Where to Play in SF


San Francisco provides tennis lovers the opportunity to play outdoors pretty much year-round. The city has 152 public courts located in virtually every neighborhood. There are also five private clubs with indoor and outdoor courts as well as other fitness amenities and pro shops.


Databases of Courts in SF

Check out these awesome resources to learn more about where to play in SF. Please note that the Tennis Coalition is not responsible for the content on these websites; you can contact the site administrators if you have comments or questions. If you observe courts that are in poor condition with cracks, broken nets or other issues, call 311 to report it.

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* The interactive USTA map of tennis facilities in the Bay Area can be filtered by several criteria, including lights, hitting walls, tournaments, pros who teach at the courts, and availability of QuickStart.

 * Tennis SF list of Public and Private Courts: To see a map and listing all tennis court locations in SF (and surrounding areas), including private clubs, visit the SF tennis court locations page. In addition to the number and location of the courts, the site provides info on whether there are restrooms and drinking water, as well as ratings on surface and crowdedness. This resource is provided by TennisSF.com.

* The Public Courts database includes locations, how many courts at each site, and whether they have lights and/or a hitting wall. It also includes photos and comments. Database created by John Cervantes and Randy Fong.

* San Francisco Recreation & Parks maintains a list of public park locations that have tennis courts.

The largest public tennis facility in SF is the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center (GGPTC), which has 21 courts and a reservation system, requiring a nominal fee to rent courts.

The GGPTC is the only public tennis facility in SF that takes reservations.There are 21 courts, open every day from 9am-5pm, and lessons and clinics are offered regularly. To learn everything you need to know about reserving a court, visit the Rec & Parks page.

Fees:
Court fees are determined by your status as a player. For example, walk-in play for the weekdays is as follows: residents ($4), non-residents ($6), seniors 65+ ($2), and youth under 18 are free. During the weekend and evening, the fees increase for residents ($5) and seniors 65+ ($5). On the weekends, all youth are expected to pay $2.

Tennis Lessons and Clinics:
Don’t know how to play tennis or need to freshen up on your ability? If you are interested in receiving tennis lessons at Golden Gate Park, visit the Rec & Parks website or call 415-831-6302 or 415-753-7001.

Schools with courts
In addition to public courts, several schools and universities have tennis courts on which the SF community is allowed to play:

  • SF State:
    14 courts are open dawn to dusk. For any use on nights, weekends, holidays and by any outside groups, reservations are required. More info can be found here.
  • City College:
    8 lighted courts; see location here.