There wasn't one, but eleven -- ELEVEN, Haters! -- open courts at Lincoln Terrace Park in East New York!
Not only was no one there, the park's gates were wiiiiiide open. This is a big deal, Haters. I have courts just a 10-minute walk away from my apartment at the Jackie Robinson Park, but the tennis pro there thinks he owns them. He locks them up when he leaves, which, if he doesn't have a lesson, can be 5:00PM.
But wait, there's more! The Lincoln Terrace courts were renovated this summer by the Parks Department They're in excellent condition, save for the nets. Someone needs to teach Parks how to hang tennis nets properly. There's no sag in the middle.
And if you're setting up a net for a singles-only court, with no doubles alley, get the right net for it. I spotted this work-around for a net that was too long for the court.
I'm going to get my ski suit on and go out there and hit. November, be damned! The Australian Open is in 7 weeks!