Tennis Courts in South Arlington

November 24, 2016 | By





Tennis players and enthusiasts:

Do you want more public tennis courts in South Arlington? Are you tired of seeing tennis courts disappear in favor of other park and recreational amenities?

Then please plan now to attend at least one “visioning workshop” that Arlington County has scheduled for the weekend of December 2-3. The workshops have been scheduled for citizens to tell the County how they prefer to use existing and new park land in the Four 4 Mile Run Valley Area of South Arlington, just north of Shirlington.

The area includes Jennie Dean Park, where we currently have two public tennis courts and space to add additional courts. However, promoters of other sports are circling and would prefer to use that space for other activities.  Unless the tennis community mobilizes to defend those two courts (and potentially additional courts), we run the risk of losing additional tennis courts in South Arlington.

The message from Arlington County immediately below lists and describes the workshops. The two most important sessions, for purposes of advocating for tennis courts, consist of:

Please plan now to attend either session or both.  It will not take much time.  Just show up and express the importance of preserving the courts at Jennie Dean Park and urging Arlington County to install additional tennis courts in Four Mile Run Valley and the surrounding areas of South Arlington.

Not comfortable speaking publicly?  No problem—you can express your preferences at the workshops by completing a questionnaire; no speaking required!

For additional information (besides the information in the message that follows), you may contact Michael Grace, a member of both ACTA and Arlington County’s Park and Recreation Commission. Michael may be reached at (703) 522-4633 or

Thank you in advance for helping defend our precious public tennis courts in Arlington County.

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