Tennis & Platform Tennis
COVID-19 TENNIS RESOURCES
The Scarsdale Department of Parks, Recreation, & Conservation is happy to be able to offer the use of our Tennis courts to members beginning on Friday, May 22nd.
Due to COVID-19, many Tennis rules and guidelines have changed. Please use the links below to familiarize yourself with how to best stay safe while playing!
To ensure proper social distancing procedures are followed, all tennis players must reserve court time online before arriving to play. To ensure the safety of our staff, walk-ons will not be permitted and no cash for guest fees will be handled at the courts. Reservations may be made up to 24 hours in advance.
The Department of Parks, Recreation, & Conservation operates 26 Tennis Courts (15 All-Weather and 12 Har-Tru) across 5 facilities.
Out of an abundance of caution, due to the Covid-19 Virus the village is following the suggestions of the USTA and have limited the number of courts available to help stop the spread of the virus. As we work through the final Phases of Re-Opening New York we anticipate additional courts becoming available in the future.
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!