What is Platform Tennis?


Platform Tennis is an outdoor racquet sport generally played in cool or cold weather, although it has become a year-round sport in some regions.


The court is smaller than a tennis court and is surrounded by tightly strung wire fencing that lets players keep the ball in play after the ball hits off the court and bounces off the screens.


Courts are generally on a raised platform, allowing heaters under the deck to keep the playing surface playable no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.


Platform tennis is a very social sport, known for camaraderie and good sportsmanship.


Platform tennis is a game of finesse, patience, and strategy. It can require speed, power, and quick thinking. It can be highly competitive or just plain social.


Platform Tennis is an easy sport for players of all ages and skill levels to learn and enjoy. It is an excellent sport for families to play together.


Platform Tennis Origins - Started in 1928 in Scarsdale, New York by neighbors who were searching for a winter racquet sport close to home. Learn more about the history of the game at the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum.