Close-Up: The Tennis Scene In New York City
New York City is probably the greatest city in the world, but we think it’s also the greatest tennis city in the universe! For tennis fans, there is a lot to love in the Big Apple, but perhaps nothing more than in Flushing Meadows, Queens at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center each August and September for the US Open.
The US Open is the final Grand Slam of the year, and the largest tennis tournament in the world. Known as much for it’s great tennis as it is for being an enormous party, the US Open is annually one of the highest attended sporting events on the planet. During a night session match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, if you were to close your eyes and listen to the crowd, it would be virtually indistinguishable as a tennis match due to the buzz of the stadium. Just as visiting New York City is on many people’s bucket lists, attending the US Open sits atop many tennis fans’ bucket lists as well.
While New York City may be a concrete jungle, that certainly does not mean the tennis playing scene is lacking in any capacity. With beautiful public courts, both indoor and out, all over the five boroughs, finding a court in the city is much easier than most would imagine. With a $200 year-long tennis permit, you get access to all 81 public tennis facilities scattered across the city!
Featured PlayYourCourt Coach Providing Tennis Lessons In New York City
Marina is PlayYourCourt’s featured tennis coach in NYC. She turned professional at age 14 before earning a full Division I college tennis scholarship. Luckily for us, she now focuses her energy on teaching private lessons to all ages and abilities. She is certified with the USPTA, and has additional certifications in Cardio Tennis and 10 and Under Tennis. She is a passionate coach dedicated to improving every student's game based on their learning style while always keeping it fun.