Boston has some great public and private tennis courts for players, but not everyone wants to go to the city to play a game. Thankfully the suburbs have plenty of courts available. Bostonians can take a quick drive to enjoy a court outside of town and people who live on the outskirts can avoid the city altogether. From schools to private tennis clubs, the venues are everywhere. Players can find courts indoors and outdoors, as well as venues with multiple courts, amenities and close proximity to other activities.
255 Medford St.
Charlestown, MA 02129
The Chad Stillman Tennis Center is a tennis club geared toward children. The idea behind it is to offer a safe place for kids of all ages to learn to play tennis. Kids can come in and play casually, get coaching from the staff on site or even compete in tournaments. It is really for any child or teen who is interested in tennis, regardless of skill level. Thanks to Charlestown Against Drugs, this decades-old establishment is still going strong.
181 Winter St.
Arlington, MA 02474
A quiet place to get in a game of tennis after school hours or on weekends is the Crosby School in Arlington. It boasts several fenced in courts beside a large grassy field. The field is ample enough to play games of soccer, football and more, so families can come down and engage in multiple sporting activities. There is a baseball diamond right up the street as well. Players bring their own gear and can help maintain the parks by bringing out everything they bring in.
45 Amory St.
Brookline, MA 02446
The Amory Tennis Courts in Brookline feature six clay courts, so there is room for casual games and even small tournaments. Players can drop in for hourly court time for a small fee or pay for one of the court memberships that offer varying levels of accessibility. Brookline residents pay significantly less than people who live outside of town, so outsiders may want to consider membership at a local club. Hourly rates are twice as much for non-residents.
31 Tozer Road
Beverly, MA 01915
Players who are looking for an exclusive playing space will enjoy the indoor courts at the Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly. It is for members and member guests only, so planning a game is easier than trying to use the local public court. The club also has programs for different groups of members, such as seniors and juniors. There are lessons available, so all skill levels are welcome. A private club is a great place to get in enough time to improve.
Malden, MA 02148
Amerige Park is the right place for any individual or group who wants to play competitive solo or team sports. There are spaces for baseball, soccer and even field hockey. There are also several tennis courts available to the public. It is one of Malden’s best parks and an easy place to play a few sets, eat a picnic lunch and get right back into the game. Just come prepared to share the park with people of all ages. It is a popular place.
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