Central Park has New York City’s largest set of public tennis courts — 26 clay courts and 4 hard courts — available for play with a permit from NYC Parks.

Important Details

If you’d like to play singles or doubles in Central Park, a Tennis Permit from NYC Parks is required. Policies for reserving and using a court are detailed on the NYC Parks website.

Tennis lessons and camps are available at the Central Park Tennis Center. Permits are not required for lessons.


Tennis Courts

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Tennis Courts

West Side at 94th-96th Streets



7:00 am – dusk


Tennis courts are open the first Saturday of April through the Sunday before Thanksgiving