Facilities - Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

 
 

If you want to turn your serve into an ace, practice on one of our many tennis courts located throughout the Berkeley campus.

 

Channing Courts

Channing Tennis Courts are composed of nine outdoor hardcourts and a backboard hitting area. There are no evening court lights.

Who Can Use It?

The Channing Tennis Courts are available to all Rec Sports members for recreational tennis during open recreation hours and are used by Cal Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams.

To access the courts as a member, you will need to swipe your “activated” Cal ID card at the entrance gate. To activate your card, please email us at jlawrenceg@berkeley.edu. Please include your ID number (the set of numbers just below your name on the front of the ID card) and the entire string of red numbers and letters on the back of your card. Once we receive your numbers, we will activate your card remotely. This will take about one business week. If your card does not have the red numbers on the back, you need to come to the RSF cashiering window to get a special access card.

Location

Three blocks south from the main campus, the Channing Tennis Courts are located just above the Ellsworth Parking Structure which is bordered by Channing, Haste Street, and Ellsworth Street.

There is street parking and there are local paid lots near the courts.

Hours

Open Rec play is by reservation only. To make a reservation, please contact the RSF Guest Services Counter at 510-642-8345.
 

Golden Bear Tennis Courts

The two hard courts of Golden Bear Tennis Courts are available for Open Recreation use during most of the year. The court has lights for night play.

Who Can Use It?

Golden Bear Courts offer open recreation hours to all Rec Sports members during most of the year. However, they are reserved for youth camps during summer weekdays.

Location

Four blocks south from main campus, Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC) Tennis Courts are located on the Clark Kerr Campus (residence halls), off of Dwight Way, near the Hillside Avenue intersection.

Street parking is available along Dwight Way and in the metered spaces directly across from the GBRC building.

Hours

Open Rec play is by reservation only. To make a reservation, please contact the RSF Guest Services Counter at 510-642-8345.

 

Hearst Tennis Courts

Six outdoor hardcourts and a backboard hitting area make up Hearst Tennis Courts. Evening court lights are available.

Who Can Use It?

Hearst Courts offer open recreation hours to all Rec Sports members. The courts are also used for Sport Club practices and Department of Physical Education (PE) classes.

Location

The Hearst Tennis Courts are on the south side of campus above the Bancroft Parking Garage at the crossing of Bancroft Way and Bowditch Street.

There is street parking and there are local paid lots near the courts.

Hours

Open Rec play is by reservation only. To make a reservation, please contact the RSF Guest Services Counter at 510-642-8345.

 

Hellman Tennis Complex

California Tennis makes its home at the Hellman Tennis Complex, located on the southwest side of campus. The complex includes six top-of-the-line hard courts with lights.

Who Can Use It?

The Hellman Tennis Complex does not offer open recreation hours for Rec Sports members. It is only used for Rec Sports tennis lessons, Cal Tennis team practices, and Cal Tennis home dual match competitions.

Location

Hellman Tennis Complex is located immediately north of Edwards Stadium, which is bordered by Bancroft Way (south), Fulton Ave (west), and Frank Schlessinger Way (north). The best access point is along Frank Schlessinger Way.

Metered parking is available near Hellman Stadium on Oxford Street. Please note that many of these meters have a one-hour limit. However, other meters on the surrounding streets such as Dana, Ellsworth, Fulton, Durant, Bancroft
and Channing may allow up to two-hour parking.

Hours

Hellman Tennis Complex does not offer open recreation hours.
 

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