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TENNIS

CitiParks Tennis

CitiParks Tennis

The Citiparks Tennis program is ideal for players of all skill levels. Whether you are just learning the game or seeking advanced competition we have great opportunities for you at Citiparks.

We offer tennis clinics as well as junior and adult tournaments. You might even want to join a Community Tennis Association to really hone your game!

You can find tennis courts in...

  • Frick Park
  • Highland Park
  • McKinley Park
  • Mellon Park
  • Scheneley Park
  • Allegheny Commons (West Commons) Park

You can also find courts in more than 50 neighborhood parks and playgrounds.

Mellon Park Tennis Center

Tennis enthusiasts can take to the court year-round at the Mellon Park Tennis Center! The air-conditioned "bubble" is the perfect place to enjoy a little competition or learn the game.

Classes range from "Tiny Tots" (for kids 6 years old and under) to "Advanced Adult"—and every age and skill level. You can take advantage of permanent or occasional court time. And be sure to ask about special week-day senior rates!

This indoor tennis center features a state-of-the-art playing surface, showers and many other amenities. The center is conveniently located on 5th Avenue and Beechwood Avenue in the city's East End.

For more information: 412.665.4017

For indoor tennis court reservations and information contact the Mellon Park Tennis Center at 412.475.0689.

 

Tennis Lessons

There has never been a better time to get into tennis! New "quickstart" tennis lessons get you playing on the first day!

Children as young as 4 years old attend "Tiny Tots" lessons.

Older children receive instruction geared toward their particular skill levels at "Junior Tennis" lessons. If you are 13 years or older, you can choose from a variety of teen and adult clinics that focus on all levels of play.

Mellon Park Tennis Center - 5th Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard

  • Citiparks tennis lessons are year-round at Mellon Park Tennis Center.
  • No registration is necessary for tennis lessons.
  • Lessons are open to City and non-City residents.
  • Demo racquets are available.
  • Payment is by cash or check only.

Adult & Juniors (11+) Lessons 

Saturdays

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Beginners & Intermediates ($12)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Intermediates (Ages 16+ only) ($12)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Advanced Tournament Training ($15)
    (4.0+ only by pre-registration; email citiparkstennis@gmail.com)

Weekdays

  • Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Intermediates ($12)
  • Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Beginners & Intermediates ($12)
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Intermediates  (Ages 16+ only) ($12)
  • Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Advanced Intermediates ($12)

10 & Under Junior Lessons ($10)

Saturdays

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Ages 4 to 6 (Tiny Tots) - All Levels,Beginners to Advanced ($10)  - All are welcome!
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Ages 7 to 10 - Beginners and Intermediates ($10)  - All are welcome!
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Ages 7 to 10 - Advanced 10 U Tournament Players ($10) - advanced 10U tournament players have at least 1-2 years of playing experience and can serve and play short matches.

Weekdays (10 & Under) 

  • Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Beginners to Intermediates ($10)  - All are welcome!
  • Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Advanced 10U Tournament Players ($10) - advanced 10U tournament players have at least 1-2 years of playing experience and can serve and play short matches.

Junior Tennis Summer Camp

Join the fun at the Junior Tennis Summer Camp at Schenley Park! Last summer the Junior Tennis Summer Camp welcomed 200 boys and girls from across the City of Pittsburgh.

The 2016 summer camp runs half-day, every morning, Monday through Friday, beginning, June 13, 2016.

All skill levels—beginner, intermediate, and advanced tennis players—are welcome. Kids can bring their own racquets or they may borrow from the camp at no cost.

Junior Tennis Summer Camp helps attendees build self-confidence, learn social skills and develop good sportsmanship.

 

Who are the Camp Staff?

A diverse and strong team of five to seven tennis coaches lead the daily camp programs. All staff are certified in PTR Junior Development and the USTA Quickstart tennis approach.

The coaches and program are supported by the USTA 10 and Under Tennis initiatives.

 

Register 

Register for the 2017 Junior Tennis Summer Camp at the Schenley Park Oval

Register for the 2017 Junior Tennis Summer Camp at the Fick Park Clay Courts

 

Questions and Other Information

Interested in a different camp schedule or frequency? Talk to the staff about flexible schedules, pricing, merit scholarships and sibling discounts.

Camp FAQ's

Citiparkstennis@gmail or 412.244.4188

Bob O'Connor Tennis Classic

Tennis enthusiasts ages 16 to 80+ take to courts throughout Pittsburgh to compete in the annual Bob O'Connor Summer Tennis Classic. The tournament honors the outstanding community spirit demonstrated by the late Mayor Bob O'Connor.

The men's and women's A open singles and A open doubles are USTA-sanctioned events. Visit www.usta.com  to find schedules and results.

11th Annual Bob O’Connor Classic, June 10 – 18, 2017

Venues:

  • Schenley Oval
  • Highland Park
  • Moore Park
  • Arsenal Park
  • Mellon Park Tennis Center (during inclement weather)

Register:
Fees:
$10 for first singles; $3 for each additional
$15 for first doubles team; $3 per person for each additional
 
Schedule:

Men's and Women's Open Singles
Saturday, June 10, 8am-4pm, Schenley Park Oval: ALL first matches.
Sunday, June 11, 8am-4pm, Schenley Park Oval: 2nd round matches and First Match Losers Consolation.
Monday to Friday, June 12-13-14-15-16, Site TBD, all remaining matches up to quarterfinals.
Saturday, June 17, 12pm, Highland Park: semifinals.
Sunday, June 18, 12pm Highland Park: finals.

Men's Open Doubles and Women's Open Doubles:
Saturday, June 10, Schenley Park Oval, 4pm-8pm - ALL 1st matches.
Sunday, June 11, Schenley Park Oval, 4pm-8pm - 2nd round matches and 1st Match Losers Consolation.
Monday to Friday June 12-13-14-15-16 - remaining matches up to quarterfinals.
Saturday June 17, Highland Park, time TBD: semifinals.
Sunday June 18, Highland Park, time TBD: finals."

Archive

Events and tentative, weather permitting schedule for non-ranking events:

Men's 35 Singles - Monday to Friday June 12-16 @ Arsenal Park and/or Moore Park

Men's "B" Singles (NTRP 4.0 or below) - Saturday and Sunday June 10-11, 12pm-4pm @ Highland Park

Women's 35 Singles - Monday to Friday June 12-16 @ Arsenal Park and/or Moore Park

Women's "B" Singles (NTRP 4.0 or below) - Saturday and Sunday June 10-11, 12pm-4pm @ Highland Park

Men's 50's Doubles - Monday to Friday June 12-16 @ Highland Park

Women's 50's Doubles - Monday to Friday June 12-16 @ Highland Park

Men's 70's Doubles - days/times tbd
Women's 70's Doubles - days/times tbd

Men's "B" Doubles (NTRP 4.0 or below) - Saturday and Sunday June 10-11, 4pm-8pm @ Highland Park

Women's "B" Doubles (NTRP 4.0 or below) - Saturday and Sunday June 10-11, 4pm-8pm @ Highland Park

Mixed Open Doubles - times/days tbd
Mixed "B" Doubles (NTRP 4.0 or below) - times/days tbd

Coed "C" Doubles (NTRP 3.0 or below) - Saturday June 17, 12pm noon @ Highland Park.

Coed 80's Doubles - Mellon Park Bubble - times TBD

Locations: matches will be held at one of five public park locations:
Highland Park - Stanton Ave
Schenley Park Oval
Mellon Park Bubble
Arsenal Park - 40th street
Moore Park - Brookline

Paul G. Sullivan Clay Championship

The Paul G. Sullivan Clay Championship is an city-wide tournament held at the Frick Park Clay Courts since their inauguration in 1930.

Originally named the "Pittsburgh Parks Championships" the event was renamed in 2002 for longtime director Paul G. Sulivan.

More than 175 players take part annually with matches held on weekday evenings and throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays.

The tournament is now USTA-sanctioned, but USTA membership is NOT required. Entries are open to all men and women 16 years and older, both City and non-City residents.

2017 Paul G. Sullivan Clay Championship: July 10-23, 2017

Frick Park Red Clay Jr Open

Boys and girls (divisions 16, 14 and 12 & under) from City neighborhoods and as far away as Madrid, Spain, and Puerto Rico compete yearly in the only junior tournament held on red clay in all of western Pennsylvania. This USTA-sanctioned event is organized by the Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club, a community tennis association (CTA).

This open junior tournament accepts both City and non-City residents and has no USTA or other ranking requirements. Entries are open and players of all levels – novice to experienced junior tournament players – are encouraged to enter.

Large draws for each event ensure local players are exposed to a great variety of other players. To make the most of their tournament experience, relative novices are encouraged to participate in the Mini-Camp at Frick Park the preceding week (see below).

Main Draw matches best 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets and are held Monday to Friday, all day, 8:00 a.m. to dusk, with Main Draw Singles Finals on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. to be followed by all Singles Consolation Draws. All doubles matches are held on Friday, 8:00 a.m. - dusk.

2017 Frick Park Red Clay Junior Open: June 19 – 24, 2017

Community Tennis Associations

Community Tennis Associations are currently available for Frick and Highland parks.

For information regarding specific locations and details concerning registration procedures, email citiparkstennis@gmail.com or call 412-244-4188.

Note: For indoor tennis court reservations and information, contact the Mellon Park Tennis Center directly at 412-475-0689.