Indoor Season Safety Guidelines
Prospect Park Alliance works closely with NYC Parks to operate indoor tennis at the Prospect Park Tennis Center, and to take the appropriate precautions for using our tennis bubbles for indoor play. We take public health concerns very seriously.
According to the Empire State Development Corporation, the entity that regulates indoor tennis, tennis bubbles provide a safer experience than a typical indoor facility. Tennis bubbles have a blower system that constantly draws in fresh air, and a damper system that allows air to escape the bubble. Furthermore, a tennis bubble's height and extensive square footage reduces the potential for community spread as compared to an indoor building. At the Prospect Park Tennis Center, there is a 30-foot-high ceiling and a total area of roughly 30,000 square feet per bubble. With a maximum player capacity of 25 and 30 people for each bubble, each player has roughly 1,000 square feet of space, well above the FEMA requirement of 113 square feet per person in an indoor office setting.