Foro Italico

Henry Hub

Rookie
Does anyone know if it's possible to pay and play at the Foro Italico complex (outside of the Rome tournament dates, obviously)? I'm in Rome in June and it would be fantastic (but probably unrealistic!) to have a hit or some coaching there.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
I'm guessing it's a training center for Italian juniors when the tournament isn't going on - at least it should be - not that that would mean there would be no open times.

You should ask the hotel you're staying at. Hitting on the court in the Olympic swimming pool would be awesome.

There's a nice club on the other side of the river that my hotel arranged a hit for me. Unfortunately when I arrived they said they had to verify my club membership in the States...

Good luck.
 

DUROC

Professional
No not for the general public.........they do have tournaments on a regular basis on the 10 outside courts. But here is the national academy there that uses them daily.
 

Rob_C

Hall of Fame
Worked in Rome for a few years...........currently spend 1/2 the year in the states and the other 1/2 in Europe (mainly France, Belgium and the U.K.)
Im planning a trip to Rome for the Italian Open for later this week. Would love to be able to play, preferably on clay. I'm staying in the Trestevere area. Would you be able to recommend a club, tennis center, or park where I'd be able to play, or, at least pay a pro to hit? Also, how much do lessons cost in Rome?

Thanks in advance
 

DUROC

Professional
Im planning a trip to Rome for the Italian Open for later this week. Would love to be able to play, preferably on clay. I'm staying in the Trestevere area. Would you be able to recommend a club, tennis center, or park where I'd be able to play, or, at least pay a pro to hit? Also, how much do lessons cost in Rome?

Thanks in advance
I can list over a dozen places I have played........but below are my favs - do you speak Italian???? you can call or contact the ones below and explain you are a temp tourist and looking to play. Just about every club is red clay with one or two synthetic courts in addition.

TT VIANELLO - very nice club with bunch of clay and synthetic courts
In the Quartiere XX Ardeatino a bit south of where you are staying.

Via dell'Accademia Peloritana 26, 00144 Roma
www.ttvianello.it

Circolo Sport, Tennis de Vialar .........has 4 clay courts and is 5 min walk from St Peters
Via Paolo III, 12, 00165 Rome
No web site - I only have a personal telephone number.......google them and m sure you can get the main number.

ASD Tennis Roma - a great club and a bit larger just to the east of wher you are staying. My kids and I have used this as a base for a few years.

Viable Ipponio n.11
00183 Rome
www.asdtennisroma.it











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Rob_C

Hall of Fame
I can list over a dozen places I have played........but below are my favs - do you speak Italian???? you can call or contact the ones below and explain you are a temp tourist and looking to play. Just about every club is red clay with one or two synthetic courts in addition.

TT VIANELLO - very nice club with bunch of clay and synthetic courts
In the Quartiere XX Ardeatino a bit south of where you are staying.

Via dell'Accademia Peloritana 26, 00144 Roma
www.ttvianello.it

Circolo Sport, Tennis de Vialar .........has 4 clay courts and is 5 min walk from St Peters
Via Paolo III, 12, 00165 Rome
No web site - I only have a personal telephone number.......google them and m sure you can get the main number.

ASD Tennis Roma - a great club and a bit larger just to the east of wher you are staying. My kids and I have used this as a base for a few years.

Viable Ipponio n.11
00183 Rome
www.asdtennisroma.it
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Thanks for the response. No, I dont speak Italian. Told myself I would learn how after my trip there last year, somehow never kept up with the practice. I'm depending on the chance that someone there will be able to understand English enough for us to communicate. And, of course I'm looking to play on clay. Why go to Europe and play on hard courts when I do that here all the time?
 

DUROC

Professional
You will find clay everywhere...............Rome not so bad in the tourist areas if you don't speak Italian but some basic Italian will be huge taking public transport and moving around the city.

And in between the large cities if you take day trips knowing some basic Italian a must............again any tourist spot you will be ok.
 

Rob_C

Hall of Fame
You will find clay everywhere...............Rome not so bad in the tourist areas if you don't speak Italian but some basic Italian will be huge taking public transport and moving around the city.

And in between the large cities if you take day trips knowing some basic Italian a must............again any tourist spot you will be ok.
What level are you? Im in Rome right now. Got in contact with ASD Tennis Roma, gonna try to get down there Sun. I'm not allowed to play there on Saturdays. Gonna try the other clubs to see what their policies are.
 

DUROC

Professional
What level are you? Im in Rome right now. Got in contact with ASD Tennis Roma, gonna try to get down there Sun. I'm not allowed to play there on Saturdays. Gonna try the other clubs to see what their policies are.
I got here from Madrid two days ago and headed up to Santa Croce for an ITF event thru the week and back in Rome for a few days for the Italian Open and I'm staying in the Aventino area of Rome.

Leave to go back to France and RG after the 16th.
 

Rob_C

Hall of Fame
I got here from Madrid two days ago and headed up to Santa Croce for an ITF event thru the week and back in Rome for a few days for the Italian Open and I'm staying in the Aventino area of Rome.

Leave to go back to France and RG after the 16th.
Sounds like you're a coach, probably an ex-pro as well, I'm guessing.
 
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