119th St. Tennis Association

By admin  |  February 13, 2013  | 

In the early 1980s, the 119th Street Tennis Association (119TA) was formed by a small group of tennis enthusiasts, specifically to lobby the City to fix the 10 hard courts at 119th Street that had fallen into a severe state of disrepair. Happily, in 1999, the courts were rebuilt from the ground up. The 119TA saw a change in their role as the stewards of the newly paved, deco surface courts; an expanded board was elected to oversee the care and maintenance of the courts.

The 119TA partnered with the Riverside Park Conservancy and further developed a strong relationship with the Morningside Heights community, hosting picnics sponsored by local restaurants, developing a competitive tournament season, and creating a network of events and services to better connect tennis players with one another.

Several USTPA tennis pros are contracted to this site, providing 10 and under clinics and private and semi-private lessons for all ages and skill levels.  Contact Dave Kardas at yourserve@msn.com or (203) 520-1815 for information on lessons and clinics at the 119th Street Tennis Courts.

Seasonal tennis permits or single play passes are required to play between April and November.  For Information on costs and to find out how to obtain a permit click here.

Public restrooms are at this location.

Courts are generally open year-round, weather permitting.

Membership in the 119th Street Tennis Association is encouraged (although optional) for all who play at the courts. The monies collected through memberships and events are used to maintain the courts which need annual pressure washing and crack repair. Please visit www.119TA.net to learn more or click here to join and support the courts, uniquely located adjacent to the “Forever Wild” bird sanctuary in Riverside Park!

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