City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center Wins National Award

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced that City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center is one of 25 winners in the 38th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center was honored at the USTA Semi-Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on August 29, 2019.

City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center was the original home of the Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament, established in 1948. The venue prides itself as the center of tennis in New Orleans, having been in existence for 118 years.

To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially owned and operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis.

“Great tennis facilities like City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center help us to grow the game at the grass-roots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, USTA National Campus. “City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year.”


The best tennis complex in the state, the facility offers 26 lighted courts (16 hard courts, 10 clay courts), a practice court with two backboards, showers and lockers for players. The City Park / Pepsi Tennis Center also hosts the annual Sugar Bowl Tournament and summer tennis clinics for kids. USPTA/PTR Certified Pros are available for lessons. Call the Clubhouse for more information, to reserve a court, or to book a lesson.

Address: City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center: 5900 Marconi Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124

For further information: Patti Todd, Director of Tennis, New Orleans City Park: 504-483-9383 and