Rodney St. Tennis Picnic Area

A Place to Gather

The tennis courts at Rodney Street are the most used courts in the city of Wilmington. They are home to organized leagues, high school tennis teams, tournaments and afterschool activities.

Over the past few years, the picnic area has fallen into disrepair. Friends of Wilmington Parks is raising funds to renovate the area and provide much needed furniture, a shade structure and landscaping. With an updated facility, our hope is that the groups that depend on the Rodney Street Courts will continue to play there, and other organizations, leagues and tennis programs will consider it as a venue.

What the Project Includes:

Price Tag: $28,000

Includes new concrete pad, a shade structure, new tables and chairs, and landscaping, labor and prevailing wage.
Tennis Courts


Friends of Wilmington Parks is honored to have received a grant award from the United States Tennis Association Facilities Fund. FOWP will also be approaching other foundations to raise funds for the project.

Community Support

Wilmington's tennis community are the backbone of the Rodney Street Tennis Courts. From the pick up tennis groups that play on Sunday afternoons to the USTA division champion tournament held each summer, the Rodney Street courts are the most used in the city. In 2023, FOWP will be contacting tennis players who use the courts to work together to raise the funds for the new picnic area.

Please consider making a donation

Once we are successful at Rodney Street Courts, we will be fundraising for a similar facility at the Rockford Park tennis courts.