Tuesday, March 20, 2007

West Side Tennis Club Schedule Announced

They have announced the West Side Tennis Club schedule. The club will once again host the Sony Ericsson Tour Championship from August 21 - 25. It's a final tune-up to the US Open and gets famous players. There's also a few other tourneys of interest including a $50k Clay Court men's tournament in June that's open to everyone.

Most of these events are open to public viewing. I highly recommend going to a couple of matches this summer if you're around. No other area in NYC has anything like this and it's good to support it. Plus, the clubhouse and pro-shop will make you feel like you're on vacation in Cape Cod.

Here's a good NY1 piece about the stadium from 2004. They were talking about refurbishing it, but I don't think they've done anything with it yet. Tennis Fans Team Up To Restore Forest Hills Stadium To Former Glory

Joining the Club is expensive, but not as bad as a country club. You're looking at about $6 or 7k per year per person for tennis and pool, with monthly minimums on food at the club's restaurant. I've never joined, but I hope to someday. Where else in the city - or anywhere else for that matter - can you play grass court tennis on impeccable grounds?