Bellevue Tennis Centeris an historic Tennis Center built on the grounds of the Margaret Osborne duPont's estate in Northern Delaware. Margaret Osborne duPont (born Margaret Evelyn Osborne; March 4, 1918 – October 24, 2012) was a World No. 1 American female tennis player. DuPont won a total of 37 singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, which places her fourth on the all-time list despite never entering the Australian Championships. She won 25 of her Grand Slam titles at the U.S. Championships, which is an all-time record. The Bellevue Tennis Center is housed in the old pool house across from Manor, but still uses the original courts that saw the likes of Tilden and many other champions practice and play tournaments. The Bellevue Tennis Center is a friendly tennis facility with the focus on customer service. Bellevue Tennis Center features eight clay courts adjacent to Bellevue Hall and offers a number of tennis programs, both instructional and social, as well as tennis lessons and racquet-stringing. Open April 15 to October 31 Open 7 Days a week from 7:30 a.m. to Dusk
Meet our Staff
Simon has been a Certified Teaching Professional, Head Professional, and Director of Rackets in the Delaware and Philadelphia area for over 20 years. In 2009, he formed the "Excellence Tennis Academy" in Delaware which trains some of the areas best juniors and has be fortunate to have worked with District, State, and Nationally ranked juniors. In addition, Simon has developed new adult USTA and Interclub Teams around the area. Simon is also a top ranked Platform Tennis Player and is the Head Platform Tennis Professional at Greenville CC. Simon has two children Devynne "The Dancer" (15) and Sean "The Player" (12).
Dave is a certified USPTA teaching Professional and has grown up in the local area teaching and playing tennis. Dave attended AI Dupont HS and went onto play Tennis at Lynchburg College. He returned home to play in various tournaments and World Team matches before becoming a certified Professional. He has a wife Lisa, son Peter and daughter Brooke.
Jim is a USPTA Elite Professional, 42 years of teaching experience, DD USTA Hall of Fame Inductee 2012. He has just been honored with becoming our new USTA Delaware Chapter President. Jim has so many accolades over the Delaware Tennis, USTA, and "Friend of Bellevue" spectrum. Jim has been involved with Bellevue for over a decade, and has won countless awards including "USTA Tournament Director of the Year 2005" Welcome back Jim!!
Family Membership $625.00 (includes spouse and children) Individual Membership $475.00 Junior Membership $125.00 (18 and Under)
**All Memberships require a State Park Pass**
Please fill out a membership form and waiver at the Bellevue Tennis Center. You will receive access password for the Online booking system. You may pay by Check or C-Card (Plus 3% Fee)
General Fee's at Bellevue Tennis Center
Private Lessons Members $60.00 per hour Non-Member $70.00 per hour Clinics and CardioTennis (4+) Members $15.00 per hour Non-Member $18.00 per hour Court Rental Non-Member $30.00 per hour Guest Fee $15 per person (Maximum of 6 times)