Platform Tennis

COVID-19

Beginning August 26, 2020, the Elworthy Field Platform Tennis Courts have been reopened. The recommendation is that individuals remain no less than 6 feet apart at all times to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so please keep this in mind while playing your games. 

Membership Procedures

To gain access to the platform tennis courts, individuals must obtain a yearly membership. These memberships provide the holder with a key card with which to access the courts year round and the ability to reserve a court during our reservation season.  Completed membership applications and payment may be returned to City Hall during business hours, or dropped in the stainless steel drop box at your convenience. You will receive a letter confirming your membership.

The 2020-2021 membership application can be found by clicking HERE

Reservation
Procedures


From October 1 to April 30, the City will accept reservations for the platform tennis courts located at Elworthy Field. The courts will be available Monday-Sunday, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  Members may reserve one court per day for up to an hour and a half. Reservations will be accepted up to three days in advance.

Members who wish to play without reserving a court may use the courts dependent upon availability. Unreserved courts are available on a first-come, first served basis. For court availability, please check the reservation board online or at Elworthy Field. 

For evening play, reservations must be made by 3:00 PM on that day. Reservations for Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday and Monday must be made by Friday at 3:00 PM. Reservations for Saturday and Sunday will not be accepted on the weekends.

Please refer to the schedule below when making reservations. Reservations will be accepted no more than 3 days in advance, with the weekends being considered one day.

To Play On:                                                           The earliest reservation can be made on:

Monday                                      -->                      Wednesday

Tuesday                                      -->                      Saturday

Wednesday                              -->                      Sunday

Thursday                                   -->                      Monday

Friday                                          -->                      Tuesday

Saturday                                    -->                      Wednesday

Sunday                                       -->                      Wednesday

The park offices will be closed on the following days and will not accept reservations or update the reservation boards

Weekends                                                       New Year's Eve
Thanksgiving                                                 New Year's Day
Day After Thanksgiving                          Martin Luther King Day
Christmas Eve                                               Presidents' Day
Christmas Day                                              Good Friday

Reservations may be made by calling the Parks and Recreation Office (313.343.5257) or submitting via our online platform

To use the online platform, please submit all reservations using the page located HERE. You will need to provide your name, membership number, email address and requested date and time. Reservations will be confirmed directly to your email address and then posted on the Platform Tennis Calendar located on the reservation submission page. 

Platform Tennis Rules and General Information

All members will be provided with a key card with which to gain access to the courts. These cards are renewable each year and lost cards will be assessed a $5 replacement fee. Lost cards will be deactivated. Please do not prop the gate open.

All court lights must be off by 10:00 PM

The court heaters are to dry the courts, and are not to be used during play to provide heat. For heavy snows, please shovel off the courts prior to running the heaters.

The equipment locker contains paddles, balls, snow shovels, lock deicer and other equipment. Please return all equipment to the locker after use. If you notice any equipment is missing or damaged, please contact the park office as soon as possible