Brooklyn's many parks offer extensive public outdoor tennis facilities. Players can choose from over 150 public courts that are located in city parks throughout the borough, from Williamsburg to Bensonhurst. At least a half-dozen public tennis facilities also offer instruction.
Playing Tennis on Public Courts in Brooklyn
All of Brooklyn's public courts are hard courts.
Both adults and children must obtain a permit in advance of playing. For prices and details check 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 every court, offer instruction.
Two neighborhoods, Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst have the lion's share of Brooklyn's public tennis facilities offering instruction. The following public tennis courts offer lessons, by appointment and for a fee:
- Dyker Beach Park in Bensonhurst
- John J. Carty Park in Bay Ridge
- McKinley Park in Bay Ridge
- Leif Ericson Park in 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 the specific park tennis facility for location, class fees and times. Up-to-date information and phone numbers are available from the New York City Department of Parks tennis website. If you're not sure where to play, see at-a-glance where to find a public tennis court in Brooklyn website.