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Though Colorado does boast beautiful weather year round, much of the winter doesn’t allow for tennis outdoors. Luckily, Denver has numerous high-profile, affordable and well-equipped tennis clubs to ensure that the aficionados can play their beloved sport year round. Whether you’re looking for indoor clay courts, outdoor year-round courts or a facility that will also cater to your fitness needs, Denver has a tennis club for every type of player.
350 S. Dahlia St.
Denver, CO 80246
Newly renovated, JCC Denver is not just a tennis club, but it does offer top-of-the-line tennis facilities. Beyond the sport, JCC is a full fitness center as well, which includes exercise equipment, group classes, free weights, swimming, basketball and more. The facility offers long hours, ensuring that you can perfect your backhand at almost anytime. JCC’s winter hours include closing at midnight three nights a week. Lessons, classes and leagues are available, catering to every level of tennis lover.
Denver Tennis Club
400 Forest St.
Denver, CO 80220
Denver Tennis Club knows tennis. The well-maintained courts, two of which are clay, ensure that you’ll be in your best form whether practicing or competing. Located in a quiet neighborhood, DTC exudes class and the staff only furthers this impression offering some of the best trainers around. As the host of the Denver City Open, the excellent facility is always well kept.
Meadow Creek Tennis & Fitness Club
6305 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Meadow Creek Tennis & Fitness Club is one of Denver metro’s premier facilities. Open year round, the remarkable facility boasts seven heated indoor courts and three outdoor. When keeping in good shape to be on your A-game, membership at Meadow Creek also includes a full fitness center, several lounges, pro shop and more. Lessons for adults and children are also available to improve your game even further.
Gates Tennis Club
3300 E. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80209
Cherry Creek’s Gates Tennis Club is one of the few public facilities that offers pay as you play rather than membership options. The top-of-the line facility offers reservations for its open courts, tennis lessons, ball machines and ladders to ensure that every level of player can get what they need. Leagues, mixers and other events also make Gates a locals favorite. The fully equipped pro shop will also ensure that your gear is top notch.
Greenwood Athletic Club
5801 S. Quebec St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Greenwood Athletic Club is so much more than just a tennis club. The tennis facilities are immaculate, including seven indoor clay courts, five outdoor courts and a staff of legends, two of which are Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame members. Besides doubles and singles, tournaments and leagues, Greenwood also offers instruction from some of the best tennis players around. Although it excels in tennis, Greenwood Athletic Club also offers basketball, martial arts, swimming, squash and a full fitness center within the beautiful facility.
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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. She is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.