Ivan Smith

                       Your Help Is Needed!

A tragedy hit one of our own BTC family members when junior, high school and collegiate tennis standout, as well as the son of our Club President Gary Smith, was in a horrific car accident. Ivan Smith suffered multiple injuries which you will read about in the following GOFUNDME plea. The good news is that Ivan is surviving this critical time after the accident, yet he will be in need of tremendous care and finances. Please consider a donation for Ivan’s cause and also pass this request on to any players or tennis families you know for additional support. Please keep Ivan in your prayers and thoughts as he battles to stay alive.     DONATE HERE!


Welcome to Balboa Tennis Club!

Located in the north-eastern corner of historic Balboa Park, BTC is the best spot for tennis lovers. We are a patch of concrete in a 1,200-acre vibrant landscape, filled with gardens, canyons and hiking trails.

A few steps away from the San Diego Zoo, the 17 museums at Balboa Park, and the Morley Field Golf Course, BTC has:

25 hard courts, all of them lit for evening play and some equipped with bleacher seats.
1 stadium court that seats 1,500 people.
3 ongoing Challenge Courts, which allow players to always find a game.
11 experienced Tennis Pros.
A fully stocked Pro Shop.
Over 1,600 members.
6,000 visitors every year.

BTC hosts several prestigious tournaments year round including the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships, the Maureen Connolly Brinker Balboa Open, and the San Diego Metropolitan Tournament.

As a nonprofit organization we are committed to offering the finest facilities at an affordable price to help foster and develop the great game of tennis.

Our professional staff and outgoing members make playing tennis here a great experience. If you are a tennis player or you are thinking of becoming one, just come to BTC and hit some tennis balls with us.  The staff at the Reservations Desk will explain the options of playing tennis at one of America’s best public tennis facilities.

Want to become a member?

Our membership is currently capped at 1625. Email director@balboatennis.com if you would like to get on the waiting list which hopefully won’t take too long.

Would you like to RENEW your membership?

Click here for membership renewal. Your new membership card will be ready within 24 hours and ready for pickup at the Reservations Desk.


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“I’ve travelled and play tennis in many public facilities in the world and by far your tennis facility beats them all. Alex at the front desk was very friendly and respectful. The challenge courts were amazing and made it very easy for visitors like me to meet new players. The tennis club members were more than helpful and invited me to play with them outside the challenge courts. I have made several new tennis friends in San Diego. I will be back next year and will tell all my fellow Canadians how wonderful Balboa Tennis Club members and staff treated me. Awesome facility!” (Herman S.)

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