Originally Posted by maverick1
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.
I'm actually an alum of two different colleges in Manhattan, but I tend to play at the places in the outer boroughs that are both cheaper and open until midnight, like Stadium Racqeut Club in the Bronx or Flushing Meadows in Queens. I generally start playing at 10pm when the rate is 32-40 bucks an hour, which you can often stretch to two hours. (I also signed up for a half share in the league at that nearby club here in the northern 'burbs becaue I was dying for some regular competition.)