The Historic Washington Park Tennis Center (WPTC) is associated with the history of racial segregation in Atlanta. Prior to 1919 Ashby Street functioned as the color-line in the city. The area east of Ashby Street was established as an area for African Americans, and the area west of Ashby Street was designated as an area for whites. In 1919 the General Manager of the Parks Department of Atlanta designated Washington Park as the first recreation park for African Americans.
Prior to 1919 there were no recreational parks in Atlanta available for African Americans. The park started as 6½ acres and expanded to 25 acres when completed in 1928. The park originally included a swimming pool, dance hall, pavilions and tennis courts.
The Washington Park Tennis Center has eight (8) fully lit courts. Today, WPTC offers a wide range of programs for tennis players of all ages and abilities, including youth, adults and senior clinics.
The Washington Park Tennis Center is open 7 days a week and available for USTA and ALTA League match play.
UTA offers numerous tennis programs for junior players at the Washington Park Tennis Center. UTA runs programs for all ages and abilities following the USTA QuickStart format – red, orange, green, and regular balls. Programs start at the age of 4 and continue into a player’s collegiate years. Whether a child’s dream is to join an ALTA team, high school team, collegiate team or turn professional, the UTA Washington Park program will help children achieve their dreams. Our professional coaching staff at Washington Park offers an after school program throughout the year for beginner, intermediate, advanced players. In coordination with Atlanta Youth Tennis and Education Foundation (AYTEF), a tutoring program is also provided for children on a weekly basis throughout the school year. UTA Washington Park is home to Camp Best Friends which is an extremely popular summer camp where children play tennis and engage in various fun outdoor activities. In addition, Washington Park is home to Volleys Against Violence is a free 10 week fall and spring program where children come together to learn tennis and eat dinner together on Friday evenings. Please click here for more information on our junior program at Washington Park.
UTA Washington Park offers numerous adult programs for players of all abilities, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. Our talented instructors provide tennis classes during the weekday and on weekends throughout the year. League play is popular at Washington Park from ALTA to USTA to T-2 to Ultimate, etc.. Team lessons and private lessons are also available. Come by and check out the various tennis activities that are happening at Washington Park Tennis Center! To learn more about our adult program, please click here.
To reach the Washington Park main number, please call (404) 658-6229.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday : 9am-2pm (By Appointment Only)
Monday – Friday : 2pm-9pm
Saturday : 9am-6pm
Sunday : 12pm-6pm and (9am-12pm *Call for Reservation)
*Hours may vary depending on season and weather condition
Prime Time, $5 per person per hour (Weekdays after 6:00PM and Weekends)
Non-Prime Time, $3 per person per hour
- Ball machine Rental: 1 hour – $15
Private and Group lessons also available.
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All payments are made to UTA at Washington Park Tennis Center