The Mead Park Tennis Courts are currently closed to the public while maintenance crews prepare the surfaces for play. We expect the courts will open in early May
Purchase a Mead Park Tennis 2021 Permit Online starting April 5. CLICK HERE for a link to permit sales
Mead Park Tennis Courts 2020
(Court Phone 203-594-3618)
The Town of New Canaan operates eight regulation Her-Tru tennis courts at Mead Park. Two of the courts are lighted for night play. All players must have a current year permit to use the courts. Permits are available to New Canaan residents and all guests on the courts must play with a permit holder. Weather permitting, the courts are open from May through October. Reservations for the use of the courts may be made up to one week in advance in person, by telephone, or through the online reservation system. (see rules & regulations for court reservation rules and usage) The Town also maintains an all-weather practice court at Mead Park which is available at any time without reservation. The telephone number of the Mead Park tennis courts is 203-594-3618.
Hours of Operation
Weather permitting, beginning in Mid-May six of the eight courts will open each day at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. in September and October). Two courts have lights for night play and will close for the evening at 9:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. in September and October).
Permits and Fees 2021
Permits for the 2021 season are available beginning April 3 to New Canaan residents and must be obtained in advance through the online registration system, as no permits will be sold at the courts. Permits- a permit process includes a photo identification card. If a photo exists in the database, it will be used for the permit. This Photo ID Card must be presented to the court attendant before each use with no exceptions. Card holders must present their Photo ID Card to sign in a guest. The lost pass/reprint fee is $5. The purchase of a Tennis Pass may only online at the Recreation Department website. Only existing database households with a username and password will be able to access the online registration system. New residents must establish a household by contacting the Recreation Department Office and provide proof of residency must be presented for each individual purchasing a membership pass in the form of a driver's license or current utility bill. Proof of age is required for individuals under age 18 or age 62 and older in the form of a driver's license, birth certificate, or valid passport. The fee must be paid by credit card only(Visa, Master Card, American Express) at the time of registration.
AFTER YOU PURCHASE YOUR PASS ONLINE, WE WILL PRINT THE INDIVIDUAL PHOTO ID CARDS AT THE RECREATION OFFICE AND LEAVE THEM FOR PICK UP AT THE MEAD TENNIS COURT ATTENDANT.
These permits entitle the individual the privilege of using the courts at Mead Park for the 2021 season.
Adults $100. This permit entitles eligible adults (age 18-61) the privilege of using the courts.
Senior Citizens $70. This permit entitles senior citizens (age 62 and over) the privilege of using the courts.
Youth $25. This permit entitles youths (age 17 and under) the privilege of using the courts. Non-Resident $195 season permit
Guest Fee (per day) $10 must be paid by credit card only before play begins
Court Rules and Regulations
Mead Park Tennis Court Rules and Regulations
How to Reserve a Court
Hyperlink (click here) to make a court reservation
Booking Courts: Username is your email address. Password is your permit ID number (from your card) followed by your last name (all lower case, no spaces, ex. 81999jones). Permit holders are permitted to reserve only one court per day for a 60 minute time block only starting on the hour. An additional reservation on the same day may be made only after completing your first reserved court of the day. Permit holders may reserve a court by any of the following methods:
Online Reservation- 24 hours a day, anywhere internet access is available, you may make a court reservation using your access email address and password (your permit number followed by your last name- no spaces). The online reservation system will also allow you to manage your reservation(s) by changing a time or court cancellation.
By Telephone- daily after 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., except on rainy days when 4:00 p.m. is the cut-off time, you may call 594-3618 and reserve a court with the attendant on duty. You must register your permit number and name with the attendant.
In Person- daily beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., you may reserve a court at the Tennis Hut with the attendant on duty. You must have your permit available to show the attendant for the reservations.