Battle of the
USTA Eastern | April 16, 2018
USTA Eastern is excited to present the 6th Annual Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, an adult recreational tournament that will be held in June and July in New York City parks. The tournament will feature the best of team competition and neighborhood pride and is hosted with the support of City Parks Tennis, which provides free tennis lessons and activities for children at 36 parks citywide.
"We are thrilled for the return of the Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge to the Metro Region," said Jenny Schnitzer, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of USTA Eastern. "The event will once again allow many of the best adult tennis players to compete in New York City’s parks and help children learn the sport of a lifetime."
"The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge allows adult players in our parks to again compete in a friendly atmosphere and represent their own neighborhoods and boroughs," said Mike Silverman, Director of Sports for City Parks Foundation (CPF). ADVERTISEMENT
New This Year - The Battle
There are battles held throughout the USTA Eastern Section. This includes Battle of the Parks (New Jersey) and Battle of the Burbs (Southern) and Battle of the Island (Long Island). The Boroughs winners of both flights will be invited to participate in the Battle Championships!
Date: July 21st
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Flushing Meadows - Corona Park, Queens, N.Y.
Rules and Registration
Adult teams of 6-8 players per team ages 18 and up, will compete against other teams in their borough before earning a slot in the Citywide Championships and BBQ. Download rules here.
Players with a NTRP rating of 4.0 or higher will compete in Flight A. Players with a NTRP rating of 4.0 or lower will compete in Flight B.
Click here for NTRP guidelines
Click here to self-rate
Registration is $20/per person.
*Players need to create non-member account in Tennislink if they do not have an existing USTA membership. No payment necessary!
2018 Tennis Challenge Dates
Registration ends three (3) days prior to the Borough start
June 16 - Queens - Astoria Park (Registration deadline June 13) - Tournament ID # 100109318
June 23 - Brooklyn - Fort Greene Park (Registration deadline June 20) - Tournament ID # 100115918
June 30 - Manhattan - Crotona Park (Registration deadline June 27) - Tournament ID # 100033218
July 7 - Bronx - East River Park (Registration deadline July 4) - Tournament ID # 100111718
July 21 - The Battle - Corona Park (Winning teams from each borough will compete in The Battle Championship)
Come out to enjoy a BBQ, live music, raffle & gifts.
Contact your borough representative to find out more! Borough contact information will be coming soon!
For schedules/results and statistics, please click here.