Randall's Island 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.

Sportime at Randall's IslandRandall's Island Park(212) 427-615020

The Sportime Tennis Center is a concession offering 5 indoor hard courts, 5 indoor/outdoor hard courts, and 10 indoor/outdoor clay courts. Ten of its 20 courts (or 50 percent of available courts when courts are out of service for maintenance, repairs, etc.) are available to NYC Parks Tennis Permit holders during the outdoor permit season. For more information, visit the Sportime Randall's Island tennis page .

Designated NYC Parks Courts:

  • To make reservations for designated NYC Parks courts, you must call in advance. No walk-ins are allowed.
  • 7:00am, 8:00am and 9:00am court reservations must be made by 8:00pm the night before, and reservations for courts from 10:00am on must be made no less than three (3) hours in advance. Court reservations are taken no more than 24 hours in advance, with a daily reservation limitation of one (1) hour for singles play, and two (2) hours for doubles play, although players may keep playing after their reserved times have ended if courts are available, upon confirming such availability with club staff.
  • All players using designated NYC Parks courts must affiliate with SPORTIME as an associate/non-member, and complete a waiver, prior to play. No Exceptions.
  • A reserved court is forfeited if the reserving player has not arrived by 10 minutes past the start time.
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