Grab Your Rackets: 7 of Austin’s Best Outdoor Tennis Courts

Hayley Behm Featured Top LPs, Blog Page, Tennis

We know Austinites love to be active and have fun outdoors, which is why we’ve compiled a few of our favorite tennis courts in Austin, Texas. Whether you're a tennis enthusiast or wanting to try something new, these outdoor tennis courts around Austin are sure to please.

Check out seven of our favorite tennis courts below, many of which are on City of Austin parkland. Don't see your favorite listed? Please feel free to send us an email if you think we should add your go-to tennis court to our list!

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1. Austin High Tennis Center

These tennis courts are open to the public for free after 7 pm (after school hours) and located right next to the Colorado River. Imagine enjoying a nice breeze off the water during your match! This court also has lights for when your match runs into the evening. Click here for directions to Austin High Tennis Center!

2. Northwest District Park

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park is known for its friendly atmosphere and a plethora of amenities. Besides enjoying the pool, playscape, baseball fields, basketball courts and trails, you can also play a game of tennis. In 2019, Austin Parks Foundation completely resurfaced this tennis court and the basketball court. Click here for directions to Northwest District Park!

3. Joslin Neighborhood Park

This park is tucked away in South Austin’s Western Trails neighborhood. With two side-by-side courts, lighting and fencing, this court is perfect for a friendly match or a quick pick up game while the rest of the family plays beneath the live oaks, on the play scape or walks the loop trail. Click here for directions to Joslin Neighborhood Park!

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4. Shipe Neighborhood Park

This 2-acre spot in central Austin has a little bit of everything, but a tennis match accompanied by the breeze from the creek nearby is a classic Shipe experience. Be sure to check out the swimming pool and basketball court as well.  Click here for directions to Shipe Neighborhood Park!

5. South Austin Tennis Center

Located at the South Austin Recreation Center, the tennis center provides an array of services including classes for all levels, a pro shop and a friendly atmosphere. Best of all, it's only $4 an hour. Click here for directions to South Austin Tennis Center!

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6. Dick Nichols District Park

Two side-by-side tennis courts are fenced and set back from the rest of the park here at Dick Nichols in South West Austin. The courts are lit for the players who want to get active at night, or head over after work when the heat is a little more bearable. Click here for directions to Dick Nichols District Park!

7. Little Stacy Neighborhood Park

If you are a beginner at tennis, the courts at Little Stacy Park might be for you! Located in a quiet neighborhood park, these courts nestled among the trees give you the opportunity to learn the ropes of tennis before moving on to courts frequented by more advanced players. Click here for directions to Little Stacy Neighborhood Park!