Public comments for: Proposed Amendment of Tennis Permit Rules

Comments

Comment:
I'm a member of The Fort Greene Tennis Association, and I strongly support the tennis fee change to $100. People will be able to participate in this great sport which can also lead to more exercise and more social interaction. We need stress reduction in NYC. Jerome Aaron
Agency: DPR
Comment:
I am a member of Fort Greene Tennis Associate and I support the lowering of tennis permit fees to $100 so that more people have access to the public courts.
Agency: DPR
Comment:
I strongly support lowering the adult tennis permit fee from $200 to $100. As a member of the Fort Greene Tennis Association, a volunteer group that works to improve the courts and organize tennis events at Ft. Greene Park, I believe creating more access to public courts is crucial to maintaining a vibrant and diverse community. I also support using the Parks Department website for sale of permits, single-play tickets and reservations. The city needs fewer barriers, not more, to outlets for physical activity.
Agency: DPR
Comment:
I'm a member of the Fort Greene Tennis Association, a volunteer group that works to improve the courts and organize tennis events at Ft. Greene Park, in Brooklyn. I support lowering the adult tennis permit fee from $200 to $100. I believe city will gain revenue from more players buying permits. I also support using the Parks Department website for sale of permits, single-play tickets and reservations which should also help increase revenue. I believe these changes will let more New Yorkers enjoy the game.
Agency: DPR
Comment:
I have had an adult tennis permit and urge that the proposed changes to the rule be adopted. The most important aspect of the rule is the lowering of the annual adult fee for an annual permit from $200 to $100. The high annual currently serves as a deterrent and presents a very high bar. Use of the tennis courts should be made more accessible so that those from different income levels should be able to use the courts. If anything, I would advocate for a 2 tier system -- $100 annual fee and a reduced annual fee of $50 for those who can provide evidence of financial hardship. Also I support the change that allows people to purchase the permits from the website. The possibility of counterfeit permits exists, but it would be exceedingly rare in real life since the financial incentive for this crime is low and the incidence is extremely rare--it's not as though there are millions of people trying to access the courts. As it currently stands, it is very difficult for players without a season permit to purchase a single play ticket since that would involve having to make a trek to the Arsenal in Manhattan or a Parks Dept. office.
Agency: DPR