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Prospect Park

 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 April 1 to the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Visit our Tennis at NYC Parks page to purchase or renew your permit, or to find more information about our tennis program.

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. 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 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.

NameLocationPhoneCourts
Prospect Park Tennis CenterParkside Ave at the Parade Ground(718) 436-250011
Indoor/OutdoorTypeAccessibleInfo
OutdoorClayLessons 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.

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Know Before You Go

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An electrical outage is affecting street lights along the East Drive as well as the Willink Comfort Station at the Empire Boulevard entrance to the park and the Carousel, which are not operating at this time. Prospect Park Alliance is working closely with the City to resolve this issue.

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