What could be more fun than combining travel with your favorite sport? If you love tennis and travel, we rounded up a few great courts in Paris, NYC, London, Bodrum, Istanbul and Miami. Have fun!
Where to Play Tennis in Paris
Paris Central Tennis: This blink-and-you’ll-miss-it covered court is tucked down a charming cobbled side street in Paris’ 12th arrondissement. A former stable, this indoor court features exposed wooden beams and is open to the public seven days a week, from 9am until 10pm.
Where to Play Tennis in NYC
Sportime Randall’s Island: Home to the prestigious John McEnroe Tennis Academy, this 24-court destination boasts over 160,000 square feet of tennis courts and facilities including fitness centers and steam rooms. 12 courts are even lit up in the evenings, if you’re in the mood for doubles at dusk. To head back to Manhattan, just hop on the ferry back to the city.
Central Park Courts: Take an early stroll through the park’s leafy, magnificent pathways before heading up to 93rd St. near West Drive, where four hard courts and 26 fast-dry courts open up at 7am each morning. Pro tip: purchase tennis permits online for the season which runs from April 1st to the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Click here to make a reservation.
Roosevelt Island Racquet Club: You can play tourist and tennis at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club, which is reachable by a scenic tram that goes over the East River. There you’ll find 12 air-conditioned indoor courts. If you prefer to play outdoors, head to the Octagon Courts.
Where to Play Tennis in London
Park Sports: If you are visiting London for a few days and hoping to play tennis on your trip, try this convenient network of courts located throughout the city. Courts can be booked three days in advance in Hyde Park, Chiswick House Gardens, Greenwich Park, Pitshanger Park or Regent's Park. You’ll find a mix of synthetic grass and hard courts for very reasonable fees, starting at $14.50 an hour.
Wimbledon Park: Next to the famous All-England Club where the Wimbledon Championships take place every summer, you’ll find Wimbledon Park with 20 courts that can be booked seven days in advance. Just sign up for a free membership and you gain access to their booking system.
Where to Play Tennis in Miami
Where to Play Tennis in Istanbul
Tennis Club at Conrad: Three clay courts make up the club at the centrally-located Conrad Hotel, where you can book private lessons and treat yourself to some well-deserved time in the sauna afterwards.
Istanbul Tennis Club: Open for 20 years, these indoor and outdoor courts are a year round destination for everything from lessons to doubles practice with your travel partner.
Ataşehir Golf Club: The only golf course on the Asian side of Istanbul, this 6-hole course is great for a quick game for beginners and professionals alike.
Where to Play Tennis in Bodrum
Bodrum Golf and Tennis Center: Admire views of the surrounding mountains from this these five expansive clay tennis courts onsite.