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.


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San Francisco Recreation & Parks

Free online court reservation system

Rec & Park has made tennis and pickleball courts at several neighborhood parks available to be reserved online, for free. Visit the Rec & Park info page for details.

Goldman Tennis Center

The Lisa + Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park, a public facility owned by the City of San Francisco, is managed by Lifetime Activities. Since 1993, Lifetime has been providing operational and management services for municipal tennis centers in the Bay Area, including in Cupertino, Pleasanton, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Walnut Creek.

Amenities at the GTC:

  • 16 USTA regulation tennis courts
  • 5 mini courts that can be used for pickleball or mini tennis
  • Lights on all courts for nighttime play
  • A 7,800-square foot clubhouse with a players lounge, small pro shop, locker rooms, a shower, kitchen and other amenities
  • Garden and patio areas for viewing and community gatherings
  • A dedicated online court reservation system


Monday thru Friday 8:30am-9pm Saturday and Sunday 8:30am-6pm Holiday Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (closing at 12:30pm), Christmas Day, New Years Eve (closing at 12:30pm), New Years Day


Hourly Court Fees & Descriptions Resident Non Resident
Non-Prime Time Monday thru Friday 7am-3pm $10 $14
Prime Time Monday thru Friday 3pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday 7am-10pm $11 $18
Seniors (ages 65+) Monday thru Friday 7am-3pm $5 $7
Youth (ages 17 and below) Monday thru Friday 7am-6pm no charge $14
GTC advanced group reservations 1 to 5 courts Individual/Non-profit $22 For-profit $44
GTC advanced group reservations 6+ courts Individual/Non-profit $28 For-profit $56


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.

* 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.

Tennis Lessons and Clinics:
Don’t know how to play tennis or need to get rid of the rust? If you are interested in receiving tennis lessons at the Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park, visit the Lifetime Activities website (coming soon!).

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.