Tennis in DC?

BallBag

Semi-Pro
I'm sure Jolly is no stranger to premium court fees. Rock Creek is where they play the CITI Open and it's about $45 per hour. Unless Jolly really needs to get a taste of a big city tournament, I think we might have pull him outside the beltway. That's where the real ballers play anyways.
 

Doan

Rookie
Do you still have to wear a mask while playing indoors in MD ? Don't remember if they changed that yet or not...Might be too chilly for outdoors at that time.

For indoor play in NoVa YMCA in Arlington (10 courts) and Fairfax Racquet Club (12 courts) might be your best option to get a court.
For DC - East Potomac Tennis Center also has 4 indoor courts. (Might be harder to find open slots there)
 

Notirouswithag

Professional
Ashburn here(45-55 min outside of DC). there are plenty of outdoor courts in my area in Ashburn that I can direct you to if you somehow find yourself out this way

As far as I know there is Rock Creek Park as mentioned and there are various outdoor courts nearby but I think the weather this coming week/weekend is chilly(50's)

There is also YMCA in Arlington which is about 25-30 minutes

Fairfax Racquet Club(red clay and hard courts) is about 30 minutes away.

As @Doan said East Potomac is a viable option in SW DC, but it's first come first serve.
 

n80aoag

Rookie
Played in DC during a business trip years ago, and Cabin John tennis courts in Maryland were pretty nice. It was busy but they had at least 9 courts if I remember correctly.
 

bleno567

Semi-Pro
No idea.

J
I don't live in DC anymore so I won't attend, but I lived in NW for about 3 years, so I know the court scene well. I assume you'll be staying in NW.

My top recommendation would by to go to Benjamin Banneker Community center, which is where the Howard Team trains. It's nice, free, and there's 8 courts, so you can usually get on quickly. I used to play there multiple times a week. Avoid the courts by Jack Rose in Admo. Those are always packed and nearly impossible to get on.


If the weather is bad, I'd recommend the bubble at east potomac.

If you go outside the district, as mentioned above, there's a lot of options: The YMCA in Arlington (you need to be a member and it can be hard to get court time). Same I believe is true for Four Seasons in Fairfax.

There's nice public courts at Lyon Village in Clarendon and Hayes Park. Both have lights.

Virginia Highlands Park also has some of the nicest outdoor courts in Arlington.
 

bleno567

Semi-Pro
Scratch Four Seasons in Fairfax. Can't believe that place closed. It was THE club for top juniors in the area (aside from college park) due to it's Four Star academy.
 

Rosstour

Hall of Fame
Fairfax racquet club does not have red clay, and getting court time there is impossible. We will have to do outdoors if we are going to have a bunch of people playing for a few hours.
 

Notirouswithag

Professional
They added them recently.

I dont go out that way frequently but I stopped by one time and was pleasantly surprised they made the switch to red.

Most other clay courts(my club included) are green, FRC is the only one aside from keswick that has red
 

bleno567

Semi-Pro
They added them recently.

I dont go out that way frequently but I stopped by one time and was pleasantly surprised they made the switch to red.

Most other clay courts(my club included) are green, FRC is the only one aside from keswick that has red
I believe you might be confusing Fairfax Racquet Club with the Fairfax Country Club. I see nothing about FRC having red clay, but FCC advertises that they do.
 

bobleenov1963

Professional
Scratch Four Seasons in Fairfax. Can't believe that place closed. It was THE club for top juniors in the area (aside from college park) due to it's Four Star academy.
Where have you been @bleno567? Four Seasons in Fairfax has been closed for a few years now. Four Star Tennis Academy has been moved to Sports and Health club in Mclean. That being said, I am NOT going to play tennis indoors even if it is free. Due to work from home, I will be moving to Florida for the winter and play tennis there.
 

bobleenov1963

Professional
You can reserve courts in Arlington County online. But have to do it 24 hours in advance.
Reservation for outdoor courts? You don't need to do that. There are plenty of tennis courts in Arlington and Fairfax Counties. There are plenty of high schools with tennis courts available, like Yorktown and Washington & Lee, to name a few.
 

beltsman

Legend
Reservation for outdoor courts? You don't need to do that. There are plenty of tennis courts in Arlington and Fairfax Counties. There are plenty of high schools with tennis courts available, like Yorktown and Washington & Lee, to name a few.
You don't *need* to, but if a group is planning an event then I think it makes sense for scheduling purposes.

Also I would happily join but probably won't be able. Depends on the time though.
 

bleno567

Semi-Pro
Where have you been @bleno567? Four Seasons in Fairfax has been closed for a few years now. Four Star Tennis Academy has been moved to Sports and Health club in Mclean. That being said, I am NOT going to play tennis indoors even if it is free. Due to work from home, I will be moving to Florida for the winter and play tennis there.
I guess I've been outside of the loop. I've been living in Pittsburgh for about 3 years.
 
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