Tennis & Platform Tennis

TENNIS



The Department of Parks, Recreation, & Conservation operates 26 Tennis Courts (15 All-Weather and 11 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.)  

Non-permit holders who wish to use the courts may pay a fee of $14 per resident, and $16 per non-resident guest each time they play.

TENNIS COURT RESERVATIONS

Tennis Permit Holders are permitted to make court reservations at Crossway and Brite Avenue up to 24 hours in advance (or starting at 10:00AM on Thursday for weekend reservations.)

Please call CROSSWAY at (914) 574-6568 or BRITE AVENUE at (914) 723-9525 to make reservations.

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PLATFORM TENNIS



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 $14 per resident, and $16 per non-resident guest each time they play.
What is Platform Tennis?

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.

Did you know that Scarsdale is the birthplace of Platform Tennis?  
CLICK HERE to read more about the history of the sport!


If you enjoy tennis, racquetball, or are looking for a new winter activity, we encourage you to try Platform Tennis!