Tennis Identity

A NYC Secret. Vanderbilt Tennis Club in Grand Central Station.

Grand Central tennis
Watching great tennis always instills a hankering to play. As you zip in and out of NYC for the US Open make a tennis date at Vanderbilt Tennis Club inside Grand Central Terminal. The view through that window? Ribbons of yellow cabs headed into the hub.

IMG_2488Above the one full court is another great training spot. The facility has taken a half-court, divided it, and runs Playmate chameleon series controllers and feeding machines with automatic ball collectors on each court.  The result is a very intense workout since your opponent never needs to take a break.

Sensors gather data on your hitting which can then be viewed on a tablet nearby.

That’s Dadi Zvulun, Manager and Head Pro at Vanderbilt, who kindly showed me around and demo’d the practice court with a few volleys.

Cool place and you don’t need to be a member or find a partner to play there. More info at Vanderbilt Tennis Club.