*If, at any time, you are asked to leave the courts or to wait for longer periods than discussed in the tennis rules (see below), by anyone, due to tennis lessons being given or otherwise, you are encouraged to contact the Conservancy office at (703) 978-2928 to report it. After-hours: (866) 878-2430*

:  The Burke Centre tennis courts are for the use and enjoyment of Burke Centre residents only. Seven community tennis courts may be reserved for use in advance. The other tennis courts are generally available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Burke Centre Tennis Association (BCTA) is chartered by the Burke Centre Board of Trustees to assist the Conservancy with respect to tennis activities in Burke Centre.

Tennis court users must apply for membership and will be charged a one-time key fee of $25. Any Conservancy member in good standing may purchase a Burke Centre tennis membership. The following tennis court rules will apply to members and guests.

  • One-Time Key Fee: $25.00 per requested key
  • The tennis key fee will be charged at the time of the initial application. After the initial application, this fee will be applied only when a replacement for a lost or stolen key is requested.

A. JuniorJunior players are those under 18 years of age.
B. Senior: Senior players are 18 years of age and older.
C. Guest:  Guest players may use the tennis courts only when a valid Burke Centre tennis member is present. Guest players are restricted to the court on which the member is playing.
D. Burke Centre Tennis Association (BCTA): The Burke Centre Tennis association (BCTA) is an association that has chosen to charter its programs through the Burke Centre Conservancy in the past. Please contact the office for more information, and please report any tennis court activity that restricts play for other members, preferably while in progress.

E. Tennis Instruction: Tennis instructors, also known as tennis pros, who have entered into a mutual agreement with the Burke Centre Conservancy will be allotted certain blocks of time for teaching tennis lessons to community members. These times may be scheduled only through the Conservancy office. 

Burke Centre now has an official tennis pro, CLIFF TOMS (pictured), who is the only tennis instructor approved to provide tennis lessons using the Burke Centre facilities. Tennis lessons are offered for all ages and skill levels. Private lessons, adult beginner classes, adult workout classes and junior classes are now available. Summer camps will be available starting in June. Lessons will be held at one of the tennis courts within the Burke Centre Conservancy.

Cliff is has over 25 years of teaching experience, is a member of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).  Originally from Alexandria, he attended college in South Carolina and had a successful career instructing tennis. He resides in Burke with his family. Please call (803) 606-9837; email or visit for more information.

PICKLEBALL OFFERED AT 2 OF THE LANDINGS TENNIS COURTS as a pilot project through Summer 2018. The Board will review the program in June or July 2018 to consider the potential for adding Pickleball permanently to Burke Centre Conservancy amenities. The public is invited to watch or play Pickleball on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM, and Saturdays from 10 AM-12:30 PM. Learn more about this popular activity at

 Tennis Court Rules