By NYMetroParents Staff

Alternative Sports and Non-Competitive Physical Activities in Queens

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If you have a non-athletic child, you can still find ways to bond with him or her through non-competitive physical activities. We've compiled a guide to parks, rinks, and other sports centers in Queens that offer healthy and fun activities - like hiking, kayaking, and table tennis - for all ages. 

 


Get off the Couch! Go...

 

...GAMING

New York Table Tennis, Inc.

Flushing; (718) 321-2030; www.nytabletennis.com

Table tennis facilities for players of all ages and skill sets. Lessons and kids' birthday parties also available.

 

New York Table Tennis Club

Flushing; (718) 359-3272; www.nyttc.com

Table tennis facilities for players of all ages and skill sets. Lessons and kids' birthday parties also available.

 

New York International Table Tennis Center

Flushing; (718) 961-4208; www.nyittc.com  

Yet another table tennis center in Flushing, this center offers teen training groups (in addition to its many programs). Each lesson is an hour long and free of charge; must be 8-10 people per group to qualify.

 


...KAYAKING

World's Fair Marina

Flushing; (718) 478-0480; www.nycgovparks.org

Located by Flushing Bay, the site welcomes users to launch their powerboats, kayaks, and canoes free of charge. Permits are required and are available for $15 per season. Open until November 15.

 

 

...OUTDOORS

Cunningham Park

Fresh Meadows/Bayside; (718) 217-6452; www.nycgovparks.org

One of Queens' largest, this park offers a slew of outdoor amenities including handball courts, bicycle and hiking trails, cricket fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and more.

 

 

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