Welcome to the official website of the Highland Park Tennis Association in Baton Rouge, LA
Every Saturday, an average of 75 avid tennis players of all levels hit the courts at Highland Park for their “tennis fix.”
Come join us — we’re one of the longest-running, city-park-based round robins in America — more than 35 years and still going strong every Saturday!It’s simple … just click through this photo tutorial and read the steps below.
You must be over 18 years of age
Play starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon (you can arrive anytime after 8 a.m.)
HPTA provides the courts, balls and snacks (usually bananas and donuts)
HPTA members pay $5; guests pay $8; first-time guests play free
When you arrive, pay your fee, put your name on the board with three other players; when a court becomes available, go play one set, return to the check-in board and write your name to play again. Repeat this process as long as your mind, body and time will allow!
Warm-ups during the first set of the morning are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes, as stated in USTA league rules, by which we abide.
Play at your own pace. You can play once, twice or as many times as you can between the time your arrive and noon. Of course, the earlier you arrive, the more sets you can play.
Come when you want. Leave when you want.
The round robin is competitive, but it’s designed to be FUN. No pressure to wake up early. No pressure to stay and play.
Above all, come have fun with us!
We’re the “United Nations of tennis” Our round robin is like a United Nations of tennis, attracting players from all over the world who have come to Baton Rouge to study (LSU and Southern universities), work (Exxon, Dow, Shaw, etc.) or just live in a great tennis town! We have members who hail from several countries, and it’s not unusual to hear many different dialects and accents on the courts.
Round Robin Schedule
Come join about 75 tennis lovers every Saturday for doubles fun, 8 a.m. until noon, at Highland Park (as noted below). HPTA members pay $5; guests pay $8; and first-time guests play free. We provide the courts, balls and snacks. We hope to see you at the following round robins:
September 23: Highland Park
Volunteer: Gerald LeBlanc
September 30: Highland Park
Volunteers: Kako Shinogi, Jeff Worley
October 7: Highland Park (*)
Volunteers: Sandra H., Stacye, Melanie A.
October 14: Highland Park October 21: Highland Park (*) October 28: Forest Park November 4: Highland Park (*) November 11: Forest Park November 18: Greenwood Park November 25: Highland Park December 2: Highland Park December 9: Highland Park December 16: Highland Park December 23: Highland Park December 30: Highland Park
* There are Cross Country Meets scheduled at Highland park on these dates - please be aware that parking may be an issue.