| By Michael Sarro

New York’s oldest tennis club (established in 1886), New York Tennis Club is tucked away in a residential corner of the city near the Throggs Neck Bridge. Recently, the Club ran a very successful open house event to help show off their facility, and while the weather wasn't great, a little rain and some clouds didn't deter from the enjoyment of the members and their guests.

Saturday, May 5th was the opening day for the outdoor season at New York Tennis Club, and to celebrate, members took part in a round-robin tournament of doubles and mixed-doubles. Members were also encouraged to bring guests, and teams were comprised of one member and one non-member. It was a great way for potential members to get a feel of what life is like when you are part of the Club.

While the matches were being played, a large spread was on display for lunch. After exerting energy on the courts, players would head over to the grill for hotdogs and hamburgers, as well as the sandwich station.

“We wanted to have as many people come out and play as much tennis as possible," said New York Tennis Club Board Member Karyn Tasens. "No one is worried about scoring or winning matches as it is all about FUN today!”

“We are thrilled to have a wonderful turnout in spite of the weather," said long-time member Donna Barasch. "It was a great opening day for us and we are only looking forward to more great tennis being played here for the rest of the season.”

If you are interested in becoming a member, call (718) 239-7919 or e-mail
admin@newyorktennisclub.com for any inquiries.