Adrian Margaret Brune

Mar 22, 2020

6 min read

The Real Hidden Courts of New York

New Yorkers complain about Central Park crowding. But a subway-ride away…

Who doesn’t want to belong to the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens. Am I right? It’s a gorgeous, legendary facility with tons of displayed history and panache, not to mention clean locker rooms. But the fact of the matter is this: most New Yorkers cannot afford West Side ($5,000 to join, about $300 per month in fees) or most of the other clubs in town. The parks have about 500 courts city-wide; the ever-lasting gripe is that there are…