Tennis clubs and courts have a long history in Seattle, and started with the Seattle Tennis Club in 1890. Today, there are more than 50 courts or clubs in the greater Seattle area. They range from private clubs to public courts in city parks. These clubs offer a variety of classes ranging from beginner to advanced. Here are Seattle’s best tennis courts and clubs.
Central Park Tennis Club
Price: Membership fees start at $500, plus a monthly membership fee.
Hours: Daily – 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This club is located on the East side of Lake Washington in Kirkland. It has 18 USTA specification met courts. It has 12 indoor courts and are equipped with ball machines. The club offers tennis programs for adult men and women. They have six pros that teach private, group or clinic lessons. Each new member gets a complimentary session. Other tennis programs are designed for children from 4 years old through teenagers.
Seattle Tennis Club
Price: Call the club for prices
Hours: Daily – 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Seattle Tennis Club is the oldest in the city. It is a members only club that sits on the shore of Lake Washington. The club was originally opened in 1890, and moved to its current location in the late 1890s. The club offers 19 tennis courts, including six indoor and three clay courts. It has expanded from a tennis only club to offering other fitness activities, banquet facilities, a pro shop and more. The club hosts the Washington State Open tennis tournament every year.
Amy Yee Tennis Center
Price: Singles $32 to $35.25, Doubles $40 to $44 (Indoor Courts)/Outdoor Courts $12 to $13.25.
Hours: Mon – Fri 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sat – Sun. – 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Amy Yee Tennis Center is part of the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation programs. It is located in South Seattle in Rainier Valley. The center offers four outdoor and 10 indoor courts. They offer classes for all ages. Reservations for tennis courts can be made over the phone or in-person. The limit is one court reservation per day. Court fees for seniors and special populations is discounted.
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Hours: Daily – 4 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
This park is part of the City of Seattle park system. It is located in West Seattle. It has six outdoor tennis courts, that can be lit at night. Court usage is based on first-come first-serve basis. Other features of the park include beautiful views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, hiking trails, benches and a community garden.
Habor Square Athletic Club
Price: Membership price varies; Call for details
Hours: Mon – Fri 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat – Sun – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Harbor Square Athletic Club is located 15 minutes north of Seattle in Edmonds near Puget Sound. This private club offers 10 first-class tennis courts. Private lessons from the club’s teaching staff are available seven days a week. Group lessons are available too. Lessons are geared for adults and teens. The club offers teams and competitions available to its members. The club offers childcare daily.
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