Frick Park Clay Courts Tennis Club - Now in its 10th year!
Welcome to the Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club website. Our incorporated, non-profit and volunteer-based 501c4 organization was founded in June 2007 to restore and revitalize the historic red clay tennis courts in Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which first opened in 1930 and were among the first generation of public clay tennis courts in the US. Thanks to the invigorating hands-on volunteering and encouragement of many players and supporters in Pittsburgh and beyond, our efforts have been recognized with several awards: 2007 Community Tennis Association of the Year Award by the USTA Allegheny Mountain District, 2014 and most recently 2016 USTA Middle States Premier Provider, and the 2015 USTA Middle States Community Tennis Association of the Year.
The Frick Park Clay Courts are of Citiparks Tennis, which oversees public tennis courts in over 50 of the Pittsburgh parks and playgrounds! As a recognized Community Tennis Association, FPCCTC works closely with Citiparks and collaborates with local community organizations to provide quality tennis programs for all ages and all levels of play, including free introductory clinics and community tennis events, weekly round robin play, junior and adult USTA-Sanctioned tournaments, after-school junior tennis, junior summer tennis camps, local and USTA Leagues tennis teams, and coach development workshops while maintaining the unique red clay courts for area residents and visitors from all over the world to enjoy.
Since 2007, in addition to court surface restoration and seasonal and daily maintenance, many court improvements have included new permanent clay court "nail-less" lines, an electric cart to roll the courts and haul materials, new underground water lines, new fence and design, and a new exhibition court viewing area for the first time in the history of the courts. Court surface materials now include crushed red brick top dressing added to the existing red clay surface, as part of our ongoing Green Initiatives. All are welcome to watch and play tennis on Pittsburgh's historic red clay courts!
Frick Park Clay Courts Closed
Courts to open on Friday, April 22, 2016
Annual Season Opening Block Party
See Twitter Feed in Right Column for Daily Updates >>>
For Online Membership for 2016 season
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Major Events for the 2016 Season:
FRENCH OPEN TENNIS CELEBRATION &
CLASSIC WOOD RACQUETS TOURNEY since 2008!
Saturday, June 11, 2PM-6PM.
FRICK PARK RED CLAY JUNIOR OPEN
Tentative 2016 Dates: Monday, June 20 to Saturday, June 26, 2016.
PAUL G. SULLIVAN CLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, July 3 – Sunday, July 17, 2016.
RED CLAY JUNIO
R TENNIS CAMP
Monday to Friday - July 18 to August 26, 2016
Novice to Advanced Junior Tournament Players
See FPCCTC EVENT CALENDAR for Additional Details
ANNUAL SEASON OPENING BLOCK PARTY!
Friday, April 22, 2016, 5PM to Dusk.
FREE and OPEN walk-in clinics for adults and children.
All are Welcome! Beginner to Advanced! Racquets Provided.
RAFFLE AND PRIZES BY LOCAL TENNIS SPONSORS: Tennis Village, Babolat, Gamma Sports.
FREE TENNIS CLINICS SPONSORED BY LOCAL TENNIS CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS.
MUSIC BY DJ TURNSTYLES.
VOLUNTEERS!! FPCCTC MEMBERs during the months of March and April participate in the annual clay court Spring preparations to groom and prepare the Frick Park red clay for another memorable season! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your hands on the clay. Thanks many!!
Frick Park Clay Courts in the News
| For its work in 2015, Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club was named the Middle States Community Tennis Association of the Year!!
Read more at the USTA Middle States Blog.
|Cover of the Winter 2015 Netplay magazine, plus two additional articles, feature the Frick Park Clay Courts and the stunning photography of FPCCTC Board Member, Kambiz Doonboli. Read more at https://netplaymag.wordpress.com.
||The historic Frick Park Clay Courts were featured in the New York Times August 2014 photo essay on Tennis, Anywhere. The article highighted just nine unusual or historic courts, among an estimated 250,000 tennis courts across the United States.
Learn more about our clay court renovations here
or view more photos of the clay courts and tournaments
Formerly the Pittsburgh Parks Championships at Frick Park 1930 - 2000
PAUL G. SULLIVAN CLAY COURT TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Co-Presented by Citiparks
Congratulations to David Fink (MOs Champion), Hannah Famili (WOs Champion, and all the other 2015 champions and competitors.
2015 Tournament Results!
1930-2014 Tournament Information, Photos and Results
For inquires about the tournament and its history, please email Tournament Director Jose Mieres at email@example.com.
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FRICK PARK RED CLAY JUNIOR OPEN TOURNAMENT
June 22-27, 2015
Click Here for Photo Diary (295 Photos)
Upcoming Junior Tennis Events:
- Ages 10 & Under: Free Tennis lessons on kid-sized courts at the Pittsburgh’s International Children’s Fest, May 14-18
- Ages 10 & Under: Free Beginner Clinics, every Sunday at noon, June thru August
- Ages 10-16: Frick Park Red Clay Junior Open Monday, June 22 to Saturday, June 27
- Ages 4-18: Red Clay Junior Tennis Camps - Monday to Friday - July 20 to August 21
- Ages 6-10: 2nd Annual Pittsburgh USTA 10 & Under Tour! Saturday & Sunday August 1 & 2
Details for all events above on the FPCCTC Junior Calendar!
FPCCTC Event Calendar
The beautiful condition of the red clay courts at
Frick Park are a reflection of the
good character and passion of the people who play on them.
We Thank All of Our Very Generous Sponsors!
Red Clay Grand Slam Sponsors:
PNC, Dollar Bank, USTA Middle States, Babolat, K & L Gates LLP.
Red Clay Major Sponsors:
Prudential Realty, Tennis Patrons Foundation Greater Pgh, Tennis Village, Harry Davis & Co.,
Amateur Tennis Association, Pittsburgh Tennis League
DJ TurnStyles, Pair Networks.
Re-Open for the Season on
Friday, April 22, 2016