The U.S. Open is not the only place to play tennis in Queens. In honor of the end of the tournament, here are places where you can work on your serve, backhand and other racket skills in the borough, from private clubs to city park courts.
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park
The location of the U.S. Open, it also offers several different tennis programs, including junior tennis camps, adult lessons and private instruction with certified tennis professionals.
21st Street, Astoria, 347-284-6061
There are lessons for kids starting at 2-years-old, instruction for adults, even beginners, and a cardio tennis program.
CityView Racquet Club
43-34 32nd Place, Long Island City, 718-389-6252
At this private club members can play tennis, squash or enjoy its fitness area, full service spa, juice bar, cocktail lounge and outdoor deck with a skyline view of Manhattan.
Cunningham Tennis Center
196-00 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, 718-740-6800
It has a junior development program beginning at 4-years-old, various lessons for adults, and private or semi-private lessons seven days a week.
North Shore Tennis and Racquets Club
34-28 214th Place, Bayside, 718-229–9579
This tennis club has Har-Tru tennis courts, two platform tennis courts, lit for night play year-round and two squash courts, as well as lessons from tennis pros.
NYC Parks tennis courts
Various locations throughout Queens
Throughout the borough, you can play at one of the many tennis courts located at city parks and playgrounds. Some can be set aside by reservation and others are open to walk-ons.
West Side Tennis Club
1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, 718-268-2300
The West Side Tennis Club has 38 courts with many different surfaces, including Har-Tru, red clay and Deco Turf, and bubble and platform tennis courts for when the weather gets cold.
Youth and Tennis Academy
Various locations in Queens, 718-658-6728
Tennis instruction is offered throughout the year for pre-school through high school aged children at different facilities in Queens.