The Golden Gate Park Tennis Center has a remarkable history.
Now it’s time to think about the future.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Campaign for Golden Gate Park Tennis Center!
Having surpassed the $27 million mark in fundraising, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center renovation was held on April 17, 2019. Construction is expected to take 16 to 18 months, with a grand opening of the renovated facility in Fall 2020.
THANK YOU to the hundreds of tennis and public recreation enthusiasts who have helped us get this far!
We are well on our way to reaching the $30 million needed to renovate the 125-year-old “Cradle of Champions” and make it one of the best public tennis facilities in the nation. We continue to raise funds to protect against construction uncertainties, to support important programs like TLC that will have a home at GGPTC, and get a jump start on the critical maintenance fund to preserve this wonderful asset for future generations.
The New Center
The future home of the Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center will include a new, expanded clubhouse and 17 new courts that meet current U.S. Tennis Association standards. It will also include a dedicated classroom and support spaces to accommodate an expansion of the RPD’s youth development program, the Tennis and Learning Center (TLC), which pairs tennis lessons with tutoring for students from underserved communities.
SF Rec & Park's Tennis & Learning Center to expand to middle school when GGPTC re-opens
Critical to the Campaign for Golden Gate Park Tennis Center is the new Education Center which will support SF Rec & Park's award-winning Tennis & Learning Center program (known as TLC).
Modeled after the nationally recognized EPATT program, TLC improves youth outcomes by providing programs to San Francisco’s most underserved communities that promote academic achievement, health and wellness, and social/emotional development, through the sport of tennis.
Currently, TLC operates in four neighborhood sites, serving elementary school children in grades K-5. When the GGPTC renovation is complete, students who “graduate” from the elementary school TLC programs will come to this iconic facility where they will continue to receive academic support and improve their tennis skills on the courts.