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Yonkers Tennis Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Left to right: Yonkers director of community outreach services Michael I. Galvin (representing Mayor Phil Amicone), State Assemblyman Mike Spano, Yonkers City Council member Wilson Terrero, City Council president Chuck Lesnick, Yonkers Tennis Center president Joseph Curto Jr.

Yonkers Tennis Center celebrated its 40th anniversary with an open house event on Nov. 9. The event not only celebrated 40 years of tennis, but also recent eco-friendly renovations that have made Yonkers Tennis Center the greenest tennis club in Westchester County. Initiatives include a donation box for Soles4Souls, where customers can drop off their used shoes for those in need. Thus far, there have been close to 300 pairs of shoes donated. Other improvements include recycled furniture, "green seal" cleaning products, reduced paper marketing, printing on recycled stock, and 100% Green-e certified renewable energy, which has helped reduce the club’s carbon footprint by an amount equivalent to half a million miles of road traffic.  

In celebration of 40 years, President Joe Curto Jr. made a $10,000 donation to Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE), a non-profit organization that strives to ensure quality education for Yonkers Public School students and helps prepare them for future education and success.

Representatives from Wilson, Dunlop and Head came to the event to demonstrate their latest gear. Guests also indulged in chair massages from Oasis Day Spa and treatments from acupuncturist Myoung Im. Raffle prizes included private tennis lessons, tennis camp, and more.