Tennis

Hundreds try out to be U.S. Open Ballperson
Hundreds try out to be U.S. Open Ballperson
News Terence M. Cullen 6/25/2012 at 2:06PM

Some had never been on a tennis courts, others had only seen a video of what they were about to do. They came from either end of the Island — hundreds of them — for only about 80 spots. They sprinted after dribbled balls, with the pressure of knowing the entire world could potentially watch [...]

Expansions for the US Open expected to draw more crowds, funds
Expansions for the US Open expected to draw more crowds, funds
News Alexa Altman 6/15/2012 at 1:19PM

Prospective development at the home of the US Open could mean an ace for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Queens. Members of the USTA and borough officials served up information about the upcoming plans, set to begin in the fall of 2013, at a meeting on Thursday, June 14 at the Tennis Center [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/15/2012 at 10:51AM

Long Island City library installs snack and soda vending machines A cash-strapped Queens library has found an unusual way to raise revenue: selling soda, chips and candy. The Queens Library recently installed two vending machines stocked with unhealthy snacks near the entrance of its Long Island City branch. Read more: [New York Daily News] Cops [...]

Tennis might come back to Forest Hills Stadium
Tennis might come back to Forest Hills Stadium
News Steve Mosco 11/09/2011 at 12:59PM

A historic Queens stadium might once again serve up tennis. Reports have revealed the latest bid to save the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium is coming from Stadium Arts Alliance, a nonprofit that wants to redesign the site and convert it into a space for tennis, concerts, art shows and possibly minor league hockey. The nonprofit [...]

Girls grab victory: Kew-Forest wins tennis, volleyball
Girls grab victory: Kew-Forest wins tennis, volleyball
Sports Steve Mosco 11/07/2011 at 6:11PM

The Kew-Forest School showed just how skilled its athletes are by capturing both the volleyball and varsity tennis girls’ championships in the span of one week – capturing the 2011 Private Parochial School Athletic League (IPPAL) Championships, capping off both teams’ impressive seasons. On October 25, the varsity volleyball team defeated Lawrence-Woodmere in a match [...]