Best of Boston

2023 Best Public Tennis Court

William E. Carter Playground Tennis Courts

The five new-ish courts here are in such high demand there’s usually a 30-to-60-minute wait. Accordingly, players keep to a courteous one-hour limit, even under the twinkling lights at night (closing time is 11:30 p.m.). Got ankle-biters? No problem. The lively adjacent playground is the perfect distraction for your energetic tots while you serve up a storm.

Columbus Avenue, Boston,