Our Tennis Lover's Gift Guide

Do you have a tennis lover on your list? Are your friends and family asking you what you want? A few ideas from our own tennis community. You're welcome.

 

Player Membership to Fort Greene Tennis Association

What better gift for your tennis lover than 2018 Membership in the Fort Greene Tennis Association? Membership includes a hat or t-shirt (from 2017 or upcoming 2018 stock) as well as free entry in the 2018 Ladder or any one of the summer tournaments. You will also be contributing to the court resurfacing effort! Email us at tennis@fortgreenetennis.org for more information or click below to join.

 
 

Racquet Magazine Subscription

Racquet is a new quarterly magazine that celebrates the art, ideas, style and culture that surround tennis. We fondly remember the swashbuckling sport of the tennis boom of the 1970s and ’80s, and our goal is to help restore some of that swagger to today’s game. We’ll work with some of the best writers - those experienced in the tennis conversation, and those who've never covered the sport - as well as artists and photographers to explore the modern tennis landscape, bringing you something beautiful and meaningful four times a year. FGTA Player Members get a 10% discount. Email us at tennis@fortgreenetennis.org for more info. 

 

Open

Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career..

 
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Racket Stringing by local Fort Greene experts

Are you still heading into Paragon to get your racket strung? Look no further than Fort Greene where two locals are doing the job for around $20 (plus string).

Contact Jahdiel Williams at jadi222002@yahoo.com or Jason Duval at 347-229-3695 to arrange a stringing. If you insist on going to the city, check out Roman Prokes at RPNY for "celebrity stringing" services.  

 

Tennis Warehouse has everything

Tennis Warehouse has pretty much everything else including warm sweatpants for the cold winter months. Their selection is almost overwhelming, but you're sure to find something for your tennis fan (or let's face it, for yourself...). A gift certificate is perfect for the last minute.

 
 

Total Tennis for your total tennis fan

Total Tennis has a 25-year-long reputation for high-quality tennis camps. Originally staged at a private school in Massachusetts, it moved to its own year-round site in New York's Hudson Valley in the fall of 1997. Although the five-hour-a-day program remains unchanged—including the fact that you stay with the same pro throughout your visit—the quality of the experience has very much improved. So has the facility itself, which now has 25 courts in all, five of them indoors. Player Members can get a discount. For more information email us at tennis@fortgreenetennis.org