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Tennis Courts

It’s never been easier to become a tennis player in New York City—you can purchase a tennis permit online for use at any outdoor tennis court during tennis season, which lasts from the first Saturday in April to the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, full-season and single-play tennis permits are not required for the 2020 season. If you have already purchased a permit, it will remain valid through 2021. A few tennis courts will offer limited advance reservations. All other tennis courts will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Permits and Reservations

Visit our Tennis at NYC Parks page to purchase or renew your permit, to reserve a court, or to find more information about our tennis program.

Indoor Tennis

A few parks offer opportunities to play tennis indoors. Indoor tennis does not require an NYC Parks tennis permit, has special pricing, schedules, and hours of play, and may be used after tennis season has ended. Please check the listings below for indoor tennis locations.

Hours and Schedule

Most courts are open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk, except at Central Park where courts open at 7:00 a.m. and Randall's Island where courts open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 11:00 p.m.

Follow the Rules

Before heading to a court, make sure that you’ve read our rules and regulations. Follow our permit rules, wear smooth-sole tennis shoes, and use a maximum of six tennis balls on each court.

 

Locations

NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
Alley Pond Tennis CenterAlley Athletic Playground
Queens Village 79-20 Winchester Boulevard
HardIndoor(718) 264-260016
Note: Lessons offered. During the indoor season (October 19-May 6), 11 courts are available to rent for a fee. During the outdoor season, 14 courts are available for Parks tennis permit holders. For booking courts and program information please call or visit Alley Pond Tennis Center's website.
Astoria Heights PlaygroundAstoria Heights Playground
Between 45th and 46th Street at 30th Road
Outdoor3
Cunningham Tennis CenterCunningham Park
Fresh Meadows 196-00 Union Turnpike
HardIndoor(718) 740-680020
Note: Lessons offered. During the indoor/bubbled season, 10 courts are bubbled (The day after Columbus Day-April 27) and can be rented for a fee. During the Outdoor season 15 courts are available to Parks tennis permit holders. For booking courts and program information please call or visit the Cunningham Tennis website.

Off–season

NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
Astoria ParkAstoria Park
21st St. & Hoyt Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 626-813614
Note: Lessons Offered
Baisley ParkBaisley Pond Park
155th St. & 118th Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 352-47934
Baisley SouthBaisley Pond Park
N. Conduit Ave. & 150th St.
HardOutdoor(718) 352-47934
Broad Channel ParkBroad Channel Park
Crossbay Blvd. and E. 16-E. 18 Rds.
HardOutdoor(718) 318-40002
Brookville ParkBrookville Park
Brookville Blvd. & Southern Pkwy.
HardOutdoor(718) 255-26206
Note: Lessons Offered
Crocheron ParkCrocheron Park
215th Place & 33rd Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 225-262010Accessibility Symbol
Note: Lessons Offered
Det. Keith L. Williams ParkDetective Keith L Williams Park
Liberty Ave. & 173rd St.
HardOutdoor(718) 352-479310Accessibility Symbol
East Elmhurst (PS 127)Helen Marshall Playground
25 Ave. & 98 St.-100 St.
HardOutdoor(718) 426-43471
Flushing Fields MemorialFlushing Fields
149th St. & 25th Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 359-12978
Flushing Meadows Corona ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
HardOutdoor(718) 760-699911Accessibility Symbol
Forest ParkForest Park
Park Lane South & 89th St.
HardOutdoor(718) 235-587114Accessibility Symbol
Highland Park- Lower PlaygroundHighland Park
Elton St. & Jamaica Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 235-587118
Note: 10 full courts, 8 36-foot youth courts.
Juniper Valley ParkJuniper Valley Park
62nd Ave. & 80th St.
HardOutdoor(718) 326-28778
Note: Lessons Offered
Kissena ParkKissena Park
Rose & Oak Aves.
HardOutdoor(718) 359-12974Accessibility Symbol
Note: Lessons Offered
Kissena ParkKissena Park
Rose & Oak Aves.
HartroOutdoor(718) 359-12978Accessibility Symbol
Note: Lessons Offered
Louis Pasteur ParkLouis Pasteur Park
52 Ave. & Marathon Pkwy.
HardOutdoor2
Maurice ParkFrank Principe Park
Maurice Ave., LIE Service Rd. Westbound
HardOutdoor(718) 326-28772
Michaelis Bayswater ParkBayswater Park
32nd St. & Dickens Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 318-40006
Police Officer Edward Byrne ParkPolice Officer Edward Byrne Park
North Conduit Ave. & 134-135 Street
HardOutdoor(718) 352-47934
Rockaway Community ParkRockaway Community Park
Alamdea Ave. btwn B51 & B56
HardOutdoor(718) 318-40003
Roy Wilkins ParkRoy Wilkins Recreation Center
Merrick Blvd. & 119 Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 276-86904
Springfield ParkSpringfield Park
147 Ave. & Springfield Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 225-26202
St. Albans ParkSt. Albans Park
Merrick Blvd. & 172nd St.
HardOutdoor(718) 352-47932
Travers ParkTravers Park
77 & 78 Sts. at 34 Ave. & Northern Blvd
HardOutdoor(718) 426-43471
Victor Hanson Community Center (Rochdale Park)Rochdale Park
Guy Brewer Blvd. & 134th Ave.
HardOutdoor(718) 978-15366
World's Fair PlaygroundFlushing Meadows Corona Park
62nd Drive & Grand Central Parkway Extension
HardOutdoor1
NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
Bensonhurst ParkBensonhurst Park
9000 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11214
HardIndoor(718) 866-10317
Note: Note: Lessons are offered. All 7 courts are bubbled during the indoor season (Approximately, the day after Columbus Day through the last Friday in April) and may be rented for a fee. During the outdoor season, there are 6 courts available to Parks tennis permit holders. For bookings or for more information about tennis at Bensonhurst Park, please visit Matchpoint NYC.
Kelly Park PlaygroundKelly Park Playground
E. 14th St. between Ave R & S
HardIndoor7
McCarren Tennis CenterMccarren Park
North 13th Street Between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue
HardIndoor(347) 873-96987
Note: Lessons are offered. All 7 courts are bubbled during the indoor season (the day after Columbus Day-April 27) and may be rented for a fee. During the outdoor season, there are 6 courts available to Parks tennis permit holders. For bookings or for more information about tennis at McCarren Park, please email nycmccarrentennis@gmail.com, or visit mccarrentennis.net.

Off–season

NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
Cooper Park Tennis CourtsCooper Park
Morgan Ave, between Maspeth Ave and Sharon St
HardOutdoor2
Decatur PlaygroundDecatur Playground
Decatur bet. Summer and Lewis Aves.
HardOutdoor(718) 493-76121
Friends FieldFriends Field
Ave. L & East 4th St.
HardOutdoor(718) 965-65022Accessibility Symbol
Ft. Greene ParkFort Greene Park
DeKalb & S. Portland Aves.
HardOutdoor(718) 722-32186
Note: Lessons Offered
J.J. CartyJohn J Carty Park
95 Street & Fort Hamilton Pkwy.
HardOutdoor(718) 439-429610
Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson Park Playground
Malcolm X. Blvd. & Chauncey St.
HardOutdoor(718) 622-00254
Joseph T. McGuire ParkMcguire Fields
Avenue W and Bergen
HardOutdoor3Accessibility Symbol
Kaiser PlaygroundKaiser Park
Neptune Ave. & W. 25th St.
HardOutdoor(718) 946-135712Accessibility Symbol
Note: Lessons Offered
Kelly PlaygroundKelly Park Playground
Ave. S & E.14th St.
Outdoor(718) 946-59137
Note: Lessons Offered
Leif Ericson ParkLeif Ericson Park
8th Ave. & 66th St.
HardOutdoor(718) 259-40169
Note: Lessons Offered
Lincoln Terrace ParkLincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park
Buffalo & Rochester Aves.
HardOutdoor(718) 804-707711
Note: Lessons Offered
Linden PlaygroundLinden Park
Linden Blvd. & Vermont St.
HardOutdoor(718) 927-20598
Lucille Ferrier Tennis Courts (Dyker Beach Park)Dyker Beach Park
Cropsey Avenue, Bay 8th Street and Poly Place
HardOutdoor(718) 259-40169Accessibility Symbol
Manhattan BeachManhattan Beach Park
Oriental Blvd.
HardOutdoor(718) 646-59136Accessibility Symbol
Note: Lessons Offered
Marine ParkMarine Park
Fillmore Ave. & Stuart St.
HardOutdoor(718) 376-167515Accessibility Symbol
Note: Lessons Offered
McDonald Avenue PlaygroundMcdonald Playground
McDonald Ave. & Ave. S
HardOutdoor(718) 946-13737
McKinley ParkMckinley Park
7th Ave. & 75th St.
HardOutdoor(718) 259-40168Accessibility Symbol
Note: Lessons Offered
One Van Voorhees ParkVan Voorhees Playground
Pacific, Congress and Hicks Streets
HardOutdoor(718) 722-32132
Prospect Park Tennis CenterProspect Park
Parkside Ave at the Parade Ground
ClayOutdoor(718) 436-250011
Note: Lessons are available. During the indoor season (October 23-May 6), there are 11 bubbled courts that may be rented for a fee. During the outdoor season, 8 courts are available to Parks tennis permit holders. For more information, visit the Prospect Park Alliance tennis page.
Shore Road PlaygroundShore Park And Parkway
Shore Rd. & 95th St.
HardOutdoor(718) 259-40164
Note: Lessons Offered
South Oxford ParkSouth Oxford Park
Cumberland Street between Atlantic Commons and Atlantic Avenue
HardOutdoor2
NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
Sportime at Randall's IslandRandall's Island Park
Randall's Island Park
HardIndoor(212) 427-615020
Note:

The Sportime Tennis Center is a concession offering 5 indoor hard courts, 5 indoor/outdoor hard courts, and 10 indoor/outdoor clay courts. Ten of its 20 courts (or 50 percent of available courts when courts are out of service for maintenance, repairs, etc.) are available to NYC Parks Tennis Permit holders during the outdoor permit season. For more information, visit the Sportime Randall's Island tennis page .

Designated NYC Parks Courts:

  • To make reservations for designated NYC Parks courts, you must call in advance. No walk-ins are allowed.
  • 7:00am, 8:00am and 9:00am court reservations must be made by 8:00pm the night before, and reservations for courts from 10:00am on must be made no less than three (3) hours in advance. Court reservations are taken no more than 24 hours in advance, with a daily reservation limitation of one (1) hour for singles play, and two (2) hours for doubles play, although players may keep playing after their reserved times have ended if courts are available, upon confirming such availability with club staff.
  • All players using designated NYC Parks courts must affiliate with SPORTIME as an associate/non-member, and complete a waiver, prior to play. No Exceptions.
  • A reserved court is forfeited if the reserving player has not arrived by 10 minutes past the start time.
  • Sutton Tennis at Queensboro OvalQueensboro Oval
    York Ave. Between E 59 St. & E 60 St.
    ClayIndoor(212) 751-34528Accessibility Symbol
    Note: Lessons are offered. Six courts are available to NYC Parks tennis permit holders from June 16 - September 10. For booking courts and program information please call or visit Sutton East Tennis Club's website.

    Off–season

    NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
    Brian Watkins Tennis CenterJohn v. Lindsay East River Park
    At Houston St. (walk east over FDR Drive)
    HardOutdoor212-529-718512
    Note: Lessons Offered
    Central ParkCentral Park
    93d St. near West Drive
    HardOutdoor(212) 280-02064
    Note: Lessons Offered
    Central ParkCentral Park
    93d St. near West Drive
    Fast DryOutdoor(212) 280-020626
    Note: Lessons Offered
    Fort Washington ParkFort Washington Park
    Hudson River at 170th St.
    HardOutdoor(212) 304-232210
    Note: Lessons Offered
    Frederick Johnson PlaygroundFrederick Johnson Playground
    151st St. east of 7th Ave.
    HardOutdoor(212) 234-96098
    Note: Lessons Offered
    Inwood Hill ParkInwood Hill Park
    207th St. and Seaman Ave.
    HardOutdoor(212) 304-23819Accessibility Symbol
    Note: Lessons Offered
    Riverside ParkRiverside Park
    Riverside Drive and W. 96th St.
    ClayOutdoor(212) 978-027710
    Riverside ParkRiverside Park
    Riverside Drive and W. 119th St.
    HardOutdoor(212) 978-027710Accessibility Symbol
    Note: Lessons Offered; contact Dave Kardas at (212) 634-9124 or yourserve@msn.com for more information.
    Washington Market ParkWashington Market Park
    Chambers St. & West St.
    HardOutdoor1
    NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
    Cary Leeds Tennis Center at Crotona ParkCrotona Park
    E. 173d St. and Crotona Ave.
    HardIndoor(718) 247-742022Accessibility Symbol
    Note: Lessons are offered. During the indoor season (The day after Columbus Day – April 27), there are 10 outdoor courts available, and 10 courts are bubbled and can be rented for a fee. During the outdoor season, there are 15 courts available to Parks tennis permit holders. For booking courts and program information please call or visit Cary Leeds Tennis Center's website for more information.
    Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond ParkMill Pond Park
    Gateway Center Boulevard (Exterior Street) and East 150th Street
    HardIndoor(718) 665-468416Accessibility Symbol
    Note: Lessons Offered. During the indoor season (The day after Columbus Day – April 27), there are 4 outdoor courts available, and 12 courts are bubbled and can be rented for a fee. During the outdoor season, 8 outdoor courts are available to Parks tennis permit holders. For booking courts and program information please call or visit the Stadium Tennis Center website for more information.

    Off–season

    NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
    Governor Smith PlaygroundMorris Avenue between E. 151 and E. 153 StreetsHardOutdoor3
    Haffen ParkHaffen Park
    Hammersley, Ely, and Gunther Aves.
    HardOutdoor(718) 379-83476Accessibility Symbol
    Orchard BeachPelham Bay Park
    1 Orchard Beach Road
    HardOutdoor(718) 885-32474
    Pelham Bay ParkPelham Bay Park
    Bruckner Blvd. and Middletown Rd.
    HardOutdoor(718) 885-344210
    Seton ParkSeton Park
    W. 232nd to 235th St., Palisade and Independence Aves.
    HardOutdoor(718) 601-60446
    Note: Lessons Offered
    St. James ParkSt. James Park
    Jerome Ave. and E. 193d St.
    HardOutdoor(718) 822-42714Accessibility Symbol
    St. Mary's ParkSt. Mary's Park
    E. 145 St. and St. Ann's Ave.
    HardOutdoor(718) 402-51612Accessibility Symbol
    Van Cortlandt ParkVan Cortlandt Park
    Stadium - W. 242nd St. and Broadway
    HardOutdoor(718) 549-649410Accessibility Symbol
    Van Cortlandt ParkVan Cortlandt Park
    Woodlawn, W. 233rd St. & Jerome Ave.
    HardOutdoor(718) 549-64948Accessibility Symbol
    Williamsbridge OvalWilliamsbridge Oval
    E. 208th St. and Bainbridge Ave.
    HardOutdoor(718) 654-18518

    Off–season

    NameLocationSurfaceIn/OutdoorPhone# of CourtsAccess.
    Charles Kasper Tennis CourtsWalker Park
    Bard Ave. & Delafield Place
    All WeatherOutdoor(718) 667-35456
    Note: Lessons Offered
    Greenbelt Recreation CenterBlood Root Valley
    501 Brielle Avenue
    HardOutdoor(718) 667-35452Accessibility Symbol
    Silver Lake ParkSilver Lake Park
    Hart Blvd. & Revere St.
    All WeatherOutdoor(718) 667-35454
    Note: Lessons Offered
    Skyline ParkSkyline Playground
    Arnold St. & Prospect Ave.
    All WeatherOutdoor(718) 667-35452
    Wolfe's Pond ParkWolfe's Pond Park
    Cornelia Ave., off of Hylan Blvd.
    All WeatherOutdoor(718) 667-35452Accessibility Symbol
    Note: Lessons Offered
     

    Courts that offer lessons are identified. Please call the individual courts for more information on lessons. If any numbers are incorrect/not working or if any addresses are wrong, please call (212) 360-8245. NOTE: Only smooth-soled tennis shoes are allowed on the tennis courts.

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