With warm, beautiful weather that only lasts about six months in Colorado, visitors and locals alike take every opportunity to be outside, especially at Denver’s best tennis courts and clubs. These facilities serve up a healthy workout with a side of Colorado ambiance and amenities that’ll satisfy any court junkie.
Denver Tennis Club
400 Forest St.
Denver, CO 80220
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If playing tennis like a Vanderbilt is more your style, Denver Tennis Club is right up your alley, without the outlandish price tag. Offering fantastic courts in the heart of Denver, the quiet neighborhood setting and cost-effective play make for a wonderful tennis experience on its manicured courts and grounds. Home to 10 hard courts and two clay courts, the nationally recognized training staff and members-only social events will have you thinking you are in the upper echelon of Denver. Stop in June 15 to 29 for the 96th Annual Denver City Open here this summer.
Meadow Creek Tennis Club
6305 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Price: $388 summer membership special, which includes use of the tennis courts, pool and fitness facilities and waives the normal $375 initiation fee
This impeccably maintained indoor and outdoor tennis facility sits 15 minutes from downtown with seven indoor heated courts and two outdoor courts for every level of play. Its full-service pro shop and complete fitness facilities will help you up your game in every capacity. Two comfortable lounges are perfect for spectators, one of which offers indoor tennis viewing to study your opponent or take a brief respite. Sign up for a six-week, quick start tennis program to amp up your game quickly with the professional instructors at Meadow Creek.
Greenway Park at Stapleton
7606 E. 24th Ave.
Denver, CO 80238
Price: from $5 for adult, single-visit passes
Greenway Park’s new and expansive tennis court has what every player needs whether they’re batting the ball around or playing like a seasoned pro. The hip and groovy neighborhood that used to be home to Stapleton Airport is a perfect place to enjoy the Colorado sunshine on a balmy afternoon. Located nearby to shopping, walking trails and great restaurants, Greenway Park at Stapleton offers four great public tennis courts to hone your game on.
Gates Tennis Center
3300 E. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80209
Price: $6 per court hour for singles or doubles/$8 per court house during prime time
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In the heart of Cherry Creek, Gates Tennis Center is renowned for its amazing instructors and the state’s top tennis tournaments. From open courts to late night doubles, group lessons to private instruction, the newly resurfaced courts offer the ultimate tennis opportunity. Stop in for a free tennis match or the Ball Machine Bonanza for the ultimate Gates tennis experience. Climb the singles ladder to up your game, or get friendly with singles (and couples) at one of the club’s social mixers. Love. Set. Match.
Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club
5801 S. Quebec St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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For the ultimate private membership experience, Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club is the equivalent of a country club. This beautiful facility is home to seven indoor clay courts and five outdoor hard courts. Have the Wimbledon experience of Denver, without buying a ticket on British Airways. After your game, take a trip to the Ethereal Day Spa for a massage or body scrub, or stop in for a pool-side smoothie. This is the perfect place for tennis players who want a full-on gym membership as well.
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