Free tennis clinic in Central Park

August 18, 2016

City Parks Foundation invites New Yorkers of all ages and abilities to participate in its annual free tennis clinic in Central Park to kick off the US Open Championships with LACOSTE ambassador Murphy Jensen and more LACOSTE-sponsored professional tennis players and ambassadors, to be announced.

Participants will have a chance to learn from the pros on the game’s most integral shots: forehand, backhand, serve and volley. As well as compete in fun contests for giveaways courtesy of LACOSTE.

CityParks Tennis presented by BNP Paribas, provides free tennis lessons to thousands of kids ages six to 16 each year in nearly 39 parks throughout the five boroughs. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events. Fondation LACOSTE, currently celebrating its 10th year, is one of the main sponsors of CityParks Tennis. Additionally, LACOSTE is the Official Apparel Sponsor of the program.

DATE: Sunday, August 28, 2016

TIMES: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Media Check-In & Pro/VIP Arrivals and Media Interviews. 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Private instructional time for media guests. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Pro Demonstration & Free Public Tennis Clinic

LOCATION: Central Park Tennis Center, Manhattan, 96th Street and Central Park West. On-site contact: Mike Silverman / Director of Sports, City Parks Foundation / (917) 806-0024

About City Parks Foundation:

City Parks Foundation is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives — located in more than 300 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across the city — reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities. For more details, please visit



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