John V. Lindsay East River 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.

Tennis permit sales have been suspended for the 2020 season. If you have already purchased a tennis permit, it will be valid through 2021.

NameLocationPhoneCourts
Brian Watkins Tennis CenterAt Houston St. (walk east over FDR Drive)212-529-718512
Indoor/OutdoorTypeAccessibleInfo
OutdoorHardLessons Offered

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Know Before You Go

ParkJohn V. Lindsay East River Park

The section of East River Park south of Stanton Street is temporarily closed due to construction as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which will protect Lower East Side residents and waterfront parks from coastal storms and sea level rise. East River Park remains open north of Stanton Street. For access to open park areas, use entrances at E. Houston Street, 6th St Bridge, or 10th St Bridge. For more information on construction progress, when this section of the park will re-open, please visit the Department of Design and Construction’s City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency Project Updates page. If you are looking for places to play and relax nearby, please visit our Neighborhood Recreational Resources page.


Tennis CourtsBrian Watkins Tennis Center

The Brian Watkins Tennis Center at East River Park is currently closed as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.

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