More tennis players are apparently being forced to put down their rackets after the latest permit fee increase.
In 2011, the price of a seasonal permit doubled to $200 for any of the city's 600 tennis courts.
Parks Department statistics show that the following year, the number or permits sold was nearly cut in half.
The higher fees were meant to generate revenue, but income ended up being lower than projected.
Now, parks officials are said to be considering a lower-priced membership category for adults aged 18 to 24.