Frick Park Clay Courts Tennis Club - - Now in its 12th year!
Welcome to the Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club website. Our incorporated, non-profit and volunteer-based 501c4 organization was founded in June 2007 to restore and revitalize the historic red clay tennis courts in Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which first opened in 1930 and were among the first generation of public clay tennis courts in the US. Thanks to the invigorating hands-on volunteering and encouragement of many players and supporters in Pittsburgh and beyond, our efforts have been recognized with several awards: 2007 Community Tennis Association of the Year Award by the USTA Allegheny Mountain District, 2014 and most recently 2016 USTA Middle States Premier Provider, and the 2015 USTA Middle States Community Tennis Association of the Year.
The Frick Park Clay Courts are of Citiparks Tennis, which oversees public tennis courts in over 50 of the Pittsburgh parks and playgrounds! As a recognized Community Tennis Association, FPCCTC works closely with Citiparks and collaborates with local community organizations to provide quality tennis programs for all ages and all levels of play, including free introductory clinics and community tennis events, weekly round robin play, junior and adult USTA-Sanctioned tournaments, after-school junior tennis, junior summer tennis camps, local and USTA Leagues tennis teams, and coach development workshops while maintaining the unique red clay courts for area residents and visitors from all over the world to enjoy.
Since 2007, in addition to court surface restoration and seasonal and daily maintenance, many court improvements have included new permanent clay court "nail-less" lines, an electric cart to roll the courts and haul materials, new underground water lines, new fence and design, and a new exhibition court viewing area for the first time in the history of the courts. Court surface materials now include crushed red brick top dressing added to the existing red clay surface, as part of our ongoing Green Initiatives. All are welcome to watch and play tennis on Pittsburgh's historic red clay courts!
Frick Park Clay Courts in the News
|Cover of the Winter 2015 Netplay magazine, plus two additional articles, feature the Frick Park Clay Courts and the stunning photography of FPCCTC Board Member, Kambiz Doonboli. Read more at https://netplaymag.wordpress.com.
||The historic Frick Park Clay Courts were featured in the New York Times August 2014 photo essay on Tennis, Anywhere. The article highighted just nine unusual or historic courts, among an estimated 250,000 tennis courts across the United States.
Learn more about our clay court renovations here
or view more photos of the clay courts and tournaments
FRICK PARK RED CLAY JUNIOR OPEN TOURNAMENT
June 19-24, 2017
Click Here for Photo Diary (295 Photos)
2017 Junior Tennis Events:
- Ages 10 & Under: Free Tennis lessons on kid-sized courts at the Pittsburgh’s International Children’s Fest, May 18-21
- Ages 10 & Under: Free Beginner Clinics, every Sunday at noon, June thru August
- Ages 10-16: Frick Park Red Clay Junior Open Monday, June 19 to Saturday, June 24
- Ages 4-18: Red Clay Junior Tennis Camps - Monday to Friday - July 5 to August 25
- Ages 6-10: 3rd Annual Pittsburgh USTA 10 & Under Tour! Saturday & Sunday August 5 & 6
Details for all events above on the FPCCTC Junior Calendar!
FPCCTC Event Calendar
The beautiful condition of the red clay courts at
Frick Park are a reflection of the
good character and passion of the people who play on them.
We Thank All of Our Very Generous Sponsors!
Red Clay Grand Slam Sponsors:
PNC, Dollar Bank, USTA Middle States, Babolat, K & L Gates LLP.
Red Clay Major Sponsors:
Prudential Realty, Tennis Patrons Foundation Greater Pgh, Tennis Village, Harry Davis & Co.,
Amateur Tennis Association, Pittsburgh Tennis League
DJ TurnStyles, Pair Networks.
10am to Dusk Apr-May
9am to Dusk June-Oct