Tennis, Platform Tennis & Pickleball
The Scarsdale Recreation Department maintains 26 tennis courts, both Har-Tru clay and all-weather surfaces, which are available to Scarsdale residents and their guests. All courts are available to reserve via our reservation system. Residents are required to purchase a permit for unlimited access to all courts throughout the season (April 1 through October 31).
Private and group tennis lessons are available to Scarsdale residents throughout the year. During the spring, summer, and fall, weekly lessons and clinics are held outside at the Middle and High School courts. In the winter, Scarsdale Rec partners with Sportime Tennis to offer indoor lessons for adults at the Lake Isle location in Eastchester and for children at the Harbor Island location in Mamaroneck.
Platform Tennis is an outdoor (traditionally cold weather) racquet sport similar to tennis, played on a court about 1/3 the size of a regulation tennis court. A small, spongy ball and wooden "paddles" allow for a faster pace of play, great for keeping your blood moving in colder temperatures. A 12-foot high wall surrounds the court, which can be used to hit the ball against to remain in play.
The Scarsdale Recreation Department maintains six platform tennis courts, which are available to Scarsdale residents and their guests. All courts are available to reserve via our reservation system, and residents may purchase a platform tennis permit for unlimited access throughout the season (November 1 through March 31). Non-permit holders can also pay $15 per resident and $20 per non-resident guest each time they play. Instructional clinics are offered for both youth and adults throughout the playing season.
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes. Find a full description of pickleball with rules of play here. Clinics for adults and youth are available in spring and summer on our platform tennis courts, and a permit is required to play. Indoor clinics are also available in the winter in collaboration with Sportime Tennis.