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Battle of the Boroughs


USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation are teaming up again to present the 4th Annual Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, an adult recreational tournament to be held in June and July in New York City parks. The tournament will feature the best of team competition and neighborhood pride, and support CityParks 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). "We are excited for this annual tradition to continue to grow and help support CPF's free youth tennis instruction provided to over 7,000 players each year." 

New This Year

  • Opportunity to advance to a Battle of the Parks Sectional in September
  • Battle of the Boroughs flight winners recognized on-court during Opening Night of the New York Empire World TeamTennis match at the West Side Tennis Club
  • First opportunity to qualify for amateur World TeamTennis play

If interested in participating in the NJ Region, please see Battle of the Parks

Rules and Registration

Adult teams of up to ten players 19 years old and up, will compete against other teams in their borough before earning a slot in the Citywide Championships and BBQ held in Astoria Park, Queens on July 9, 2016. 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, and proceeds will support City Parks Foundation's free youth tennis programs in all five boroughs.

Individual Player Registration by June 24

2016 Tennis Challenge Dates

Borough Challenges

Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx  and Staten Island to be played throughout June. Contact your borough representative to find out more! 


Borough Challenge matches will be on June 25 (Rain Date - June 26)

Bronx matches will be on June 11 and June 18 

For schedules/results and statistics, please click here.

Citywide Championships and BBQ

Astoria Park, Queens - July 9, 2016 (Rain Date - July 10)


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