Tennis is a great sport that you can play safely with friends while practicing social distancing! Many different variations of the game can be played. We highlighted a few of our favorites from BCF below!
1. Ruler of the Court
Designate one side of the court as the ruler side and one as the challenger side. Play out one volley. If the winning team is already on the ruler side, they will stay. If the team from the challenger side wins, they will run over and replace the team on the ruler side.
2. Short Court
Some courts are marked with Pickleball lines that make the court smaller. Feel free to use these lines as you refine your tennis skills!
3. Skills Practice
Take time to practice the small components of tennis, too! Just like you would practice free throws in basketball, you can practice serves, ball control, forehand swings, and backhand swings for tennis!
Many Durham Parks and Recreation sites have tennis courts open to the public! Check them out below.
Bethesda Park, 1816 Stage Road, Durham, NC 27703
East End Park, 1200 N Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27701
Elmira Avenue Park, 1200 N Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27701
Forest Hills Park, 1639 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707
Garrett Road Park, 6815 Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707
Moreene Road Park, 1102 Morreene Road, Durham, NC 27705
Northgate Park, 300 W Club Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704
Oval Drive Park, 2200 W Club Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704
Piney Wood Park, 400 E Woodcroft Parkway, Durham, NC 27713
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr, Durham, NC 27704
Southern Boundaries Park, 3400 Third Fork Road Durham, NC 27707
Whippoorwill Park, 1632 Rowemont Drive, Durham, NC 27705
If you do choose to recreate outside, please make sure to bring a mask and put it on if you are within six feet of other people. Stay safe and have fun!
Bull City Fit participants can earn their BCF Buck by sending in a picture video of you and your family playing tennis! Please send pictures and videos by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our Instagram (@bullcityfit). You may be chosen to be featured on our social media account!