Free tennis areas in NYC

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  1. yanjonm

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    ATTN: NYC Tennis Players

    The bubble has gone up at Alley Pond as of today, Oct 12. The bubbles will be up at Cunningham tomorrow, Oct 13.

    This sucks. I was under the impression that they would be up sometime in November b/c that's when the season ends (Am I right on this?). Now I'll have to play on those dirty front courts at Cunningham or pay $20 for an hour inside. :(
     
  2. Morrissey

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    That's not too bad for me since I only go to Cunningham for indoor tennis anyway. :) I love those courts since they're so slow and blue! My courts over at my area are faster than US Open courts by far and they're still green. Oh and half of the indoor courts are going to be used for the indoor soccer league.
     
  3. yanjonm

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    Yup I expect the back to be used for the soccer league, just like last year.
     
  4. zapvor

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    it sounds like theres not a lot of good public places for tennis in teh city
     
  5. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    You mean free? Technically, none are free in NYC.
     
  6. J011yroger

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    Anybody been to the party at alley pond?

    Wondering how the food is, and what the level of play is like.

    J
     
  7. yanjonm

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    I think it's too cold out to have a barbeque, unless they ordered take out.
     
  8. zapvor

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    that sucks. why arent there any free courts?
     
  9. Rickson

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    Nothing is free in New York.
     
  10. Drewwonu

    Drewwonu Semi-Pro

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    What are some good areas near Penn Station? Not free of course, but i would like to take the train into NYC and play a little. It seems like it would be a whole different atmosphere.
     
  11. canadave

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    Hey all,

    Just found this thread, and glad I did, because I'm coming back home to visit NYC (in Greenwich Village) in December over the holidays. Not sure if I'll have time for tennis, but on the off chance that I do, it'd be nice to know some indoor places to go.

    The only indoor places I've ever hit in NYC are the Armory on Lexington Ave and 26th, a club somewhere on 8th Avenue around 26th Street (not sure of the exact address), and the old bubble down by the South Street Seaport way back in the day (not sure if it's even there anymore...probably not).

    I see by looking on the NYC Parks website that there's some indoor courts at the Queensboro Oval at 60th under the Q.B. bridge. Anyone have any experience hitting over there? Is it free in December (walk-on), permit, or what's the deal there?

    Also if anyone has any suggestion for other good indoor places to hit in Manhattan (preferably south of Central Park), I'm all ears :) Do they still have the lightning-fast carpets at the Armory?

    --Dave
     
  12. Rickson

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    Dave, tennis in the city is really expensive so I'd suggest going to an outer borough for indoor play. We'd be glad to meet you over at Alley Pond for some December tennis.
     
  13. J011yroger

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    Shoot me an e-mail when you hit town.

    J
     
  14. NickC

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    If you can make the trip Jo11y and I are going to meet up on the 5th up near Rye county (Stamford, CT, to be exact). Also, we may do another meet-and-great up a bit later around the new indoor courts at the NTC in Queens. Pop me an email when you're in town!
     
  15. Morrissey

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    There is one I play in that's free, but I ain't telling.
     
  16. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    That's selfish.
     
  17. choth21

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    The courts underneath the Queensboro bridge are now open year round. Not cheap though.
     
  18. heycal

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    Those red clay ones? Very expensive during the indoor months.
     
  19. choth21

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    Yes, those.
     
  20. anantak2k

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    what about when they become outdoors?
     
  21. anantak2k

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    never mind seems that they have baseball there during the summer :(
     
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    Will be in Jamaica (Airport Area), Sunday APR 07 morning/early afternoon time. Anybody wanna hit?
     

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