Homepage > ... > Athletic Services > Tennis > Rules & CourtsE-mail storyPrint friendly format
Rules and Courts
Time Limits (includes warm up time):
Individual (1/2 hour)
Practice/Rallying, Singles and Doubles (1 hour)

Open courts are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please use the waiting board where available. 

Groups may not camp on a court and monopolize play amongst their group. When others are waiting, all players and group members must vacate the court when the time limit expires. If no one is waiting, you may continue to play until others arrive. 

Courts are for tennis only. Tennis shoes are required. Pets, alcohol, food, sunflower seeds, gum, picnicking, splitting, bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, hockey, skating, soccer, etc... are not permitted on the courts at any time. 

Do not walk on or behind a court while play is in progress.

It is requested that all individuals cooperate in maintaining maximum cleanliness and tidiness in the tennis court area. Individuals should dispose of their trash (ball cans, plastic bottles, grip tape, etc...) when leaving the court.

City sponsored programs have priority over all other use and requests. Special use of these tennis courts requires City of Irvine approval and valid permit. All unauthorized commercial use (lessons, tournaments, etc...) of City courts is a misdemeanor.

The City of Irvine has 64 public tennis courts and 23 high school tennis courts (only available on weekends). 
Click here for the tennis court map 

For more information, email tennis@cityofirvine.org or call 949-724-6617 or 949-724-6785.