53rd Street (212) 755-5805

Golfsmith’s 641 Lexington Ave (212) 317-9720

Macy’s Herald Square 151 West 34th Street (212) 695-4400

The Sports Authority 845 3rd Avenue (212) 355-9725

Modell’s, Times Square 234 W. 42nd St. (212) 661-4242

21 Mercer 21 Mercer Street (212) 226-5433


“Nike Tennis and NYJTL: Building the Empire Tested Stars of the Future” About NYJTL New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) is the largest tennis and education-themed community organization in the United States and offers comprehensive school and community based programs throughout New York City’s five boroughs serving more than 100,000 youth from ages 6-18. NYJTL’s free programs include: Schoolyard Tennis Program, Community Tennis Program, ACES Club After-school Program, Advanced Training Program, and the Arthur Ashe Educational Guidance Program.

The Schoolyard Tennis Program The Schoolyard Tennis Program supplies free tennis equipment, teacher training, and ongoing support to schools that include tennis as a regular part of their physical educational curriculum. In-school programs run during the school year indoors and outdoors. ACES Club After-school Program The Aces Club After-school Program offers year-round activities to underserved New York City public schools. In addition to tennis instruction, Aces furnishes a variety of services including sports, arts, nutrition, and special events as they seek to build character.

Program Descriptions Community Tennis Program The Community Tennis Program reaches children throughout New York City’s five boroughs by supplying trained coaches, tennis instruction, match play, educational services, and special events to youth ages 6-18. Spring, Summer, and Fall Community Tennis Programs develop the tennis skills of young children and stress character development and positive life experiences. Winter Early Morning Programs enables players to continue their progress during the indoor season and includes NYJTL-sponsored events: Hartman Cup Championships, Holiday Tournament, and Presidents’ Week Tournament.

Arthur Ashe Educational Guidance Program The Arthur Ashe Educational Guidance Program provides individuals and families with educational support, counseling services, assistance with admissions and scholarship processes, and includes the High School Today College Tomorrow Program, Summer Reading Clubs, SAT Preparatory Classes, and the annual Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest. Advanced Training Program The Advanced Training Program provides experienced players ages 9-18 with yearround training by USTA High Performancecertified coaches, travel to top local and national competitions, tournament entry fees, and special events.


Roger Federer


Player Profiles Thoughts on Playing in the Empire What is your fondest US Open memory? There’s been many fond memories from the US Open but I would think the most memorable is my win in 2008. It was a tough year and the addition to the Olympics made the schedule more difficult. But being able to win for the 5th straight time was an amazing feeling.

What is it like for you play under the lights at the National Tennis Center?

Roger Federer Age

29

Height

6’1

Birthplace Year Turned Pro

Basel, Switzerland 1998

Career Record

Singles 713-171

Titles Won

62 Singles Titles 8 Doubles Titles

Majors Titles

16

US Open Titles

5

Misc. Facts/Stats

* Held the No. 1 position for a record 237 consecutive weeks and 285 total weeks * Currently ranked No. 2 by ATP * Won Olympic Gold Medal in 2008

It’s an adrenaline rush for sure and I prefer them over the day sessions. The feeling of 23,000 people under the lights of the US Open is hard to beat. The crowd reaction is electrifying and definitely helped carry me through to some great wins.

What do you love about playing in NYC? I always have a great time in New York from the exhibition matches with Pete to all the great matches at the Open. Especially the last six years obviously have been very special. It’s a great balance of the incredible tennis mixed with a incredible city. You attend some events and meet people you maybe usually don’t during the year. I also love it because the US Open is one of the toughest tournaments to win out there because everybody is going for the last Grand Slam of the season. Everybody can play on hardcourts. Nobody has excuses that they never played on hardcourts, because that’s the majority of the surface during the year. This is where everybody’s match tough and fit, fit to go.

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MARIA SHARAPOVA


Player Profiles Thoughts on Playing in the Empire What is your fondest US Open memory? 2006 US Open was a very special 2 weeks for me, holding that US Open trophy, wearing my favorite Nike dress and hearing that amazing NY crowd is something I will never forget, I get goose bumps just thinking about it.

What is it like for you play under the lights at the National Tennis Center?

Maria Sharapova Age

23

Height

6’2

Birthplace Year Turned Pro Career Record Titles Won

Nyagan, Russia 2001 Singles 365-87 22 WTA Singles Titles 3 Doubles Titles

Majors Titles

3

US Open Titles

1

Misc. Facts/Stats

* 2nd youngest Wimbledon Champion in the Open Era * Ranked #1 by WTA on 4 separate occasions

One of the great things about the four grand slams is that they are all so different, and what makes the US Open so different is the night matches. The best word to describe it would be ELECTRIC, to walk on to that huge stage, in front of the most passionate fans in the world is something you always look forward to.

What do you love about playing and competing in NYC? I think there is something about the US Open and the NY crowds that bring the best out in all the players. It’s not just the atmosphere on the court and at the stadium, it starts with staying in New York City and feeding off the energy that the city brings to you. I even feel it when I land in NY, it’s just a different feeling then in any other city.

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Player Profiles Thoughts on Playing in the Empire What is your fondest US Open memory? 20 years ago I had the surprise run at the Open with wins over Lendl, McEnroe, and Agassi.

What was it like for you play under the lights at the National Tennis Center? It was always electric, the crowd really expected to be entertained and when I was a good match you could feel the excitement in the air.

Pete Sampras Age

39

Height

6’1

Birthplace

Washington DC

Year Turned Pro

1988

Retired

2003

Career Record

Singles 762-222 Doubles 64-70

Titles Won

64 Singles 2 Doubles

Majors Titles

14

US Open Titles

5

Misc. Facts/Stats

* Has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles the 2nd most that any male has achieved (surpassed by Federer) * Ranked World No. 1 for 6 years * Sampras is the last American male to win Wimbledon

What NYC restaurants, landmarks, hotels or nightspots did you look forward to when coming to NYC or the Open? Peter Luger’s Steakhouse and Trump Towers.

Was there a different pressure competing in NYC vs. other Tournaments? It was the last of the Majors for the year and I always wanted to finishthe year off on high note so that was the pressure I faced.

How did the NYC fans at the Open compare to the crowds at the other majors? As an American I loved the support I received from the crowds at the Open and when there was a tight match you could definitely feel and hear it.


Player Profiles Thoughts on Playing in the Empire McENROE ILLUSTRATION The illustration of John McEnroe portrays the brash attitude that he became famous for. Showing the wild hair, iconic headband and classic apparel, the illustration serves to set the tone for the apparel’s inspiration and story.

What is your fondest US Open memory? My fondest and most satisfying US Open memory was at the 1980 US Open, where I beat Lendl, Connors, and Borg, in my final 3 matches, to win my second US Open title.

What do you love about playing and competing in NYC? The New York buzz and energy, especially at night!

John McEnroe Age Height Birthplace

51 5’11 Wiesbaden, West Germany

Year Turned Pro

1978

Retired

1992

Career Record

Singles 875-198 Doubles 530-103

Titles Won

99 Singles 71 Doubles

Majors Titles

7

US Open Titles

4

Misc. Facts/Stats

* Was inducted into the international Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999 * McEnroe is now a commentator for Wimbledon as well as the Grand Slam tennis television coverage

Is there a different pressure competing in NYC vs. other tournament locations? No. I never put pressure on myself. I just focus on playing and winning no matter what tournament.

How do the NYC fans at the Open compare to the crowds at the other majors? They are a lot louder and more vocal like I am!


SERENA WILLIAMS


Player Profiles Thoughts on Playing in the Empire What is your fondest US Open memory? My fondest US Open was my first Grand Slam win in 1999. Winning a Grand Slam is always great, especially since it was my first one. It was an incredible start to my career.

What NYC restaurants, landmarks, hotels or nightspots do you look forward to when come to NYC for the US Open?

Serena Williams Age Height Birthplace Year Turned Pro Career Record

28 5’10 Saginaw, Michigan

No. I never put pressure on myself. I just focus on playing and winning no matter

Singles 474-101

what tournament.

Doubles 145-19

How do the NYC fans at the Open compare to the crowds at the other majors?

37 Singles / 20 Doubles

Majors Titles

13

US Open Titles

3

Misc. Facts/Stats

Is there a different pressure competing in NYC vs. other tournament locations?

1995

Mixed Doubles 27-3 Titles Won

I love Habana Outpost! They have the best grilled corn. I’m not a huge nightlife person, but I love Uptown restaurants. Nobu is always a classic restaurant to visit as well.

* Currently ranked World No.1 * Currently ranked No. 2 in doubles with sister Venus * Ranked #1 by WTA on 4 separate occasions * Won Olympic Gold Medal in 2000 & 2008

The fans at the US Open are so enthusiastic about supporting American players. You can feel the support.

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RAFAEL NADAL


Player Profiles ➔ Think you’ve got the combination of power and finesse that make Rafael so dominant? Well here’s where to hone your game... Riverside Park Clay Courts, Manhattan

Rafael Nadal Age

24

Height

6’1

Birthplace Year Turned Pro Career Record Titles Won

Manacor, Majorca 2001 Singles 451 - 97 / Doubles 81-52 41 Singles Titles

Majors Titles

8

US Open Titles

0

Misc. Facts/Stats

* Currently ranked No. 1 in the world * Won Olympic Gold Medal in 2008 (Singles) * In 2009, Nadal became the first person to simultaneously hold Grand Slam singles titles on clay, grass and hardcourt


List of Courts in New York City Manhattan Central Park Tennis Center W 93rd St near West Dr 212-280-0205 26 fast-dry courts, 4 hardcourts, lessons Coles Center, New York University 181 Mercer St 212-998-2045 9 rubber courts East River Park East River Park at Broome St 212-533-0656 12 hardcourts, lessons Fort Washington Park W 170th St & Haven Ave 212-304-2322 10 hardcourts, lessons Frederick Johnson Playground W 151st St & 7th Ave 212-234-9609 8 hardcourts, lessons Inwood Hill Park Seaman Ave & 207th St 212-304-2381 9 hardcourts, lessons Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club 450 W 43rd St 212-594-0554 Private, 5 cushioned hardcourts Midtown Tennis Club 341 8th Ave 212-989-8572 Private, 8 har-tru courts

Millennium UN Plaza Hotel Health Club 1 United Nations Plaza 212-702-5016 Private, 1 hardcourt PS 125 Ralph Bunche 425 W 123rd St 3 hardcourts

Sportime at Randall’s Island Randalls Island Park 212-427-6150 Public/Private, 5 indoor hardcourts, 5 indoor/outdoor hardcourts, 10 indoor/outdoor clay courts, lessons

PS 146 Ann M Short 421 E 106th St 3 hardcourts

Sutton East Tennis Club 488 E 60th St 212-751-3452 Private, 8 har-tru courts

River Club 447 E 52nd St 212-751-0100 Private, 2 har-tru courts

The Dick Savitt Tennis Center 575 W 218th St 212-942-7100 Private, 6 rubber courts

Riverbank State Park 679 Riverside Dr 212-694-3600 Summer months, 4 hardcourts

Columbia University The Tennis Club 15 Vanderbilt Ave 212-687-3841 Private, 2 hardcourts

Riverside Park W 119th St & Riverside Dr 212-978-0277 10 hardcourts, lessons

Tower Tennis Courts 1725 York Ave 212-860-2464 Private, 2 hardcourts

Riverside Park W 96th St & Riverside Dr 212-978-0277 10 clay courts

Town Tennis Club 430 E 56th St 212-752-4059 Private, 2 hardcourts

Rockefeller University 1230 York Ave 212-327-8000 Private, 1 hardcourt

Pond Park Grand Central Pkwy & Winchester Blvd 718-217-6725 16 hardcourts, lessons

Roosevelt Island Racquet Club 281 Main St 212-935-0250 Private, 12 har-tru courts


List of Courts in New York City Queens Alley Pond Tennis Center 79-20 Winchester Blvd 718-264-2600 11 hardcourts, indoor, lessons

Det Keith L Williams Park Liberty Ave & 173rd St 718-520-6912 10 hardcourts

Maurice Park LIE Service Rd Westbound 718-326-2877 2 hardcourts

Astoria Park 21st St & Hoyt Ave S 718-626-8622 14 hardcourts, lessons

East Elmhurst (PS 127) 98th St & 25th Ave 1 hardcourt

Michaelis-Bayswater Park 32nd St & Dickens Ave 718-318-4000 6 hardcourts

Baisley Pond Park 118th Ave & 155th St 718-520-5314 4 hardcourts Baisley South N Conduit Ave & 150th St 718-520-5314 4 hardcourts Broad Channel Park Crossbay Blvd & E 16-E 18 Rds 718-318-4000 2 hardcourts Brookville Park S Conduit Ave & Brookville Blvd 718-217-6725 6 hardcourts, lessons

Equity Park 89th Ave & 90th St 718-235-0684 1 hardcourt Flushing Fields Memorial 25th Ave & 149th St 718-461-3695 8 hardcourts Flushing Meadows Corona Park Flushing Meadows Corona Park 718-760-6999 11 hardcourts, lessons Forest Park Park Ln S & 89th St 14 hardcourts

CityView Racquet Club 43-34 32nd Pl 718-389-6252 Private, 7 hardcourts

Highland Park Lower Playground Jamaica Ave & Highland Blvd 718-235-4378 13 hardcourts

Crocheron Park 33rd Ave & 215th Pl 718-225-2620 10 hardcourts, lessons

Juniper Valley Park 80th St & Juniper Blvd N 718-326-2877 8 hardcourts, lessons

Cunningham Park Union Turnpike & 196th St 718-217-6452 20 hardcourts, lessons

Kissena Park Oak Ave & Rose Ave 718-359-1297 4 hardcourts, 8 har-tru courts, lessons

Cunningham Tennis Center 196-00 Union Tpk 718-740-6800 5 hardcourts, indoor, lessons

Louis Pasteur Park Marathon Pkwy & 52 Ave 2 hardcourts

Police Officer Edward Byrne Park N Conduit Ave & 134th St 4 hardcourts Queens College Indoor Tennis Center 65-30 Kissena Blvd 718-997-2771 Private, 18 hardcourts Rockaway Community Park Alameda Ave & Beach 54th St 718-318-4000 4 hardcourts Roy Wilkins Park Merrick Blvd & 119th Ave 718-276-4630 4 hardcourts Springfield Park Springfield Blvd & 147 Ave 718-217-6725 2 hardcourts St Albans Park Merrick Blvd & 172nd St 718-478-1364 2 hardcourts Travers Park 77 St at 34 Ave & Northern Blvd 1 hardcourt Victor Hanson Field House Guy R Brewer Blvd & 134th Ave 718-978-1536 6 hardcourts


List of Courts in New York City Brooklyn World’s Fair Playground Grand Central Pkwy & 62nd Dr 718-520-5306 1 hard court

JJ Carty Fort Hamilton Pkwy & 95th St 718-439-4298 10 hardcourts, lessons

Marine Park Fillmore Ave & Stuart St 718-376-1675 15 hardcourts

Bensonhurst Park Cropsey Ave & Bay Pkwy 718-946-5048 8 hardcourts

Joseph T McGuire Park Bergen Ave & Avenue W 3 hardcourts

McCarren Park Tennis Courts N 13th St & Bedford Ave 718-963-0830 7 hardcourts, lessons

Bridgeview Racquet Club 9000 Bay Pkwy 718-372-6878 8 hardcourts Brooklyn Racquet Club 2781 Shell Rd 718-769-5167 private, 11 har-tru courts Decatur Playground Lewis Ave & Decatur St 718-493-7612 1 hardcourts Friends Field Ave L & E 4th St 718-965-6502 2 hardcourts Ft Greene Park Dekalb Ave & S Portland Ave 718-722-3218 6 hardcourts Ft Hamilton High School Playground Colonial Rd & 83rd St 718-439-4295 4 hardcourts Gravesend Playground 18th Ave & 56th St 718-965-6502 8 hardcourts Jackie Robinson Malcolm X Blvd & Chauncey St 718-439-4298 4 hardcourts

Kaiser Playground Neptune Ave & W 25th St 718-946-4349 12 hardcourts, lessons Kelly Playground Avenue S & E 14th St 718-946-1373 7 hardcourts Knickerbocker Field Club 114 E 18th St 718-856-5098 Private, 5 har-tru courts Leif Ericsson Park 8th Ave & 66th St 718-259-4016 9 hardcourts, lessons Lincoln Terrace Park Portal St & Rochester Ave 718-804-7077 12 hardcourts, lighted Linden Playground Linden Blvd & Vermont St 718-927-2059 8 hardcourts

McDonald Avenue Playground McDonald Ave & Avenue S 718-946-1373 7 hardcourts McKinley Park 7th Ave & 75th St 718-259-4016 8 hardcourts, lessons Mill Basin Health & Racquet 2350 E 69th St 718-444-3600 private, 6 hardcourts One Van Voorhees Park Hicks St & Pacific St 718-722-3213 2 hardcourts Paerdegat Athletic Club 1500 Paerdegat Ave N 718-209-1010 1 hardcourt

Lucille Ferrera Tennis Courts Cropsey Ave & Bay 8th St 718-259-4016 9 hardcourts, lessons

Prospect Park Tennis Center 95 Prospect Park West 718-436-2500 9 clay, 2 hardcourt, Indoor/ Outdoor, lighted, lessons

Manhattan Beach Park Oriental Blvd 718-946-1373 7 hardcourts

Shore Road Playground Shore Rd & 95th St 718-259-4016 4 hardcourts


List of Courts in New York City Bronx Bronx Park Bronx Park E & Brady Ave 718-430-1821 6 hardcourts

Orchard Beach Orchard Beach Rd 718-885-3247 4 hardcourts

Van Cortlandt Park Broadway & W 242nd St 718-549-6494 10 hardcourts

Crotona Park E 173rd St & Crotona Park E 718-294-2516 20 hardcourts

Pelham Bay Park Bruckner Blvd & Middletown Rd 718-885-3442 10 hardcourts

Van Cortlandt Park Jerome Ave & E 233rd St 718-549-6494 8 hardcourts

Haffen Park Hammersley Ave & Gunther Ave 718-379-8347 6 hardcourts Mill Pond Park Exterior St & E 150th St 718-665-2171 16 hardcourts New York Tennis Club 3081 Harding Ave 718-239-7916 Private, 6 hardcourts

Seton Park Palisade Ave & Independence Ave 718-822-4317 6 hardcourts

Williamsbridge Oval Bainbridge Ave & E 208th St 718-654-1851 8 hardcourts

St James Park Jerome Ave & E 193rd St 718-822-4271 8 hardcourts, lessons St Mary’s Playground St Anns Ave & E 145th St 718-402-5161 2 hardcourts

Staten Island Greenbelt Recreation Center 501 Brielle Ave Staten Island 718-667-3545 2 hardcourts Silver Lake Park Hart Blvd & Revere St Staten Island 718-390-8000 4 All-Weather courts

Skyline Park Arnold St & Prospect Ave Staten Island 718-390-8000 2 All-Weather courts

Willowbrook Park Richmond Ave & Eton Pl Staten Island 718-390-8000 6 All-Weather courts

Walker Park Bard Ave & Delafield Pl Staten Island 718-390-8000 6 All-Weather courts

Wolfes Pond Park Hylan Blvd & Cornelia Ave Staten Island 718-390-8000 2 All-Weather courts


Other Racquet Sports in New York City Badminton Brooklyn Badminton 50 Ave X, Brooklyn NY 718-501-5228 www.brooklynbadminton.com/

College Point Badminton Club 20-24 119th St, College Point, NY 347-368-4124 www.cpbadminton.com/

New York City Badminton Club 220 E 76th St, New York, NY 646-271-3228 www.nycbadminton.com/

Queens Badminton Club 63-25 Main St. Flushing, NY 646-271-3228 www.nycbadminton.com/queens_ club.html

Ping Pong Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center 80 Catherine St, New York, NY 212-285-0300 www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/ recreationcenters/M194

Brooklyn Table Tennis Club 1100 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 718-421-2200 www.nisonsttc.com/

Fat Cat 75 Christopher St, New York, NY 212-675-6056 www.fatcatmusic.org/

Iona 180 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 718-384-5008 ionabrooklyn.com/

New York International Table Tennis Center 134-34 35th Ave, Flushing NY 718-961-4208 www.nyittc.com/

New York Table Tennis Foundation 384 Broadway, New York, NY 212-966-2922 www.nyttf.com/

New York Table Tennis Inc 45-19 162 Street Flushing, New York 718-321-2030 www.nytabletennis.com/

Spin 48 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 212-982-8802 www.spinyc.com/

Slate 54 W 21st St, New York, NY 212-989-0096 www.slate-ny.com/

Wang Chen Table Tennis Club 250 W 100th St, New York, NY 212-864-7253 wangchenttc.com/

Racquetball 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 212-415-5500 www.92y.org/

Al Oerter Recreation Center 131-40 Fowler Ave, Flushing, NY 718-353-7853 College of Staten Island 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 718-982-3160 www.csi.cuny.edu/sportsreq/

Columbia University Dodge Fitness Center 3030 Broadway, New York, NY 212-854-5228 www.gocolumbialions.com/

Eastern Athletic Clubs 43 Clark St, Brooklyn, NY 718-625-0500 www.easternathleticclubs.com/

Gravity Fitness & Spa 119 W 56th St, New York, NY 212-708-7340 parkermeridien.com/gravity/

New York Athletic Club 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 212-247-5100 www.nyac.org/

New York Health & Racquet Club 39 Whitehall St, New York, NY 212-269-9800 www.hrcbest.com/locations/ whitehall.html

New York Health & Racquet Club 20 E 50th St, New York, NY 212-593-1500 www.hrcbest.com/locations/50thst. html

New York Health & Racquet Club 110 W 56th St, New York, NY 212-541-7200 www.hrcbest.com/ locations/50thst.html New York Sports Club 1736 Shore Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 718-714-4653 www.mysportsclubs.com/

New York Sports Club 300 West Service Rd, Staten Island, NY 718-698-4500 www.mysportsclubs.com/

NYU Coles Sports & Recreation Center 181 Mercer St, New York, NY 212-998-2020 www.gonyuathletics.com/ West River Health & Raquetball 424 West End Ave, New York, NY 212-799-3300


Other Racquet Sports in New York City West Side YMCA 5 W 63rd St, New York, NY 212-912-2600 www.ymcanyc.org/

Squash Harmonie Club 4 East 60th St, New York, NY 212-335-7400 www.harmonieclub.org/

Harvard Club 27 W. 44th St, New York, NY 212-827-1267 www.hcny.com/

New York Health & Racquet Club 39 Whitehall St, New York, NY 212-269-9800 www.hrcbest.com/locations/ whitehall.html

New York Health & Racquet Club 20 E 50th St, New York, NY 212-593-1500 www.hrcbest.com/locations/50thst. html

New York Sports Club 61 W 62nd St, New York, NY 212-265-0995 www.mysportsclubs.com

New York Sports Club 151 E 86th St, New York, NY 212-860-8630 www.mysportsclubs.com

New York Athletic Club 180 Central Park South New York, NY 212-247-5100 www.nyac.org/

Princeton Club of NY 15 W. 43rd St, New York, NY 212-596-1230 www.princetonclub.com/

Printing House Fitness & Squash Club 421 Hudson St, New York, NY 212-243-7600 www.printinghousegym.com/

The Sports Club/LA 330 E 61st St, New York, NY 212-335-5100 www.mpsportsclub.com/

StreetSquash 40 W 116th St, New York, NY 212-289-4838 www.streetsquash.org/

Dodge Physical Fitness Center, Columbia University 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 212-854-2546 www.columbia.edu/

Coles Center, New York University 181 Mercer St, New York, NY 212-998-2020 www.gonyuathletics.com/

Union League Club 28 E 37th St, New York, NY 212-685-3800 www.unionleagueclub.org/

The University Club of New York 1 W 54th St, New York, NY 212-247-2100 www.universityclubny.org/

West Side YMCA 5 W 63rd St, New York, NY 212-912-2600 www.ymcanyc.org/

Yale Club of NY 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 212-716-2128 www.yaleclubnyc.org/

The Heights Casino 75 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 718-624-0810 www.heightscasino.com/

Eastern Athletic Club 43 Clark St, Brooklyn, NY 718-625-0500 easternathleticclubs.com/

New York Sports Club 96 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 718-643-4400 www.mysportsclubs.com/

CityView Racquet Club 43-34 32nd Pl, Queens, NY 718-389-6252 www.cityviewracquet.com/

Vincent T. Lombardi Center, Fordham University Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY 718-817-4263 www.fordham.edu The Union Club 101 E 69th St, New York, NY 212-734-5400 www.theunionclub.com/ Racquet & Tennis Club (men only) 370 Park Ave, New York, NY 212-753-9700

Platform Tennis Town Tennis (winter only) 430 E 56th St, New York, NY 212-752-4059 New York Athletic Club 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 212-247-5100 www.nyac.org/

Racquets Racquet & Tennis Club (men only) 370 Park Ave, New York, NY 212-753-9700


I understand the game. I know how to play. I am not IntImIdated. I put In the work. I make the sacrIfIces. I have what It takes. I surround myself wIth the best. I never, ever back down from a challenge, no matter what they throw at me. I wIll not forget what It took to make It. I have won the battles and the war. I am a new yorker. I am empIre tested.


2010

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