Tennis & Pickleball

In the heart of Tower Grove Park, the Henry Shaw Memorial Tennis Courts (established 1952) welcome racquet sport players of all ages and abilities. Renovated in 2017, the facility today includes nine hard-surface tennis courts, the new addition of eight hard-surface pickleball courts, and three newly refurbished grass courts—the only public grass courts in the nation.

Tennis & Pickleball at Tower Grove Park

Enjoy the "sport of kings" in the heart of the premier Victorian park in the country. Nine tennis courts and eight pickleball courts are open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Free public hours:  Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Membership or a guest pass is required for use except during free hours.
Become a member today!

Vetta Sports

The Henry Shaw Memorial Tennis Courts are managed by Vetta Sports. Vetta’s tennis program is the result of combining high quality instructors, a 30-year commitment to tennis and forward thinking programming.

Vetta is concerned about ensuring that adults and juniors have an enjoyable tennis experience.  They focus on everyone, not just the top of the pyramid players; offering programming year round at various facilities for all ages and levels.

Need some lessons?  We offer group lessons for youth and adult ages.  Sign up for classes today!

Grass Courts

Just south of the Muckerman Children’s Fountain, across from the Turkish Pavilion, Tower Grove Park also offers three grass tennis courts that were newly refurbished in 2017. According to the United States Tennis Association, Tower Grove Park’s grass courts are the only public grass tennis courts in the nation!

Play “lawn tennis” as it was originally played, the way it is still played at Wimbledon. To reserve your court, call (314) 771-7776 or e-mail

Members:  $25 per hour per court
Non-members: $30 per hour per court

Available Dates*
Saturdays and Sundays in July-September, between 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
*Dependent on weather