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Tennis Permits and Renewal Applications


Please check this site in mid-March for information on renewing your permit for the 2015 tennis season. Tennis permits are not required to order to use an outdoor court in the offseason.

Tennis permits and renewals are not being processed at this time. Weather permitting, the 2015 tennis season will begin in early April. Please check back in early March for updated information on renewing and purchasing a permit for the 2015 tennis season.

Indoor courts will continue to be available during the off-season. Please visit our Tennis Courts page to find an indoor court near you. Please call the concessionaire with any questions about pricing or other information.

For all other athletic field permits, please refer to our individual sport pages for seasonal deadlines.

Tennis Season

The Parks tennis season starts on the first Saturday of April and ends on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Full-season permits for adults 18-61 cost $200. Permits for seniors 62 and over cost $20 and permits for juniors below 18 cost $10. Single-play and reservation tickets cost $15.

Permits purchased are good for use until the end of the season. The same fees and expiration date apply for anyone interested in purchasing a permit late in the season.

For singles play, permits are good for one hour of tennis each day, in any borough. For doubles play, permits are good for two hours of tennis each day in any borough.

Tennis Permit Fees

Age Fee
Adults (ages 18-61) $200
Senior Citizens (ages 62 and over) $20
Juniors (ages 17 and under) $10
Single-Play Tickets (all ages, no photograph needed) $15

Duplicate Tennis Permit Fees

Duplicate Adult/Senior Tennis $15
Duplicate Junior Tennis $6

Court Reservations

Court Reservations are available at Central Park and Prospect Park through the use of reservation tickets, and at 12 pilot locations through the online tennis reservation pilot program. For all other locations, you must sign up for a court upon arrival.

Central Park and Prospect Park

Court reservations are taken for Central Park and Prospect Park courts using a system of reservation tickets. Reservation tickets cost $15 each. Reservation tickets may only be purchased by season pass holders and should be received within two weeks of purchase. Note: At this point, we are unable to offer printing of single-play or reservation tickets immediately upon purchase online. Please allow a week or so for delivery. Once you have your reservation ticket, you may reserve courts up to 30 days in advance at Central Park or Prospect Park either in person or by phone.

Central Park Court Reservations: (212) 280-0205
Prospect Park Tennis Center: (718) 436-2500

Online Tennis Reservations

Parks will be continuing a program allowing the public to make online tennis reservations at various sites throughout New York City. A limited number of courts will be set aside for online reservations at each site, and any courts that are not reserved using the online reservation system will remain open to walk-ons. 

More Information

Locker Rental

Lockers are only available for the Central Park courts located at 93rd Street near West Drive. Rentals are $20.00.


Borough Tennis Permit Offices

Bronx Permit Office
1 Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 430-1848
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Queens Permit Office
Passerelle Building
(Across from outdoor tennis courts)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(718) 393-7276
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Permit Office
Litchfield Villa
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 965-8919
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday* 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (*April only)

Staten Island Permit Office
Greenbelt Recreation Center
501 Brielle Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 667-3547 Ext. 313
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Closed Friday and Saturday
Sunday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Manhattan Permit Office
830 5th Avenue
The Arsenal, Room 1 (Basement)
NY, NY 10065
(212) 360-8131
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday* 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (*April - May)
*This location also accepts cash

Paragon Sporting Goods
867 Broadway and 18th Street
(212) 255-8036
Monday - Friday  10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Note: Tennis permits originally obtained at Paragon Sports in Manhattan CANNOT be renewed online. Please renew at Paragon or apply for a new permit through one of the Parks permit offices.

Paragon Sporting Goods will NOT issue or renew permits past 30 minutes prior to closing time.


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