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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 the first Saturday of April 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
Brian Watkins Tennis CenterAt Houston St. (walk east over FDR Drive)(212) 408-026112
Indoor/OutdoorTypeAccessibleInfo
OutdoorHardLessons Offered

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ParkJohn V. Lindsay East River Park

The soccer field and running track at East 6th Street are closed for reconstruction. Construction is expected to be completed in September 2018. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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