Grab your racket and fine tune your skills at Boston’s best tennis courts and clubs. Challenge a friend, drop in with your honey for a doubles match or join a league, but be sure to visit the best courts in the city for unmatched amenities and all of the net time you can take.
Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center
950 Blue Hill Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124
STEC is the only non-profit tennis club in Boston, working to provide life opportunities for youth while keeping prices low to remain accessible to all. Scholarships are available based on financial need, but the biggest draw here is its seven outdoor and seven indoor tennis courts, a clubhouse with showers, a technology center, and classrooms for academic, wellness and social programs. Sportsmen’s also offers recreational and competitive lessons for both children and adults.
Boston Athletic Club
653 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210
Price: Click here for rates.
Boston Athletic Club is a full fitness center that includes four indoor tennis courts. It offers private lessons tailored to each player by U.S. Professional Tennis Association-certified instructors. BAC also offers round robins and clinics throughout the year, as well as competitive tennis leagues for both men and women. Enjoy everything from spin classes to top-notch fitness instruction at BAC’s diverse facilities.
Greene Rose Heritage Park
238 Broadway St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
In 2008, the Green Ribbon Open Space Committee completed renovations that held a special place in the hearts of Cambridge-community tennis lovers. When the committee revamped Green Rose Heritage Park, it upped the ante on its tennis courts and spruced up the community garden, open fields and children’s playground. The tennis courts are open to all, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cool off in the sprinkler area after a tough match, pack a picnic lunch to eat on the grassy field, or check out the fun community art on display in the park 24/7.
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The Tennis and Racquet Club
939 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
Price: For membership information call (617) 536-4630.
The Tennis and Racquet Club, the oldest athletic and social club in Boston, offers tennis, squash and a full fitness center with locker rooms, function rooms and full-service bar. Both new and veteran members enjoy its the leagues, tournaments and social events. T&R offers reciprocal memberships with clubs in the United States, Canada and England, creating easy access opportunities for any member. It is also a member of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association passport program so members may also attend affiliated clubs.
Boston Common Tennis Courts
Intersection of Boylston and Charles Streets
Boston, MA 02108
Boston Common’s beautiful public park offers outdoor tennis courts, plenty of open grass and seasonal activities all year. After a round of tennis on its hard, lighted outdoor courts, walk over to the frog pond or take a ride on the swan boats. Test out the roasted nut vendors or peruse the perfect backdrop for a tennis match. Be cognizant of the potential for crowds near the courts when events at Parkman Bandstand overtake the commons.
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