A Guide to Tennis Courts around Minneapolis and St. Paul

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In the mood to do some rallying? You’re in luck!

We’ve put together this mega-guide to all the best tennis courts around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

And I’ll be honest, it wasn’t either narrowing them down…

That’s because one of the best parts about living in Minneapolis is our award-winning public park system, which includes… you guessed it… a whole lot of outdoor tennis courts!

(Of course, when the weather cools off, fear not! We’ve also included plenty of indoor courts and tennis clubs as well.)

Map of Tennis Courts around the Twin Cities

Tennis Clubs & Indoor Courts

Baseline Tennis Center

Host of the Minnesota Golden Gophers Women’s tennis teams, Baseline Tennis Center is the premier tennis facility in the state. Even if you’re not a student at the U of M, you’re still able to rent indoor and outdoor court time here by the hour and take private and group lessons.

The Pro Shop here has restringing and re-gripping equipment, plus knowledgeable staff who can get you set up with new gear.

Open daily 8 AM to 9 PM and 8–5 PM on weekends.

Courts: 14 indoor, 8 outdoor

Bethel University Tennis Complex

The Bethel University St. Paul campus, home to the Bethel University Royals, features a tennis complex off Snelling Avenue.

The Tennis Complex offers 6 windscreen protected hard courts and is a popular spot for youth tennis camps.

There’s no fee to play here, but you may find weekday space in the summer hard to come by.

Courts:  6 outdoor courts – windscreen – no lighting

Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center

When Twin Cities businessman Fred Wells signed up for his first tennis lesson at 65, he realized how powerful the game could be for teaching life lessons to youth and teens. Opened in 2002, the Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center brings to life Wells’ vision to offer the most affordable court time and tennis programs in the Twin Cities.

Since then, the Center has been recognized nationally for its efforts to remove barriers to sports participation for children of all ages.

Open Monday-Saturday, they offer a full range of court rentals, programming, and lessons.

Courts:  8 lighted courts, no hitting wall

InnerCity Tennis & Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center

Similar to Fred Wells, InnerCity Tennis in Minneapolis uses the sport of tennis to engage kids and teens in a fun and safe environment.

Since 1952, they’ve offered programming on Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center courts in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the corner of 40th Street and Nicollet Avenue in South Minneapolis.

Indoor and outdoor court rentals are available, 7 AM-10 PM, 7 days per week.

Courts: 11 indoor and lighted courts, locker rooms, racket stringing services

  • Address: 4005 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • Website:  InnerCity Tennis

Lifetime Fitness

One of the more popular ways Twin Cities locals get indoor and outdoor court time is to add it to their regular gym membership. Several Lifetime Fitness clubs around the Twin Cities offer court time, pro-shops, lessons, and the option for one-day, monthly, or unlimited court rental passes.

  • Locations with Tennis Facilities:  White Bear Lake, Fridley, St. Louis Park, Bloomington South, Lakeville, Oakdale Village, Eden Prairie Athletic Club.
  • Website: Lifetime Tennis

St. Paul Indoor Tennis Club

Tucked into the tiny residential neighborhood of Railroad Island, the St. Paul Indoor Tennis Club is one of Minnesota’s longest-running indoor tennis facilities. They offer league play, lessons, and a women’s competitive team; some of the top tennis talent in the Metro play here regularly.

Just note: the last time we checked, though, there was a waitlist for club membership, and it can be tricky to get court time here.

Courts:  5 indoor, lighted courts

Saint Paul Tennis Club

Established in 1912, St. Paul Tennis Club has a storied history in Minnesota. The private, member-owned tennis and swim club is located in the Summit Hill neighborhood and has been a gathering place for generations of families.

The club is only open seasonally; courts open in late April and close by mid-October.

Memberships here are 8-10 years out, but if you can find a current member to share court time with, it’s worth checking out this historic spot.

Courts: 4 outdoor, non-lighted courts


One of the newer facilities in the Twin Cities, PublicIndoorTennis.com, was one of the first ‘under the dome’ style tennis clubs to pop up in town.

They offer 4 indoor, lighted courts for year-round tennis play.

They also offer adult lessons, beginner to advanced, and junior court time for kids 6-18.

Courts:   4 indoor, lighted courts

Williston Fitness Center

One of the few city-owned indoor tennis facilities in the Twin Cities, Williston Fitness center has five indoor courts available daily, 8 AM – 10 PM.

What sets Williston apart from other options on this list are the resumes of their incredible tennis staff and trainers. All have extensive professional and local tennis experience. As soon as you walk into the facility, you’ll understand their passion and love for the game.

Courts:  5 indoor tennis courts and pro shop

Outdoor Courts

Brookview Park – Golden Valley

Located in Golden Valley’s largest park, the tennis courts here are a popular feature and one of the best outdoor options for residents of Golden Valley and west Minneapolis.

4 of the 6 courts have lights and often get used to the late evenings.

In addition, Brookview hosts community tennis leagues and lessons all summer.

Courts:   6 outdoor courts, 4 lighted

  • Address:  200 Brookview Parkway N, Golden Valley, MN 55426
  • Website: Brookview Park

Como Park High School Tennis Courts

Sometimes we just need a no-fuss spot to play a quick game in the evening after work or a place to enjoy with friends on a Sunday morning. The 8 courts at Como Park High School are rarely busy in the summer (once school is out) and available for free, public use.

Nothing fancy, but it’s always there when we need it.

Courts: 8 courts, no lighting

  • Address:  740 Rose Avenue W, St. Paul, MN 55117
  • Website: N/A

Kenwood Park – Minneapolis

Located near the Chain of Lakes in south Minneapolis, Kenwood Park offers 6 tennis courts and is one of the city’s most popular spots for pick-up tennis. It’s also the largest bank of public tennis courts operated by Minneapolis Parks and Rec.

You’ll feel the friendly vibes here as the community-backed group, the Kenwood Isles Tennis Association, supports the maintenance and upkeep of the courts.

Courts:   6 non-lighted courts,

  • Address: 2101 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405
  • Website:  Kenwood Park

Macalester Tennis Courts

The Hayden Tennis Court facilities have recently undergone an update, with resurfacing and net replacements.

The six lighted courts are now available for public use on evenings and weekends as part of the larger Leonard Center Athletic complex.

Summer camps for youth and workouts for the Men’s and Women’s teams take up most of the daytime court time here during the week.

Courts:  6 lighted courts

Phalen Regional Park – St. Paul

There’s never a time when we go by the tennis courts along Johnson Parkway near Phalen Boulevard when we don’t see someone playing.

Courts here are first-come, first serve (no pun intended), and the nets stay up here all year round for those willing to brave the cold in April and November.

Courts:   4 outdoor, lighted courts

Roosevelt Tennis Courts

The City of St. Paul has one of the largest community-supported tennis programs in the Twin Cities Metro.

From competitive Monday night doubles to an extensive list of youth programs, if you’re looking for a way to get the entire family involved in the game, start with their home courts at Roosevelt Tennis Center. The courts here are in excellent condition, fenced, and easy to park.

Courts:    8 non-lighted courts

Falcon Heights Tennis Courts

Located on the north end of Falcon Heights Community Park, the no-fuss courts aren’t the largest or the newest, but they are some of our favorites.

You’re not likely to be bothered, they’re generally open evenings and weekends, and you won’t feel pressured to give up your spot after just one or two matches.

Courts:   2 courts

St. Paul Campus Tennis Courts

Located on the North end of the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus off Cleveland Avenue, the four courts here cover over a half acre of land and are free and open to the public.

We love these courts because there’s plenty of shade in the early summer evenings. As Twin Cities summers get warmer, it’s been one of our favorite spots to play.

Courts:  4 outdoor non-lighted

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