Democratize Tennis in NYC

Richard Bowie wants to democratize tennis courts in NYC.  The goal is make tennis more accessible to a broader range of people by ensuring that tennis facilities are available and affordable to everyone, regardless of their income level, race, or background. 

” Tennis does so much for the local economy from the US Open and tennis tourism, its time the city gives back” -Richard Bowie

Here are a few things that can be done:

  1. Increase the number of tennis courts in public parks: NYC could increase the number of public tennis courts in parks across the city, making it easier for people to access them. The wait time in certain areas can be hours

  2. Maintaining of existing courts: NYC could improve the maintenance of existing tennis courts, ensuring they are clean and in good condition.

  3. Offer more affordable tennis lesson outdoors: Promote more affordable tennis lessons and clinics, making it easier for people to learn the game or improve their skills.

  4. Create programs for underrepresented groups: Tennis Passport and USTA Eastern are actively creating tennis programs specifically designed for underrepresented groups, such as low-income families, minorities, and people with disabilities.

  5. More awareness of available resources: Tennis Passport online visibility can improve public awareness of available resources, such as clinics for adults or kids programs.

We hope by taking these steps and working with USTA Eastern, City Parks we can help make tennis more accessible to everyone, allowing more people to enjoy the benefits of the sport and promoting a more inclusive and diverse tennis community.

After all a Tennis Permit is $100 anually 

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