Mayor Marty Walsh and the Parks Department Launch a Tennis App
Boston has a plethora of public tennis courts, but when the weather is nice, you could be waiting hours before you find a free court. That’s why Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday a new partnership with playlocal.com, a website that allows you to book tennis courts in your town in real time—all online.
“We are excited to offer this program to tennis players in our City’s parks,” Mayor Walsh said in a statement. “We have plenty of courts, all offering tennis for free in the city, and the playlocal.com app will make reserving courts and finding a partner a much more efficient process.”
The four participating courts are Ringer Playground in Allston, Moakley Park in South Boston, Cassidy Playground in Brighton, and the courts at Boston Common. Reservations are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, while the Boston Common tennis courts are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Signs will be posted at each court indicating the courts available for reservation.
“After extensive research, we found that tennis players across Boston share a common concern – arriving at a court and being forced to wait upwards of an hour to play,” said Anmol Wassan, CEO of playlocal.com. “Our platform seeks to solve that problem and create a better experience for the tennis playing community.”
For more information or to download the app, visit boston.gov/parks/tennis.asp.