Platform Tennis (Paddle)
Platform Tennis, also known as “Paddle”, is a fun racquet sport enjoyed outdoors all year long. This unique sport is played on a surface one third the size of a regular tennis court surrounded by 12-foot high screens that are used in play.
Paddle — the second most popular sport at the Club, with over 100 active participants — is considered by many to be the most social of all country club sports. At Knickerbocker, you’ll find a multitude of socially-driven ladies’, men’s, and mixed events, including themed parties. In addition, our Program offers private and group lessons, clinics, Pro-Am and Member-Guest events, as well as open play. Junior clinics — with our most popular Pizza Party events for younger members.
The competitive season runs from October through March. The Club participates in the Men’s and Women’s Interclub Paddle Leagues and fields four women’s and four men’s teams. Opportunities are available for all levels of play, from beginner to advanced.
Covid-19 - Important Information!
We ask you to continue to take all recommended measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 – wear masks, stay 6 feet away from others whenever possible, and wash hands regularly. Hand sanitizer and masks are available at various locations around the club including the paddle facility.
Hours of Operation
Courts are open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Paddle Hut is always accessible using the lock code 3524. You must wear a mask when inside the Hut.
Equipment For USE
Members in all categories, their spouses, and dependent children up to the age of 21 may use the paddle facilities.
Dress comfortably and warm based on temperature outside. Wear proper tennis sneakers to avoid injury. Hats must have the bill facing forward.
Reserving a court
A Court reservation is necessary and you can do it online 24/7 using Salix, the club’s online court reservation system. It is simple to use and very convenient. If you don’t have your login credentials yet, please contact Marco and he will add you to the system. Full name and email address are needed. To make a reservation, click on the link below and use your credentials.
- Username is your email and password is 123456
If you have any questions, please reach out to Marco at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 482-3580.
Paddle Court Access
Paddle courts are reserved for “Members” until Noon on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. All other levels of membership may reserve a court 48 hours in advance based on availability.
- Guests may play at any time, except before 12:00 noon on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, but no more than twice in any month. All guests must be accompanied by a member
- Members must sign in their guests using one of the two ways
- Add their full names and specify which member brought the guest(s) in the Additional Players box on the online reservation system (details above)
- Send an email to email@example.com
- Members are responsible for their guests’ adherence to all rules and should explain the dress code rules to them prior to their using the facility
- NEW POLICY: There is no charge for guests (as of 11/10/2020)
- There is a 3-guest limit per court
Players are asked to please be considerate of other players. Please return tennis balls to neighboring courts and observe good manners. Excessive noise and use of profanity should be curtailed. No food may be brought into the court area. Smoking is prohibited on the tennis courts. Cellular telephones use is not permitted at the tennis facility.
Shop For Equipment
You can purchase new paddles, balls, sneakers, apparel and accessories by contacting Marco. Junior and adults demo paddles are available.