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.
Permits and Reservations
Visit our Tennis at NYC Parks page to purchase or renew your permit, to reserve a court, or to find more information about our tennis program.
Hours and Schedule
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.
Follow the Rules
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.
Find an Indoor Tennis Center
A few parks offer opportunities to play tennis indoors. Indoor tennis does not require an NYC Parks tennis permit, and has special pricing, schedules, and hours of play. Learn more about playing Indoor Tennis
Search Tennis Courts and Related Programs and Leagues
Name Location Surface In/Outdoor Phone # of Courts Access. Greenbelt Recreation Center Blood Root Valley
501 Brielle Avenue
Hard Outdoor (718) 667-3545 2 Silver Lake Park Silver Lake Park
Hart Blvd. & Revere St.
All Weather Outdoor (718) 667-3545 4 Note: Lessons Offered Skyline Park Skyline Playground
Arnold St. & Prospect Ave.
All Weather Outdoor (718) 667-3545 2 Walker Park Walker Park
Bard Ave. & Delafield Place
All Weather Outdoor (718) 667-3545 6 Note: Lessons Offered Willowbrook Park Willowbrook Park
Richmond Ave. & Eton Place
All Weather Outdoor (718) 667-3545 6 The above facility is currently closed. Details Wolfe’s Pond Park Wolfe’s Pond Park
Cornelia Ave., off of Hylan Blvd.
All Weather Outdoor (718) 667-3545 2 Note: Lessons Offered
Courts that offer lessons are identified. Please call the individual courts for more information on lessons. If any numbers are incorrect/not working or if any addresses are wrong, please call (212) 360-8245. NOTE: Only smooth-soled tennis shoes are allowed on the tennis courts.
Source: Tennis Courts : NYC Parks