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FAQ


To reserve spot time online, you’ll need an active RCTC customer account or you may call up to seven days in advance with major credit cards.

No, however you will be asked to set up a customer account in order to reserve a court or book a lesson for your deal. Rock Creek Tennis Center (RCTC) is a public facility located on National Park Service land so access is available to all visitors.

Do NOT create a new account. Please call the office and we will help you.

Cancellation policies for both lessons and court time are 24 hours advanced notice. Any cancellation after the 24 hour period is non-refundable. Cancellations made 24 hours in advance will be issued a credit for court use or lessons at another time. Credits cannot be used for merchandise.

Rock Creek Tennis Center makes every attempt to hold classes as scheduled. In adverse weather conditions the player should contact the tennis center at 202-722-5949 to check if play is possible. The tennis center will make the final decision. If the tennis court is deemed unplayable and make-ups will be offered only if a class is cancelled due to inclement weather.

No, it is against RCTC and National Park Services policies to bring your own coach to the facility. If a member of our staff observes this conduct, you will be asked to leave the premises and your time will not be refunded.

If you are currently enrolled in RCTC adult group clinics or lesson program please speak to your instructor for his recommended level. If you are a new RCTC participant we suggest you review the “skill levels“.  Determining a skill level in tennis has many components; i.e. stroke mechanics, strategy, footwork, mobility, basic fundamentals. Therefore, it is not a natural progression. You may be in an advanced beginner class for several sessions before you are ready to move to the next level.

Yes, all of our tennis instructors are either USPTA or PTR certified

Yes. Anyone can learn tennis, but you will have to make the effort to practice in addition to lessons.

Yes. Rock Creek Park Tennis Center rents ball machines during the summer season to patrons by the hour, plus court fee. Please click here for more information.

Yes. Please click here for more information.

Yes. If you decide to play after your scheduled time, you will be charged the rate for a minimum one half hour.

Yes. If you decide to walk on courts and play tennis before your scheduled time, you will be charged the rate for a minimum of one half hour.

Rock Creek Tennis Center is operated by Guest Services, Inc., a concessionaire under contract with the U.S. Government and administered by the National Park Service.