duPont Tennis Courts and J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble

Tennis Complex

Aided by the vision of David Flett duPont, who left a million-dollar bequest toward the improvement of athletic facilities, the duPont Athletic Center opened to the MIT community in 1959. duPont's bequest also led to the construction of 12 outdoor tennis courts.

Outdoor courts operate with a walk-up reservation system.  Sign-up sheets are generally posted three days in advance.

Summer (June 1-Aug 31) only: Call 617-253-9485 to reserve outdoor courts up to one week in advance.

The J.B. Carr Indoor Tennis Facility houses four indoor courts, as well as locker-rooms, lavatories, and showers.

Facility Hours 
Open October 1 through April 30.

Monday 7 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday 7 AM - 10 PM
Wednesday 7 AM - 10 PM
Thursday 7 AM - 10 PM
Friday 7 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 8 AM - 9 PM
Closed Holidays


Court Rental Rates
Monday-Friday (7 AM - 2 PM):  $25/hour
Saturday & Sunday (8 AM - 2 PM):  $41/hourCourt rentals are free from 2 PM - 6 PM from every day for MIT Students ONLY (undergraduate and graduate, with ID).

Varsity Practice and Physical Education Classes have priority on all court space.

Reservations are available up to two days in advance by calling 617-253-1451. 


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