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Best Tennis Courts And Clubs In Los Angeles

April 9, 2014 6:00 AM

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For an exciting way to sneak in a cardio workout while still having fun, tennis offers awesome options for even the most novice player. There are many tennis options around L.A., so finding the most practical fit should never be a struggle at the city’s best courts and clubs. Splurge on that cutesy tennis outfit, grab a racket and a can of balls and snag a match at the best tennis clubs around LA.

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Toluca Lake Tennis Club
6711 Forest Lawn Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 851-6000
www.sportscentertltc.com/

Touting itself as one of the best kept secrets in the city, the Toluca Lake Tennis Club offers tennis lessons, free play and plenty of amenities. Classes include boxing/kickboxing, yoga, swimming, GroupX, spinning and personal trainers. It also offers an on-site restaurant, daycare center and massage therapists for post-workout aches. Summer vacation is on the horizon, and the Toluca Lake Tennis Club’s tennis camp is an awesome way to keep the kids active and foster their athleticism.

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Los Angeles Tennis Club
5851 Clinton St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 464-3195
www.latennisclub.com/

If you relish playing among the greats, then the Los Angeles Tennis Club is the place to be. Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King and John McEnroe have graced the courts at this exclusive club. Exclusivity is the operative word at the club that offers a pool, clubhouse, restaurant and pro club as some of its amenities. Perspective members must be sponsored by a current equity holder in good standing, and should expect a 90-day membership admission process. Youth services at the club include both tennis and swimming lessons for children preschool-aged and older.

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Mulholland Tennis Club
2555 Crestview Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 645-0550
www.themtc.org/

Disguising itself as a country club, the Mulholland Tennis Club is an impressive, albeit pricey venue. Tennis pros are available to help your game and assist you in reserving your court time until you become accustomed to your membership. It offers a full-service gym, restaurant and exclusive lounge onsite. Some of the best amenities at the club are those for families: a rock climbing wall, ping pong table and air hockey. Social activities abound, and banquet facilities are available for both junior and adult parties.

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LA Tennis Incorporated
3403 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-6060
www.latennis.com/

LA Tennis Incorporated gets right down to business, offering both children and adults the opportunity to learn to play with the best in the sport. Both private and group lessons are provided, including those discounted and designated especially for seniors. It offers 10-week group courses, but players who can’t commit may also sign up for drop-in training courses. Rain days and refunds are hard to come by here, so be prepared to commit to a schedule and call in advance if there’s ever a question.

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LA Tennis Center at UCLA
420 Charles E. Young Dr. West
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4546
www.recreation.ucla.edu/

For a low-cost, well-maintained tennis experience, the courts at UCLA are the way to go. You won’t find any tennis pros employed to help with your game, but the affordability of the venue allows you to miss a few balls without feeling guilty. Enjoy a stroll through the expansive campus and nearby Westwood to warm up before your game. The courts are popular, so be sure to make reservations well before you intend to play.

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Heather Gill was born and raised under the ubiquitous sunshine of LA. An admitted tabloid enthusiast and shopaholic, Heather is always on the prowl for the latest and greatest that Los Angeles has to offer. Heather is an avid writer and blogger, and her work can be found on Examiner.com.


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