The Barnes Tennis Center is owned and operated by Youth Tennis San Diego. It was built in 1995 and completed in 1997. This 4.5 million dollar facility was made possible with generous public and private donations. The Center is named after our lead donor family - the "George E. Barnes Family Junior Tennis Center." The Center is dedicated to the youth of San Diego. Children 18 and under have court priority over adults with advanced reservations! The capital campaign was spearheaded by Dr. Homer Peabody Jr. Youth Tennis San Diego gratefully acknowledges Dr. Peabody's tremendous contribution to make our dream a reality.
Today, the Barnes Center serves as one of San Diego's finest jewels, and is a model for several communities throughout the Nation. The Center is the home of Youth Tennis San Diego offices, all Youth Tennis San Diego junior tournaments, Barnes Center tennis programs, YTSD After School Tennis Program founded by Kathy Chabot Willette, special events, adult programs, corporate programs, a library and educational programs.
Adults are welcome! There is no membership fee. Players pay a small usage fee.
Come and visit us and see our wall of donors who made the Barnes Center possible. Our "Friends of the Barnes Center" list our annual donors. Walk around and read the inscriptions on the memorial bricks. We invite you to support the Barnes Center by sponsoring a Bench or Brick or with an Annual Giving donation.
23 lighted hard courts
2 lighted clay courts
1 Beach Tennis court
Full size basketball court
50 foot hitting wall
1/2 mile jogging trail
Locker and shower facilities (currently unavailable, see COVID guidelines)
Ample parking in gated grounds
3000 square foot banquet room with French doors leading to an outdoor patio
Study hall area
Pro shop and racquet stringing **June 16 - Stringing is available, $20 per racquet with your own string**
As of May 22, 2020 Reservations must be made in advance by calling 619.221.9000 or emailing our Pro Shop.
Once your reservation is confirmed by Pro Shop staff, please pay your court fee online before arriving at the tennis center.
Please review our guidelines:
Guests temperature must be taken upon arrival to the tennis center. If you test 100 degrees or above you will not be permitted to enter.
Maintain Physical Distance: 6 feet at all times.
Do not play if you are exhibiting any signs of illness or have been in contact with someone COVID-19 positive over the last 14 days.
Players MUST wear a mask upon entering, moving through, and exiting the facility. You will be asked to leave if you are not wearing a mask.
Singles and Doubles tennis with social distancing can be played.
New tennis balls must be used for all play, tennis balls are available in the Pro shop for purchase.
Players should serve only with their own tennis balls.
Be sure to have a full water bottle with you. All drinking fountains are closed.
Sorry, no personal ball hoppers or ball baskets allowed.
Private lessons are prohibited at this time.
Exit immediately when your reserved time ends. This allows for cleaning.
Thank you for your understanding as we make this transition to comply with local and CDC guidelines. Please be patient with our staff as we all adjust to these new requirements.