Proposed Amendment of Tennis Permit Rules

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:5)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Proposed Rule Amendment

New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]

“Shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department, unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

Section 1. Section 2-01 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended to read as follows:


§ 2-01 Tennis.

Each tennis player must have a valid tennis permit or single-play tennis ticket to play on outdoor tennis courts under the jurisdiction of the Department between the first Saturday in April and Sunday before Thanksgiving.

 

   (a)   Tennis permits.

      (1)   Tennis permits are available for purchase at the Arsenal and at locations in each of the five boroughs and on the Parks Department website.

      (2)   Tennis permits are issued on an annual basis, and may be used for unlimited play during the year for which they were issued in one-hour increments for singles play and two-hour increments for doubles play.

      (3)   In the event a tennis permit is lost, a duplicate permit may be obtained for a fee pursuant to § 2-09(a).

      (4)   Tennis permits may not be transferred or resold.


   (b)   Single-play tennis tickets.

      (1)   Single-play tennis tickets are available for purchase at the Arsenal and at locations in each of the five boroughs and on the Parks Department website.

      (2)   A single-play tennis ticket may be used during the year in which it was purchased in lieu of a tennis permit to play tennis for one hour during the [year]tennis season during which it was purchased on tennis courts under the jurisdiction of the Department.

 

    (c)   Reservation tickets.

      (1)   Reservation tickets are available for purchase at the Arsenal and at locations in each of the five boroughs and on the Parks Department website.

      (2)   A reservation ticket may be used during the year in which it was purchased by a tennis permit-holder to reserve one hour of court time [up to eight days] in advance of scheduled play.

      (3)   If tennis courts are closed due to rain, reservation tickets may be exchanged [at the location where the reservation was made] for a “rain check” valid for the duration of the tennis season. [The rain check shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance.]

     (4)  Reservations must be made on the hour.  If players are more than five minutes late for their reservation, the reservation will be forfeited without compensation.


   (d)   Use of Tennis courts.

      (1)   Outdoor tennis courts are open daily, weather permitting, except when under construction or repair, or when reserved for tournaments or special events.

      (2)   Players must wear smooth-soled, heelless footwear on clay or composition courts. Suction soled shoes and running shoes are prohibited on all surfaces on Department tennis courts.

      (3) When an attendant is present, players must register with the attendant by presenting their tennis permits or single-play tickets to the attendant.  Reservation tickets must also be presented to the tennis attendant. The tennis attendant will make court assignments.  [Reservation ticket holders.  Reservation tickets shall be presented to the tennis attendant at the time the reservation is made. The tennis attendant will reserve the court for one hour. If players are more than five minutes late, the reservation shall be forfeited without compensation.

      (4)   Tennis permits or single-play tickets shall be presented to the attendant in charge of the tennis courts, who will make court assignments.

      (5)   Reservation ticket holders.  Permit holders and single play ticket holders will be given their choice of court assignments in the order of their registration.

      (6)   Reservations shall be made on the hour.]

      (4) [(7)]   A maximum of six (6) balls may be used on each court.

      (5) [(8)]   All disputes, including but not limited to disputes concerning court reservations, permit ownership, and suitability of court conditions for play, shall be settled by the tennis attendant.

      (6) [(9)]   Locker-room and shower privileges are not included with tennis permit privileges.   Locker-rooms and showers in the Central Park Tennis Center may be used by individuals renting lockers for the fee listed in § 2-09.  Rentals are subject to the Central Park Tennis Center’s terms of rental and are valid for one tennis season. 

      (7) [(10)]   Anyone who fails to comply with these rules or the instructions of the tennis attendant or other Parks employee will be ordered to leave the tennis courts. Failure to leave when ordered to do so shall be treated as a violation of § 103(c)(1).

      (8) [(11)]   Tennis hours may vary at individual sites.  All players must comply with posted hours.


Section 2. Subdivision (a) of Section 2-09 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended to read as follows:

 

§2-09 Fee Schedules.


(a) [All boroughs.] The Department will charge permit fees and other related fees in accordance with the tables below.


TENNIS PERMITS & FEES 

 

Adult Tennis Permit (18 to 62 years of age)

 

[$ 200.00] $ 100.00

Adult Tennis Permit with valid NYCID (18 to 62 years of age)

 

[$ 180.00] $ 90.00

Senior Tennis Permit (62 years of age and above)

 

$ 20.00

Junior Tennis Permit (17 years of age and below)

 

$ 10.00

Adult and Senior Duplicate (to replace a lost Permit)

 

$ 15.00

Junior Duplicate (to replace a lost Permit)

 

$ 6.00

Single Play Tennis Ticket

 

$ 15.00

Tennis Reservation Ticket

 

$ 15.00

Central Park Tennis Lockers

 

$ 20.00


ADDITIONAL RECREATIONAL PERMITS

Lawn Bowling Permit—Annual

 

$ 30.00

Croquet Permit—Annual

 

$ 30.00

Model Yacht Storage Fee—Annual

 

$ 20.00

Boat Launch/Kayak/Canoe Permit—Annual

 

$ 15.00

Summer Day Camp Pool Permit—Daily

(for groups of 10 or more supervised individuals)

 

$25.00 application fee plus $1.00 per

individual in group

Special Event Permit Application Fee

 

$25.00

 


[USE OF BOARDWALK SPACE BY RESTAURANTS

Self-serve Restaurants$  55.00/linear foot

Table Service Restaurants$110.00/linear foot]


Section 3. Section 2-09 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision (d), to read as follows:

 

 (d)   The Department will charge restaurants licensed to use boardwalk space in accordance with the table below.

 

USE OF BOARDWALK SPACE BY RESTAURANTS

Self-serve Restaurants

 

$ 55.00 per linear foot

Table Service Restaurants

 

$ 110.00 per linear foot


 

Public Hearing
Subject: 

The Department of Parks and Recreation is proposing to lower the adult tennis permit fee for use of its tennis courts and to amend its rules regarding the use of its tennis courts. The Department will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules at 10:00 a.m. on January 16, 2017. The hearing will be in the at Recreation Center 54 at 348 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022. Please see attached file for more information.

Public Hearing Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Contact: 

For more information, please contact Darci Frinquelli at 212-360-1383 or rules@parks.nyc.gov.

Location: 
Recreation Center 54
348 East 54th Street
New York, NY 10022