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.
|Cunningham Tennis Center||Fresh Meadows 196-00 Union Turnpike||(718) 740-6800||20|
|Indoor||Hard||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.|
Directions to Cunningham Park
Know Before You Go
Due to construction, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway is currently closed from Winchester Boulevard to Springfield Boulevard. Please use these alternate access points to and from Alley Pond Park and the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.
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