Fancy yourself a future Grand Slam contender? Or maybe you’re looking to sharpen up your volleying and serving skills on the court? Whatever your reason, if it’s a good game of tennis you’re after, you’re in luck! Sydney has no shortage of quality tennis courts that you can visit for a day’s worth of returns and rallies. With a variety of courts available for tennis enthusiasts, every type of player shouldn’t have any trouble looking for the ideal surface to train on. Just check out our list below!
The Manly Lawn Tennis Club (MLTC) is one of the premier tennis clubs in the Sydney area. It is mainly a members’ club, but visitors can come and join social tennis sessions scheduled throughout the week (for a fee). MLTC promotes a fun club atmosphere among their members. The club works to build a culture of sportsmanship and a love of tennis. Membership at the MLTC offers a wide range of benefits in terms of access to the court and the clubhouse facilities—it’s definitely worth the investment!
Keirle Park Tennis Centre is located in Manly and is one of the most popular tennis centres in Sydney. Keirle Park is staffed by an excellent team of coaches who are ready to train everyone from beginners to advanced playyers alike, both young children and adults. You don’t need to be a member to play or train at Keirle, which makes it very accessible for those who just want to rent a court for a few hours without any long-term commitments.
The Baker Park Tennis Courts are a bit different from the other courts we’l feature in this list because this court is completely free and open to the public. Maintained by the Randwick City Council, the Baker Park Tennis Courts are free to be used by anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations and bookings are allowed, so you might have to queue up to use the courts on particularly busy days. Note that groups can use the tennis courts for a maximum of one hour only.
The Eastcourts Tennis is for the clay court enthusiasts who aren’t too fond of playing on hardcourt or grass. Eastcourts Tennis is a favourite among tennis players in the Sydney area because of the club’s long operating hours (they’re open from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM everyday), which gives you a lot of room for flexibility if you have a hectic schedule. Eastcourts offers coached lessons, whether groups or one-on-one, and they also host competitions every now and then.
Cooper Park Tennis has eight beautiful courts of synthetic grass, each of them floodlit for sunset and evening play. Situated near the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, it is popular among residents and visitors alike for the quality courts and the great daytime café on the grounds! While Cooper Park prefers that guests take advantage of permanent booking options (reserving courts on a weekly basis), they also allow “casual bookings” paid in advance. Looking to up your game? You can inquire abou their coaching classes for kids and adults alike!