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Tennis Courts at 47th and Spruce

Garden Court Community Association became stewards of 2 city-owned tennis courts at 47th and Spruce in 1988, when they were first constructed in cooperation with Councilman Lucien Blackwell’s office and the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. 


Over the years, the tennis courts have become a wonderful amenity for the neighborhood and Lea Elementary School. The tennis courts are home to Legacy Tennis and the Philadelphia Sun Chasers - two free, volunteer-run, youth tennis programs. 

We are building an online community to organize events and connect players. We'd love to have you join!  It's free and works like Facebook:

If you have other questions or would like to get involved in the maintenance, restoration, and fundraising efforts, please contact or use the form below.


Restoration Efforts

The court conditions have deteriorated over the last 30+ years.

We have assembled a team to fundraise and manage the court

resurfacing and improvement efforts. 


If you would like to join these efforts, please use the contact form below, email,

or join our online community  at

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Rules of the Court

Free and open to anyone

Clean up after yourself

The courts are public and available 24/7 to anyone who wants to play tennis. There is no fee to play. 

Please keep the courts clean for other players. Take any trash with you, and try to leave the courts better than you found them. 

No dogs allowed

The tennis courts are not a dog run. It is not fair to players or the courts to allow dogs to go to the bathroom on the courts. 

Get in touch!

Let us know if you have any questions or want to get involved with the Tennis group. 

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