Tennis

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Tennis is one of the most popular sports in America. In order to serve this enthusiastic and competitive group of sports enthusiasts, the City of Manhattan Beach provides some of the highest quality tennis facilities to be found anywhere in the region. Whether you're a beginner and want to learn the right way to play the game, a competitive player and want to find a good game – or somewhere in between – the City's tennis programs provide: teaching programs, tournament play and facilities of the highest caliber.

Tennis Teaching Professionals: Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department has a very high caliber of tennis professionals who teach at our tennis facilities. Our tennis pros are some of the finest players in the nation. You will receive excellent tennis instruction and coaching from them. We know you will enjoy your experience with them. 

Court Information
Within the city, there are three locations containing a total of 18 tennis courts. All the courts are lighted. They are tournament quality tennis courts with wind screens, high-tech composition surfaces surrounded by green rubber-coated fencing. The facilities are considered some of the best public courts in the area.

Live Oak Park

Location Amenities Reservation Fees
Live Oak Park
1901 Valley Drive
  • Year-round play
  • 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Friday
  • 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM weekends
  • Six lighted courts
  • Reservations: (310) 545-0888
  • Rainy-day reservations: 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Courts always require a reservation and fees are charged
  • Ball machine rental
  • New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - no reservations/no fees - Gentleman Rules
  • Christmas Eve and New Years Eve no reservations past 3:00 PM. Courts are closed after the last reservation. Fees still apply.
  • $7 per hour (7:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays)
  • $9 per hour (5:00 PM to 10:00 PM weekdays; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)

As a special consideration to Manhattan Beach youth and older adults, the City offers free play privileges to holders of annual passes which are available at the Live Oak Tennis Office.

Manhattan Heights Park

Location Amenities Reservation Fees
Manhattan Heights Park
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Two tennis and two paddle tennis courts, all lighted
  • No reservations are required; Parks and Recreation classes have priority on the courts; no private instruction allowed unless operated by the Parks and Recreation Department
  • Open seven days a week, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Otherwise free and on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Questions, call Live Oak Tennis Office (310) 545-0888
  • New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve, courts are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Free

Mira Costa High School

Location Amenities Reservation Fees
Corner of Artesia Boulevard and Meadows Avenue
  • Year-round play (weekends and weekday evenings only)
  • 10 lighted courts
  • Reservations: (310) 374-8315
  • Reservations are required and fees are charged
  • Monday through Thursday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Closed Fridays, all major federal holidays (excluding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day) including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve
  • Weekends, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • All other times reserved for school activities
  • To reserve during non-staffed times, call (310) 545-0888

$8 per hour (all times)

As a special consideration to Manhattan Beach youth and older adults, the City offers free play privileges to holders of annual passes which are available at the Live Oak Tennis Office.

As a special consideration to Mira Costa students, the City offers free play privileges to Mira Costa High School students with a current valid student ID.

Annual Pass (Manhattan Beach residents only):

  • $10 per year
  • Good until the end of the calendar year from date of purchase; unlimited use as available
  • Available for Juniors (15 years and under); good for free play Monday through Friday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Available for Older Adults (55 years+); good for free play Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Tennis Classes and Lessons
Beginning, intermediate and advanced tennis classes are offered for youth, adults and older adults year round. Private and semiprivate instruction is available, as well as workouts and camps which are a great place to meet other tennis players, get an introduction to tennis or sharpen your skills. All classes are taught by highly skilled and qualified tennis professionals certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). For private and semiprivate instruction information, please contact the Live Oak Tennis Office at (310) 545-0888. For camp information, please contact the registration help desk in City Hall at (310) 802-5448. Tennis class info can be found in the latest issue of MANHAPPENINGS, or on the Registration website.

Tennis Tournaments and Leagues
The following tennis leagues play on the Manhattan Beach public tennis courts:

  • Manhattan Open Tennis Tournament – July
  • Manhattan Beach Junior Satellite Tournament – Spring
  • South Bay Tennis League – December and January only
  • Youth Tennis League – December and January only
  • Marine League – Spring and Fall
  • Challenge Ladder – four times per year

For more information regarding Tennis in Manhattan Beach, feel free to contact Tennis Operations Supervisor at (310) 545-0888, Matthew Morrow, Recreation Supervisor, at (310) 802-5432 or Idris Al-Oboudi, Recreation Services Manager, at (310) 802-5404.