Brooklyn’s many parks offer extensive public outdoor tennis facilities. Players can choose from more than 150 public courts located in city parks throughout the district, from Williamsburg to Bensonhurst. At least half a dozen public tennis facilities also offer instruction.
Play tennis on Brooklyn’s public courts
All public courts in Brooklyn are tough courts.
Both adults and children must obtain a permit before playing. For pricing and details, see the New York City Parks Department tennis website. Prices for adults, children and seniors vary.
Where to take tennis lessons in Brooklyn
Some of Brooklyn’s public tennis facilities, but not all courts , offer instruction.
Two neighborhoods, Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst have the majority of Brooklyn’s public tennis facilities that offer instruction. The following public tennis courts offer lessons, by appointment and for a fee:
- Dyker Beach Park in Bensonhurst
- John J. Carty Park at Bay Ridge
- McKinley Park at Bay Ridge
- Leif Ericson Park at Bay Ridge
- McCarren Park, located between Williamsburg and Greenpoint
- Prospect Park Tennis Center, near Park Slope, Prospect Park South and Windsor Terrace
For more details
Call specific tennis park facilities for location, class rates, and hours. For up-to-date information and phone numbers, visit the New York City Parks Department tennis website. If you’re not sure where to play, see at a glance where to find a public tennis court on the Brooklyn website.