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Wolfe's Pond Park Tennis Courts Reopen After Sandy Repairs

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After months of construction to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, players at Staten Island's Wolfe's Pond Park Tennis Courts are ready to serve.

Officials from the City Parks Foundation, the U.S. Tennis Associaton and Chase cut the ribbon on the refurbished courts Thursday.

All three organizations pitched in to help repair the courts.

The renovations were finished just in time to host one of city's free summer youth tennis programs.

"I think my tennis will definitely improve this summer, and I'm really excited to start off," said Autumn Greco, a participant in the tennis program.

"The possibility of getting kids to play here in Staten Island, giving them something to do, beautiful brand new courts after what happened with the storm, it's just great to see," said Patrick McEnroe of the USTA.

"We've been able to basically turn these courts into a mini version of the U.S. Open," said Mike Silverman, director of sports for the City Parks Foundation. "Safe to say now, they're probably the nicest courts in New York City."

More than 200 Staten Island kids have enrolled in the annual tennis program this summer.

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