Commonpoint Queens will be taking over control of the Alley Pond Tennis Center this fall. Operating under the new name of Commonpoint Queens Tennis and Athletic Center, the facility will offer the option for several kinds of sports, fitness and activities to be done.
The facility houses an indoor and outdoor seasonal facility for the public. Measuring in at approximately 550 feet, the indoor space offers ten pickleball courts, seven championship tennis courts and a 40 by 60-foot turf field. A variety of programs and services will be offered at the facility, including private tennis lessons, tennis programs for people of all ages, pickleball, turf field space and on site racquet stringing. Additionally, the facility also contains a snack bar, pro shop, locker rooms and showers. This facility offers a bubble of turf fields and tennis courts until the spring, when the weather gets warmer.
“As a meeting place for athletics, social gatherings and so much more, Alley Pond Park is one of our borough’s landmarks,” Commonpoint Queens CEO Danielle Ellman said. “We are thrilled to partner with the NYC Parks Department to have the opportunity to reach more of our neighbors with health and wellness initiatives and continue to provide enriching and vital services to even more community members.”
Commonpoint Queens offers human services like youth education, high school and college success and older adult, workforce and mental health services. The organization also operates health and wellness programs. These programs include a gym and indoor pool at their Forest Hills location and the Bay Terrace Pool and Athletic Center in Bayside.
“We are thrilled to enter into a partnership with Commonpoint Queens as our new tennis and sports concessionaire at Alley Pond Park,” NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue said. “Commonpoint Queens has a tremendous record of providing vital public services across the borough and we welcome their arrival at Alley Pond Park. Long a popular recreational destination for Queens residents, the concession at Alley Pond Park will now include a wide variety of sports and fitness activities to complement the tennis courts, making the facility a true year-round amenity.”
Commonpoint Queens aims to meet the diverse and evolving needs in the borough. The organization acts as a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to find support, access opportunities and build connections to the community. Those seeking more information on the Commonpoint Queens Tennis and Athletic Center can go to www.commonpointqueens.org/tennis or email [email protected].
“For over 60 years, Commonpoint has been an incredible community partner that has provided essential services and enriching programs for Queens residents and I am delighted that their reach will continue to expand as the new concession holder at the Alley Pond Park Tennis Center,” Council Member Linda Lee said. “Through sports programs like tennis, pickleball and flag football, I am confident that Commonpoint Queens will continue to uplift our neighborhoods and bring fun and interactive activities that will keep residents healthy and active year-round. Thank you Commonpoint for your continued efforts to benefit our Queens community!”