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Tennis courts at Skyview Riverdale and tennis champion Jannik Sinner, the 2024 winner of the Australian Open Tennis courts at Skyview Riverdale and tennis champion Jannik Sinner, the 2024 winner of the Australian Open
Racquet sports have surged in popularity in New York City since the pandemic, with new padel, pickleball, and squash courts opening each season. The city hosts the grand U.S. Open every September at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, a major tennis tournament that claims to be the highest-grossing sporting event in the world. Notably, the 2020 women's singles winner, Naomi Osaka, grew up in the metro area, which has also produced tennis greats like seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe and has been a part-time residence for many professional players.

Despite the rise of other racquet sports, tennis enthusiasts often regard it as the premier racquet game -- it is historically billed as "the sport of kings." Even as these noisier racquet sports gain traction, the city maintains over 500 public tennis courts with a variety of surfaces including red clay, har-tru clay, hard court, and asphalt.

Access to public tennis courts generally requires a full-season or single-play permit, especially in popular locations like Prospect Park, which boasts 25 courts, and Central Park, which has 30. As the demand for racquet sports continues to grow, securing court time has become a typical New York challenge, often involving long waits and high fees.

For those serious about advancing in tennis, choosing a residence with private tennis courts can offer unmatched convenience and flexibility. Buildings with such amenities allow players to easily practice their serve, slice, and ace without the usual hassles.

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The Whitehall, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway West
The Whitehall, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway West Spuyten Duyvil
Citylights, 4-74 48th Avenue
Citylights, 4-74 48th Avenue Long Island City
Olympia, 30 Front Street
Olympia, 30 Front Street DUMBO
Sutton Manor, 430 East 56th Street
Sutton Manor, 430 East 56th Street Beekman/Sutton Place
East River Tower, 1725 York Avenue
East River Tower, 1725 York Avenue Yorkville
The Sessanta-02 The Sessanta's hideous exterior
Upper West Side rentals Enjoy being booed by residents overlooking the court
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.

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.


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

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 Boulevard, #3103 (TF Cornerstone)

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.

Atelier, #37D (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

River House-03
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, #4A (Corcoran Group)

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.

Skyview on Hudson, #10N (Argo Residential)

Waterline Square

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Waterline Square-03 Waterline Square ( 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

Two Waterline Square, #23D (Corcoran Group)

More NYC listings with tennis courts on their grounds or nearby

Olympia, #16E (Sothebys International Realty)

Sutton Manor, #11A (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

Gracie Plaza, #20B (Compass)

Citylights, #35D (Modern Spaces)

Manor Towers, #10K (Compass)

The Bay Club, #17P (Corcoran Group)

The Whitehall, #22T (Brown Harris Stevens Riverdale LLC)

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).

565 Broome SoHo, #N12C (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

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

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, #46A (Elegran LLC)