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. 

Brooklyn tennis club Court 16 caters to players with visual impairments

Brooklyn tennis club Court 16 caters to players with visual impairments

Court 16 wants to make tennis accessible to everyone — including people with visual impairments.Through its Sound of Tennis program, the Gowanus tennis facility provides the opportunity for people who typically might not be able to play the sport to pick up a racket and get swinging.

Court 16 Opens Kid-Friendly Tennis Spot in Long Island City

Court 16 Opens Kid-Friendly Tennis Spot in Long Island City

When it comes to family-friendly amenities, Long Island City is experiencing a boom. From inventive play spaces to sprawling parks and cool tot spots, there's plenty to see and do, including a brand-new tennis facility, Court 16.

Four years after opening its flagship location in Gowanus, Brooklyn, Court 16 has opened a new indoor tennis complex geared toward the kids who are rapidly taking over this neighborhood's sidewalks. With nine tennis courts of varying kid-friendly sizes, there's something for tennis players of all ages at this new spot.

COURT 16 PREVIEWS LED TENNIS COURTS

COURT 16 PREVIEWS LED TENNIS COURTS

A new tennis facility in Queens is serving up lessons for the whole family. Court 16 will open a new facility under the Queensboro Bridge later this month. The space has glass floors with different sized LED tennis courts underneath.

New tennis club in Long Island City will offer classes for children and parents

New tennis club in Long Island City will offer classes for children and parents

A new tennis club opening in Long Island City will teach both children and parents the fundamentals of the sport on the first tennis facility to feature customized glass courts with LED marking lines.

This New York Tennis Court is Built Just for Families

This New York Tennis Court is Built Just for Families

New York parents, we’ve got your kid’s next sport lined up right here: this month Court 16 is inaugurating the first tennis court built specifically for families. The tennis company currently operates its flagship tennis court in Gowanus, Brooklyn and will open a new location in Long Island City, Queens. And this location will feature not only innovative technology like LED courts, but also specialized programs.

Where to play tennis during winter in NYC

Where to play tennis during winter in NYC

Court16 in Long Island City looks like a hot nightclub: The lights are dimmed, Top 40 hits blare through the speakers and glowing beams of light shoot up from the floor. But the clonks of tennis balls give it away: It’s a tennis facility for all ages, opening to the public on Tuesday.

Court 16 to Open Massive Tennis Facility in Long Island City Next Week, Features LED Courts

Court 16 to Open Massive Tennis Facility in Long Island City Next Week, Features LED Courts

A Brooklyn-based indoor tennis club known for its children’s programming will be officially opening its massive Long Island City location early next week.

Liberty on His Mind, Doubles Champion Seizes Opportunity at the Mike

Liberty on His Mind, Doubles Champion Seizes Opportunity at the Mike

After Jean-Julien Rojer won his second Grand Slam men’s doubles title on Friday, a question about his Statue of Liberty shirt seemed obvious and innocuous.

Quiet Please: Pharrell Williams and adidas launch tennis initiative for NYC

Quiet Please: Pharrell Williams and adidas launch tennis initiative for NYC

Pharrell Williams is known for his many fashion collaborations, from G-Star to Billionaire Boys Club to Chanel, but his partnership with adidas, which began in 2014 with a slick line of Stan Smith sneakers and track jackets signaled a deeper collaboration ahead.

Engaged Tennis Players Prefer to Be on the Same Side of the Net

Engaged Tennis Players Prefer to Be on the Same Side of the Net

The first time Tara Moore and Conny Perrin attempted a relationship, it ended in a split.

The two professional tennis players, who were introduced in 2011 by a mutual friend at a tournament in France, found it too difficult to sustain a relationship through the constant travel of the tour and often separate schedules. Perrin, from Switzerland, even prefers playing on clay, the least favorite surface of Moore, a Hong Kong-born Londoner.

Pharrell Wants to Incept Us All to be Better People

Pharrell Wants to Incept Us All to be Better People

We need more love," Pharrell Williams says to me, sitting in a hotel suite in downtown New York City. "We need love, man." And he's right. For many of us, there's never been a time where it was more clear that we need more love in this world. It's from that root need that he launched his latest campaign with Adidas named, in writing at least, Quiet Please. (with the intentional strikethrough). You can call it "Don't Be Quiet Please."

The best after-school programs in NYC

These super cool after-school programs will encourage kids to learn and grow, even after the bell rings! Tots as young as two and a half years old can gather on the special kid-sized courts (36 by 18 feet) to learn hand-eye coordination, balance and how to play well with others through the basics of tennis.

Tennis Time at Court 16

Tennis Time at Court 16

In New York, you have many things: the best food, the finest fashion and the coolest concepts. For tennis beginners and enthusiasts, there's Court 16. The coolest, indoor tennis court and school is located in the hip neighborhood of the Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. We caught up with founder, Anthony Evrard, and got to know more about the only tennis club in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to youngsters #TennisRemixed4Kids

Get to know the innovative founder of Court 16, Anthony Evrard!

Get to know the innovative founder of Court 16, Anthony Evrard!

Are you an avid tennis player and want to get your little one involved?  Or do you have a child interested in tennis and you’re looking for a place to nurture their love of the sport?  OR…not a tennis player, and wanting to introduce it to your family?  Right around the corner in Gowanus you will find Court 16, the first (and only) kids tennis club in Brooklyn.  This state of the art facility was created with kids in mind, from kid size courts with cushioned surfaces to bathroom sinks at kid-height.   Tennis has so much to offer our children, like aerobic fitness, fine motor control, better eye-hand coordination, discipline and learning sportsmanship, among many other benefits.  Finally we have a place dedicated to this great sport right here in Brooklyn!  For this month’s interview we decided to talk to the founder of Court 16, Anthony Evrard.

COURT 16: THE NEW-AGE BROOKLYN PIONEERS

COURT 16: THE NEW-AGE BROOKLYN PIONEERS

 Court 16 is a concept so simple it’s hard to believe it hasn’t been done yet — anywhere in the country.  Located in the industrial yet burgeoning blocks of Gowanus, Court 16 is the first-ever tennis club solely geared for kids ages 3-11.