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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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.