Tennis by the Riverside
Play tennis along the Hudson River on one of Riverside Park and Fort Washington Park’s three public court facilities! Seasonal tennis permits or single play passes are required to play between April and November (at the 96th Street Red Clay Courts, you can buy your single play ticket at the facility). For Information on costs and to find out how to obtain a permit click here.
Limited online reservations are available at 96th and 119th courts. Click here for information.
Fort Washington Park Tennis Courts
Fort Washington’s ten public courts are situated on one of the most scenic spots in the Park, immediately south of the George Washington Bridge and the Little Red Light House.
Tennis lessons are available, provided by the Conservancy.
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For more info, visit the Ft. Washington Tennis Courts website here.
119th Street Tennis Courts (“Over the Track Courts”)
These ten hard courts are located adjacent to Riverside Park’s Bird Sanctuary and Pollinator Meadow. The 119th Street Tennis Association (119TA) a Conservancy User Group, raises funds for supplemental materials and maintenance through membership, donations, tournaments and tennis ladders. Join the 119TA to meet other players, participate in tournaments, and help maintain the courts. Check out the 119TA Website here. You can also click here to join.
Tennis lessons are available directly from Tennis Innovators. They can be found at tennisinnovators.com.
96th Street Red Clay Courts (“Oscar Hijuelos Clay Courts”)
Surrounded by flower gardens and lush lawns and located right on the riverside, these are the only outdoor red-clay pubic courts in the City and one of the very few in the nation. The facility is managed by the non-profit Conservancy affiliate, Riverside Clay Tennis Association, which offers a wide array of tennis programming for youth and adults: tournaments, ladders, lessons, adaptive tennis, and cardio tennis, as well as picnics, parties and free concerts every Saturday night in the summer. Go the RCTA website to see events and sign up for programs here.
You can download the TennisGroups app on Apple or Google to easily access information and signups for all three courts!