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RCTA Family Day, Youth Tennis Carnival, Picnic & RAFFLE will be held Sunday, July 9th, from 11am to 2pm. Free tennis for all kids - Beginners welcome! Clowns and face-painting, too. Picnic is potluck, but RCTA will be grilling burgers and dogs, plus food from Chapati HouseBombay Frankie's Roti Roll and Paul Vella's famous giant paella.

RCTA Raffle features dozens of prizes, including:

- US Open Tickets; Mini-week at Peter Kaplan's Hampton Beach Tennis Academay; Lesson with former Columbian pro Adriana Isaza, courtesy of Elite Tennis Travel; lesson with Israeli tennis star, Gilad Bloom; court time at Stadium Tennis and Sportime at Randall's Island, and many many more.

Raffle tickets available at courts, or buy a tickt and get 15% off any purchase at Bombay FrankiesAyurveda Cafe, or Chapati House !!!!!

Tickets are $5 or a book of ten for $30 

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT, July 1st, RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series welcomes the return of Debbie Deane, featuring her unique blend of jazz, blues and sophisticated pop. See the full summers series schedule here. RCTA concerts are FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of Lauren Kende, real estate broker for Sotheby's International. 

Adult Singles Tournament Season

RCTA Women's & Men's Open and age-division tournaments are held throughout July and August. See the full tournament schedule here.


Suppor the public red-clay tennis courts. Please consider the RCTA in your end-year giving. You can make a tax-deducible contribution here. It's quick, easy and secure; and it will help in so many ways - purchase new brooms and brushes for opening day next spring, provide scholarships to summer camp and spring programs, feed Scaredycat over the winter, purchase new windscreens. 



The red-clay tennis courts in Riverside Park near 96th Street are public courts maintained and operated by the Riverside Clay Tennis Association, a non-profit volunteer organization, in association with the Riverside Park Conservancy.

•Pay $15 at the courts for a Day Pass
•Present a valid NYC Season Tennis Permit
•Present an NYC Single Play Ticket

RCTA Membership is not required to play here

A limited number of reservations are available online. Otherwise, courts are assigned on a first-come/first-serve basis. See Playing on these courts for full details.