New York City Tennis Guide

PERMIT required to play on City courts

Permits are approximately $50 and go on sale the last Monday in March for the season.

Go to the Department of Parks at the Arsenal Building, 830 Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm and from April - June, Sat from 9am-noon. Bring a passport sized photo (photo machine in building). Permit holders may bring a guest without permit for approximately $5.00 per hour. more...


The City has over 500 tennis courts which are open from 7:00am - 7:00pm. Call 212-280-0205 to reserve a court in Central Park (April - November, 12:00pm - 2:00pm). Information concerning the location of City courts can be obtained by calling 1-800-201-PARKS or by going to the Arsenal Building for written information.

Tennis lessons are available at the Central Park Courts at 94th Street and West Drive for children and adults, Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm. No permit is needed for lessons. Call 212-280-0201 for further information

Private Courts

Numbers listed below are in the (212) area code unless otherwise noted.