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SF’s Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3

After a $27 million renovation, reservations are now open
By - posted 2/27/2021 No Comment

San Francisco’s brand new Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park will open on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The $27 million renovation has transformed the legendary Golden Gate Park facility into a state-of-the-art public tennis center accessible to first-time players and seasoned athletes alike.

Online court reservations can be made starting today or by phone at (415) 581-2540. COVID-19 health precautions require advance reservations to play or visit.

The Goldman Tennis Center includes 16 USTA-regulation tennis courts, including a sunken stadium style court. Lighting on the courts will allow users to enjoy an additional 20,000 hours of play annually. Five mini-courts can be used to teach young children the game or for pickleball.

Off the court, the 7,800 square foot Taube Family Clubhouse, designed by architectural firm EHDD (with HGA), features a lounge, recreation room, locker room and kitchen. The ADA-accessible site includes new patio spaces and a garden.

“Spin,” an outdoor vibrant ceramic tile mural with a kaleidoscopic effect by artist Sanaz Mazinani and engaged through the San Francisco Arts Commission, features images of trailblazers on and off the court: Alice Marble, Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King and Roger Federer.

The facility also includes a dedicated classroom to expand the Tennis & Learning Center (TLC), an innovative Recreation and Park Department program that provides after school tennis instruction, academic tutoring, and leadership development to youth from underserved San Francisco neighborhoods.

The Goldman Tennis Center will offer affordable rates, including discounts for seniors, youth, and San Francisco residents. Weekday court rentals will be free for San Francisco youth before 6 p.m., while seniors can rent a court starting at $4 an hour.