Battle of the


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).



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 Island (Long Island). The Boroughs winners of both flights will be invited to participate in the Battle Championships!


Date: July 21st

Time: Check-in 8:30 am

Matches start 9:00 am

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!  


Contact Gustavo Loza Padilla, Metro Region Tennis Service Representative, to find out more!


2018 Tennis Challenge Dates 

Borough Challenges


Registration ends three (3) days prior to the Borough start


June 16 - Queens - Astoria Park (Registration deadline June 13) - Tournament ID # 100109318

June 30 - Bronx - Crotona Park (Registration deadline June 27) - Tournament ID # 100111718 

July 1 - Brooklyn - Fort Greene Park  (Registration deadline June 20) - Tournament ID # 100115919

July 7 - Manhattan - East River Park (Registration deadline July 4) - Tournament ID # 100033218 


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.


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