Beloved in Miami for a great workout and overall fun game, tennis options abound in this city. Courts and clubs overflow with fantastic instructors and amenities everyone loves, but it's that little special something some clubs have that other just don't that keeps the crowds coming back. Whether it's a first lesson or a hard-core competition, the city's best courts and clubs'll make anyone feel like a pro.
Crandon Tennis Center
7300 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Price: $4 hard court for adults/$6 evening/$3 for juniors/$4 evening/$7 clay courts for adults/$3 juniors/$11 grass courts for adults/$7 juniors/all prices per person per hour
This expansive facility offers 26 courts (including seven lighted courts) to accommodate players at any skill level. The center employs USPTA/USPTR-certified instructors for its top-rated tennis programs. Players may participate in the World Team League for a taste of professional play, or take lessons at the center to build up to tougher games. The top players in the world come to the Crandon Tennis Center every year for the Sony Ericcson Open, a 12-day tournament offering exciting tennis competitions. Crandon's summer camps and after-school programs demonstrate make it a great family option as well.
The highlight of the Coral Oaks Tennis Club is its active events calendar. From early morning tennis clinics to evening doubles matches, members suffer no shortage of tennis options. Coral Oaks offers single, family and junior memberships perfect for any player. Its social events promote a family friendly atmosphere. Highly trained instructors, certified by the USPTA/USPTR, offer private lessons and hold team practices for group skill building.
North Shore Tennis Center
501 72 St.
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Price: $5 resident court fee/$10 non-resident court fee/priced per person, per hour
North Shore Tennis Center's 10 new clay courts and two hard courts are all lighted for play, and a full-service on-site pro shop guarantees players have all the necessary equipment for a great game. The center offers great programs for all ages, including tournament training. It also serves as the site of elite tennis tournaments. Its fantastic tennis program is legendary in the tennis community.
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Tropical Park Tennis Center
7900 S.W. 40th St.
Miami, FL 33155
Price: $3/$4 after 7 p.m./$2 youth/after 7 p.m. regular rates apply/rates are per person, per hour
Tropical Park Tennis Center offers year-round programs, private lessons, and individual and group sessions. Players may call or go online to reserve any of Tropical Park's 12 lighted tennis courts. Reserve multiple courts for group lessons, parties and tournaments as well, with pricing catered to each group's court needs. Its on-site pro shop provides a great selection of products for the convenience of its patrons.
Brickell Tennis Club
601 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
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Brickell Tennis Club's convenient location near downtown Miami allows for easy access, especially for players who live or work in the area, and anyone using public transportation. Players will be wowed by the state-of-the art tennis facility, including its seven Har Tru courts. With a specialty in tennis clinics, instructors here expertly teach and train players of all skill levels. Patrons can expect a supreme experience in an excellent facility, highlighted by superior accommodations and expert staff.
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