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Tennis courts at Skyview Riverdale and Rafael Nadal By Sylvain WEBER from Paris, France - Nadal photographié, CC BY-SA 2.0, Tennis courts at Skyview Riverdale and Rafael Nadal By Sylvain WEBER from Paris, France - Nadal photographié, CC BY-SA 2.0,
What a difference a year makes. Eight months ago, the French Open, one of tennis's four Grand Slam tournaments, held only 1,000 fans at its peripheral Paris venue named after aviator Roland Garros. This year, the tournament is back in full force with tennis's greatest faces partaking in the action with an additional side of off-court controversy. With a total prize money pool of $41.6M, down slightly from 2020, men and women single players each compete for a championship purse of $1.4M.

The women's final is scheduled for tomorrow where Czechia's Barbora Krejčíková will square off with Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The players in the men's final have yet to be decided as the number one seed Novak Djokovic battles it out with French Open-favorite Rafael Nadal in the semi-final. The winner of that match will play 22-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first Greek player, male or female, to ever reach a Grand Slam final in the modern era.

Of course, New York has its own major tennis spectacle - the U.S. Open - held every September on the grounds of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. The tournament bills itself as the highest-grossing tennis event in the world, and last year's women's single winner, Naomi Osaka, bears local childhood from the metro area. The city has also produced the seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe and has served as part-time homes of countless tennis greats over the years.

With some New Yorkers enjoying additional time for recreation, now may be the perfect time to buckle down and improve one's game. Full-season and single-play permits are once again required at public tennis courts, and those can get quite busy, limiting one's court time. For those looking to take the sport more seriously with optimal flexibility and proximity to courts, the following buildings have private tennis courts among their impressive amenity packages. These may help any player slice, serve, and ace their way into center court.

In this article:

River Place, 650 West 42nd Street
River Place, 650 West 42nd Street Midtown West
Atelier, 635 West 42nd Street
Atelier, 635 West 42nd Street Midtown West
River House, 435 East 52nd Street
River House, 435 East 52nd Street Beekman/Sutton Place
Two Waterline Square, 30 Riverside Boulevard
Two Waterline Square, 30 Riverside Boulevard Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
Madison Square Park Tower, 45 East 22nd Street
Madison Square Park Tower, 45 East 22nd Street Flatiron/Union Square
#1. River Place

Midtown West rentals from $2,100/Month
1 month free on 13-month lease on select units

River Place has two outdoor tennis courts in addition to a year-round Olympic pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor basketball court, a golf practice green, and a billiards room. Bike storage makes taking advantage of the bike paths at Hudson River Park after a tough match. There is also a 24-hour concierge, doorman, attended lobby, full-service garage, valet and laundry services.


#2. Waterline Square

Upper West Side condo listings from $2.3M and rentals from $3,878/Month
Receive up to 15% off Luxury Rentals on select residences. Plus, enjoy up to 4 months free at lease signing

Waterline Square-03 Waterline Square (Credit: Noe Associates with The Boundary for GID Development)

Developed by GID Development Group, Waterline Square is home to the first and only indoor regulation-size tennis court in a residential development in New York City. Complete with bleachers for spectators and plenty of room for movement on the sidelines, the court is perfect for playing and/or cheering. After tennis, residents can enjoy more than 100,000 square feet of other best-in-class sports, leisure, and lifestyle amenities.

Waterline Square's tennis court. Credit: Noe & Associates with The Boundary

#3. 4545 Center Boulevard

Long Island City rentals from $2,750/Month
1 Month Free Rent AND 1 Month OP
$1,000 Security Deposit - Available to Well Qualified Applicants

4545 Center Boulevard Credit: TFC

On the Long Island City waterfront, TF Cornerstone’s 4545 Center Boulevard features 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities including two tennis courts. The building also includes a cool sand volleyball court, an expansive landscaped terrace and sun deck, children’s playground (indoor & outdoor), and fitness center.

4545 Center Blvd's tennis court. Credit: TF Cornerstone

#4. The Atelier
River Place The Atelier (right) and River Place (left) prior to Silver Towers being built (CityRealty)

This Midtown West tower has several luxurious amenities, including an indoor and outdoor pool, a rooftop lounge, an ice skating rink, and of course, a tennis court! To maintain the healthy lifestyle theme, the Atelier also features an expansive solar array which reduces CO2 output by over 125,000 pounds annually.

#5. River House
This 26-story, crown-topped co-op overlooking the East River features The River Club, which comprises a health club with two tennis courts, three squash courts, a gym, and swimming pool, as well as a library, an elite river view dining room, and bar. Ballroom and guest room facilities are included, so after perfecting your swing, try swinging your partner around the dance floor.


River House-03

#6. Sessanta

Lincoln Center rentals from $2,650/month

The Sessanta-02 The Sessanta's hideous exterior
Sessanta’s name, which translates as “sixty” from Italian, alludes to the building’s location on West 60th Street, in the midst of the Upper West Side’s vibrant Lincoln Square district. The 27-story rental building offers apartments with column-free, floor-to-ceiling windows, an attended lobby serviced by a full-time doorman and concierge, a fitness center with an indoor pool, and a sunlit children’s playroom. A cozy garden sits next to a full-size outdoor tennis court, an exceedingly rare amenity among New York’s rental buildings. Sessanta sits within a short walk of Central Park, the Shops at Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, the park at Waterline Square, and the promenade along the Hudson River. Nearby Hell’s Kitchen offers abundant options for nightlife and dining, casual and fine alike.
Upper West Side rentals Enjoy being booed by residents overlooking the court

#7. Madison Square Park Tower

As part of its five full floors of spectacular amenities, Madison Square Park Tower includes a Simulator Room where residents and their guests can indulge in a virtual tennis match or choose from baseball, derby, soccer, football, rugby, cricket, hockey, zombie dodgeball, basketball, carnival games, and bocce to play on an HD big screen. And if you should break a sweat in your virtual tennis match, the room includes a custom-designed wet bar.

Madison Square Park Tower's simulator room. Credit: Evan Joseph

8. Skyview Riverdale
5700-Arlington-Avenue-01 Skyview Riverdale via Douglas Elliman
The Skyview Riverdale complex is just a subway ride away from Manhattan, but presents a community of its own on 23 acres of outdoor space. A tennis court can be found on the grounds, along with a basketball court, dog park, playground, and 101-foot resort pool with a sun deck and full-service cafe open for home delivery.

Bonus! 565 Broome Street
Although 565 Broome doesn’t have a tennis court, tennis star Novak Djokovic, currently ranked #2 in Mens' single tennis following his recent Wimbledon 2019 win, purchased two separate two-bedroom units, each measuring over 2,000 square feet, on the upper floors of 565 Broome Soho, a stunning luxury condominium with architecture by world-renowned firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW).