When the U.S. Open comes to town, tennis seems to take over the city, and for a few weeks it’s cool to wear a visor.
If you’re not in the stands at Flushing’s USTA Bille Jean King National Tennis Center or glued to a TV catching the matches, and instead want to get in a couple of volleys, where can you do it?
Turns out, you can play tennis all over New York, according to an analysis of public courts by home search platform Localize.city.
While there are only seven courts per 100,000 residents overall, some neighborhoods have much higher rates. East New York and Crotona Park, for example, have more than double that.
“You can play tennis in virtually every corner of New York City,” says Sam Sklar, an urban planner at Localize.city. “While the tennis centers in Manhattan have the most courts at each location, it has fewer courts per person than the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, the home of the U.S. Open. So if you’re a tennis-addict looking for a home in New York, you can have a pretty broad search for your next residence.”
SI – 16
BX – 105
Man – 118
Bk – 172
Qns – 176
Total locations to play
SI – 5 (3.2 cts/location)
Man – 11 (10.7 cts/location)
BX – 13 (8.1 cts/location)
Bk – 24 (7.2 cts/location)
Qns – 28 (6.3 cts/location)
NYC Population (2016): 8,475,976
Number of Courts: 587
7 Courts per 100,000 NYC residents
|Neighborhood||Total Tennis |
|Median Home Sale Price|
|East New York, Brooklyn||26||$767,000|
|Crotona Park East, Bronx||22||$799,000|
|Fresh Meadows, Queens||20||$1.14 Million|
|Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx||18||N/A|
|Bath Beach, Brooklyn||17||$839,000|
|Dyker Heights, Brooklyn||17||$1.26 Million|
|St. Albans, Queens||16||$589,000|