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Because if I worked at 10 or later, I'd totally wake up at 5 to play some tennis.............
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Because if I worked at 10 or later, I'd totally wake up at 5 to play some tennis.............
Happens very often actually. Working out in the morning before work isn't a terrible idea.

And the amount of Queens people here, maybe we've seen each other at the courts before

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I live in Astoria and I play in Astoria Park where there are 14 courts, but you need the Tennis Permit from the parks department to play there which costs $200 dollars for a season between April-November.

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I live in Astoria and I play in Astoria Park where there are 14 courts, but you need the Tennis Permit from the parks department to play there which costs $200 dollars for a season between April-November.
Oh yeah. The city/parks dept. resurfaced those courts several years ago, right?

Good for you, if true.

When you think about it, $200 is really not a lot of money for most people, though it may be for some. As long as you get a court/get to play, it seems like a good investment. But I know, not everybody does.

If the thread starter in Greenpoint drives, he or she can just go up the BQE for 10-15 min to Astoria. I'm sure there's a bus (or even the N or R subway, with or with out the bus) that goes there as well? Of course, that way will take longer. But they should check it out/look into it.

I thought McCarren Park in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, was getting tennis courts in the future, along with their recently refurbished pool?
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Oh yeah. The city/parks dept. resurfaced those courts several years ago, right?

Good for you, if true.

When you think about it, $200 is really not a lot of money for most people, though it may be for some. As long as you get a court/get to play, it seems like a good investment. But I know, not everybody does.

If the thread starter in Greenpoint drives, he or she can just go up the BQE for 10-15 min to Astoria. I'm sure there's a bus (or even the N or R subway, with or with out the bus) that goes there as well? Of course, that way will take longer. But they should check it out/look into it.

I thought McCarren Park in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, was getting tennis courts in the future, along with their recently refurbished pool?
They redid like three of the courts haha, not all of them, but most are in good shape and don't need anything done, a couple nets to be fixed and maybe a few cracks.

Well the N or Q train goes to Astoria BLVD. but you have to walk a distance for the courts.

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November is pushing the season, isn't it?

Anyway I think 200 is ridiculous, especially since as a High School student it was 15.

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Well it used to be $100 then last year they raised it to $200. It is sorta crazy haha, but I mean what can you do. We even wrote letters to our councilman and he didn't do anything.

November is pushing it but people still go out and play, I see people playing when its 40 degrees.

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I live in Astoria and I play in Astoria Park where there are 14 courts, but you need the Tennis Permit from the parks department to play there which costs $200 dollars for a season between April-November.
You live in Astoria? Sorry to hear that . You probably have to deal with hundreds of crazy Greeks every day, I'm so sorry for you . I'm not joking. I mean it. You probably have so many stories about us

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Re: How to Play Tennis in NYC

Thanks for all the info!

200 doesn't seem that bad to me as long as you get it right at the beginning of the season. I guess I'll use McCarren and see how it goes!

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You live in Astoria? Sorry to hear that . You probably have to deal with hundreds of crazy Greeks every day, I'm so sorry for you . I'm not joking. I mean it. You probably have so many stories about us
Haha the Greeks aren't too bad. I mean they are mostly at the cafe's and stuff which are fine, I love going to the cafe's.

But when Greece wins a soccer match or something that was important forget it. People go nuts!

Its a great neighborhood, was born and raised here.

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Thanks for all the info!

200 doesn't seem that bad to me as long as you get it right at the beginning of the season. I guess I'll use McCarren and see how it goes!
I used to live in Greenpoint--as long as you're not going at peak hours (weekends or after 5:00pm during the week), you should be able to walk on to a court at McCarren Park anytime you want. The courts are pretty nice and certainly better than any other park in Brooklyn. They were resurfaced two years ago and are identical to the kind used at the US Open.

Unfortunately, playing tennis in NYC is a pain in the ass no matter how you slice it. I'm moving back there next week after having spent the last year in Portland, OR, and got completely spoiled by how cheap it is to play tennis. Indoor courts are $10-14 per person/hour, depending on when you went. And more often than not, nobody would take the court at the end of your session and you could just stay on.
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