• Where to Play Tennis in Hoboken + Jersey City

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    While city living has many benefits, it can sometimes feel like the only way to get outside and get some fresh air is to sit outside and brunch, sit in a park, or go for a run.  Luckily for residents of Hoboken + Jersey City, there is another alternative {and completely free} way to get some vitamin D while also getting some exercise — tennis. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced tennis player, these courts are sure to bring the fun. Keep reading to find out where to play tennis in Hoboken + Jersey City. 

    Hoboken

    Stevens Institute of Technology 

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    Hoboken residents {over the age of 18} are invited to use the four tennis courts at Stevens, located right off of 9th Street.  In order to gain access to the courts, residents must pick up a free visitor ID card which, is given out with proof of Hoboken residency.  The cards are distributed at the reception desk on the right-hand side after entering the Schaefer Athletic Center. The courts are open from 8:00AM-8:30PM every day until  August 17th. Being that they are located on the north end of the campus, the courts sit high above the Hudson River with spectacular views of the city. If a game of tennis in the hot summer sun isn’t that appealing, the views alone make it well worth it. 

    Columbus Park 

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    Located at 10th + Grand Street, the Columbus Park tennis courts might not have the views that the courts at Stevens have, but they do have the brand new Ricardo Roig mural featuring pro tennis player Michael Chang, which is a very cool addition to the park. The three courts are first-come, first-serve and have the same one hour match time limit that most parks in the area have. Play is free and no special ID is required.

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    Jersey City

    Lincoln Park

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    On the west side of Jersey city lies the expansive Lincoln Park which borders the Hackensack River. Inside the park, there are 21 tennis courts open to the public. With that many courts, it’s hard to imagine having to wait too long to play. The best way to get to the park is to drive, being that it is about a 30-minute walk from the Journal Square PATH Station, and taking the bus would require a transfer.

    Hamilton Park

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    With two only courts located inside Hamilton Park, they can get a bit busy during the summer months. Just like the other courts on this list, these are free to the public and maintain the same one-hour playtime courtesy rule. If there is a bit of a wait to gain access, there are, luckily, many great restaurants close by in this charming neighborhood to pass the time until something opens up.

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    Pershing Field Memorial Park

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    Smack dab in the center of The Heights lies Pershing Field Memorial Park which boasts four tennis courts that are open to the public. While you’re up in The Heights, be sure to take some time to explore all that the area has to offer.

    Have you been to one of these local tennis courts? Let us know in the comments! 


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    As a corporate event planner, Ashley's job takes her all over the globe, allowing her the opportunity to incorporate her love of travel into her professional life. She was a Hoboken resident for 8 years before she took a quick 1.5 year intermission to pursue her dream of living in Hawaii and working at a luxury resort. In addition to trying to perfect her shaka, Ashley is usually hanging with her French bulldog Beau (he goes by Beauregard when he's feeling fancy), meeting friends out for a glass of wine, dragging herself out for a run, or working on her travel blog, The Wandering Ash.


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