The City requires a permit to play tennis on any public court. The Parks tennis season starts on the first Saturday of April and ends on the Sunday before Thanksgiving every year. Check your calendar for dates.

Permits purchased are good for use until the end of the season. The same fees and expiration date apply if you are interested in purchasing a permit late in the season. 

  • For single play, your permit is good for 1 hour of tennis each day in any borough.
  • For doubles play, permits are good for 2 hours of tennis each day in any borough.

You can complete and submit the forms to receive a court reservation ticket and permit online or by mail.

For status on your previously submitted application, you can contact the Manhattan Tennis Permit Borough Office over the phone during regular business hours.


Get information about tennis permits and renewal applications.

By Mail

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a paper copy.

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)
  • Seniors ages 62 and older cost $20
  • Kids and teens younger than 18 years old cost $10

Once purchased, tennis permits cannot be refunded or transferred.

You can contact a Tennis Permit Office by phone.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance by phone.

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