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Online Tennis Court Reservation Program Details

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For all courts except Central Park

Reservation Period

For the 2014 season, the online tennis reservation program will run from April 5 to November 15. The exact length of the reservation period may vary depending on the specific requirements of each site.

Season Permit or Single Play Ticket Required

If you do not have a season permit, you can purchase a single play pass online along with your reservation. For singles, both players must have either a valid single play or season permit. For doubles, all four players must have a valid single play or season permit if you are playing for two hours. If you are playing for one hour, two of the four players must have a valid single play or season permit.

Reservation Cost

Advanced reservations cost $15 per court, per hour. If you do not have a season permit, you can purchase a single play permit for $15 through the online reservation system.

Forms of Payment

Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) is the only form of payment accepted.

When You Can Book

You can book a reservation up to seven days in advance—not including the day that you make the reservation—up until midnight on the day before play. The exact hours available for online reservations at each site will vary depending on the hours of operation at each site and changing daylight hours over the course of the pilot period.

Reservation Limit

A player can have no more than two active reservations at one time in total. A player can hold only one active reservation per calendar day. Your reservation will be invalid if you have already played on the same day prior to the reservation.

Cancellations and Weather Conditions

Online reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable, however, players may rebook or modify an existing reservation one time. If the courts are closed due to rain, we will email you with a rebooking code, and your reservation will be honored at a new date and time of your choosing.

What to Bring to the Court

Each player will be expected to show their season permit or a single play permit (unless the single play was purchased through the online system along with the reservation). A printed copy of the online reservation confirmation must be brought to the courts, and the individual who booked the court must bring a valid photo ID to verify that he/she is the same individual who booked the court online.

When to Arrive at the Courts

Players must check in at the courts at least five minutes before the reserved hour begins. If all players have not arrived to check-in at least five minutes prior to the hour, the court will be opened up to walk-ons. The players will lose their reservation and no refund will be issued.

For Central Park

 Download court rules, including information about in-person and phone reservations.

Reservation Period

For the 2014 season, the online tennis reservation program will run from April 19 to November 2.

Season Permit Required

At Central Park, advanced reservations can be made by season permit holders only. If a player's partner does not have a season permit, single play tickets can be purchased on site for $15.

Reservation Cost

Advanced reservations cost $15 per court, per hour.

Forms of Payment

Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) is the only form of payment accepted.

When You Can Book

You can book a reservation up to 30 days in advance—not including the day that you make the reservation—up until midnight on the day before play.

Courts open for online reservation at 7:00 a.m. The last hour of play ranges from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., depending upon the time of year.

Reservation Limit

A player can have no more than five active reservations at one time in total. A player can hold only one active reservation per calendar day. Your reservation will be invalid if you have already played on the same day prior to the reservation.

Cancellations and Weather Conditions

If any portion of the hour is closed due to rain, players who have a reservation during that hour are permitted to rebook up to one year from the original reservation date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

What to Bring to the Court

Each player will be expected to show their season permit or a single play permit. A printed copy of the online reservation confirmation must be brought to the courts, and the player must also present the season permit used to book the court.

Players must wear smooth-soled, heelless footwear. Suction soled shoes and running shoes are prohibited.

When to Arrive at the Courts

Players must check in at the courts to check-in at least five minutes before the reserved hour begins. If all players have not arrived to check-in at least five minutes prior to the hour, the court will be opened up to walk-ons. The players will lose their reservation and no refund will be issued.

Feedback

For questions, comments, or suggestions about tennis reservations, please visit the Online Tennis Court Reservations Feedback Form or call (212) 360-8131.

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