WelcomE To the

Red clay courts.

Riverside Park near 96th Street

THE 96th Street Red clay courts ARE NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT PUBLIC COURTS maintained and operated by the Riverside CLAY Tennis Association,
a non-profit volunteer organization, Affiliated with the Riverside Park Conservancy.

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HOW TO PLAY

The 96th Street Red Clay Tennis Courts (also known as the "Oscar Hijuelos Clay Courts) are public courts within the NYC Parks & Recreation system. Anyone can play. Most courts are distributed on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Each player needs one of three things:
 - a NYC Parks season tennis permit, or
- $15 for a day permit, or
- a pre-printed "single play" ticket from NYC Parks

Check here for more complete details and sign-up rules.

2018 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN

"YOUTH TENNIS IN THE PUBLIC PARKS!"
ANNUAL PICNIC - RAFFLE - FAMILY DAY - JULY 8

RCTA's Annual Picnic & Raffle will also feature a FREE Youth Tennis Festival, as RCTA partners with USTA Eastern's NetGeneration.

EXO with LIEZEL HUBER planned at picnic

Former World Number One Doubles Star Liezel Huber will play a in mixed double exhibition match following the NetGeneration Tennis Festival on July 8. Liezel is now the Tennis Director at the Cary Leeds Tennis Center in Crotona Park, Bronx.

JULY 8th LINEUP:
Youth Tennis Festival starts at 11am
Picnic at 11:30
Match at 12:30pm
Raffle at 1:30pm

SEE RAFFLE PRIZE LIST HERE

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

Browse the RCTA Photo and Video Galleries

RCTA photos by Joe Josephs; videos by Eser Atilla.

GET THE NEW RCTA APP!

Download the new RCTA app (served by Groupment). Check court condition, meet other players, create or join a friend's group, and much much more.

About Us

The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organization charged with the maintenance and operation of the public red clay tennis courts (Oscar Hijuelos Clay Courts) in Riverside Park along the Hudson River near 96th Street.

In addition to maintaining the courts and the surrounding park land, the RCTA is responsible for operating the courts and all tennis programs at the courts.

The RCTA has over 900 members and raises over $600,000 each year to fulfill its mission. Members do not have playing privileges over non-members.

RCTA raises money through membership dues, donations, court fees and program fees.

The RCTA manages the courts on behalf of the Riverside Tennis Association, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Riverside Park Conservancy, a 501(c)3 organization, through the Conservancy’s licensing agreement with NYC Parks & Recreation.