Close-Up: The Tennis Scene In Boston, MA
Set on the scenic Boston Harbor, Boston, MA is the perfect place to take in some history, eat incredible seafood, and most importantly, get your fill of sports!
As one of the nation’s preeminent sporting cities, Beantown is home to four major sports teams, but none more popular, or polarizing than Fenway Park’s Boston Red Sox. Tennis is equally entrenched in the city’s DNA as several of its oldest tennis clubs, like the Boston Tennis and Racquet club, date back well over a hundred years, making them some of the oldest in the nation. The city is also home to one of the original World Team Tennis organizations, the Boston Lobsters, and a few incredible Division 1 College tennis programs, like Harvard, Boston College, Northeastern, and more.
If you're looking for a classic court to get your game on while drinking in the feel of Boston, there is no better place than the facilities at the Boston Common. Here you'll find two good quality tennis courts nestled in the little green oasis. Be prepared though, these courts are two of the most popular in the city. To reserve your court time you'll need to use the PlayLocal app. If you can't find a partner, one of the courts has a wall behind the baseline, so you can still work up a sweat.
If you're a clay court fan you'll want to head to The Amory Park Tennis Center where you'll find six well-kept clay courts. They are open to the public, as well as for lessons, tournaments and teams. Even better they are surprisingly well-priced! Court space costs only $8 to Brookline residents and only $16 per hour for nonresidents.
In the winter months you'll want to check out the Boston Athletic Club for four medium-sized tennis courts, or the Tennis & Racket Club, Boston's athletic and social club. The T&R Club was founded in 1902 making it the oldest in the city. Since its inception, the Club has focused on building camaraderie through the racket sports in an environment that is highly positive and welcoming.
Under the USTA umbrella is a highly active Boston Social Tennis League, which targets 21-40 year olds in the area who want to play tennis in a fun social environment. This league focuses much more on making new friends and enjoying the game of tennis than winning, though there is still a finals round after seven weeks of play. After games, players walk to the nearby Hops N Scotch, a local restaurant in Coolidge Corner that saves a special section for the league each week. Players enjoy rotating beer flights and flatbread pizzas at discounted prices. Unsurprisingly, the 2016 inaugural season of the league had one of the highest turnouts of players of any USTA league's first season in the country! If tennis and beer sounds like the right combination for you, this league is calling your name!
Featured PlayYourCourt Coach Providing Tennis Lessons In Boston, MA
Neil W. is our featured coach providing tennis lessons in Boston, MA! Neil has captained three teams all the way to nationals, was a New England section champion, and brings with him 10 years of teaching experience. Currently, Neil is the coach of the Boy's Varsity Tennis Team at Swampscott High School in Massachusetts and has worked closely with tennis pro and New England legend Henry Tiberio for the last eight years to build teams and programs at Bass River Tennis Club and Beverly Golf & Tennis in Beverly, MA. If you're looking for tennis lessons in Boston, MA, Neil is the perfect choice.