Where to Find Free Public Tennis Courts in Philadelphia

No matter your neighborhood, we've mapped all the free tennis courts in Philly.


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One of Philly’s free public tennis courts at Weccacoe Playground. Photograph by Caroline Cunningham

This post has been updated.

With summer in full swing, you might be eager to embrace the warm weather while switching up your fitness routine. Luckily, Philly boasts a ton of tennis courts so you can spend a sunny day perfecting your serve — for free! While there are also a slew of club and members-only courts in Philly, below are the public tennis courts where you can try out the sport without any commitment. Whether you’re looking to play singles or doubles, or just want to practice solo, we’ve mapped where to find the one closest court to you. Enjoy!

Center City and Surrounding

East Poplar Playground (820 North 8th Street): Two lighted courts

Markward Playground (400 South Taney Street): Two lighted courts

Schuylkill River Park (2550 Pine Street): Two lighted courts

South Philly

Barry Playground (1800 Johnston Street): Two courts

FDR Park (1500 Pattison Avenue and South Broad Street): 14 courts

Weccacoe Playground (400 Catherine Street): One court

Wharton Square Park (2300 Wharton Street): Two courts

West Philly

Garden Court (4700 Spruce Street): Two courts

Parkside Evans Playground (5300 Parkside Avenue): Nine courts

Northwest Philly

East Park (2200 North 33rd Street): 12 courts

Allens Lane Park (620 West Allens Lane): Four lighted courts

Awbury Park (6101 Ardleigh Street): 12 lighted courts

Houston Playground (900 Grakyn Lane): Three lighted courts

Pleasant Playground (6720 Boyer Street): Four courts

Roxborough High School (6498 Ridge Avenue): Six lighted courts

Water Tower Recreation Center (209 East Hartwell Lane): Six courts

North and Northeast Philly

Abraham Lincoln High School (3201 Ryan Avenue): Eight courts

Boyle Recreation Center (13024 Stevens Road): Two lighted courts

Fox Chase Playground (7901 Ridgeway Road): Three courts

Jardel Recreation Center (1400 Cottman Avenue): Four lighted courts

Max Myers Recreation Center (1601 Hellerman Street): Four lighted courts

McArdle Recreation Center (8930 Ashton Road): Three lighted courts

Northeast High School (1601 Cottman Avenue): Four courts

Olney Recreation Center (100 East Godfrey Avenue): Two courts

Palmer Playground (3035 Comly Road): Four lighted courts

Russo Park Playground (7300 Torresdale Avenue): Three lighted courts

Sturgis Recreation Center (200 West 65th Avenue): Three lighted courts

Tookany Creek Park (300 Tookany Creek Parkway): Two courts

Torresdale Playground (9550 Frankford Avenue): Five lighted courts

Wall Park (600 Church Road): Three lighted courts