Originally Posted by heycal
And 45 dollar an hour in Manhattan would be on the cheap/off peak side. Some are 70 dollars or more an hour. Google Midtown Tennis or Sutton Eastside Tennis and other Manhattan clubs and check out their rates -- unbelievable. (Prices are a little better in the outer boroughs though.)
Yeah, Manhattan is expensive. The best deal I have (in a suburb on other side of you unfortunately), is at the Princeton university indoor courts. They are open to the public for $12 per person per hour. This Friday night, the courts weren't full and I managed to play 2 hours for 12 bucks.
Have you checked out colleges near you? You may find such deals. At Rutgers, I heard guests of students/alumnii pay only $5.