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Our vision at UCRC is to foster and develop the game of tennis; encourage development of promising players in the community; and encourage competitive play with organizations of this and other communities

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Our History

The University City Racquet Club originated in 1976 soon after the completion of Standley Park. Before long however, a lack of funds led to the city’s decision to close down all of its tennis courts. Dedicated UCRC officers, led by President Jorgen Heimberger, began negotiating a contract with the city to manage the courts for its members.

Two years later a contract was signed allowing UCRC to operate the courts as a public/private club. The contract detailed that anyone could become a member by paying the annual membership fee, allowed the public access to two courts for a daily fee, and the club would build a clubhouse and donate it to the city. Only a few years later, Ernie Lippe led the charge to meet the last requirement. That monumental contract soon became the template for the management of all of the city’s courts.

Fast forward to today, UCRC boasts six well-paved courts, passionate staff that share a love for tennis, and still maintains its dedication to making the sport available to all.

Our Location

UCRC is conveniently located in the family friendly neighborhood of University City in San Diego County. Several elementary, middle, and high schools are located nearby. It is adjacent to beautiful 21-acre parkland called Standley Park, and the Standley Park Recreation Center.

Hours of Operation

Court Hours

Monday – Friday.  8:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Clubhouse Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 12:30pm
3:30pm – 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

8:00am – 5:00pm

  • Court condition and weather permitting





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