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Upper Arlington owns and operates the Northam Park Tennis Courts. The facility features 12 Har-Tru cours, unique for municipal tennis courts. Court availability is on a first-come, first-server basis. Singles play is limited to one hour; doubles play is limited to 1.5 hours.

The tennis season kicks off with the annual Northam Park Tennis Open House on the last Saturday of April from 1-5 pm through the last Sunday of October. The Northam Park Tennis Courts will be closed Fourth of July for the annual fireworks display and will reopen on July 5 once the site is cleared of debris.

The City also operates 9 Hard Surface Courts in Fancyburg (4), Sunny 95 (1) and Thompson (4) Parks. These courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are FREE for public use.

A new service is now available if you want to be kept up to date on pool and tennis weather closings and special events. Join us on Remind.com and you will receive a text or email with up to date information. To join:

  • Northam Park Tennis Courts Remind text @northamte to 81010
PARKS & REC NEWS
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21Dec '18

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PARKS & REC EVENTS
20Oct '18

Sunday Swim

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Sunday Swim

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TENNIS LESSONS
Tennis Lesson

Contact Northam Park Tennis Pro Mike Haddow by phone 614-582-8709 or email haddowstennis@aol.com for details and registration.

Youth Tennis Lessons – Three sessions are offered for children five years and up from mid-June to mid-July. There are six, one-hour lessons per session. Locations and times vary. All lessons at the Northam Park Tennis Courts also a require membership pass. See the Activity Guide link above for details.

Adult Tennis Lessons – Three sessions of eight lessons are offered over four weeks beginning in early May. Both beginner and Advanced Beginner lessons are offered. Lessons are at Thompson Park. See the Activity Guide link above for details.

TOURNAMENTS
Northam Tennis Courts

At member request, 2018 features multiple tournaments. Format and dates are still to be determined. Be sure to update your contact information and email address in RecTrac (Activity Registration link above) so you can receive tournament information as soon as it is available.

Greater Columbus Tennis Association (GCTA)

Northam Park Tennis is a member of the Greater Columbus Tennis Association. A Northam Park Tennis membership pass is required for all GCTA team members. The membership must be purchased before the start of team practice. Playing a GCTA match without a Northam Park Tennis membership pass will result in forfeiture of the match.

GCTA Women’s Team Chair: Nancy Lucas, 614-403-1424 or nlucas@columbus44.com
GCTA Men’s Team Chair: Fred Duy, 614-519-9250 or Fredduy@aol.com

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
RESOURCES

SEASON PASS DETAILS

Registration Options:

  • Online: Click here to purchase or renew your pass online.
  • In Person: Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. An overnight drop-box is available in the parking lot behind the Municipal Services Center.
  • Pass Pick-Up: Passes are NOT mailed. Passes may be picked up in person at Devon Pool, Reed Road Water Park,  Tremont Pool, or the Northam Park Tennis Courts when those facilities open for the season.

Pass Cards: As a convenience for our customers we moved to a keyfob pass system in 2016. For returning passholders, your key fob that you received since 2016 will be used as your pass. New passholders will be issued one keyfob per pass holder for all Parks & Recreation services (Pool, Tennis, Day Camp). When you register for a pass you will be asked to indicate which location you would like to pick up your new keyfob.

REED ROAD WATER PARKRENTAL FEETREMONT POOLRENTAL FEE
Number of GuestsNumber of Guests
1-25$3751-25$300
26-50$42526-50$350
51-100$50051-100$425
101+$550101+$475
 DEVON POOLREED ROAD WATER PARKTREMONT POOL
REGULAR SEASON: May 27-August 13
Monday-Thursday11 am-Sunset*11 am-9 pm11 am-9 pm
Friday10 am-Sunset*10 am-9 pm10 am-8 pm
Saturday10 am-Sunset*10 am-8 pm*10 am-9 pm
SundayNoon-Sunset*Noon-9 pmNoon-9 pm
*9 pm or Sunset, whichever is earlier. • Available for private rentals.
BACK TO SCHOOL: August 14-September 4
Monday-FridayClosedClosed1-8 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Labor DayClosedClosedNoon-8 pm
EXTENDED SEASON: September 4-8
Tuesday-FridayClosedClosed1-8 pm
SaturdayClosedClosedNoon-8 pm
ADULT LAP SWIM: May 27-August 13
Lap lanes are available during open swim times. Free with admission.
Monday-Thursday10-11 am10-11 am10-11 am
Friday-Saturday9-10 am9-10 am9-10 am
ADULT WATER WALKING: May 26-August 13
Take a walk in our Reed Road Water Park current channel for a low-impact workout. Free with admission.
Monday-ThursdayNA8-11 amNA
Friday-SaturdayNA9-10 amNA
EARLY BIRD SWIM: May 26-September 8
Get an early start to the day with a morning swim without the worry of dodging younger patrons. Free with admission.
Monday-SaturdayNANA6:30-8 am
REST PERIOD
Rest periods are on the :45 of each hour and are 15 minutes in length (i.e. from 11:45 am to Noon). All children under the age of 18 years must exit the water and remain away from the side of the pools.

TENNIS HOURS

 DEVON POOLREED ROAD WATER PARKTREMONT POOL
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 29-303-9 pm3-9 pm3-9 pm
Friday, June 15Pool closes at 7 pm for Swim Under the Stars (7-10 pm)
Wednesday, June 20Pool closes at 8 pm for Middle School Night (8:30-10:30 pm)
Thursday, June 28Pool closes at 5 pm for Pre-competitive Swim Meet. Rain date: Tuesday, July 2
Tuesday, July 4Pool closed due to Northam Park firework setup
Wednesday, July 5Pool opens at 1 pm due to Northam Park firework cleanup
Thursday, July 17Pool closes at 5 pm for Pre-competitive Swim Meet. Rain date: Tuesday, July 24
Sunday, July 21Pool closes at 7 pm for Swim Under the Stars (7-10 pm)
Wednesday, July 25Pool closes at 8 pm for Middle School Night (8:30-10:30 pm)
Monday, August 13Pool closed for seasonPool opened weekends and Labor Day only
Monday, September 3Pool closed for season
Saturday, September 9Pool closed for season

Guest Pass:
An Upper Arlington Season Aquatic Pass holder may purchase a Guest Pass for $100. The Guess Pass allows 20 guest visits to Devon Pool or 10 guest visits to Reed Road Water Park. The pass holder must accompany the guest to the pool for each visit. Good only for the season it is purchased with no refunds for unused visits. Must be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Department or online. Northam Park Tennis Court: Guests are limited to four(4) visits per individual per year.

Season Pass Definitions:
UA Resident - An individual who either lives or works in Upper Arlington. A copy of a utility bill, lease, deed, pay stub or tax record may be requested for verification.
Dependent Children - An unmarried person who is under 24 years of age who is currently living at home. Or a foster child who is currently living in the home, verification may be required.

NEW - Pass Holder ID:
The Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department is transitioning from a pass holder card to a pass holder key fob. the key fob will allow a pass holder to use one ID for swimming, tennis and other Parks & Recreation programming. Pass holders may pick up their key fob at the Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation office, Devon Pool, Reed Road Water Park, Northam Tennis Courts or Day Camp.

Pass Holder Pictures:
All pass holders are to have their photo taken for identification purposes either at the Parks and Recreation office, any of the three swimming facilities or the Northam Park Tennis Courts.

Hardship Termination:
All swimming and tennis membership pass sales are final except when hardship criteria can be documented. Requests for Hardship Terminations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing to the Aquatics and Tennis Manager. Season pass fees may be refunded or issued as a credit voucher are are prorated from the start of the season regardless of use. Requests will not be accepted after August 31. A $5 processing fee is accessed on all hardship requests upon approval.

One or more of the following criteria must be met to qualify for a Hardship Termiation:

  • Personal medical condition - provide a physician's statement on the physician's office letterhead stating the medical condition, date of condition and specifics of restrictions.
  • Relocation - outside a 25-mile radius of the Municipal Services Center - provide proof of relocation (deed or lease agreement).
  • Patron death - provide a copy of Death Certificate or obituary.

Children Under 10 Years:
All children under 10 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a paying parent or qualified caregiver.

Severe Weather:
In case of severe weather conditions, the City of Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to limit the use or close swimming facilities and tennis courts. If lightning, thunder or severe weather is in the area, the following procedures will be followed:

  • All pool, deck and court areas will be evacuated completely. Patrons must exit the facility and seek shelter for their safety.
  • During a National Weather Service severe storm warning the facility will remain closed until the severe storm warning expires.
  • The National Weather Service considers a thunderstorm ended 30 minutes after the last thunder and/or lightning. At that time patrons will be allowed to re-enter the facility.
  • If the severe weather persists, or weather radar indicates severe weather throughout the day, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to close facilities or limit their use.

Cold Weather:
If the projected high temperature for the day is below 70 degrees the City of Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to limit the use or close facilities. All three facilities will be closed if the projected high temperature for the day is below 60 degrees.

Rain Checks:
Refunds are not available to daily admissions during severe weather and unforeseen emergencies. However, rain checks will be issued to a guest who has been at a pool facility less than two (2) hours or at the tennis courts less than one (1) hour. When requesting a rain check the guest must provide a receipt as proof of payment of the daily admission fee.

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