outdoors & recreation
Join in NYC Sports
by Jonathan Zeller, 09/21/2011
NYC Racquet Sports. Photo: Alex Lopez
Squash, racquetball, badminton: there are plenty of ways to make a racket in New York without donning your tennis whites. First, grab your gear. You'll find everything you need to get started—rackets, balls, apparel—at NYC Racquet Sports, an outpost from Woody Schneider, who also runs the esteemed Grand Central Racquet. The store features a specialized kids' section and knowledgeable staff members who will gladly, for example, help string your racket in the fashion that best suits your game. When it's time to play, head for CityView Racquet Club or one of the many New York Sports Club or YMCA locations that boast courts. By the way, esteemed squash pro David Palmer offered a few strategy tips for squash novices during our coverage of the 2010 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.