Clay courts are Now Open!
There are 4 Har-Tru (green artificial clay) tennis courts available to the public at no cost, on a first come/serve basis. The courts are located across from The Little Theatre and are maintained by The Friends of The Spa State Park. We ask that players limit their play to an hour and 1/2 when others are waiting, and sweep the courts when finished play. Please be aware that the courts are closed daily (from 2-3pm) and watered automatically.
Our annual spring clean-up day is usually on the 2nd Saturday in April and we welcome volunteers to join us for an hour or two, help prepare the courts for the summer, and have a hotdog off the grill. The fall clean-up day is usually the 2nd week in October, unless the weather lets us extend the season.
GREAT NEWS!!! We are pleased to announce the award of a $75,000 grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to convert the adjoining hard courts to Har-Tru for a total of eight clay courts! Because it is a matching grant we must raise an additional $75,000 through donations and/or “in-kind” labor. A fund-raising effort is currently under way, and construction is to begin early this summer, pending final park approval.
This fantastic opportunity will improve what is already a beautiful setting for tennis. With less waiting time during peak hours you will be able to arrange a game confident that courts will be available.
We encourage those players who have enjoyed use of the current courts to consider a donation that will contribute to this exciting new phase of Spa Park tennis. You can pick up a donation envelope at the courts (look for wooden box on the main gate), stop by the Administration Building, donate on our website or mail a check to 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
**Please check calendar on the web site for dates and particulars, the bulletin board on main gate of the courts, or call the Administration bldg, 584-2000 for questions.
Thank You Fun Day
The Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park invite everyone to join us for our “Thank You Fun Day” on Sunday, June 3rd from 1 – 4 pm at the state park tennis courts. This free event is being held to celebrate the success of our tennis court renovation project and the many generous donations we received. It is also a chance to let everyone learn more about The Friends, the upcoming court renovations and how you can help. Click here for more information.
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