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Adults Tennis at the Presidio Y

YMCA Facility Members can reserve time for personal use on our open tennis courts in the Presidio. ALL Presidio YMCA Tennis Court locations are open for member reservations 7:00am-9:00pm, everyday.

Private and Semi-private Tennis Lessons have resumed for active Y members! Please email RCarson@ymcasf.org for more information or to schedule a lesson.

We are currently unable to offer Drop-in Clinics, USTA seasons, or our Ball Machine Club following the Health and Safety Protocols for Tennis Facilities set forth by the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health. Please see our Tennis Policies and Procedures section below for more information.

Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a high-energy fitness activity combining the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. It is a social class for players between intermediate and intermediate-advanced levels and is taught by a pro. 

  • Cardio Tennis classes are available to active, paying YMCA members,
  • Classes are limited to 10 participants 
  • Registration is required
  • A simple coronavirus questionnaire and touchless temperature check upon arrival will be required.

Available Class Times:

Fridays  - 12:00-1:00PM @ Infantry Terrace Courts (328 Infantry Terrace, San Francisco, CA, 94129)

REGISTER HERE for our 11/06 class!

Private Tennis Lessons

1 hour private and semi-private lessons are available and taught by our certified USPTA instructors. For more information or to schedule lessons, please contact our Tennis Coordinator, Rich Carson

Private (one-on-one) Lesson Rates:

  • $90/single lesson

  • $340/4-pack of lessons 

  • $680/8-pack of lessons

Semi-private Lessons*:

*All players must be members of the same household or living unit, per current DPH guidelines

  • Group of 2, Per Person Rate: $50/hour ($180/4-pack, $360/8-pack)
  • Group of 3, Per Person Rate: $40/hour ($140/4-pack, $280/8-pack)
  • Group of 4, Per Person Rate: $35/hour ($120/4-pack, $240/8-pack)

Presidio YMCA Private Tennis Lesson Policies:

  • Must be an active YMCA Facility Member to schedule private lessons.

  • All tennis lesson requests and scheduling must be made by contacting the Presidio YMCA Tennis Coordinator, Rich Carson (RCarson@ymcasf.org)

  • Non-YMCA coaches and guest instructors are not allowed to coach any clients on Presidio YMCA tennis courts

  • All private lesson packages have an expiration of 3 months from the purchase date.

  • Private lessons can be purchased by contacting Rich Carson (RCarson@ymcasf.org) or Hannah Bartee (Hbartee@ymcasf.org)

  • Private lessons require a 24 hour cancelation notice or you will be charged for the lesson.

Tennis Policies & Procedures

Courts are currently only open for reservation and use by players with active YMCA Facility Memberships. Please read our current Tennis Court Guidelines, below, before reserving a court.

The YMCA of San Francisco’s primary focus as it reactivates its health & wellness spaces is the safety and well-being of its members and staff. These guidelines and expectations are designed to maximize current public health recommendations related to outdoor recreation and member health. Working together, we can keep our courts open and keep our community healthy. 

Presidio YMCA Guidelines for Tennis Court Use:

  • The following play is allowed on the courts: 
    • Singles tennis between any two (2) active YMCA Facility Members. 
    • Doubles tennis only if both players on each doubles team are members of the same household or living unit. 
  • Players over the age of 10 and staff are required to wear a mask, pursuant to the Health Officer’s Face Covering Order, when anyone else other than members of their household or living unit is within six feet. Players aged 3 to 9 years of age should wear a mask as often as they are safely able, and should be under the supervision of an adult.
  • All players are required to wear appropriate tennis shoes.
  • Stay at least six feet apart from anyone outside your household or living unit, no gatherings and no spectators
    • Players should arrive to the facility no more than ten (10) minutes prior to their reservation time and must leave the facility immediately after play and no later than the end of their reservation time. 
    • Players waiting to enter the court for their reserved time must remain outside the court until all previous players exit.  
    • Players must enter and exit only through the gate marked with their reserved court number.  
    • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place on or around the tennis courts. 
    • A player who is a minor may be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. 
  • No equipment is to be shared between players outside of the same household or living unit.  
    • Players will only serve and touch their own tennis balls. When another player’s ball needs to be returned to them, it will be rolled or hit to them with a racket, without touching the ball in any way. 
    • Each player will mark their balls with clear and unique markings. Players should bring at least six balls for rotation during play. 
    • NO BALL MACHINE AVAILABLE at this time.
  • Practice personal hygiene to protect self and others: 
    • Cover coughs and sneezes into your sleeve or elbow, not your hands. 
    • Avoid touching your face. 
    • Wash/sanitize your hands and personal equipment frequently, and before and after each use. Sanitizer dispensers are available inside all court entrances and players should bring their own hand sanitizer. 
  • Players should use the facilities at their home prior to travel to the court. All portable restrooms will remain closed to reduce high touch areas.  
  • Players should bring their own water for hydration; no shared water containers. All water dispensers will be removed to prevent touching. 
  • Players should not use the courts if: 
    • They exhibit any symptoms associated with the coronavirus: (mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC). If sick, stay home; contact health care provider. 
    • They have been in contact with someone with COVID‐19 in the last 14 days. 
    • High risk persons should continue to shelter at place of residence. 
  • Players must reserve a court time online by using our court reservation system. SEE BELOW for important information regarding reservations.
  • No commercial, business, or other activity (lessons, etc.) except by YMCA of San Francisco Staff 
  • If you encounter an issue with the courts or reservation system, please contact Hannah Bartee at HBartee@ymcasf.net or Rich Carson at RCarson@ymcasf.org
  • In the event of a life-threatening emergency, CALL 911. For non-life-threatening emergencies, please call Park Dispatch at 415-561-5505 

For more information about current court usage, you can view the Presidio YMCA Social Distancing Protocol and the Health & Safety Plan for our tennis courts.

Court Reservation Information

You must have an active YMCA Facilities Membership to schedule a private lesson, use the tennis courts and to create a user account for our reservation system.


If you have canceled or placed your membership on hold and would like to reactivate it at this time, please contact our Business Resource Center by emailing: memberservices@ymcasf.org, or by calling 415-772-5500 during their business hours (8:30am-5pm, Mon.-Fri). 

More Reservation Policies & Procedures

  • Members must reserve a court time online by using our court reservation system: presidioymca.tennisbookings.com
    • Courts are currently available for reservation 7:00am-9:00pm, everyday.
    • Fort Scott and Infantry Terrace court locations have lights - keep up your evening play, even as the days get shorter!
    • Reservations can be made as early as 2 days in advance and cannot be canceled within 2 hours prior to the reservation (the $6.00 court fee will still apply in the case of uncancelled court reservations).  
    • ALL reservations (including 30 minute, 60 minute, and 90 minute reservations) have a $6.00 court reservation fee, and are limited to one reservation per day, per member.  
    • No guests allowed at this time; only active YMCA Facility Members allowed to play. 
    • Gate key lockbox codes used to access the courts are made available to members when they place a reservation. YMCA staff will regularly disinfect gate door handles and lockboxes. 


Hannah Bartee

Director of Sports & Community Programs

Hannah is dedicated to building strong youth and families through activities that keep both their bodies and their minds active. She believes that engaging youth in programs that help them explore new interests and build skills will inspire self-confidence and grow strong communities. 

Richard Carson III

Tennis Coordinator 

Rich is a USPTA Certified Teaching Professional. His favorite part of teaching private lessons is seeing students enjoy tennis while also learning new skills. He is inspired by our Y members each day he gets to see their smiling faces!