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Is your kid the next Roger Federer or Anna Kournikova? They could be, and now there are free programs at local schools to help them get there. The New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) organization launched their free community tennis summer programs for kids earlier this month, and registration continues to be open. The…

Events
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MatchPoint NYC, the enormous new sports and recreation complex that replaced the Brooklyn Racquet Club at 2781 Shell Road, is bringing one of the world’s top female tennis players, Dinara Safina,to the neighborhood for a meet-and-greet and exhibition match during their spring tennis festival this Sunday. Safina, a Russian native, is an Olympic medal winner,…

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In 2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration raised the fees for residents looking to use City-run recreational facilities, including ball fields and tennis courts, looking for a bump in revenue. According to an exhaustive report by the Independent Budget Office (IBO), the increased fees not only failed to increase revenue but drove down membership…

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Area seniors looking to stay in shape but don’t want to pay the high costs associated with gym memberships can rejoice! The City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness for six weeks at Marine Park. All activities will take place twice a week now through November 1. Participants…

Real Estate
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Tennis anyone? The popular racquet sport, along with yoga, swimming and dancing, are returning to the intersection of Shell Road and Avenue Z in Gravesend in what is set to be Brooklyn’s largest sports complex. Sheepshead Bites first learned about the deal from the broker, Brian Hanson of Massey Knakel Realty Services, and now a…

Education
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Coming in from Five Boro Sports: Leon M. Goldstein High School – formerly Kingsborough High School – competed for the first time in the Mayor’s Cup this past weekend. The team was led by freshman Becky Shtilkind, who last week defeated Cardozo freshman Arielle Griffin, 6-0, 6-1, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis…