Tennis Program

A shot of one of our nets at a neighborhood playground

San Francisco Recreation & Parks manages 147 free municipal tennis courts located at playgrounds, parks and recreation centers throughout San Francisco. Golden Gate Park has 21 courts which can be reserved for a nominal fee. Use our map page to locate a tennis court near you!

Tennis Court Online Reservation System Meeting September 18

We invite you to join us for a public meeting to discuss the free online reservation system implemented in April 2019 for tennis and pickleball play at 11 complexes across the city. … Continue reading

117th San Francisco City Open

  117th San Francisco City Open Tennis Tournament September 1 – 3, 2018 Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Register on the USTA website Long weekends are made for tennis! What better way to spend Labor Day than to compete against some of the Bay Area’s greatest players in in the … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Recieves Grant to Renovate Tennis Courts Citywide!

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today that the Department has received a cash grant of $864,000 from San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR) to resurface tennis courts in the City’s park system.  Throughout 2016, the Department and SFFSR worked together to identify a … Continue reading

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The Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex is a public facility under the auspices of the City & County of San Francisco / Recreation & Park Department.

GGPTC is located in the east end of Golden Gate Park on John F. Kennedy Drive & Middle Drive East. GGPTC is open Monday through Friday 9:00a.m.-7:00p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. & is closed on all legal holidays.

The time slots that are available for play are:

  • 9:00 am - check-in time 8:55 am
  • 10:30 am - check-in time 10:25 am
  • 12:00 pm - check-in time 11:55 pm
  • 1:30 pm - checkin-time 1:25 pm
  • 3:00 pm - checkin-time 2:55 pm
  • 4:30 pm - checkin-time 4:25 pm
  • 6:00 pm (summer) - checkin time 5:55 pm

Reservations are confirmed 5 minutes prior to playing time. Players check in at the director's office to acknowledge their presence, claim their court, & pay the appropriate fee.

Weekday play is on a first come first serve basis. There are no advanced phone or e-mail reservations for weekday play (except for group, league, tournament, & special events).

For weekend advanced reservations you may call on the Wednesday prior to the weekend you desire from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Thursday / 9:30 am - 6:30 pm, & Friday / 9:30 am - 6:30 pm at (415) 753-7001

For any further tennis related inquiries please contact Tennis Programs Coordinator Lou Maunupau

Lou Maunupau
Tennis Programs Coordinator
(415) 244-8921

For San Francisco Recreation & Park Department tennis classes for all ages please visit sfRecOnline

  • $4 per court per 1.5 hour time block for weekdays before 4:30 pm
  • $5 per court per 1.5 hour time block for weekdays after 4:30 pm
  • $6 per court per 1.5 hour time block for advanced weekend reservations
  • $5 per court per 1.5 hour time block for walk-on weekend tennis play
  • $2 per court per 1.5 hour time block for seniors (over 65) only on weekdays prior to 4:30 pm
  • $10 per court per hour for advanced group, league, tournament, & special events
  • Juniors 17 & under are free
  • No Rain Checks