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Best Tennis Courts In Baltimore

Tennis is an old sport. First played in England in the mid 1850s, tennis rules have changed little over the years. Tennis, an Olympic sport, is popular with professionals and amateurs alike. In addition to the summer Olympics, tennis has four major tournaments, known as the Grand Slam. These Grand Slam tournaments are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open. Tennis lovers can find plenty of courts near Baltimore to practice their backhand, forehand, or serve, including Cross Keys Tennis Club, Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club, and Green Spring Racquet Club.
Cross Keys Tennis Club
4 Hamill Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 433-1800

Cross Keys Tennis Club features four indoor Deco II courts. In addition to the indoor Deco II courts, the club has two fitness areas for members to keep in shape. Located in the Village of Cross Keys in Baltimore, Cross Keys Tennis Club was opened over 40 years ago, the founders of the club sought to provide outstanding programming for all levels of play. Tennis leagues allow players to take part in regular matches and tournaments. Leagues are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday for men, and Friday for Seniors.

Bare Hills Racquet And Fitness Club
1420 Clarkview Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 823-2500

Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,

Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club was voted Best of Baltimore in 2014 by Baltimore Magazine. Located off Falls Road north of Lake Avenue in Baltimore, Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club is the premier venue in the area for tennis, squash and fitness. Various forms of tennis are offered at the club from a Lunch League to After School tennis to Cardio Tennis.

Forty West Racquet Club
6421 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 747-5683

Founded in 1980, Forty West Racquet Club offers members tennis, racquetball, and personal training. All services are offered year round. Forty West Racquet Club has four indoor tennis courts and three indoor racquetball courts. Group or private lessons are offered by great instructors. The club's tennis professionals offer lessons to all ages, experience levels, and ratings.

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Green Spring Racquet Club
10803 Falls Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093
(410) 821-5683

Named the 2009 United States Tennis Association Outstanding Facility, Green Spring Racquet Club is the largest indoor tennis club in the Mid-Atlantic region. The club has 14 indoor semi-hard plexi-cushion surface tennis courts, six squash courts, and two racquetball courts. In addition to tennis, squash, and racquetball courts, Green Spring Racquet Club offers exercise programs, classes, a group exercise room and supervised childcare is also available.

Bloomsbury Community Center
106 Bloomsbury Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 887-0959

Located in Catonsville, the Bloomsbury Community Center has tennis courts, ball fields, and a community center. The Bloomsbury Community Center covers 12.2 acres. Managed by the Catonsville Recreation Office, Bloomsbury Community Center is part of Baltimore County Recreation and Parks. Situated on Bloomsbury Avenue in Catonsville, the Bloomsbury Community Center is accessible from 695 and 195.

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