With the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship a mainstay in the tennis calendar, it is no surprise that the sport of tennis is a staple in the United Arab Emirates.
Whether you have a passion for tennis or you just simply want to play for fun, there are many venues around the country that offer high end courts and facilities for the public to enjoy.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium was established in 1997 and the Clark Francis Academy has also been there since. The CF academy offers a wide range of programs with highly qualified trainers and state of the art facilities. Visitors have access to the floodlit tennis courts for their leisure.
COURT FEES: 150 AED per hour for walk-ins.
This state-of-the-art tennis academy is opening its doors in Al Habtoor City. The academy offers year-round tennis programs, showcasing three outdoor courts and a luxurious air-conditioned indoor court. The facilities will be available to members of the new academy and guests of all the hotels under the Al Habtoor City collection.
COURT FEES: Members only.
Fancy an outdoor match? The Grand Hyatt Academy offers adult clinics, as well as private lessons if you prefer the one-on-one experience. There are ladies’ clinics and lessons for unregistered players as well.
COURT FEES: 300 AED per hour for walk-ins.
PRIVATE LESSONS: 280 AED an hour for unregistered/ 240 AED for registered.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook
Experience the Spanish system for developing players and improving your game at Atlantis, The Palm. Private packages, competition squads, ladies clinics, social mixers, tournaments and camps conducted by a professional coaching staff for players of all levels and ages.
COURT FEES: 100 AED per person for 2 hours.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook
Emirates Tennis Academy (ETA) was established in 2007 at Safa Park through a partnership of Ahmed Abdul Malik, vice-president of UAE tennis federation, and Jean-Francois Danican, former head coach of Al Wasl Sports Club in Dubai.
The academy now has five different locations with tennis courts available for the public to use. All locations accept walk-ins as well.
AL SATWA: 70 AED per hour.
TEL: +971 501635231
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook
The Habtoor Grand Resort offers a lavish and relaxing atmosphere while you get ready to unwind with a game of tennis. The resort offers the court for groups of people who want to play, there is no need to be a guest of the resort or a member.
COURT FEES: 320 AED per hour.
The Wilson Tennis Academy and Le Meridien Hotel have partnered up to host an array of tennis programs for members that want to improve their overall game. The academy offers skill sessions, instructional clinics and social events. However, these facilities and trainers are only available for members of the academy and guests of Le Meridien.
But if you happen to know a member they will be able to bring you in as a guest. Have a look at the prices:
This branch of Talise Fitness has five outdoor tennis courts. This exclusive club offers a great experience to it’s members and guests. Similar to the club in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, courts are reserved for members and guests of the hotel. However, you could use the courts if accompanied by a member. Check their membership page for more information on becoming a member.
COURT FEES: 100 AED for guests of members.
Overlooking the Burj Al Arab, Talise’s centre boasts six tennis courts with qualified trainers and high-end equipment. The courts are reserved for members of the spa and guests of the hotel. If you are interested in signing up, click the membership link below for further information.
COURT FEES: Membership Page
The hotel offers a combination of an outdoor floodlit tennis court and professional instructors. Coaching is available with multiple programs for groups and individuals. The Regency has just one court and people who wish to play must enter the hotel on a daily pass so Call up and reserve beforehand.
COURT FEES: 150 AED week days / 180 AED on weekends.
Owned and operated by tennis professionals, this academy has all the capabilities of training players that want to improve their fundamentals and skills, instructors also give insight into mental and physical conditioning coupled with a nutrition schedule. They provide clinics from three different locations in Dubai.
Meydan Tennis Academy – 100 AED per hour for members / 150 AED for non members.
Dubai Sports World (summer only) – 95 AED per hour for all.
American School of Dubai – 100 AED per hour.
Located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Sportsmania offers training programs for kids and teenagers, with the courts available for rent as well. Online booking is an option for people that want to reserve a court in advance.
COURT FEES: 99 AED per hour before 6PM, 150 AED per hour after 6PM & weekends.
The India Club has three tennis courts – two on ground level and one on a rooftop above the Ashoka Complex. The all-purpose centre reserves the courts for members only. The club allows members to bring guests, If you are interested in becoming a member visit their membership page.
COURT FEES: Members and guests of members.
Al Nasr LeisureLand, situated in the heart of the city, is built on a 48-acre site that first opened in October 1979 to create a family-oriented centre for sports and entertainment. LeisureLand invites members and non-members of all ages and nationalities to enjoy their facilities.
COURT FEES: 100 AED per hour/ 75 AED per 45 minutes.
The Ace Sports Academy offers adult, junior and ladies tennis programs. The sessions focus on technique and fundamentals of tennis. They offer cardio and practice for people who want to improve their skills, as well as social tennis if you are just going down there to have a good time and unwind.
COURT FEES: 70 AED per hour for walk-ins.