Youth Escort Policy

Effective May 20, 2022, the Chicago Park District has enacted the following Youth Escort Policy for Maggie Daley Park. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (21 years and older) after 6pm, Thursday through Sunday — and may be asked to present a valid ID. The adult must be present for the duration of the visit and may escort up to four young people.

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

Tennis Court Hours – Open April 8, 2024

Tennis Courts are open daily 7:00 am – 9:00 pm – Open April 8, 2024

Pickleball Courts are open for Open Play, Monday-Friday 9:15 am – 11:45 am – Open April 8, 2024

Participants must register at

Tennis courts are on a first come first serve basis, please use the court for 1 hour starting on the hour. Pickleball may be played on Court #1 with own equipment.

For information on permits please call 312.742.3918

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a court reservation?

  • Please call 312-742-3918 to make a reservation
  • Reservations are made through an athletic permit. Reservations must be made 5 days in advance.

How will tennis court lights operate?

  • Tennis court lights will be on while the tennis courts are open
  • Court hours are Monday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Are lessons available?

Are permanent court times available?

  • Yes, you can apply for an athletic permit through the Chicago Park District, Maggie Daley Park office
  • The Chicago Park District reserves the right to alter this pricing policy at any time

Can an outside instructor teach lessons on the court?

No, private teaching is only permitted when authorized by the Chicago Park District

What are the court regulations?

  • The tennis courts at Maggie Daley Park are available for walk-up use at no charge
  • Play on all courts will begin and end each hour on the hour
  • Please do not enter courts until you are permitted to play. All players should relinquish their court on the hour
  • No more than five balls are allowed on one court at a time, except for programs offered by Chicago Park District instructors
  • Proper tennis attire is required and tennis shoes must be worn on the court at all times
  • Private tennis instruction must obtain an athletic permit through the Chicago Park District
  • No food, glass, or alcoholic beverages are permitted
  • No bicycles, rollerblades, or skateboards on the courts. Please use the bike racks to lock up bikes.
  • Courts are for tennis and pickleball only


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