Tennis and Pickleball Programs

Student and Instructor at Tennis Camp

Tennis Try It Dates

Do you have a child age 5-17 who is interested in tennis but not sure they want to come to a whole week of camp? Join us for a Free Try It Day. Come prepared to participate!

This program is currently not being offered during COVID-19. We hope to offer it the summer of 2022.

Tennis Camp

Be a part of the Net Generation! Our outdoor summer tennis camps utilize age appropriate tennis courts and tennis balls to increase the level of success for your player. Each level works on tennis strokes, player coordination, and match play. Register online or in the Parks and Recreation Services office. Qualified Salem residents are eligible for a 50-percent fee waiver.

City tennis classes are divided in age-appropriate levels by ball type:

  • Red is ideal for beginning tennis players, utilizing a 36-foot court with a 23-inch racquet.

  • Orange is suitable for both beginning as well as intermediate level players looking to practice skills on a mid-size 60-foot court with a racquet no longer than 25-inches.

  • Green Dot fit for older beginning or intermediate players wanting to experience playing on a full-size 78-foot tennis court with a racquet no longer than 29-inches.

  • Yellow is designed for intermediate and above level players with previous tennis experience comfortable on a 78-foot court with standard tennis balls.

Pickleball player at City of Salem Camp

Highland Park Pickleball Club

Held on summer evenings at Orchard Heights Park, new players are always welcome to join in on the fun! Recreation Leaders lead rousing round robin games with players of all levels. Registerations are being accepted online.

​Recreation guides

For a complete list of available activities and fees, download the latest recreation guide below.

2021 Recreation Guide 3882 KB

Contact us

Parks and Recreation
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
Phone: