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The City of Upper Arlington owns and operates the Northam Tennis Courts.The facility features 12 Har-Tru clay courts that provide for a slower, more enjoyable game and help reduce player injury.

The 2022 tennis season opens on Sunday, April 23 and runs through early fall.The end of the season is TBD based on the construction schedule of Northam Park Phase II which we anticipate to be finalized mid-summer. We currently expect to be open through at least September 15th. Passes are on sale now, click the “Buy Pool & Tennis Pass” button below to purchase a pass.

The City also operates nine Hard Surface Courts, at Fancyburg (four), Sunny 95 (one) and Thompson (four) parks. These courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are FREE for public use.

We do run various tennis and Pickleball programs on these courts. Click the link below to view the scheduled use.

City of UA Hard Court Schedule

2022 Tennis Brochure

If you want to be kept up to date on pool and tennis weather closings, as well as news of our special events, join us on Remind.com to receive these updates via text or email. To join:

  • Northam Park Tennis Courts Remind text @northamte to 81010

PLAY UA Financial Assistance Program

The PLAY UA Financial Assistance Program is designed to support community members who face financial barriers that may prevent them from participating in UA Parks & Recreation programs. PLAY UA will provide a 50% reduction for most program and membership fees – including summer and winter camps (with a cap of $400 for summer day camp assistance), Safety Town, and membership passes for pools, tennis and the Senior Center’s Studio 55 – for qualifying residents and those who work in Upper Arlington. The program is not available for daily admission fees or facility rentals. Assistance will be awarded as funds are available.

FEES & HOURS ETC.

Memberships and Admission

  • Northam Tennis memberships may be purchased online at parks.uaoh.net or over the phone by calling the Northam Tennis office at 614-583-5461 or in person at the Northam Tennis Courts
  • Northam tennis will operate as a cash free facility
  • Daily passes will only be sold online (limit 4 per season)
  • Northam Tennis Courts are closed on Sunday, July 4 until Monday, July 5, 1 pm for the Fourth of July Fireworks and cleanup

Reservations

EARLY SEASON: April 24-May 8Courts 1-12
Monday-FridayAM: 8, 9:30, 11
PM: 4, 5:30, 7
SaturdayAM: 8, 9:30, 11
PM: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5
SundayAM: 8, 9:30, 11
PM: 12:30, 2, 3:30 5
REGULAR SEASON: May 9-September 5Courts 1-12
Monday-FridayAM: 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30
PM: 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7
SaturdayAM: 8, 9:30, 11
PM: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5
SundayAM: 8, 9:30, 11
PM: 12:30, 2, 3:30 5
  • Patrons must reserve court time for designated 90 minute time blocks
  • Reservations made online at parks.uaoh.net under facility reservations, over the phone by calling the Northam Tennis office at 614-583-5461 or in person at the Northam Tennis Courts
  • Maximum of 1 reservation per person per day
  • Reservations available 7 days in advance and open at noon
  • Daily admission players must call the Northam Tennis office at 614-583-5461 to make a reservation, these reservations can be up to 7 days in advance
  • Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well

Programs

Tennis Open House
1-5 pm, Saturday, April 23 | Enjoy this opportunity to meet the pro, tennis staff and members. Purchase your membership and get information on GCTA teams, tournament, Doubles Social and Member/Guest Nights..

Junior Tennis Open House
2-4 pm, Saturday, May 14 | A chance for junior players (18 yrs & under) to meet the pro and tennis staff and play on the Har-Tru surface. Information on memberships, junior tennis instruction and competition development will be available. No membership or daily admission fee required.

Doubles Social Nights
6-9 pm, last Friday of each month | Members and guests are invited to attend themed social nights. Bring a partner or just show up. Play women's, men's or mixed doubles. Register in advance at the Northam Tennis Court.

  • June 26
  • July 29
  • August 26

Member & Guest Nights
5-8 pm, 2nd Saturdays | Free play for any guests of Northam Tennis. Try out the courts and play with Northam Tennis members.

  • June 11
  • July 9                           
  • August 13
  • September 10

League Play

  • Northam Tennis will participate in the GCTA league play in 2022
  • Contact GCTA chairs, Emily Saalman at [email protected] or Fred Duy at [email protected] to join a GCTA team
  • Match pairings and court assignments to be established and communicated in advance of arrival
  • Players are required to check in at the office and report to their court when directed

Private and Group Lessons

  • Junior lessons begin June 6
  • Competition Development Group begins June 6
  • Adult instruction begins June 6
  • Register at parks.uaoh.net
  • Daily/guest passes will only be sold online (limit 4 per season)
  • Guest pass holders can reserve a court by calling 614-583-5461
  • To cancel a reservation, please email [email protected] or call 614-583-5461
TENNIS LESSONS
Tennis Lesson

Check back next spring for 2022 Tennis Lesson information.

Private and Group Lessons

  • Schedule
    • Junior lessons begin June 6
    • Competition Development Group begins June 6
    • Adult instruction begins June 6
    • Register at parks.uaoh.net
  • Implemented with social distancing practices. Limited to small groups. Instructor and Participants should keep social distance (6 feet)
  • Teaching professionals will be assigned specific courts, dates, times
  • Participants should only touch their equipment
  • Encourage use of racquet/foot to move balls back to the instructor/participants o For serving practice, participants must use their own balls
TOURNAMENTS
Northam Tennis Courts

Northam Tennis will participate in GCTA league play in 2022.

Greater Columbus Tennis Association (GCTA)

Northam Park Tennis is a member of the Greater Columbus Tennis Association. All GCTA team members are required to have a Northam Park Tennis membership pass purchased before the start of team practice. Playing a GCTA match without the membership pass will result in forfeiture of the match. GCTA practices start in May and we have daytime and career teams from 2.5 to 4.5 USTA levels. Contact the GCTA Chairs to register for a GCTA League Team.

GCTA Women’s Team Chair: Emily Saalmon 614-406-5330 or [email protected]
GCTA Men’s Team Chair: Fred Duy, 614-519-9250 or [email protected]

HARD SURFACE COURTS IN PARKS
Fancyburg Tennis Courts
Fancyburg Tennis Courts
Fancyburg Tennis Courts
Thompson Tennis Courts
Thompson Tennis Courts
Sunny 95 Tennis Courts
Sunny 95 Tennis Courts
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