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Closed for Season

The Red Clay Courts are closed for the winter.

Resurfacing will begin in mid-March, with hopes to open for the season by April 15, 2018.

2018 Spring Group Lessons for Adultsand Children are currently available for on-line regisration. (Private lesons will not be available for registration until early April.)

Winter indoor Tennis for children 3 to 8 years, Jan-April, on Sunday mornings t the Trevor Day School on 88th and Central Park West is available for registration here. (scroll to bottom of schedule to see Winter Indoor Programs)

RCTA Member Discounts at Cary Leeds

Check out the discount rates availalbe for court time and programs (junior and adults) at the Cary Leeds Tennis Center in Crotona Park, Bronx. You must be a 2017 RCTA member to be eligible to take advantage. Information can be found here.


Suppor the public red-clay tennis courts. Please consider the RCTA in your end-year giving. You can make a tax-deducible contribution here. It's quick, easy and secure; and it will help in so many ways - purchase new brooms and brushes for opening day next spring, provide scholarships to summer camp and spring programs, feed Scaredycat over the winter, purchase new windscreens. 



If this doesn't quickly link you to the new RCTA web pages, click New RCTA website.

The red-clay tennis courts in Riverside Park near 96th Street are public courts maintained and operated by the Riverside Clay Tennis Association, a non-profit volunteer organization, in association with the Riverside Park Conservancy.

•Pay $15 at the courts for a Day Pass
•Present a valid NYC Season Tennis Permit
•Present an NYC Single Play Ticket

RCTA Membership is not required to play here

A limited number of reservations are available online. Otherwise, courts are assigned on a first-come/first-serve basis. See Playing on these courts for full details.