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.
Tennis permit sales have been suspended for the 2020 season. If you have already purchased a tennis permit, it will be valid through 2021.
|Cary Leeds Tennis Center at Crotona Park||E. 173d St. and Crotona Ave.||(718) 247-7420||22|
|Indoor||Hard||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.|
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Crotona Park Nature Center
The Crotona Park Nature Center is currently closed for reconstruction, with no public access. Please check our Capital Project Tracker for the latest updates on this project.
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