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Brooklyn-based tennis club to open Long Island City facility

April 3, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan

The owners of a Brooklyn-based indoor tennis club are planning to open a Queens location in Long Island City.

Court 16, a private club offering tennis lessons, tennis camps and court space for adults and children, will be renovating and opening in a warehouse at 13-06 Queens Plaza, according to building owner Roberta Gratz.

The business filed plans with the Department of Buildings Thursday looking to renovate the 11,097 square-foot warehouse to include five tennis courts, as well as seating area and several offices.

The Brooklyn location of Court 16 offers private and group tennis lessons, court rentals and camps for children, and also hosts various events and birthday parties out of the space.

An annual membership to the Brooklyn club for one kid and their two parents, not including the cost of lessons or rentals, costs $350 annually, with a premier version costing $500 with added perks.

Lessons begin at $32 per half hour group lesson and $74 per half hour private lesson. Court rentals cost $50 for an hour, including the use of racquets and balls.

A representative from Court 16 did not return request for comment.

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$50 an hour. holy shit.
$74 for a one hour lesson. holy shit i never realized how pretentious and yuppie-ish tennis was.


There use to be two tennis spots here in LIC. One on Vernon near the Con Ed called the FILA Sports Club and another one on the water where the ferry is. Forget the name of the second one. Both private and pricey.


How about a multi use indoor sports area. Batting cages, basketball hoops and even Tennis or soccer,, similar to the Astoria complex the way it used to be. I had heard the Astoria Complex got rid of the batting cages or closed. Why just Tennis that mostly rich people play. I will always knock things that favor the upscale people. As Chuck Schumer just stated without a middle class there is no NYC. It is you LIC resident2who wants this BS and are predictable, Many underprivileged kids can’t afford Tennis rackets.


Why just tennis? Idk if it’s just tennis but probably because thats where the demand is. I would love a target range but I suspect I’d be in a very small minority hence such a facility won’t be built. As for underprivileged kids and tennis rackets I don’t believe it’s the exorbitant cost of tennis that keeps them from playing. There are many public and private programs that supply the facilities and equipment (as well as instructions) to those that want to do it. It’s simply lack of interest in the particular sport. That’s why basketball courts out number tennis courts by 10-1 in ‘underprivileged’ neighborhoods. Go there and tell them you want to convert half those courts to tennis only and see what they think.



Another Yuppie/hipster place such as rock climbing. Just what the neighborhood needs. There used to be a Tennis court/bubble dome on Vernon which closed I believe.


How in the world is tennis hipster now? You are so predictable anything that happens say it’s for the hipsters and how much you hate it. Tennis is fun for everyone, great for kids. BTW the tennis dome closed like 10 years ago… Great that it’s back to the area.


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