Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
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 http://eastern.usta.com/boroughs.
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
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 eastern.usta.com.
Directions to Riverside Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
The northernmost A-dock at the 79th Street Boat Basin is currently closed to public access for structural enhancements. The dock will be further supported with non-wood pilings and a new wave screen.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016
Riverside Park (72nd Street)
The kayak launch site at 72nd Street in Riverside Park is closed for the season. Please visit The New York City Water Trail page to find other kayak launches.
Riverside Park Weather
- NYC Parks Celebrates Joan Of Arc Statue Centennial—First Ever Statue Of A Woman Erected In An NYC Park
- NYC Parks Issues Request For Proposals For Outdoor Café At The 79Th Street Rotunda In Riverside Park
- NYC Parks Continues Sandy Recovery And Breaks Ground On Reconstruction Of Historic 79Th Street Boat Basin A-dock