I'm just reading an old copy of Tennis Magazine that provides some details regarding playing tennis in various parts of the world. One of the sections mentions the cost difference between nations and, as there are people here from a few different countries (not to mention quite a few states in the US) I was wondering what it cost each of us to 1) Join a club 2) hire a court? Feel free to mention if you play something like a regular social competition but dont actually belong to any club . For the record, here in Australia it costs me roughly $120 to join our local club (same price to compete or just use the facilities), $15-25 to hire a court (depending on time of day) and $8 per week to play in a social competion (8 game sets, roughly 6 or 7 sets in the day). Those are actually quite good prices for Australia and I would think, on average, they'd be quite a bit higher (the club is linked to a University so tends to be cheaper) apart from court hire which seems standard.