Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers tennis leagues and lessons at a variety of Durham locations. Leagues and lessons are offered for all ages and abilities.
DPR and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) provide recreational tennis programs for all players, regardless of skill. Visit the Adult Tennis Leagues page for details.
Tennis carnivals are designed to introduce individuals of all ages to the tennis programs offered by Durham Parks and Recreation.
Tennis Community Open Play Days
DPR offers free Community Open Play Days on designated tennis courts. The Community Open Play is designed to give free tennis court access to all individuals and families. Courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we ask that you limit play to 1 hour while others are waiting. Lights will be on an automatic schedule or they can be turned on by a push button/switch.
Tennis Community Open Play Days will be offered at the following parks:
- Elmira Avenue Park - Tennis Courts #1 & #2
- Garrett Road Park - Tennis & Pickleball Court #6
- Morreene Road Park - Tennis Court #5
- Rock Quarry Park - Tennis Courts #1 & #2
- Southern Boundaries Park - Tennis Courts #7 & #8
- W.D. Hill Recreation Center - Tennis Court #1
- Whippoorwill Park - Tennis Courts #1 & #2
Visit our ActiveNet page for the current availability, light schedule and locations.
Tennis Court Rentals
Visit the Athletic Rentals page for details on renting a tennis court.
Assigned Pickleball & Tennis Times at Bethesda Park
Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) has assigned designated times for tennis and pickleball players to share the outdoor courts. The schedule below will run from July 1, 2022 through December, 31, 2022, at which time DPR will evaluate the times and future needs.
Tennis Designated Times - Courts 1 & 2:
- Monday, 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Tuesday, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Not available
- Thursday, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Saturday, 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sunday, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Pickleball Designated Times - Courts 1,2,3,4,5,6:
- Monday, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(DPR Programming starts September 13, 2022)
- Wednesday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
(DPR programs ends at 5:00pm—Open Play starts at 5:00pm)
- Thursday, 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Friday, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Saturday, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday, 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Pickleball and Tennis Designated Times Include:
Tennis Court Information
|Park||Number of Tennis Courts||Number of Lighted Tennis Courts||10 & Under Lines||8 & Under Lines||Pickleball Lines|
|East End Park||4||4||No||No||No|
|Elmira Avenue Park||8||8||No||No||No|
|Forest Hills Park||4||4||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Garrett Road Park||6||6||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Morreene Road Park||5||5||No||No||No|
|Oval Drive Park||2||0||No||No||No|
|Piney Wood Park||4||0||No||No||No|
|Rock Quarry Park||8||8||Yes||Yes||No|
|Southern Boundaries Park||8||8||Yes||Yes||No|