Where are NYC’s public tennis courts?

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September 18, 2019

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.”

Total Cts. 

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


NeighborhoodTotal Tennis
Courts
Median Home Sale Price
East New York, Brooklyn26$767,000
Crotona Park East, Bronx22$799,000
Fresh Meadows, Queens20$1.14 Million
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx18N/A
Bath Beach, Brooklyn17$839,000
Astoria, Queens17$859,000
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn17$1.26 Million
Bellerose, Queens16$699,000
Concourse, Bronx16$362,000
St. Albans, Queens16$589,000



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