Tennis Courts and Rod Gibson Tennis Services
Central Park Tennis Courts
The City of Fernandina Beach provides four (4) hard surface lighted* tennis courts (2 fenced areas, adjacent to each other, with 2 courts in each area) for the public at Central Park, on the corner of South 13th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Gates to each set of tennis courts are locked. To purchase a gate key**, please visit the Atlantic Recreation Center at 2500 Atlantic Avenue (Monday-Friday from 7:00am-7:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am-4:00pm). Payment of a $20 fee is required for a key.
The tennis courts are first come, first serve, excluding during instruction hours of Rod Gibson Tennis Services on Courts #1 and #2. Please click the "Clinics and Lessons" link in the left hand column to view instruction hours, and read at the bottom of this page for information on tennis instruction through Rod Gibson Tennis Services.
*Lights are powered every night at dusk until 10:00pm via Musco Control Link satellite. A button must be pushed initially at dusk for lights to operate (buttons located outside of tennis court fences for each set of courts; instructions located near buttons). Lights stay on at full brightness for 1 hour after a button is pushed, then dim to lower brightness. They may be restored to full brightness by pushing the button.
New gate keys must be purchased each year (keys are valid October 1st - September 30th). Gate locks are changed each year by October 1st.
AS OF 9/26/2022, ALL LOCKS AND CHAINS ON THE GATES AT THE CENTRAL PARK TENNIS COURTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED. NEW KEYS WILL NOT HAVE TO BE PURCHASED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Central Park Tennis Courts #1 and #2
Central Park Tennis Courts #3 and #4
Tennis Instruction with Rod Gibson Tennis Services
By being a great ambassador of tennis, Rod Gibson Tennis Services, the City’s contracted tennis instruction provider, supports the enjoyment of tennis while offering fun, fitness, and socialization, as well as affordable, comprehensive, quality instruction.
- Rod Gibson Tennis Services offers tennis programs for children ages 4 and up of all playing levels, as well as adult clinics and events, at Central Park Tennis Courts.
- Programs include: clinics, lessons, junior tennis events, private coaching, team coaching, and specialized training for tournament players.
- Opportunities can be provided for league play, social tennis events, game matching, ladder play, team clinics, and customized group lessons upon request.
For more information on Rod Gibson Tennis Services, please call 904-891-6927.