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Tennis Courts

 

Effective Monday, September 21st, the Reed Park Tennis Office will reopen for tennis reservations on a 3-month pilot program. The courts at Reed Park (daily) and Ocean View Park (weekends only) will be available for 1 or 2 hour reservations. Santa Monica residents may purchase an annual tennis reservation card. Please visit the Tennis Reservation Information section below for more details on reserving courts.

All other City tennis courts are open for first-come, first-serve play from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week. The City has also resumed permitting for private tennis instruction. Please call (310) 394-6011 to verify instructor permits. 

At Colorado Center Park, East Court only is open for singles play from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Reservations for the East Court can be made on Bookmycourt.com. The City does not issue permits for tennis instruction at Colorado Center Park. Instructors can reserve a court at Colorado Center Park using Bookmycourt.com.

Please comply with physical distancing requirements posted by businesses and recreational facilities.

Safety protocols:

 

  • Maintain physical distancing of six feet at all times.
  • Bring your own racket and balls. Write your initials on each ball and only handle your own tennis balls.
  • When other players are waiting at first come, first served courts, play is limited to one set with a five minute warm-up; or one 35 minute rally.
  • Doubles play is permitted but players must remain 6 feet apart from each other and wear a face covering when not actively playing on the court.
  • Private instruction by permit only. Please call (310) 458-6011 to verify instructor permits.
  • Face coverings are required at all times, including during play.
  • No group gatherings allowed.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Complete safety guidelines at parks.lacounty.gov/covid-19

Tennis Etiquette Rules 

  • Ethics of tennis and sportsmanship shall prevail for the safety and enjoyment of all players.
  • No hard soled or dark soled shoes are allowed on the courts.
  • No more than six balls are allowed on the court.
  • Promotional materials of any form are prohibited on courts without prior approval.
  • Players must abide by the decision of city staff regarding the interpretation of any rules governing the use of the courts.
  • Tennis instruction of any kind requires an official permit. Violators are subject to prosecution.
  • Inline, roller skates, skateboards, scooters, soccer balls, etc. are not permitted at any time on the courts.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the courts except for service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability.

 

When other players are waiting:

 

  • You may play one set with no more than a five minute warm-up or you may rally for a total of thirty minutes.
  • If you are currently playing a set, you must complete the set then forfeit the court.
  • One person cannot hold the tennis court when two or more people are waiting. 

Tennis Court Locations at City Parks

 

 

  • Clover Park (2 lighted courts located at 25th and Ocean Park Blvd)
  • Douglas Park (2 lighted courts located at 25th and Wilshire Blvd)
  • Marine Park (3 lighted courts located at 17th and Marine St.)
  • Memorial Park (4 lighted courts located at 14th and Olympic Blvd.)

 

Tennis Court Locations at Public School Sites

 

  • Santa Monica High School – 7 non-lighted courts available during the following hours unless closed for maintenance, school use, school holidays, City programs, or permitted use. A permit is required for use of Santa Monica High School courts.
    • Monday-Friday during the school year 6pm–dusk.
    • Monday-Friday during school breaks 8am–dusk.
    • Saturdays year round 7am-dusk.
    • Sundays year round 8am-dusk.
  • Los Amigos Park (1 lighted court located at 6th and Hollister Ave. Court is available only when school classes or sponsored programs are not in session which is usually on weekdays after 6pm or all day on weekends.

 

Tennis Courts Available by Advanced Fee Reservations  

  • Santa Monica residents that purchase a Resident Reservation Card will have priority. 
  • Residents can purchase a Reservation card at smgov.net/reserve by clicking on the memberships tab
  • Reed Park – 6 lighted courts located at 7th & Wilshire Blvd
  • Ocean View Park – 6 non-lighted courts located at 2600 Bernard Way (1 block south of Ocean Park Blvd.) Reservations available year round on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday reservations available during the summer season only (Memorial Day through Labor Day.)
  • Resident card holders can make reservations online at smgov.net/reserve by clicking on the reservations tab

Courts may be reserved for Group or Individual Lessons/Programs/Events. See Tennis Court Rules of Etiquette above.

Tennis Courts Available for Free, Drop-In, Non-reserved Use

  • Clover Park(2 lighted courts located at 25th and Ocean Park Blvd)
    Daily 8:00am to 10:00pm

  • Douglas Park (2 lighted courts located at 25th and Wilshire Blvd)
    Daily 8:00am to 10:00pm

  • Los Amigos Park (1 lighted court located at 6th and Hollister Ave. (Court is available only when school classes or sponsored programs are not in session which is usually on weekdays after 6pm or all day on weekends.)
    8:00am to 10:00pm weekends only
    (Court is also available when school classes or sponsored programs are not in session, usually on weekdays after 6:00pm

  • Marine Park (3 lighted courts located at 17th and Marine St.)
    Daily 8:00am to 10:00pm

  • Memorial Park (4 lighted courts located at 14th and Olympic Blvd.)
    Daily 8:00am to 10:00pm

  • Santa Monica High School – 7 non-lighted courts available during the following hours unless closed for maintenance, school use, school holidays, City programs, or permitted use. A permit is required for instructional or group use of SAMOHI courts.A permit is required for use of Santa Monica High School courts.
    • Monday-Friday during the school year 6pm–dusk.
    • Monday-Friday during school breaks 8am–dusk.
    • Saturdays year round 7am-dusk.
    • Sundays year round 8am-dusk.

Community Based Tennis Organizations & Programs

Santa Monica Tennis Club – A non-profit community organization provides year round social and competitive tennis opportunities. Activities include tournaments, Sunday drop-in play, tennis ladders, trips, rating clinics, and team tennis programs. For more information, call 310.208.6882

Tennis Patrons of Santa Monica – promotes tennis in the community. They provide instruction at selected local elementary public schools and a Saturday Team Tennis program. For more information, call 310.458.3009

National Junior Tennis & Learning – The United States Tennis Association in cooperation with the City of Santa Monica provides a series of low cost group tennis instruction classes designed to introduce this lifetime sport to youth ages 7 through 17.  A six-week session of instruction is offered during the summer months.

Southern California Tennis Association – Section chapter of United States Tennis Association.  Promotes a wide range of tennis programs, events, training/certification programs and education for youth and adults.  Main office is located at the UCLA Tennis Stadium.  For more information, call 310.208.3838 

Tennis Reservation Information

The Tennis Reservation Office is located at Reed Park (7th & Wilshire)

Tennis Reservation Office Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday    8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday                       8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Resident Annual Reservation Card

Santa Monica Residents may purchase an annual tennis Reservation Card ($14).  Card holders may reserve courts up to three days in advance.  This membership does not include any court fees, however, it does allow the holder to purchase a quarterly pass.

A driver’s license or government-issued photo ID and a current utility bill are required to verify residency.

Same Day Reservations

Non-residents or residents who do not have a Reservation Card (see above) my reserve a court on the same day of play.

Court Fees

$4 per person per hour for residents. $5 per person per hour for non-residents. Ball Machines are available for rent at Reed Park for an additional $14 per hour.

Resident Quarterly Pass

Quarterly passes allow resident cardholders the opportunity to play free of charge for up to two hours per day.  Players must have a reservation card to purchase a Quarterly Pass.

Resident Quarterly Pass Fees:

Youth (17 years and under)    $22

Adult (18 years to 59 years)  $65

Senior (60 years and over)    $22

Private Tennis Instruction

Independent private and semi-private tennis instructors may register to teach on City courts during designated times. Courts must be reserved/permitted and paid for in advance at a cost of $15 per hour for 1-2 students; and at a cost of $25 per hour for 3 – 4 students. All group lessons and tennis camps are conducted through the City’s Community Classes Program. Private/Semi-private Instructors must present proof of a current City of Santa Monica Business License and a copy of their liability insurance prior to issuance of an Instructor Permit.

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For more information, please call the Tennis Reservation Office at 310.394.6011. 

 

 

Tennis Reservation Office 
Reed Park
1133 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

310.394.6011
tennis.mailbox@smgov.net

 

 

 

 

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