Velasco Tennis Center

1501 S. Grand Ave. West Springfield, IL 62704

Phone: 217-546-4103

Hours: 7:00- 9:00 CT

Overview

The Velasco Tennis Center serves as the headquarters for district- wide tennis operations. It includes an indoor pro-shop. The Velasco Tennis Center also contains six courts with lights, six courts without lights and four platform tennis courts as well. Each year, the center opens during the first week of March.

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Hours

Courts open at 7am in Season

Admission

COURT FEES:

Youth -
Day Play: $3
Night Play: $4

Singles -
Day Play: $4
Night Play: $5

Doubles -
Day Play: $3
Night Play: $4

Activities

For a list of activities held at the Velasco Tennis Center, please click the button below.

ACTIVITIES

Amenities

  • Free Parking
  • Covered Porch with Seating
  • Benches and shade respite areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Water Fountain with Bottle Filler
  • Restrooms
  • Diaper Changing Stations
  • Beverage/Concession Sales
  • Pro Shop Retail
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12 Pro Level Tennis Courts with lights

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Pro Shop; Athletics Staff Headquarters, Retail & Concessions

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Platform Tennis open year-round with heating station for fall & winter

Staff

Sonthana Thongsithavong
USTA Tennis Pro - Rec Tennis Mgr

VELASCO TENNIS CENTER
1501 S Grand Ave W, Spfld IL 62704

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FAQs

Do you have to be a member to play here?

The Velasco Tennis Center is a public tennis court and membership is not required.  There is an admission cost to play on courts.

Do you offer stringing services?

We do string rackets and have a variety of string available.

What type of programs do you have for kids?

In the Summer, we have morning and evening classes for kids. In the Spring and Fall, we offer classes in the evenings.  All current youth tennis programs can be found on our Online Registration portal. 
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

What type of programs do you offer for adults?

  • We have adult drills in the Summer Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6:30-8pm.
  • There is a Doubles League on Wednesday nights 5:30pm-9pm

Are private lessons available?

  • Private one on one lessons are available as well as semi-private lessons with 2 or more players.  Contact the Tennis Center directly for more information, pricing and how to get signed up.

Park District Code of Conduct

These are just a few of the rules for the use of grounds and facilities with the Springfield Park District at the Washington Park Botanical Gardens.  We expect that all vendors and patrons abide by our District Code of Conduct and will be held accountable for their behaviors when visiting the property.  Please see a full copy of this document, just click the link to view.  PARK DIST CODE CONDUCT

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