Columbus Parks & Recreation Department Tennis Program

Our mission is to offer a tennis experience that will encourage all participants to pursue the sport of a lifetime, tennis! See you on the courts! All classes held at Burnett Tennis Courts at Donner Park.

Columbus Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of adult and youth tennis programs adults for both City of Columbus residents and non-residents. Programs are taught by our USTPA certified Director of Tennis, Mike Burt. All programs are held at the Burnett Tennis Courts (Donner Park) unless otherwise noted. Please bring your own tennis racket.

Please wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet. Racquets to borrow are available upon request. Email:

Tennis Lesson Rain Policy
Please download the Remind app and use the code @293ghgb for weather updates. Players will have some opportunities to make up canceled classes by attending alternative class sessions of the same level. Please email above for make-up requests.

Registration begins – April 1st
Registration ends – 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the class begins

Mike Burt, Director of Tennis
USPTA Certified
(812) 369-7635

Adult Classes (18+)
Level 1 – For players with no or very little tennis experience.

Adult Level 1
530350-1A | 5/28 – 6/20 (Tues & Thurs) | 6pm – 7pm | $96
530350-1B | 7/2 – 7/25 (Tues & Thurs) | 6pm – 7pm | $84
Registration: Monday, April 1 – Friday before first class, 5pm

The Columbus City Open (Flyer PDF)
This Tennis Open is available to singles and doubles, both men and women, and for both adults and juniors (including beginners).
Registration deadline: July 8, midnight for Juniors & July 19, midnight for Adults

Adult Tournament: July 26-29
Junior Tournament: July 12-13

Registration will occur online. Scan the QR code on the flyer for the signup link. You can also visit and search for tournaments by zip code 47201. See our website for information about divisions offered and prices.

USTA Tournament ID:

You will be asked to create an account with USTA if you do not already have one, this is free and very quick and simple to do. Please retain your account number as you will then use that to register for this specific tournament. If you have a USTA account but cannot remember your account number, enter your personal information to create a new account, it will verify that you are currently a member and give you the option to email you your account number.