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, which were fully-renovated in the 2018-19 season with a new playing surface and lights, giving MIT one of the top outdoor tennis facilities in New England. The J.B. Carr Indoor Tennis Facility houses four indoor courts, as well as locker-rooms, lavatories, and showers.
Outdoor courts operate with a walk-up reservation system. Sign-up sheets are generally posted three days in advance.
HOME OF MIT'S MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAMS
LOCATION ON CAMPUS (Building W53)
J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble Information:
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 - 9 PM|
|Sunday||8 AM - 10 PM|
Court Rental Rates
Monday-Friday (7 AM - 2 PM): $29/hour
Saturday & Sunday (8 AM - 2 PM): $46/hour Court 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.
For Complete Information Regarding Reservations for the Tennis Bubble Click Here: Tennis Bubble Rates & Rentals