Article written by: Mr. Samuel Ortiz
Guz Indoor Handball Courts – Open for Handball October 1st
New & improved renovation entrance
area for all handball players
and brand new GuZ indoors
Café & restaurant with grade
‘A’ standard approved
inspection health code. No
more chain-fence and it’s 3
freshly repainted courts.
Location: 1618 WEIRFIELD
ST, Brooklyn, NY 11385
Transit: ‘L’ Train to Halsey
MTA Bus: B26 Between
Wyckoff Av & Cypress Av
SUNDAY 10am – 10PM
MONDAY 12pm -12am
TUESDAY 12pm – 12am
WEDNESDAY 12pm -12am
THURSDAY 11am – 11pm
FRIDAY 11am – 11pm
SATURDAY 1Oam – 11pm
CONTACT INFO : 347-419-5234
$10 per person
USWA MEMBERS: $5 entry on Wednesdays
applies with USWA Members only*
Members pay *1/2 price* on
Wednesdays and receive
discounts to ALL events held
indoors during the winter
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Only the BEST Play Here!
“Here” is Guz Indoor Sports Club, opened three years ago in what was once a garment dyeing
factory on an industrial street in Ridgewood, Queens. The space has smooth
cinder-block walls and fits 3 regulation-size courts. Players — some come from as far
away as Florida — call it “Ridgewood Indoors.”
The club opens at noon every day and closes as late as midnight, depending upon how
heated the games are; there are pool tables and Ping-Pong tables, too, separated from
the courts by a new Café area.
Wherever you have handball, you usually have money being wagered. Top players said
that the going rate used to be $20 a game, but that since the economic downturn, it was
Wednesdays, when admission is $5 instead of the usual $10, is busy, too. There were
perhaps 100 people filling the bleachers at the club this past Wednesday, many of them
playing cards as they cheered or jeered the players. The thwack of blue rubber balls
and squeak of sneakers on the gray-painted concrete floor made a constant din.
The players include doctors, police officers, factory workers and high school students.
Top performers in handball tournaments are awarded official status as “A-players” —
there are about 30 active A-players across New York City (and many more B-players).
In warm weather, many of these rated players play at Castle Hill Playground in the
Bronx, the West Fourth Street courts in Manhattan, the ones at 88th Street and Atlantic
Avenue in Queens, or the Seaside Courts on Surf Avenue in Coney Island.
“So come and visit to play indoors because ‘Big Blue Handball’ is one of the best sports
in the world. It helps you physically and mentally and it will keep you in shape for a long
Guz Indoor Sports Club reconstruction 2012
Photo provided by: Edge Photography NY Inc.