About

The Midtown Tennis Club welcomes you to our site and wishes to acquaint you with some of our programs and facilities. Located in midtown Manhattan, the Club opened in 1965 and was the original indoor tennis club in Manhattan. Air-conditioned, with eight Har-Tru courts for your enjoyment, Midtown Tennis Club offers tennis in an atmosphere that is comfortable, relaxed and efficient.

Midtown offers:

  • Competitive rates for seasonal and hourly courts
  • Private and group lessons for all levels
  • Team of former internationally renown tennis professionals
  • Junior Program by the Manhattan Tennis Academy www.manhattantennisacademy.com

There are no membership fees. Anyone interested in booking court time, lessons or programs at the club may do so. He or she must have a reservation and agree to our 48-hour cancellation policy.

National tennis rating program - Click here to estimate your skill level-

Racket re-stringing and re-gripping

Midtown can re-string or re-grip your racket anytime. All jobs can be completed within one or two days. Drop your racket off today and feel the difference of a freshly strung racket!

  • Wilson NXT (16 gauge)
  • Head FXP Power (16 or 17 gauge)
  • Head FXP (16 or 17 gauge)
  • Head Hydrosorb Replacement Grips (black or white)
  • Head Intellitour Hybrid (16 or 17 gauge)
  • Head Synthetic Gut PPS (16 or 17 gauge)
  • Head Sonic Pro
  • Head Sonic Pro Edge

Location/contact info

341 8th Ave New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 989 8572 • Fax: (212) 989 7183

Mailing address

Midtown Tennis Club GPO Box 1405, New York, NY 10116

THE CLOSEST TRAINS ARE THE C E THAT STOP AT 23RD ST AND 8TH AVE.
AND THE 1 TRAIN THAT STOPS AT 28TH ST AND 7TH AVE.

opening times

  • Sun 08:00AM
    10:00PM
  • Mon 07:00AM
    11:00PM
  • Tue 07:00AM
    11:00PM
  • Wed 07:00AM
    11:00PM
  • Thu 07:00AM
    11:00PM
  • Fri 07:00AM
    11:00PM
  • Sat 08:00AM
    10:00PM

National tennis rating program

General characteristics of various playing levels
  • 1.0

    THIS PLAYER IS JUST STARTING TO PLAY TENNIS.

  • 1.5

    THIS PLAYER HAS LIMITED EXPERIENCE AND IS STILL WORKING PRIMARILY ON GETTING THE BALL INTO PLAY.

  • 2.0

    THIS PLAYER NEEDS ON-COURT EXPERIENCE. THIS PLAYER HAS OBVIOUS STROKE WEAKNESSES BUT IS FAMILIAR WITH BASIC POSITIONS FOR SINGLES AND DOUBLES PLAY.

  • 2.5

    THIS PLAYER IS LEARNING TO JUDGE WHERE THE BALL IS GOING ALTHOUGH COURT COVERAGE IS WEAK. THIS PLAYER CAN SUSTAIN A SHORT RALLY OF SLOW PACE WITH OTHER PLAYERS OF THE SAME ABILITY.

  • 3.0

    THIS PLAYER IS FAIRLY CONSISTENT WHEN HITTING MEDIUM PACED SHOTS, BUT IS NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ALL STROKES AND LACKS EXECUTION WHEN TRYING FOR DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, DEPTH, OR POWER. MOST COMMON DOUBLES FORMATION IS ONE-UP, ONE-BACK.

  • 3.5

    THIS PLAYER HAS ACHIEVED IMPROVED STROKE DEPENDABILITY WITH DIRECTIONAL CONTROL ON MODERATE SHOTS, BUT STILL LACKS DEPTH AND VARIETY. THIS PLAYER EXHIBITS MORE AGGRESSIVE NET PLAY, HAS IMPROVED COURT COVERAGE, AND IS DEVELOPING TEAMWORK IN DOUBLES.

  • 4.0

    THIS PLAYER HAS DEPENDABLE STROKES, INCLUDING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND DEPTH ON BOTH FOREHAND AND BACKHAND SIDES ON MODERATE SHOTS, PLUS THE ABILITY TO USE LOBS, OVERHEADS, APPROACH SHOTS AND VOLLEY WITH SOME SUCCESS. RALLIES MAY BE LOST DUE TO IMPATIENCE. TEAMWORK IN DOUBLES IS EVIDENT.

  • 4.5

    THIS PLAYER HAS BEGUN TO MASTER THE USE OF POWER AND SPINS AND IS BEGINNING TO HANDLE PACE, HAS SOUND FOOTWORK, CAN CONTROL DEPTH OF SHOTS, AND IS BEGINNING TO VARY GAME PLAN ACCORDING TO OPPONENTS. THIS PLAYER CAN HIT FIRST SERVES WITH POWER AND ACCURACY AND PLACE THE SECOND SERVE. THIS PLAYER TENDS TO OVERHIT ON DIFFICULT SHOTS. AGGRESSIVE NET PLAY IS COMMON IN DOUBLES.

  • 5.0

    THIS PLAYER HAS GOOD SHOT ANTICIPATION AND FREQUENTLY HAS AN OUTSTANDING SHOT OR ATTRIBUTE AROUND WHICH A GAME MAY BE STRUCTURED. THIS PLAYER CAN REGULARLY HIT WINNERS OR FORCE ERRORS OFF OF SHORT BALLS AND CAN PUT AWAY VOLLEYS, CAN SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTE LOBS, DROP SHOTS, HALF VOLLEYS, OVERHEAD SMASHES, AND HAS GOOD DEPTH AND SPIN ON MOST SECOND SERVES.

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