Platform Tennis

Membership Procedures

To gain access to the platform tennis/pickleball courts, individuals must obtain a yearly membership. The membership begins on October 1, and runs through September 30 of the following year. These memberships provide the holder with a key card with which to access the courts year round and the ability to reserve a court. 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 2023-2024 membership application can be found by clicking HERE

NERPA Pickleball Tournament
The Northeast Recreation and Parks Association is hosting a Pickleball Tournament at Grosse Pointe Woods Lakefront Park on Saturday, June 1, 2024. 

Details and Registration for the Open Doubles Competitive Tournament (Rating 3.5 and higher) can be found here

Details and Registration for the 50 and Up Doubles Beginner and Intermediate Tournament (Rating 2.5-3.0) can be found here


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.

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 after 3PM on the preceding Friday. 

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 submitting via our online platform or emailing directly to

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. Reservation submissions are limited to one submission, per member, per requested playing time.

Reservations will be confirmed directly to your email address and then posted on the Platform Tennis/Pickleball Calendar located on the reservation submission page. 

Platform Tennis/Pickleball 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 balls, snow shovels, lost and found items 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

Platform Tennis and Pickleball are the ONLY games allowed to be played on the courts. If you notice courts being used for other purposes, or accessed without use of a key card, please contact the City of Grosse Pointe Parks and Recreation Office immediately.