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WHO ARE WE?
The Seger Park Tennis Club (SPTC) is a certified non-profit 501(c)(4) organization.
We are recognized by the USTA as an official Community Tennis Association.
Our mission is to promote the game of tennis in the Center City Philadelphia area.
Please note that SPTC is a separate and distinct organization from Seger Playground.
To reserve court time at the Seger Playground courts, you must purchase a tennis reservation system membership from the playground. Details are in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
See the Downloads section below for Seger Playground Tennis Rules, SPTC Mission Statement, and SPTC Description of Services.
2023 Challenge Ladder - competition begins Saturday June 3rd, 2023
The purpose of a challenge ladder is to allow all tennis players, from the beginning novice to the serious, experienced player, to meet and play other tennis enthusiasts at their own skill levels. Whether you play only occasionally, "just for fun," or prefer to compete several times a week, you can meet others at your level. You will also have the opportunity to improve your play by challenging others who are slightly more advanced.
You MUST also have a Seger Courts Reservations membership to reserve courts at Seger. See the bottom of this page for info about memberships.
*Short warm up, no more than 5 minutes (due to the one hour reservation limit).*"PRO SET" format. Winner is the first person to win 8 games.*"NO-AD" scoring.
MERCY RULE: If one player has won the first 5 games, then the Mercy Rule may be used if both players agree to conclude the match.
If time runs out, the person in the lead wins the match. If there is a tie, make ASAP arrangements to conclude the match.
Please send your match results to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tennis balls: Each player MUST bring a new (still sealed) can of tennis balls.
Are you seeking someone of a similar skill level with whom to hit or play a match? Take a look at Seger Match! If you want to be added, send us an email with your info as shown in the columns on that page.
If you aren't sure of your skill level, click here for National Tennis Rating Program info.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I reserve court time at Seger?
Seger court reservation system memberships are currently sold out for this season (April 2023 - March 2024).
So, for March 2024...
To get a Seger courts reservation system membership, call 215-686-1780 and leave a message for Greg if he doesn't answer. The city (via Greg/Seger rec center) owns and manages the reservation system. Talk to Greg and he'll provide further details.
When are the courts available?
General court hours are 7am to 9pm.