The Best Tennis Clubs in Toronto
Looking for a tennis club in Toronto? Are you ready to dust off that tennis racquet and get in the groove of playing some tennis during the summer? For most players, the atmosphere in which they play tennis in is just as important as how many aces or trophies they can rack up. The social actitives and junior camps which a tennis club provides can often make or break a prespective memebers decision in joining.
Are you able to sit back and cool off after three thrilling sets, or are you keen on having enough people of your level to compete against? If this sounds like the requirements that you're looking for in a club, and you're not ready to spend an arm and a leg to enjoy the action this summer, check out my list of the best tennis clubs in Toronto that will keep you from double faulting the fun away.
Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club
Located on the south-east corner of Spadina Road and St. Clair Avenue West, the posh surroundings provide a spacious lounge and restroom area. If hard-court tennis is your thing, this is the place to be. Membership fees: Adults (18+): $130.00; Seniors (65+): $80.00; Students (18 - 25, attending college or university):$80; Juniors (17 and under): $40.00. (summer club only).
Kew Gardens Tennis Club
Located at 77 Kewbeach Ave. The balance between clay and hard-court tennis is often tough to find in the city, but thanks to the good people at the Kew Gardens Tennis Club, that won't be a problem. Featuring 10 courts in total, Kew Gardens is seconds from the beach and local dining. This club holds many strong 3.5 to 4.0 players. Fees: Adults: $150; Seniors: $90; Juniors: $110. (summer club only).
Rosedale Tennis Club
The Rosedale Tennis Club is located in Rosedale Park, on the corner of Maclennan and Schofield in Toronto. Yet another breath-taking place to spend a summer day, the RTC offers high trees overlooking the courts, and great social activities after dust. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it. Fees: Adults: $175.15; Seniors: $129.95; Juniors: $84.75. (summer club only).
Forest Hill Tennis Club
Located at Mayfair Ave. and Eglinton Ave. (just east of Bathurst St.). Only four courts, but the abundance of social activities will make you wait in line for your turn to play. Fees: Adult membership is $95 before May 1st 2012, $100 after, including HST. Junior membership is $30. (summer club only).
Located at 430 Parkside Drive, near the intersection of Keele and Bloor. A little out of the way, but this club has been bringing smiles to its members since 1909. Topping out at $160 for adult membership, HP often features ex touring pros hitting on its courts. (summer club only).
Mayfair Lakeshore Racquet Club
Located at 801 Lakeshore Blvd. E. Nothing outdoors about MLRC, but if sun isn't your thing, and you like a gym and pool nearby, this is your place. Featuring a fully stocked pro shop, MLRC provides yearly memberships to adults and juniors. To set up the best package for your needs, contact their membership coordinator.
Lawrence Park Tennis Club
Located at 51 Alexander Muir Road. Beginning their 100th year in operation, the LPTC offers three total courts for summer play. As a perk, tennis balls are included in all fees, and juniors receive a free spring and fall lesson with their membership. Fees: Adult: $214.70; Juniors: $197.75. (summer club only).
Moore Park Tennis Club
Located at 175 Moore Ave. Featuring five courts for their members, a $60 initiation fee is included in your initial $190 charge, but the friendly environment is well worth the price. Juniors can enjoy a great summer program as well. Junior fee is $65. (summer club only).
Thorncliffe Park Tennis Club
Located at 15 Leaside Park Dr. With six courts at your disposal, the TPTC only offers daytime play on weekends but offers night time play 7 days a week. The low membership fees will allow you to beef up on your summer wardrobe. Adult fees: $90; Juniors: $50. (summer club only).
Davisville Tennis Club
Located at 2300 Yonge St. Catering to every level of play, the DTC already has its nets up because of the warm weather. Providing six lighted courts, the DTC has plenty of social activites throughout the summer and lots of league play. Adult fees: $200; Juniors: $100. (summer club only).
Writing by Nima Naderi. Photo by DdotG in the blogTO Flickr pool.
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