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Outdoor Courts

Outdoor Tennis

Location Address Number of Courts Reservations
Camelot Park 1005 E. Suffield Drive 3 lighted Permit, walk on
Carefree Park 508 E. Lincoln Street 2 Walk on
Centennial Park 1209 E. Burr Oak Drive 4 Permit, walk on
Creekside Park 1928 N. Schaefer Road 2 Walk on
Dryden Park 811 E. Rockwell Street 2 Permit, walk on
Forest View Racquet Club 800 E. Falcon Street 6 lighted See FV Page
Frontier Park 1913 N. Kennicott Drive 2 lighted Permit, walk on
Green Slopes Park 1341 N. Belmont Avenue 2 Permit, walk on
Greenbrier Park 1410 W. Roanoke Drive 1 Walk on
Hasbrook Park 333 W. Maude Avenue 2 lighted Walk on
Heritage Park 506 W. Victoria Lane 3 lighted Permit, walk on
Pioneer Park 500 S. Fernandez Avenue 4 lighted Permit, walk on
Raven Park 2913 N. Mitchell Avenue 3 Permit, walk on
Recreation Park 500 E. Miner Street 3 lighted Permit, walk on
Victory Park 1313 S. Harvard Avenue 1 Walk on
Wildwood Park 2321 N. Prindle Avenue 3 Permit, walk on

Outdoor Tennis Guidelines

The outdoor tennis courts are open spring through fall. The courts are CLOSED during the winter months. Nets are left up year round, however regular maintenance of the outdoor courts is April through November weather permitting. Where available, outdoor lighting will be operational mid-April through mid-November. Courts are available on a first come, first serve basis with the following exceptions and stipulations:

  • AHPD programming, Seasonal Reservations, and Tournament play take priority over open play.
  • Maximum of four people on any court at any given time.
  • Refrain from handling the nets or other court apparatus.
  • When waiting for a court please wait outside of the court enclosure.
  • If others are waiting play time is limited to one hour and courts should change on the hour.
  • No other activities or gatherings are permitted within the fenced in court enclosures.
  • AHPD reserves the right to close the courts at any time.
  • AHPD does not allow any facility users to teach, instruct, train, or coach others for compensation. See AHPD.org, ordinance 260, Section 30.

 

Outdoor Pickleball

  • Players are required to observe Pickleball courtesies, as well as rules of good conduct on and around the courts.
  • Pickleball Courts are open from 8AM to 11PM, unless otherwise posted or authorized by the Arlington Heights Park District.
  • Play on all courts begins and ends on the hour.
  • When others are waiting, players may not play two consecutive hours.
  • See below for all Pickleball Court Rules

Outdoor Pickleball courts are available at the following parks:

Location Address Number of Courts Reservations
Carefree Park 1231 S. Belmont Avenue 2 courts Walk on
Creekside Park Schaeffer and Nichols Road 2 courts Walk on
Dryden Park 825 E. Rockwell Street 6 courts Permit, Daily Reservations, Walk on
Greenbrier Park 1590 E. Roanoke 1 court Walk on
Green Slopes 1337 N. Belmont Avenue 4 courts Permit, Daily Reservations, Walk on
Volz Park 311 N. Kennicott Avenue 6 courts Permit, Daily Reservations, Walk on

Outdoor Pickleball Guidelines

We want you to have a fun and safe time, be courteous and respectful to others. For your safety and enjoyment, we ask that you observe the following rules:

      • Warning: Use Pickleball Courts at your own risk.
      • Park District Pickleball lessons take priority for court usage.
      • Permit holders take priority for court usage.
      • Courts are intended for Pickleball playing only. Inline Skating, Bicycling and Skateboarding are not allowed on Pickleball Courts.
      • The Arlington Heights Park District does not allow facility users to teach, instruct, train or coach others for compensation. See ahpd.org; ordinance 260; section 30.
      • Players are required to observe Pickleball courtesies, as well as rules of good conduct on and around the courts.
      • Pickleball Courts are open from 8AM to Dark, unless otherwise posted or authorized by the Arlington Heights Park District.
      • Play on all courts begins and ends on the hour.
      • Please observe the posted drop-in paddle up play times at specific locations.
      • Paddle up play allows for larger groups to rotate through courts, with minimal down time.
      • Outside of the posted paddle up play times, when others are waiting, players may not play two consecutive hours.
      • When all courts are full, players are encouraged to play doubles.
      • Players may only paddle up one court at a time
      • Players may not re-paddle up a court until all players waiting are done.
      • Proper footwear is required; all participants must wear soft soled shoes.
      • Hanging on nets is prohibited.
      • Dogs are prohibited on courts.
      • Glass containers are prohibited on or near courts.
      • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Park District property

 

Outdoor Court Permit Information

Reserve court time at one of our outdoor tennis or pickleball court sites for the same day at the same time each week for the entire summer. Additional questions can be directed to pickleball@ahpd.org.

Information and Policies

  • Summer season – 13 weeks (June 1-August 31)
  • Extended Summer Season- 17 weeks (June 1-September 30)
  • You must be a resident of Arlington Heights to apply for a Summer Court Permit
  • Permit fees were approved at the annual fee meeting.

Summer Court Permit Lottery Rules and Regulations

  • Summer Court Permit applications for those wishing to be in the lottery are due by April 30.
  • The 2024 Summer Court Permit Lottery applicants will be notified by May 6 of their court location via email.
  • The Court Permit Lottery is open to all residents of Arlington Heights. Only one applicant per group.
  • The Arlington Heights Park District’s lesson program has first priority in reserving court time.
  • Applicants select a first, second & third choice for location, day, time made available for a Court Permit from AHPD sites.
  • The last court may not be reserved, except where Park District programming increases a reservation to accommodate wait list registrations.
  • Summer Court Permits are restricted to a maximum of two courts for a maximum of two hours.
  • The court permit applications are available viewing for pickleball and for tennis. Registration opens April 1 and you can click here to see how to create an account, if you do not have one already.
  • Court Permit Applications for the summer will be honored in the following order/priority:
    • If more than 1 application is for the same day/time, a drawing will decide which application is awarded 1st choice.
    • The next application drawn will be awarded the 2nd choice listed and so on.
  • Applications received after the drawing will be accepted and assigned their selection of court time from those available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • All Court Permit applications will be obligated for the total cost of the outdoor season, June 1 to August 31.

 

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