11 New Summer Camps for NYC Kids in 2019

11 New Summer Camps for NYC Kids in 2019

One of our favorite new family-friendly openings in NYC last year, the LIC location of Court 16has 9 indoor tennis courts that are designed to be kid-friendly, in smaller, more age-appropriate sizes. This summer, certified instructors lead tennis-pros-in-training in tennis fundamentals, as well as craft projects and engaging lessons to build a deeper appreciation for the sport. Themed summer camp weeks include Tennis Traditions, Greatest Players, Doubles, and more, at both the Queens courts and their sister location in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

A Thursday Night Hobby

A Thursday Night Hobby

Last year, I was in search of a hobby, so I signed up for a beginner’s tennis class in my neighborhood. Along with five other women, I go to class for an hour on Thursday evenings, where we meet with a great coach named Nick. I had never played tennis before, but I’ve gotten really into it. At first, I didn’t even know how to hold a racquet, but after a couple months, we can now play not-terrible games. My goal is to challenge my mom to a real match this spring. We will see!

From Brussels to New York, modernity in tradition

From Brussels to New York, modernity in tradition

Behind Court 16, a Belgian: Anthony Evrard. Son and grandson of "Bourgeois Sport", the first Belgian "pro" tennis store, created in 1968 and well known in the world of rackets in Brussels. Anthony will naturally spend a lot of his time learning to string rackets at the same time as the alphabet, like his father for professionals. He will also drag his first setbacks at the Royal Leopold Club, still in the wake of his family, one of the first "proletarians" to tread the courts of the mythical "Leo". And more precisely on the 16, his favorite, the second on the left when you enter the club.

Serving Up Epic Workouts At Court 16

Serving Up Epic Workouts At Court 16

For those who love the sport and are wanting to serve it up all year long look no further than the newly opened Court 16. The high-tech facility is a one-of-a-kind sports experience that will appeal to all ages and levels. Every detail is unique and full of wonderful touches that are greatly appreciated in the workout world. From tennis pros to kids in first time camps, there are details all will be inspired by when entering.

Birthday Bashes from Baby to Boyhood

Birthday Bashes from Baby to Boyhood

For Yuli and Ori, the place of choice was Court 16 Tennis in Long Island City – an awesome indoor tennis club for kids and adults, and the only tennis court in the US with LED tennis courts! super cool at night! The kids got to play tennis while the adults kicked back and watched or played too!. The party packages are awesome, and can include everything from digital invites and cake and candles. We brought some adult beverages for our friends to enjoy, and all of the kids had a blast(!) learning tennis skills and playing with one another. Yuli was excited to show off his moves, and the boys still talk about the event to this day.

See the Cute Alpha Industries x Court 16 Flight Jacket for Kids and Adults

See the Cute Alpha Industries x Court 16 Flight Jacket for Kids and Adults

Alpha Industries and the newly launched Court 16 have teamed up for their first-ever collaboration. The apparel brand and the New York City tennis court have released a cute bomber jacket in sizes for both kids and adults. The Flight Jacket features removable patches on a soft navy blue fabric, perfect for keeping warm in between games of tennis.


Earth Day Event Held in Brooklyn Tennis Center

Earth Day Event Held in Brooklyn Tennis Center

A Tennis center in Brooklyn is swinging its focus on helping the planet in honor of Earth Day.

Court 16 in Gowanus celebrated by providing eco-friendly activities Sunday.

Kids got to color and make cardboard bracelets.

Parents were asked to bring their old cell phones so they could be re-recycled.

Of course the event included tennis and everyone attending got to play for free.

Why We Play Tennis

Why We Play Tennis

 It's hard to find places to play in the city, but we found Court 16. It's an indoor, kid-friendly tennis court, located in Brooklyn.  My girls were nervous to play at first, however, I asked them to channel inspiration from the world's greatest tennis sisters: Venus and Serena.

5 New Kid-Approved Places to Play in New York City

5 New Kid-Approved Places to Play in New York City

Like its sister location in Gowanus, this indoor tennis facility in LIC offers child-sized courts, all built with a special cushioned surface that's easy on growing joints. Group tennis, private sessions and tennis conditioning classes are offered for kids ages three to 11 (they're broken into groups and taught specifically to their age levels). You can even schedule a free trial! They also offer Friday night movies where kids can hit some balls, eat pizza and watch a flick, and special family weekends.