Browsing: tennis

News & Features
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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,…

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…