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Tennis

Our Tennis program within Campus Recreation is broken into two categories, Member & Community Tennis programming and Student Tennis programming. 

Student Tennis

Our focus on Student well-being and development continues to lead us in giving back to our students during their time here at Penn State. If you haven't, stop by our indoor tennis court and give tennis a try during our free student hours. We provide the racquet and the balls. No membership is required to play as it is already covered by your Student Initiated Fee.

Student Clinics

Student Clinics

We offer playing-level-based clinics for Penn State students. Clinics are a great way to work on your game with other students who play on the same level.

Late Night Tennis & Pickleball

Late Night Tennis & Pickleball

Late Night Tennis is open for recreational play and participants are able to design their own fun. On occasion, one or more of our professional staff will run games designed to include a large number of participants in a fast, fun, and friendly setting. Late Night Tennis is always free for current fee-paying Penn State Students and players can drop-in to participate.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons Rates

Campus Recreation offers private lessons to help you take your tennis game to the next level.

  • Ready to get started? Call (814) 865-1351 to schedule a private lesson
  Member Cost Non-Member Cost
Student Instructor $50 $60
Tennis Director $65 $75
Head Professional/Penn State Coach $55 $65
Assistant Instructor $53 $63

Community Tennis

Our goal to facilitate community tennis programming continues to be a high priority for Campus Recreation. Your support allows for our clay courts to receive maintenance, and indoor facility hours to remain abundant. Please review some of the options below to meet your tennis needs.

Lessons and Training

Lessons and Training

Clinics are offered multiple times a week for a variety of ability levels. Visit our member portal to learn about and sign up for our offerings.

 

One-on-one lessons are being offered for members only. To request a lesson, please email tenniscenter@psu.edu.

Tennis Membership Pricing

Penn State Affiliates

  Annual Membership Monthly Membership
Faculty/Staff $286 $44
Penn State Retiree $286 $44
Junior $286 $44

Non-Penn State Affiliates

  Annual Membership Monthly Membership
Adult $420 $62
Junior $286 $44
Private Instruction

Private Lessons Rates

Campus Recreation offers private lessons to help you take your tennis game to the next level.

  • Ready to get started? Call (814) 865-8271 to schedule a private lesson
Youth Tennis Camps

Campus Recreation’s Summer Tennis Camp is open to youth from all skill levels to learn the game of tennis, develop a life-long appreciation for playing, and advance tennis skills in a fun and competitive environment.

We welcome players from ages 6-17 and each week campers will be broken into small instructional groups based on age and ability. This format follows the Youth Progression Model implemented by the USTA (United States Tennis Association). We adjust each program to the player’s level and focus on skill development through games, drills, and point play. Our beginners will focus on fun and basic skills, while more advanced players focus on strategy, point building, percentage tennis, and more. Join us for a summer filled with joy and tennis!     

The camp will be held at the Campus Recreation Outdoor Tennis Courts located between the Penn State Intramural (IM) Building and Pennypacker Hall on Curtain Road. If there is inclement weather, the camp will move to the Tennis Center’s indoor tennis courts.   

To enroll, visit pennstatecampusrec.org and click on Tennis* or stop by the Tennis Center. We accept credit cards.

*If you are new to Penn State Campus Recreation’s programs, please call 814-865-1351 to have an online account created for you.  

The Tennis Center

Court availability is dependent on the varsity tennis schedule and when teams are in season.

The Tennis Center is open to Penn State students and public members. We regret that guests are not permitted at this time. For full-time Penn State students, no membership is required to play on indoor and outdoor clay courts. Masks are currently required when indoors. 

The Tennis Center is a member of the U.S. Tennis Association and is the indoor home court for the University's men's and women's tennis teams.  The center has 4 indoor courts, 5 outdoor clay courts and 2 clay pickleball courts.

  • Our indoor courts are the home of all indoor matches for both our varsity teams. Match schedule and practice times are the first priority for indoor use during the season.

The Tennis Center Policies and Procedures

Shoe Policy

Shoe Policy

Whether playing indoor or outdoors all shoes must be a tennis court type shoe or white sole.

  • All black soled shoes are prohibited.
Open Court Time

Open Court Time

  • Open court time includes any court available for rent on a non-regular basis.

  • Reservations can be made no more than one week in advance.

  • Advance reservations can be made by a Tennis Center member through our court booking software.

Permanent Reservations

Permanent Reservations

Permanent reservations can be made at any time for a specific time and day for the entire season.

Group Rentals

Group Rentals

Available at discounts to groups to rent the entire complex during indoor season on Friday and Saturday evenings. Please ask court attendant for details.

Group Rentals Rate
Booking Fee $100.00
Set-up Fee $100.00
Outdoor Rental $75.00/Hour
Indoor Rental $125.00/Hour
Cancellations & No-Shows

Cancellations & No-Shows

  • All cancellations of reserved courts must be done 24 hours in advance of reservation.

  • Reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of playing time cannot be canceled.

  • Members will be billed for not appearing for their reservation.

  • Non-Members will have their credit cards charged for not appearing for their reservation.

Building Closure Schedule

Building Closure Schedule

Varsity teams have blocked times during the indoor season for use. Check back frequently as hours change.

See Court Availability on your Phone

See the availability of our courts from your mobile device! Kourts, a free mobile app, allows registered users to see what courts are available and reserve them at the touch of a button.

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University Park, PA 16802
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