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Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge

Saturday, May 11, 2013

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

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USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation are teaming up to present The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, a new adult recreational tournament to be held in May and June in New York City parks. The tournament will feature the best of team competition and neighborhood pride, and support CityParks Tennis, which provides free tennis lessons and activities for children at 40 parks citywide.

Adult teams of up to ten players 19 years old and up, will compete against other teams in their borough before earning a slot in the citywide championships held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens on June 15th. Registration is $20/per person, and proceeds will support City Parks Foundation’s free youth tennis programs in all five boroughs.

World Team Tennis Format
Minimum 2 men and 2 women;
Maximum 4 men and 4 women.
M, W Singles, M, W Doubles,
and a Mixed Doubles set.

One team (6-8 players) from each Park site
Players must be 19 years and older

Individual trophies for the winning team;
All participants receive a
t-shirt, snacks and minimum
2 rounds of tennis.

To learn more and to register for the Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, visit

Borough Challenges
Crotona Park, Bronx – May 11
Riverside Park, Manhattan – May 11
Flushing Meadows, Queens – May 11
College of Staten Island, Staten Island – May 11
Prospect Park, Brooklyn – June 1

Citywide Championships
Flushing Meadows, Queens  - June 15

CityParks Tennis presented by Chase, one of the largest municipal tennis programs in the country, provides free tennis lessons and activities at 40 parks citywide to children ages 5-16.CityParks Tennis also features an advanced training academy, which offers talented youth with financial need the opportunity to bring their game to a higher level of competition. Hundreds of academy graduates have earned college athletic scholarships and sectional and national rankings. Two graduates of the academy have played in the junior division at the US Open.

USTA Eastern, based in White Plains, New York, is a not-for-profit community service organization that encompasses all of New York State, Northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Connecticut.  It is one of 17 geographic sections of the United States Tennis Association, the governing body of tennis in the US, and administers a number of USTA tennis programs, including Jr. Team Tennis, Adult Leagues, and sanctioned tournaments. For more information about USTA Eastern and how to get started, visit


Wildlife Sanctuary Landscape & 119th Street Tennis Courts in Riverside Park
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Crotona Tennis House in Crotona Park Accessible
1700 Crotona Avenue
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College of Staten Island Tennis Courts Accessible
2800 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 10314
Staten Island
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$20/per Player

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