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Free Stuff to do this weekend: Play Tennis on a Clay Court

Get your inner Serena Williams on!

If you are looking for something to do on a budget in New York City this weekend, you can play tennis on a clay court.  In celebration of the French Open, starting this Friday and until Sunday, June 11, tennis aficionados can experience french tennis on a clay court.

Tennis with a view


“Roland-Garros in the City” arrives at the same time of the famed French Open finals, June 9 – 11.  Created by the French Tennis Federation (Federation Française de Tennis – FFT), New Yorkers will have the opportunity to experience the feel of Paris at the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza in Lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City.

Get Served

In addition to playing tennis, there will be a series of activities and tents to visit from Swiss watch brand, Longines, and Lacoste. You will be able to measure the speed of your serve, and the fastest serve will win a bunch of goodies from Longines. 

Watch sunset and French open at the same time

The French Open will air on live and on big screen from Friday, June 9th 11am – 7pm (semi-finals), then Saturday, June 10th: 9am – 6pm (Women’s Finals); Sunday, June 11th: 9am – 5pm (Men’s Finals). The Roland-Garros matches will be shown on the giant screen at the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza daily from 9am-6pm, starting on Monday, June 5th.