| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Prospect Park Tennis Center
50 Parkside Avenue ♦ Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Paul Campbell, Director
(718) 436-2500 ♦ www.prospectpark.org/tennis

Ever since the days of the lawn tennis craze in the early 1900s, tennis has been a vital community event in Prospect Park. At Prospect Park Tennis Center, part of historic Prospect Park in the heart of Brooklyn, N.Y., there’s something for everyone … hourly court time, lessons, leagues and programs for all ages.

Prospect Park Tennis Center’s year-round staff is comprised of tennis coaches who are both expert players and great teachers. They’ll help kids and adults alike improve their serve, stroke and confidence on the court through drills and match play. Beginners will gain a thorough understanding of the game, as well as basic skills and strategies. Experienced players can hone their game with individualized instruction geared toward match play.
At the Tennis Center, players can hit the courts at night or during the day, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., all year-long. With nine Har-Tru clay courts, two Deco Turf hard courts and a bubble for the indoor season, a modern clubhouse, and party rental spaces, Prospect Park Tennis Center is a great place to spend a few hours with friends and fellow players. Doubles and mixed-doubles leagues, daytime and evening leagues, and group lessons build a community of players who can practice together and learn from each other, while having fun on the court. The Tennis Center even hosts an annual tournament every fall.

Prospect Park Tennis Center also offers group or individual tennis lessons for children, from beginner to advanced. There is a range of junior development and holiday programs throughout the year for kids of all ages. From June to August, the Tennis Center also hosts its annual Summer Youth Tennis Program, where kids ages six to 16 can get personalized tennis lessons from expert pros. Parents have praised the coaches and the well-organized program, while kids have a blast learning and practicing. In Prospect Park’s highly-regarded Special Aces program, qualified physical and occupational therapists join the Tennis Center’s pros to provide exercise and tennis instruction to children with varying degrees of physical and cognitive challenges.

Prospect Park Tennis Center is open daily and is located at the Parade Ground on the corner of Coney Island and Parkside Avenues (Park Circle). Gift certificates are available for court time or lessons. The Tennis Center also makes a great place for birthday parties!

For more information about programs, parties, and more at the Prospect Park Tennis Center, call (718) 436-2500 or visit www.prospectpark.org/tennis.