Hit an ace at these tennis courts in Calgary

Tennis is a great game to help you keep fit while socializing with a friend. Though the local outdoor season is short, there are many courts in Calgary where beginners and diehard players can enjoy a leisurely match or enrol in lessons. Whatever type of tennis player you are, these are some of the best places to fine-tune your topspin.

Calgary Tennis Club

1445 16 St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5N3

Established in 1889, the Calgary Tennis Club has been a popular racquet-sport spot since frontier times. Its outdoor courts – six hard and three ClayTech – are open to players of all ages. This is a members-only club, but guests can purchase day passes. Throughout the summer, the club offers group programs, kids’ camps, private lessons and family events. The clubhouse kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Riverside Club

110 Point McKay Cres NW, Calgary, AB T3B 5B4

Located in Point McKay, The Riverside Club is a full-fledged fitness centre equipped with two indoor soft-surface tennis courts. Its courts are walled, so players can focus on their own match. Don’t have a partner? The facility features a ball machine so you can practice on your own. Members can book courts daily from 7 am to 9:50 pm, while non-members have slightly limited access for a per-day fee. Instructors are available for lessons year round. Kids’ summer camps run July through August.

Stanley Park

4011 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1R8

As a city-owned, outdoor facility in one of Calgary’s most beautiful green spaces, Stanley Park Tennis Courts are free to the public. Weather permitting, its season runs May through October. As demand is high, players are asked to limit their use to 30-minute blocks. For tournament and event bookings, call the number included here.

Mount Pleasant Tennis Club

117 4 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6K7

With a gate code, Mount Pleasant Tennis Club members can play from sunrise until 10 pm, but guests must purchase a pass during operating hours. The club’s durable asphalt-based Plexipave courts allow players to enjoy an extra-long season. Mount Pleasant operates largely on volunteer power, so membership and daily guest fees are low. The club hosts tournaments, interclub games and social events throughout the summer. Private lessons are available by appointment.

City of Calgary Ramsay Tennis Courts

2040 Ramsay St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4K8

Located in Ramsay Park, use of the Ramsay Tennis Courts is free to the public, with no booking required to play on its three outdoor courts. These unlit courts are available for day use only. For tournament and event bookings, call the number included here.

City of Calgary Bridgeland Tennis Courts

McPherson Rd & 8 St NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H3

Bridgeland Tennis Courts are free for public use throughout the summer months. Players are asked to limit their use of the facility’s two courts to 30-minute at a time. There are plenty of benches at hand for spectators. For tournament and event bookings, call the number included here.

Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre

295 90 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0A1

This non-profit, community facility features five outdoor courts and eight indoor courts, the latter open year round. All are constructed of cushioned Plexipave, giving players an exceptional on-court experience, and each court has its own viewing area. An onsite fitness centre will help you take your tennis game to the next level. The pro shop offers racquet rentals for drop-in players, and the club offers lessons and group clinics for members. Membership fees are among the lowest in the city.

Calgary Winter Club

4611 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2K 1J7

Demand for Calgary Winter Club membership is high, but the facilities are definitely worth it. Sign your family up to receive access to six hard-surface indoor tennis courts, professional instructors and a full-service fitness club. Private and group lessons are available for players of all ages and skill levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re just looking to learn the basics, or you’re a competitive player looking to improve. Admission is strictly members only.

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