Close-Up: The Tennis Scene In San Francisco, CA
San Francisco and the greater Bay Area offers much to those who live there and those who visit. It is the technology capital of the country, offers an incredible food scene, some of the most recognizable landmarks in America, and is in relatively close proximity to world class wine in the Napa/Sonoma area and world class skiing in Lake Tahoe! Even more important, San Francisco has an excellent tennis scene making it a great city to start taking tennis lessons in. It’s relatively mild climate year round ensures that you can keep taking tennis lessons in San Francisco, CA year-round, even if you don’t want to play indoors.
With nearly 5,000 tennis courts in the Bay area, there are plenty to go around for the thousands of tennis enthusiasts that call it home. For a can’t miss experience, check out the gorgeous courts at the George Sterling Memorial Park! Perched high above the city, on a clear day, you can see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge while taking some tennis lessons to work on your forehand. The facilities at the park are called the Alice Marble Tennis Courts and include two doubles, two singles and a hitting wall.
You can also see some of the best women tennis players in the world by venturing over to the Stanford Campus in August for the Bank of the West Classic. This event is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world. It marks the opening competition for the Emirates Airlines US Open Series and features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. Champions in the past include the great Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and (of course) both Williams sisters.
Featured PlayYourCourt Coach Providing Tennis Lessons In San Francisco, CA
Chris H. is PTR certified coach and former Men’s Captain for the West Surrey Tennis Club in Surrey, UK, and is PlayYourCourt's featured coach providing tennis lessons in San Francisco, CA. He has played tennis since he was four years old and is also a certified coach with ANTS Tennis (Grades K-6). Chris also holds a masters in Osteopathy and is skilled in injury-specific training, as well as Cardio-Tennis. When he coached in London he headed up performance squad sessions geared towards getting local kids into playing tennis and is truly passionate about encouraging kids and adults alike to get active. Chris moved to the U.S. in 2013 to continue his passion of teaching tennis lessons in San Francisco, CA.