Sports

Tennis

L'Amoreaux Tennis CourtsTennis anyone? Get into the swing of things with almost 200 locations throughout the city. Tennis is a great way to have fun, get fit and challenge yourself at any skill level. Courts are open from April to October (weather permitting).

Parks, Forestry and Recreation also offers structured programs that provide tennis players of all ages with opportunities to start learning, improve techniques, and work on advanced play.

Court Types

Two types of courts are available - public and club.

Public courts are free and available to the public at all times. Most are located in parks across the city and nets are provided. Casual tennis play is on a first come, first served basis. Players may play for half hour intervals, and must vacate these courts on the hour and half-hour unless otherwise noted.

Club courts are generally permitted by community tennis clubs, which encourage the growth of tennis by providing programs and organizing events for their members. Learn more about tennis court permits. Many clubs are actively seeking new members, so contact your local club for an application. Community Clubs also have 4 free prime time hours for the public to play during the week. Please confirm the hours of access at your club location as they vary from site to site. Non-members may be asked to pay a non-member fee to access community club sites outside public hours.

Please Note Outdoor Community Tennis Clubs that have clay courts are not included during the public use times.

See an alphabetical listing of all our tennis courts.

 

Tennis Pilot Project

New for 2017! Tennis online bookings – launch July 18th, 2017

Tennis racket and ball

The City of Toronto is implementing a pilot project that will allow the public to book tennis courts this season. From April to October 2017 (weather permitting), you can book tennis courts seasonally or on a one-time use basis for match play, special events, or lessons. Four locations are available (one in each district):

  1. Jonathan Ashbridge Park (Toronto/East York)
  2. Birchmount Park (Scarborough)
  3. Park Lawn Park (Etobicoke/York)
  4. Champlain Parkette (North York)

At each location, one court will be permitted, and all other courts will remain open for free drop-in play.


Tennis Permits

Tennis courts may be permitted for a maximum of 14 hours per day (depending on whether the court is lit or unlit). General guidelines for:

  • Commercial uses: A court may be permitted in one hour increments, for a maximum of four hours per day (up to two hours at a time), three times per week.
  • Other uses (Match play, not-for-profit organizations): A court may be permitted in one hour increments.

Review the permit rates for tennis courts.


Tennis Courts

Club courts can be permitted - see Permit Rates.

Public courts are free and available to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Four public courts are available for permitting. Learn more about this pilot project.


How can I book a tennis court?

One-time use permit: To book a tennis court for one-time match play or special event (e.g. birthday party), call 311 to speak with a Permit Officer or visit any permit office from Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Online booking coming soon.

Seasonal permits: To book a tennis court for the season, please complete and submit a Seasonal Application (PDF) by April 21. Call 311 to speak with a Permit Officer or visit any permit office from Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.



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