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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. Court availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Singles play is limited to one hour; doubles play is limited to 1.5 hours.

Each year, Northam Tennis kicks off with an annual Northam Park Tennis Open House, held the last Saturday of April from 1-5 pm. Thereafter, the season runs through the last Sunday of October. The Northam Park Tennis Courts are closed July 4 each year to facilitate logistics for the community’s annual fireworks display, and reopen on July 5 once the site has been cleared of any firework debris.

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

  • Northam Park Tennis Courts Remind text @northamte to 81010
FEES & HOURS ETC.

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.

 AQUATICS TENNIS COMBINED
RESIDENT FEES
Junior (Tennis only ages 3-18)$135
Individual Pass$115$225$275
Family of 2$165$300$375
Family of 3$220$400$500
Family of 4$260$450$570
Add-on 5+$30$50$50
Senior Individual$95$200$235
Senior Family of 2$135$250$305
Residents must live or work in Upper Arlington. Please provide a copy of a utility bill, lease, deed, pay stub or Tax record. Family = A maximum of two adults and/or their dependent children. All pass holders must live at the same address.
NON-RESIDENT FEES
Junior (Tennis only ages 3-18)$205
Individual Pass$175$340$415
Family of 2$250$450$565
Family of 3$340$600$745
Family of 4$370$675$835
Add-on 5+$45$75$75
Senior Individual$145$300$355
Senior Family of 2$200$375$460
Family = A maximum of two adults and/or their dependent children. All pass holders must live at the same address.
 DEVON POOLREED ROAD WATER PARKTREMONT POOLNORTHAM TENNIS COURTS
DAILY ADMISSION
Daily$7$12$12$10*
Daily - August 14-September 4ClosedClosed$6$10
Evenings-after 7 pm$3$6$6NA
2 Years & UnderFreeFreeFreeNA
Note: Daily admission fees may not be applied to the cost of a season pass. Due to Tremont Pool closing at 8 pm on Fridays and Reed Road Water Park closing at 8 pm on Saturdays, the evening rates are in effect from 6-8 pm on those evenings.
*Guests are limited to four(4) visits per individual per year. Northam Park Tennis is a "no cash" facility. All membership and daily admission fees must be paid by credit card (VISA, Master Card and Discover Card).

TENNIS HOURS

 Monday-FridaySaturdaySunday
EARLY SEASON: April 28-May 108-11 am & 4-9 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-9 pm
REGULAR SEASON: May 11-September 27 am-9 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-9 pm
LATE SEASON: Begins September 38-11 am & 4-9 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-9 pm
Northam Tennis Open HouseApril 27, 1-5 pm
Junior Tennis Open HouseMay 11, 1-4 pm
Northam Tennis "Get to Know Us"June 8, 5-8 pm
Member/Guest NightsMay-Sept, 5-8 pm
2nd Saturday each month (5/11, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14)
Doubles Social NightsMay-August, 6-9 pm
4th Friday each month (5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23)

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: $10 per person/day. 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.

Want to have your own private tennis party? Rent the Northam Park Tennis Court Facility on Saturday evenings from 6-9 pm for your private gathering. Reservations can be made on-line
(parks.uaoh.net), or in-person at Parks & Recreation or the Northam Tennis Courts. Tennis rental fee must be paid when reservation is made. Rental fee is $150. A reservation may be cancelled 48 hours in advance for an 80% refund; 50% refund if less than 48 hours.
NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED

TENNIS LESSONS
Tennis Lesson

Tennis Director Michael Haddow and his pro staff are responsible for all tennis lessons, both at Northam Park and other City park locations. Northam Park membership is required for private lessons and for the Youth Competition Development Group players.

Youth Tennis Lessons – FOUR sessions are offered for children five years and up from June through July. Locations and times vary. See the Activity Guide link above for details.

Adult Tennis Lessons – Three, four-week sessions are offered from June through mid-August. 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

2019 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 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
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