Tennis in Thailand

evw

Rookie
I'm not certain but I believe there are indoor courts in Lopburi at the athletic club.
 
The main reason I'd like to find an indoor club is because of the heat. It's almost impossible to play with the sun during daytime. The courts are all deserted during the day. You can have the court for about 1/3 of the night rate if you're ready to try. From 6 pm on, evenings are fully booked though.
 

tangoll

Rookie
courts in bangkok

Hotels in BKK that have tennis courts: Grand Hyatt Erawan and Holiday Inn Silom each have a hard court. Patumwan Princess on Phayathai Road next to Mahboonkrong have two articial turf with sand courts, plus "knocker" who can play with you. The P Princess will allow non-staying guests to play upon paying some fee (I think it's baht 500/day plus 150/court-hour and 100/knocker/hour). Rama Gardens Hotel on way to airport just had a tournament held there, so must have several courts.

Don't know about public courts or private clubs where you might be able to play. Hotel concierges could advise you on those.

An hour and half out of BKK there is a new real grass 8 court facility called Charn Issara Resort, website: <http://www.charnissararesort.com>.

The Four Seasons Hotel in Chiangmai also has 1 or 2 courts, artificial turf, but I haven't been there before. The bigger resort hotels in Phuket would have courts, usually hard courts. Royal Cliff in Pattaya has courts.
 

znoopie

Rookie
Check this out: Soi Klang Racquet Club
It's next to Samithived Hospital. There're a few covered courts (to prevent you Canadian Farang from skin cancer :mrgreen: ) located on the roof of the hospital's parking lot structure.
 
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topspin_17

Guest
there are 4 indoor courts at the RBSC (royal bangkok sports club) but you have to be a member or go with a member
 

ericsson

Hall of Fame
there are 4 indoor courts at the RBSC (royal bangkok sports club) but you have to be a member or go with a member
That club is very elite, doesnt look like a club where you can go and have some fun with your mates, they have security everywhere, looks like the White House...So my guess is that it's only for the rich and the famous there.
 

shintan17

Semi-Pro
I am moving to Bangkok early next year, too, so I am curious as well.

That Soi Klang club looks good. All you have to pay is 15,000 baht membership fee for a year, and you can use the court whenever it's available..sounds pretty good.
 
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topspin_17

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soi klang is a good club to go to... has lots of services there - swimming pool, badminton courts, tennis courts, dancing rooms, and they have stringing service there. they also have a nice lebanese restaurant there. only 5 minutes away from my house too.
 

shintan17

Semi-Pro
soi klang is a good club to go to... has lots of services there - swimming pool, badminton courts, tennis courts, dancing rooms, and they have stringing service there. they also have a nice lebanese restaurant there. only 5 minutes away from my house too.
Are you a member there?
 

paulfreda

Hall of Fame
There are under roof courts at Santisook on Sukhumvit Soi 38. Three of them but the lighting is poor. Five other outdoor courts too but they are usually booked in prime hours 7-10am, 4-9pm.
023911830
 

paulfreda

Hall of Fame
Thailand tennis

Thanks Paul. How often do you play there? I am looking for some hitting partners in Bangkok ;)
I play there every weekend. Hit with one of the knockers there and I also hit against the wall for an hour or so beforehand. I like working on different shots. If you'd like to hit sometime shoot me a message .... paul19477@yahoo.com
 
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topspin_17

Guest
Are you a member there?
i used to be a member there, but that was a few years ago in the summer but i think anyone can play there. or you can just get a temporary membership there. i'll ask my friend, he started playing tennis a few months ago at the racket club.


EDIT: I just checked the site of the racket club, and for a non-member, the price averages at about 500 baht a day, or about $17 US.
 
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shintan17

Semi-Pro
i used to be a member there, but that was a few years ago in the summer but i think anyone can play there. or you can just get a temporary membership there. i'll ask my friend, he started playing tennis a few months ago at the racket club.


EDIT: I just checked the site of the racket club, and for a non-member, the price averages at about 500 baht a day, or about $17 US.
Whole day for $17? That sounds great...
 

shintan17

Semi-Pro
I play there every weekend. Hit with one of the knockers there and I also hit against the wall for an hour or so beforehand. I like working on different shots. If you'd like to hit sometime shoot me a message .... paul19477@yahoo.com
Hey, Paul. I will email you probably later in Feb. Thanks!! I am traveling there for a few weeks with my tennis bag, and plan on living there afterward.
 

sunflowerhx

Rookie
I played at the soi klang club last year.

2 uncovered courts on the roof of the main building.

3 covered courts on the 6th floor of the car park which is a separate building behind the hospital. Not a bad place.

Also played at the Pathumwan Princess Sports club next to MBK.
Very good facililties but expensive (i was there as a guest).
Courts were slow carpet and outdoor.

Can everyone recommend a place to get tennis equipment. (apart from Central Plaza). I need a basket and lots of balls.
 

paulfreda

Hall of Fame
FBT Sports is a 7 story building devoted to sports equipment. I think it is the 5th floor that is for tennis. They will string a frame in 30 minutes for you. Great selection of everything.
It is located across the street from Ramkhanheng Uni out Soi 71 which is just past the Prakanong BTS stop. Taxi up Soi 71 might be 80 baht.
www.fbtsports.com
 

znoopie

Rookie
Can everyone recommend a place to get tennis equipment. (apart from Central Plaza). I need a basket and lots of balls.
There're quite a few shops near the National Stadium BTS station. The one I recommend is right across the street from Lotus Supermarket. Also, Wilson is running a clearance sale until next month at their showroom near Seacon Square.

Check this out
Do you speak Thai?
 

shintan17

Semi-Pro
FBT Sports is a 7 story building devoted to sports equipment. I think it is the 5th floor that is for tennis. They will string a frame in 30 minutes for you. Great selection of everything.
It is located across the street from Ramkhanheng Uni out Soi 71 which is just past the Prakanong BTS stop. Taxi up Soi 71 might be 80 baht.
www.fbtsports.com
OMG...their stuff are expensive as heck....I gotta buy bunch of strings and overgrips here before I move there...I can't afford them there.. LOL..
 

sn1974

Rookie
shintan did you ever find a hitting partner?

get a coach here! it's inexpensive and a great way to improve your game instead of just hitting the ball back and forth.

email me if you want more info on where to play/ find a coach, etc.
 
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