We are proud to host the 5th Annual Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge at Fort Greene Courts. You may remember the Fort Greene Team won the battle last year! Stop by the courts to see all of the 2017 Merchandise!
From the USTA
USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation are teaming up again to present the 5th Annual Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, an adult recreational tournament to be held in June and July in New York City parks. The tournament will feature the best of team competition and neighborhood pride, and support City Parks Tennis, which provides free tennis lessons and activities for children at 36 parks citywide.
For more info see the USTA link here. Note: the dates have moved around FYI
Fort Greene Tennis Association and Lincoln Terrace have a great history of social competition. This year, the invitational returns to Fort Greene Courts. We will be providing food, drink and community tennis. This year we will be combining teams so you will get to play with new friends and competitors.
If you want to work on match play in a fun environment or meet other tennis players in the neighborhood, now's your chance! Register today. The event is free, but if you'd like to make a small donation ($5-10) to offset the cost of lunch we would appreciate it!
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 12noon - 6pm
Location: Fort Greene Courts
Please note the courts will be very busy from 12-6pm so please schedule other matches at other times. Or just join us at with Lincoln Terrace!
We're looking for a few volunteers to help with setup and lunch if you'd like to help.
The second annual Fort Greene Kids Tennis Event is supported by Kings County Tennis League who will provide the instructors and equipment for our event. Kids ages 4-12 are welcome. Register here. FGTA is not charging, but we ask that everyone make a donation to Kings County Tennis League. Donations can be made in person on the day or here on their website. $10+ is recommended.
Join us at the DSK (Die Stammkneipe Biergarten) May 5, at 7pm to kickoff the 2017 season. See your tennis friends, learn about the Ladder Competition and discuss Serena Williams' impending pregnancy! DSK has developed a special menu that helps raise funds for FGTA. See you there...
You wouldn't know it from the snow, but spring tennis is around the corner! The courts always need some cleanup in spring, so save the date April 29, 10-12:30am. We will be cleaning up around the courts and painting the court entry fencing. Get out, see your tennis friends and help out the Fort Greene Tennis Courts.
The park season officially opens April 1. A park attendant will be on site with an official sign-up sheet and permits are required. The parks department decreased the price for full-season permits from $200 to $100 for 2017! Park permits are FINALLY all available online as well.
Thanks to everyone who sent in feedback to the parks department this winter.
Singles Tournament Saturday, August 13
We have over 50 players signed up for the tournament starting August 13! It is HOT outside so please bring lots of water and an ice pack to keep cool if you have one.
Tommy Hilfiger Sponsor - We are so pleased to announce that Tommy Hilfiger is sponsoring the singles tournament and providing cash prizes as well as apparel and equipment
Cash Prizes - This year we are offering cash prizes for the winners of the Open Draw. $300 for first, $100 for second and $50 for the remaining semi-finalists
Match times - Matches will start at 8am on Saturday. Please be available all day both days as well cannot accommodate different schedules. We will try to post the draws by Friday so that people playing early matches will know when they are playing. We will also communicate updated draws via email during the weekend
Bring your own balls - Please bring a can of new balls to your match. We will provide new balls for semi-finals and finals
Match rules - Matches will be 8 game pro-sets for early rounds and best 2 of 3 for semi-finals and finals
Equipment Donation - Please bring gently used rackets and tennis equipment suitable for kids to the merchandise table for donation to Kings County Tennis League
Merchandise - Fort Greene Tennis merchandise will be available at the tournament
Cold drinks - We will provide some cold drinks (water and Gatorade) for players, but we encourage you to bring water and drinks as well
Rain Date - Aug 20/21 will serve as a rain date if we get rained out this weekend
See you out there,
Fort Greene Tennis Association
Come and watch the Wimbledon Men's Final at Black Forest at 733 Fulton St. We know it won't be Djokovic! Viewing starts at 9am, breakfast at 10am.
You are invited to join us for the 2016 Fort Greene Tennis Association Tennis Ladder!
The FGTA ladder is back for the 2016 season (Sunday, May 15th to Thursday, September 1st). To enter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 1st and pay your $40 entry fee either via PayPal (to email@example.com) or by check made out to "Fort Greene Tennis Association" and mailed to:
430 Vanderbilt Ave #2
Brooklyn, NY 11238
For anyone who isn't familiar with the FGTA ladder, read more here!
Fort Greene Tennis Association is pairing up with BumbleBee Tennis for a kids clinic from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday, May 7th! You've probably seen BumbleBee out at Fort Greene on court 1 teaching lessons and clinics to children and adults. Now they're offering to provide a morning of FREE tennis and fun for kids from the community!
Parents, please RSVP to this message by Sunday, May 1st at midnight by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if your child or children will attend the clinic. Space is limited so email us soon!
1) The name and age of your child
2) Your child's level of tennis experience (never played/played once or twice/played many times)
This will help us group the participants accordingly.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!
P.S. For anyone looking to play at the courts on the morning of the 7th, don't forget that we will be using one to three courts that day (depending on attendance) from 10 am to noon.