The purpose of the municipal tennis centers is to offer year-round tennis play and supervised tennis activities to the community through comprehensive programs for all ages.
2014 Pulse of the Tennis Community
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department conducted a survey to get the pulse of the tennis community to better understand the wants, needs and satisfaction of our customers. Click here to view the results: 2014 Tennis Survey
One outcome from the results is that the public wanted access to more free courts. The Parks and Recreation Department is taking a step in that direction with opening up the Austin High Tennis Center for open free play. Starting September 1, 2014, the courts will be available for open play when not being used by AISD and the High School. The lights have been converted to timers to allow for use after dark until 10 pm. Please refer back here for updates as we start to address more from this survey. Thanks to everyone that took time and provided us your feedback.
It is our intention to provide the best customer service possible. We aim to make your experience at our facilities a fun one! Our tennis centers are:
NJTL is a non-profit grass roots tennis program that was started by Arthur Ashe in 1968 as a vehicle for introducing tennis to neighborhood children all across America. The Austin Parks Department has had a NJTL chapter since 1978. Currently the City contracts out this summer program to the Pro Managers at the Pharr Tennis Center. For more information about the NJTL Tennis Program, please contact Pharr Tennis Center at 512-477-7773 or www.pharrtennis.com
Playing Policy for Neighborhood Park Tennis Courts
The neighborhood tennis courts are governed by the "Good Neighbor Playing Policy." Simply stated, playing time is available on a first-come, first-served bases. Playing time is limited to one hour if others are waiting. If no one is waiting for the court, play may continue. The Tennis Courts are for tennis players only, so no skateboards, roller-blades, bikes, etc. These items or activities destroy the surface of the courts. Individuals cannot give lessons for profit on tennis courts. These courts may not be reserved except for City of Austin sponsored programs.
A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. It's a game for everyone!
Please take a customer survey and let us know how we are doing. To report problems with the neighborhood park tennis courts, please call 3-1-1. This will create a work order for repairs. To report any park non-emergency issues, call 3-1-1, or visit the 3-1-1 website to submit a maintenance concern online. For all park emergencies, call 9-1-1.