The McCarren Park Tennis Association just learned that McCarren Park will be getting funding from the United States Tennis Association to redo the parks remaining courts. The USTA grants funds through its Fresh Courts initiative to rebuild and repair courts across the country – this year, McCarren was the only project in New York City to receive this funding.
Using the Fresh Start money, MPTA will resurface 6 of the 7 courts (they did the other one on their own this past winter). In the process, the park will gain a court, as the existing courts will be reconfigured into 6 full-size courts and 2 half-size “Quick Start” courts.
Congratulations to MPTA for pursuing and winning this funding, and (via MPTA) thanks to everyone in the community who supported this effort: OSA and the OSA Comm Comm, NYC Parks Commissioner Spiegel, Gerry Esposito and the CB1 board, Rami Metal and Councilmember Stephen Levin.