Tennis, Platform Tennis & Pickleball
The Scarsdale Department of Parks, Recreation, & Conservation is happy to be able to offer the use of our Tennis courts to valid permit holders beginning on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Please use the links to the right to familiarize yourself with the best way to enjoy your time spent at our village tennis courts. Instructions on how to register for programs, how to purchase a permit along with the general rules of play and use of our courts can all be found by clicking on the QUICK LINKS listed to the right.
To ensure that enough courts are available to all permit holders wishing to play, all tennis players must reserve court time online before arriving to play. Walk-ins will be accommodated IF courts space is available and cash for guest fees (residents $15 and non-residents $20) will be handled at the courts. Reservations may be made up to 24 hours in advance. Photo ID's will be required when checking in.
The Department of Parks, Recreation, & Conservation operates 26 Tennis Courts (15 All-Weather and 12 Har-Tru) across 5 facilities.
Use of the Village Tennis Courts is limited to Scarsdale residents and their guests.
Residents may purchase a Tennis Permit for unlimited access throughout the season (April 1st - October 31st.)
The Department of Parks, Recreation, & Conservation operates 6 Platform Tennis Courts at 2 different facilities.
Use of the Village Platform Tennis Courts is limited to Scarsdale residents and their guests.
Residents may purchase a Platform Tennis Permit for unlimited access throughout the season (November 1st - March 31st.)
Non-permit holders who wish to use the courts may pay a fee of $15 per resident, and $20 per non-resident guest each time they play.
Platform Tennis (or "Paddle" Tennis) is an outdoor (traditionally cold weather) racquet sport similar to tennis, but played on a court about 1/3 the size of a regulation tennis court. A small, spongy ball and wooden "paddles" instead of traditional tennis racquets allow for a faster pace of play, great for keeping your blood moving in the colder temperatures. A 12-foot high wall made of tightly stretched wire surrounds the court, and the ball can be hit off of these walls to remain in play, similar to racquetball and squash. The name of the sport derives from the fact that Platform Tennis courts are usually constructed on top of an elevated base that contains heating equipment to melt snow and ice on the court surface above.
If you enjoy tennis, squash, racquetball, or are looking for a new winter activity, we encourage you to try Platform Tennis!