Tennis Permits and Renewal Applications
The 2013 tennis season has ended. 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 2014 tennis season will begin in early April. Please check back in early March for updated information on renewing and purchasing a permit for the 2014 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.
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.
- All individuals are required to purchase a tennis permit (full season or single play) in order to use a tennis court.
- Court users must adhere to the Tennis Rules & Regulations and Guidelines for Use of Field and Court Space.
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
|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 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 Pilot Program
Parks will be continuing a pilot program allowing the public to make online tennis reservations at 12 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. In the 2012 season, we are expanding our online tennis reservations program to Central Park and Prospect Park.
Locker are only available for the Central Park courts located at 93rd Street near West Drive. Rentals are $20.00.
Due to a renovation of the locker rooms at the Central Park Tennis Center, the men's layout has changed. Below is the new floor plan. Please review it before mailing back your locker requests. The women's layout remains the same after the renovation.
If you have trouble opening the attachment, please call (212) 360-8245. Thank you.
Central Park Tennis House Men's Locker Room Floor Plan [PDF, 1.9 MB]
Borough Tennis Permit Offices
Bronx Permit Office
Queens Permit Office
Brooklyn Permit Office
Staten Island Permit Office
Manhattan Permit Office
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