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.

 
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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 through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, noon to 10:00 p.m.
Membership or a guest pass is required for use except during free hours. Become a member today!

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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 tennis@towergrovepark.org.

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

Available Dates*
Saturdays & Sundays in September & October between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. range

 

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Our Pro

John Callahan is the head pro for tennis and pickleball at Tower Grove Park. Recently named assistant tennis coach at St. Louis University High, John has also taught at Frontenac Racquet Club and Shaw Park. John started coaching/teaching while attending Mizzou. He played at the USTA 5.0 National Championships post-college and was ranked in Northern California.

John has been involved with pickleball since 2015, working in cooperation with Mike Chapin, USA Pickleball Association Ambassador of St. Louis.

Private and semi-private lessons are available. Call John at (314) 771-7776 or e-mail tennis@towergrovepark.org.

 Private Lessons
30 minutes: 1 person $25 / 2 people $30 each / 3-4 people $10 each
1 hour: 1 person $50 / 2 people $30 each / 3-4 people $20 each
package of 5 one-hour lessons:
1 person $225 / 2 people $125 each / 3-4 people $75 each