Where to Find Free Tennis and Pickleball Courts Around Philadelphia

All the no-commitment places to practice your serve, mapped.

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One of Philly’s free tennis courts at Weccacoe Playground. Read on for where to find pickleball courts in the area as well. Photograph by Caroline Cunningham

Philadelphians all across the city are looking for their next big break — from their homes, that is. Summer is just around the corner and as the weather warms you may be eager to find ways to stay active and most importantly, outside. Thankfully the Philly area is home to a number of public, free tennis courts and pickleball courts for to enjoy without any commitment and at no cost. These courts are the perfect place to train for that imaginary Wimbledon match, or try out that trendy sport with the giant ping-pong paddles. We’ve mapped out the closest free tennis and pickleball courts in the Philly area below.

Tennis Courts Around Philly

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): 15 courts
Weccacoe Playground (400 Catherine Street): One court
Wharton Square Park (2300 Wharton Street): Two courts

West Philly

Belmont Plateau (1800 Belmont Mansion Drive): One court
Chamounix Tennis Court (50 Chamounix Drive) 12 courts
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
Hunting Park (930 Hunting Park Avenue): Six 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
Tacony Creek Park (600-698 Garland Street): Two courts
Tookany Creek Park (Tookany Creek Parkway & Old Soldier Road) Two courts
Torresdale Recreation Center (9500 Leon Street): Five lighted courts
Wall Park (600 Church Road): Three lighted courts

Pickleball Courts Around Philly

One of the fastest growing sports in the country, pickleball feels like the lovechild of tennis and ping-pong. Played with special paddles (slightly larger than those used for ping-pong) and a pickleball, single or double matches take place on a court that is about one-quarter the size of a tennis court. There are several sports clubs and member-only courts in the area, but you can try your amateur skills at one of these Philly-area pickleball courts — no membership required.


Seger Park (1020 Lombard Street): Four lighted courts
Watertower Recreation Center (209 East Hartwell Lane): Six lighted courts

Bucks County

Poplar Park (800 Poplar Street): Two courts

Delaware County

Paddock Park (214 West Hillcrest Avenue): Eight courts

Montgomery County

Aidenn Lair Park (1565 Arran Way): Four courts
Alverthorpe Park (483 Forrest Avenue): Three courts
Decou Lacrosse and Soccer Field Complex (2395 County Road 544): Six courts
Horsham Township Community Center (1025 Horsham Road): Six courts
Masons Mill Park (3500 Masons Mill Road) Six lighted courts

South Jersey

Green Acres Park (Dettmar Terrance, Runnemede) Six courts
Hainesport Center (1401 Marne Highway) Six courts
Lion’s Den Park (405 New York Avenue): Three courts
Willow Turn Tennis Courts (133A Chaucer Road): Six courts