City of Pittsburgh Serves Up Good News With Reopening of Mellon Park Tennis Bubble

The East End tennis center was closed for seven months for renovations.
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After seven months of renovations, the City of Pittsburgh is poised to reopen the Mellon Park Tennis Center — informally known as the Tennis Bubble — located on Fifth Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard in Shadyside.

The center will open Saturday, Feb. 11 for instructional clinics and to the general public on Sunday, Feb. 12 — its 20-year anniversary. 

Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works began replacing the original dome over five tennis courts in August 2022. Other improvements include the replacement of the court surfaces and the installation of a new air handler system.

Future work at the site will include a new tennis office. No date for the office project has been announced.

Director of the Department of Public Works Chris Hornstein said in a press release the department appreciates the collaboration with staff and CitiParks to improve a park amenity that serves many residents.

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“We look forward to individuals getting back on the courts and putting them to good use,” he added.

“We know our tennis regulars are anxious to get back on the indoor courts at the Bubble! We are grateful to be able to welcome these players to our new bubble, and we appreciate the hard work public works provided to finish this project within the seven-month time frame,” noted CitiParks Director Kathryn Vargas in the release.

The tennis center will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Court time reservations may be made by calling: 412-665-4017 or 412-475-0689. Clinic reservations are available online only and can be made here.

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