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

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.

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 to receive these updates via text or email. To join:

  • Northam Park Tennis Courts Remind text @northamte to 81010

Memberships and Admission

  • Northam Tennis memberships will still be offered and must be purchased online at or over the phone by calling the Northam Tennis office at 614-583-5461 or the UAPR main office at 614-583-5300.
  • Northam tennis will operate as a cash free facility
  • Daily passes will only be sold online (limit 4 per season)


Weekday ODD Courts Weekday EVEN Courts Saturday ODD Courts Saturday EVEN Courts Sunday ODD Courts Sunday EVEN Courts
7-8:30 am7:30-9 am8-9:30 am8:10-9:40 am8-9:30 am8:10-9:40 am
8:40-10:10 am9:10-10:40 am9:40-11:10 am9:50-11:20 am9:40-11:10 am9:10-11:20 am
10:20 am-11:15 am10:50 am-12:20 pm11:20 am-12:50 pm11:30 am-1 pm11:20 am-12:50 pm11:30 am-1 pm
Noon-1:30 pm12:30-2 pm1-2:30 pm1:10-2:40 pm1-2:30 pm1:10-2:40 pm
1:40-3:10 pm2:10-3:40 pm2:40-4:10 pm2:50-4:20 pm2:40-4:10 pm2:50-4:20 pm
3:20-4:50 pm3:50-5:20 pm4:20-5:50 pm4:30-6 pm4:20-5:50 pm4:30-6 pm
5-6:30 pm5:30-7 pmNANA6-7:30 pm6:10-7:40 pm
6:40-8:10 pm7:10-8:40 pmNANA7:40-9 pm7:50-9 pm
  • Patrons must reserve court time for designated 90 minute time blocks
  • Reservations made online at under facility reservations
  • 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
  • Patrons will be asked COVID-19 health screening questions in reservation process to remind players not to play when experiencing any symptoms or having potential exposure
  • Patrons shall communicate the necessary information with those in your reservation group regarding protocols related to participation
  • Patrons must end play and exit court when time block period expires
  • Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well

Arrival to the facility

  • Patrons shall arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before their scheduled court time; please wait in your car or away from the courts if you arrive early If you arrive early, you will not be permitted to enter. At completion of play, patrons should exit the facility immediately
  • Wear a mask or face covering when interacting in close proximity to other players or when entering buildings
  • All patrons must adhere to six-foot physical distancing while at the facility
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Follow instructions and signs when checking in
  • Wait until called to the Tennis office to check in and wait until told you can proceed to court
  • Guests must arrive in playing attire (changing facilities not available)
  • Staff will monitor patrons to ensure guidelines are being maintained
  • Guests reminded to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after play


    • Follow USTA Player Tips and Guidelines to prevent spread of COVID
    • Use social distancing and maintain at least six-feet between individuals in all areas
    • Only use the court that has been assigned to you
    • Players should play on one side of the court, do not alternate
    • Do not touch balls other than your own
    • Avoid using your hand to pick up balls; use racquet or foot to pass the ball to other players
    • Refrain from touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Players should sanitize hands after serving
    • Only touch your own equipment
    • Clean and sanitize your equipment at the end of use
    • Keep any food and drink in your assigned area
    • Do not gather in groups
    • Leave as soon as you have finished play


    No social activities until ODH and FCPH guidelines allow for it

    League Play

    • Northam Tennis will participate in the GCTA league play if the league is held in 2020
    • If the GCTA league is not held, efforts will be made to create a league among Northam Tennis members
    • 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

    • Schedule
      • Clinics begin June 1
      • Lessons begin June 15
      • Register at
    • 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

    Court Amenities

    • Benches will be available in limited quantity to assist those that may need to rest
    • Tables will be closed or removed
    • Drinking Fountains closed, must bring your own drink
    • Only employees and tennis professionals can place item on bulletin boards
    • Kitchen area will not be available to players
    • Guests are encouraged to use restroom facilities at home
    • Restrooms will be open for use, lockers will not be available

    Personal Items

    • Players are encouraged to only bring a small bag with necessary items and place near them by the court
    • Beverages brought in from outside must be non-alcoholic and in non-glass containers. Beverages must be kept in your own space

    Confirmed Cases– Mandatory

    • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms.
    • Contact the local health district about suspected cases or exposure.
    • Organizer must maintain a complete list of coaches, players, and employees present at each event to include the date, beginning and ending time of the event, plus name, address, and phone contact to be made available upon request from local health district.

    Confirmed Cases- Recommended Best Practices

    • Work with local health department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/ notifications.
    • Once testing is readily available, test all suspected infections or exposures.
    • Following testing, contact local health department to initiate appropriate care and tracing.
    Tennis Lesson

    Private and Group Lessons

    • Schedule
      • Clinics begin June 1
      • Lessons begin June 15
      • Register at
    • 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
    Northam Tennis Courts

    2020 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 register and 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
    GCTA Men’s Team Chair: Fred Duy, 614-519-9250 or

    Fancyburg Tennis Courts
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    Sunny 95 Tennis Courts
    Sunny 95 Tennis Courts

    Thank you for your email query about the City’s plans for the 2020 summer season. Our apologies for this “canned” response but we are receiving many calls and emails about the status of various City programs and events—such as the pools, summer camps, tennis and Safety Town—at a time when our staff is at capacity making planning adjustments in response to the new Responsible Restart Ohio guidelines from the Governor and Ohio Department of Health.

    This does not mean that we don’t want to hear from you because we know your questions and suggestions will provide invaluable insight and help us improve our plans for the programs and events that we are able to provide this summer and into the future.

    Please know that we have assigned a member of our team to receive and create a themed summary of the questions, concerns and ideas that are being submitted to us for each programming area. This information will be shared with appropriate members of our team on a regular basis. As details are finalized, we will be sure to respond back to you with a full update. If your email is urgent in nature, it will be flagged as such, and addressed appropriately.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

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