By Carol Tannenhauser
NYC Parks announced on Tuesday, February 15, that its online tennis permit purchasing system is launching for the season. A press release provided all the information you’ll need to get a permit and use it to its fullest:
Tennis enthusiasts and those who may be interested in giving it a swing this year can purchase or renew their tennis permit online beginning today, February 15. Tennis courts will officially open for the season beginning Sunday, April 3. The online tennis permit system streamlines the process and will make it even easier to renew for yourself or a loved one next year.
“Our outdoor tennis courts are treasured recreational spaces in all five boroughs as they provide fun and healthy exercise in the sunshine,” said NYC Parks Acting Commissioner Liam Kavanagh. “Whether you’re playing singles, doubles, or learning to play for the first time, your tennis reservation is only a few clicks away online.”
A permit is required to use an outdoor tennis court from the first Sunday of April to the Sunday before Thanksgiving. You can apply here. Full-season permits for adults ages 18 to 61 cost $100. Adults with a valid IDNYC card can receive 10% off their full-season permit fee. Permits for seniors ages 62 and older cost $20. Permits for kids and teens younger than 18 years old cost $10. Once purchased, tennis permits cannot be refunded or transferred.
Please allow up to three weeks to receive your tennis permit by mail. Same-day permits are not offered online.
For more about tennis courts and making permit reservations please visit here.