Sound of Tennis Long Island City


BNP Paribas Supports Expansion of Sound of Tennis to Long Island City

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BNP Paribas, one of the leading sponsors of tennis globally, has partnered with Court 16 and Helen Keller Services for the Blind to launch their adaptive program for the visually impaired in Long Island City in Fall 2019. 

The partnership between BNP Paribas and Court 16 reflects their joint commitment to make tennis available to all players, regardless of income or physical limitations. 

BNP Paribas prides itself on being a lead sponsor of tennis around the world, but in addition to sponsoring the game, we also make it our priority to see that players get the helping hand they need to be able to compete. The goal for our partnership with Court 16 and the Helen Keller Services for the Blind is to make sure that this program continues to grow and remains available to those who both want and need it.”    - Jean-Yves Fillion, Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas USA and Chairman of CIB Americas

The program employs modified equipment - sound adapted foam tennis balls on smaller courts with tactile lines. Court 16’s expertly trained coaches customize lessons for individuals with varying levels of visual impairment, B1 through B5 (adhering to International Blind Tennis Association standards.) Small group settings allow players to advance skills on the court progressively, fostering teamwork and strengthening self-esteem. The program, meeting weekly for two-hours, includes an off-court fitness regimen and lifestyle mentorship component as well.

Sound of Tennis Open House Events

Court 16 is hosting Sound of Tennis Open House events and private one-on-one lesson opportunities during the dates and times indicated below.

Before signing up for our Complimentary Open House, all participants will need to create a Court 16 Profile in Long Island City which can be done here

Mondays 11am - 12pm & Tuesdays 12pm - 1pm starting 09/24

Learn more below about how this rewarding program has impacted our Brooklyn community.