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!
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.
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."
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.