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lidation
05-25-2007, 12:53 AM
Every now and then I hear some people here suggest going to tennis clubs, where you can hit balls with many other people and make new friends.

I checked. Within 30 miles of where I live, there is only one, and the membership costs $2500+!!!! :confused:

WTF?

Is this normal for a tennis club cost? My SCCA membership only costs me $70 and I can save tons of money when attending AutoX events. Why tennis is so expensive?

How much do you pay your tennis club?

chrisak47
05-25-2007, 02:52 AM
@_@...

$2500 for a year?!?!

My club has clay courts with indoor hardcourts and they only charge $180 for June to September with the Summer plan. After that, I think it is $300 max.

Bodacious DVT
05-25-2007, 03:50 AM
my club has 8 indoor, 12 outdoor with 4 clay courts. its 35 a month

Thud and blunder
05-25-2007, 04:01 AM
AT 2.5k, that's not a tennis club (except maybe in name..), its a frigging country club.

origmarm
05-25-2007, 04:27 AM
That is definitely a lot, even by London standards (which are a lot!). I've seen them up to about that but usually thats for a country club or a huge "health spa" style place with gym, pool, squash, bball etc....
When I was in upstate NY I used to pay $100 a month for a club with really good facilities (i.e. 20+ courts, free ball machines etc...), there was one with just indoor courts for about $45 a month

tennis-n-sc
05-25-2007, 04:30 AM
Every now and then I hear some people here suggest going to tennis clubs, where you can hit balls with many other people and make new friends.

I checked. Within 30 miles of where I live, there is only one, and the membership costs $2500+!!!! :confused:

WTF?

Is this normal for a tennis club cost? My SCCA membership only costs me $70 and I can save tons of money when attending AutoX events. Why tennis is so expensive?

How much do you pay your tennis club?

Depends on where the clubs are and what the local population is willing to pay. I pay $120 a month for tennis/ pool and social membership at a golf country club. They also charge a $40 food minimum but the food is great and we enjoy that. We pay no court fees for 7 clay courts and three hard courts. It is nice and the staff is great.

The cost to build and operate a tennis facility is huge and the profit margins are usually very thin. The cost has to be justified and the debt serviced. It doesn't seem outlandish to me that $2500 is charged, although I probably wouldn't pay it.

goober
05-25-2007, 06:00 AM
Every now and then I hear some people here suggest going to tennis clubs, where you can hit balls with many other people and make new friends.

I checked. Within 30 miles of where I live, there is only one, and the membership costs $2500+!!!! :confused:

WTF?

Is this normal for a tennis club cost? My SCCA membership only costs me $70 and I can save tons of money when attending AutoX events. Why tennis is so expensive?

How much do you pay your tennis club?

I find that public tennis facilities are the best deal. I pay $0 membership fees :D. $2-4 to play, leagues $25-35, group lessons, which I don't take, I think are about $70-100 for 8 weeks.

Of course there is a club nearby me which $30,000 to join for tennis and $150,000 for golf 8)

Geezer Guy
05-25-2007, 09:07 AM
The private club I belong to costs $50 per month. Court costs are extra in the spring/winter/fall, but free in the summer.

Serve em Up
05-25-2007, 09:47 AM
There is a huge difference depending on where you live. $2500/year is not uncommon in large metro areas where real estate prices are high.

If you live in a rural area, or place where incomes and real estate prices are traditionally lower, club rates will be priced accordingly.

Jyles
05-25-2007, 12:59 PM
lol, that is funny 2.5k :!~ if you got the cash burn it lol.. thats if you rich, the club i go to only cost $75 dollars month, 4 indoor courts 6 outdoor courts, also good pricing for coaches only like 25 dollars per lesson, (got to be paying club price to so lol)

andymac1
05-25-2007, 04:31 PM
Let's see. My club has 5 indoor hard courts, 2 outdoor clay courts, and 1 outdoor hard court, and I only pay 40$ a month, but then again I do only pay the Junior fee.

Jlocke
05-25-2007, 06:04 PM
I have a family plan that costs $100 a month that includes 16 outdoor hardcourts, pool, spa, fitness center, and free membership at a nearby golf course. All we have to pay is green fees.

Central CA

zapvor
05-25-2007, 06:26 PM
Every now and then I hear some people here suggest going to tennis clubs, where you can hit balls with many other people and make new friends.

I checked. Within 30 miles of where I live, there is only one, and the membership costs $2500+!!!! :confused:

WTF?

Is this normal for a tennis club cost? My SCCA membership only costs me $70 and I can save tons of money when attending AutoX events. Why tennis is so expensive?

How much do you pay your tennis club?

so...where do you live? i say build a tennis court in your backyard.