Groundbreaking Ceremony at Golden Gate Park Tennis Center

Mayor London Breed led the ceremonial "net drop"

What a wonderful day for a groundbreaking!

Tennis enthusiasts of all ages gathered on April 17th with Mayor London Breed and other City officials, the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance to celebrate a new era for public tennis in San Francisco with the groundbreaking of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center renovation.

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s $27 million project, funded almost entirely through private donations, will transform the 125-year-old site into one of the best public tennis facilities in the nation and allow the public more than 20,000 hours of additional playtime each year. It will include 17 new USTA-regulation tennis courts, a sunken feature court, and a dedicated pickleball court. Off the court, players will enjoy a new 7,800 square foot clubhouse with a player’s lounge, recreation room, locker room and kitchen and a garden area for viewing, socializing and relaxing.

(Read the full RPD press release for more info about the ceremony).

We hope you enjoy photos from the ceremony in the gallery above. If you'd like to see a video of the ceremony, visit the SF GOV TV website.

We are also grateful for the news coverage we received; take a look for yourself!

Finally, USTA NorCal Facebook Live interview before the ceremony with Phil Ginsburg, Lois Salisbury, Peanut Louie Harper and Lou Maunupau