Tennis Court with a View – Alice Marble Park, SF

The atmosphere at public tennis courts is often sprinkled with street noise, barking dogs, crying babies, parking garage alarms and other fun things to challenge your concentration. But every once in a while there’s a tennis court, that’s so clean and pretty, that it can be mistaken for a country club or a private residence. Such are the courts at George Sterling Memorial Park, also called Alice Marble Park, in San Francisco. The views are astonishing and you really feel like you’re playing on top of the world.

Couple of downsides though – there’s very limited parking (not a big surprise in San Francisco) and the court surface is strangely hollow and dampens the bounce of the ball. Takes a little while to get used to it. Other than that – if you want to make a good impression on someone, in addition to how well you play, this might be nice court to set your next match.

Tennis Court with a View - Alice Marble Park

Tennis Court with a View – George Sterling Memorial Park | Alice Marble Courts

This is the tennis court listing on Tennis Round. Here are more details about this court and how to find it:

George Sterling Memorial Park on Tennis Round

George Sterling Memorial Park on Tennis Round

Schedule a Tennis Match on Tennis Round

Once you’ve registered for Tennis Round and created your free account, you can start to schedule tennis matches. The way it works now is still a bit manual. But while we’re working on making it smarter you might as well as set up a few matches. Here’s how:

schedule a tennis match by sending an invitation

sending a tennis invite

1) Create a free Tennis Round account and log in. You can register here

2) On the tennis players, page – find a player you want to invite and click the Invite player link.

3) Write a brief message with the best time and place for you

4) Click Send

The player you just invited will get an email and a message on his Messages page and you so will you:

tennis invitation messaging system

Send tennis invitation shows in Messages page

Whether or not they respond to you is up to them though. There’s no magic here (well, at least not yet, we’re working on it). All members are real people with real schedules and other commitments. So, if the time you suggested doesn’t work for them, they might not bother replying at all. But many of them will! Many people just like to hit the ball and will always make time for tennis. So – do send out a few invites and see who else is up for it.

To prevent spam we’ve capped the maximum number of invites to 15 per day. If you invite 15 tennis players in one day and no one responds to you, it might be snowing outside or there’s something totally wrong with the site (in which case you should call us right away to complain).

Find Tennis Players in Your City with Tennis Round

We’ve recently added a new feature that automatically detects your geo location, so you don’t even have to type in your city in the search box. Just click the Find Local Players button.

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The site will show automatically you the closest tennis players near you and organize them by distance. Then you can sort the results by Skill Level and Gender and invite the players you want to play with.

find tennis players in your city

tennis players in your city

You’ll notice the following helpful info:

1. City and State for which the search returned results

2. Distance (in miles) from the tennis player’s home court to your location

3. “View on map” link, which will show you exactly where on the map that player’s home court is

4. Map bubble indicating the player’s home court

5. Skill level of the tennis player (self ranked using the USNRP tennis ranking system as a guideline).