The popularity of tennis in the Frisco area shows in the heavy use of courts at Frisco ISD campuses. Even with more than 100 tennis courts at FISD’s 17 middle schools and 12 high schools, the huge interest in tennis can sometimes make it difficult for community members to find an available court.
With that in mind, Frisco ISD and the City of Frisco are partnering to provide improved community access to tennis courts. Starting Jan. 30, there will be limits on the number of private lessons on the courts and a system will allow people to reserve a specific court at a time when they want to play – outside of the time when FISD courts are reserved for student activities (7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on school days).
There will continue to be free access to FISD tennis courts, but the new reservation system will allow community members to guarantee a specific court at a specific time. The result will be a more efficient use of FISD tennis facilities and less frustration for community members who want to use them. The new system is especially important because many nearby school districts are no longer allowing public use of their courts, which increases the demand on FISD tennis courts.
The new reservation system will be handled by Frisco Community Tennis, a third party agreed upon by FISD and the City of Frisco. Frisco Community Tennis will also provide tennis programming at some high school courts throughout the year, but outside of the reserved time for FISD activities, every campus will have courts available for public use and reservations.
“Tennis is an extremely popular sport in the Frisco ISD community, so the demand for courts on our campuses is significant and it can sometimes be difficult for community members to access a court at peak times," said Cory McClendon, Frisco ISD Chief Leadership Officer. "With the new reservation system, the District can prioritize student use of the courts, create a way for community members to reserve courts, and still allow the chance to play on the courts free of charge.”
Frisco Community Tennis will begin taking reservations on January 23 at friscocommunitytennis.com. The daily 90-minute time slots for court reservations will start on January 30.
Reservations can be made and more information can be found at friscocommunitytennis.com. Reservations can be made up to one week in advance.
Reservations can be made for middle school or high school courts.
The time slots will be for 90 minutes and the reservation fee will be $11. The funds will offset costs for management and maintenance of courts.
A reservation will not be required to play on FISD courts, but without a reservation a court is not guaranteed.
Tennis supervisors will be available to help with any issues that may arise over reserved courts.
No private lessons will be allowed at FISD middle school courts. Middle school courts will be for community play only.
There will be limited court space available for private lessons at high school tennis facilities and they will be monitored by a tennis supervisor.