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Like tennis? Discover the best spots in Barcelona
If you are a fan of a bit of tennis and are keen to dust off that racket you have stowed away under your bed, Barcelona is a great city for a game. Many don’t know that the city offers quite a few tennis clubs and courts, so we thought we’d share the key ones with you. Now, as we all know with tennis there is an element of overpricing and elistism (which is hard to avoid), but websites like Barcelona Tennis makes it easier for you to team up with others and hire a court – so at least this way you can meet new people and split the costs.
Whether you prefer to play in a private tennis club or a more casual environment there are a few that you can choose for. There are also different surfaced courts to suit those that prefer to play on clay or grass. Now, you may be thinking that you love to play but don’t know anyone else that shares the same passion, not to worry as via the Barcelona Tennis website you can view the Open Social Ladder Tennis Players. This was approximately 1044 active players the last time we checked online.
Find below a list of tennis courts here in Barcelona:
Montjuic Pompeia Club Tennis Courts (Club de Tenis Pompeya)
Be warned as you might have to wait some time for courts at this venue, as the club is set in the scenic Montjuïc area not far from Plaza Espanya. You will only find clay courts here, so for those wanting a different option you can view our other listings of tennis clubs further on.
Carrer de la Foixarda
This club specialises in tennis and padél, the Spanish “tennis”. Membership is not required here, you simply go there and rent a court. If you don’t have the equpment, this too can be rented at the club house. Here you will find 3 padél courts, four clay courts, 3 grass courts, changing rooms for men and women. English, Spanish and Catalan is spoken, making it nice and easy for you to communicate and the opening hours are 8am until 11pm Mon-Fri and 9am-7pm on weekends and holidays.
C/ Perú 215, Barcelona
Tel: 932 662 395
This club is a members only sports club with fitness gym and outdoor swimming pool, which is covered in the winter. It is also the venue of the pitch and putt golf club and driving range, but back to tennis. 10 clay tennis courts and 1 articificial grass tennis court are available and are available to non-members at certain times, so do consult them before turning up. Opening hours are 3pm to 10pm on Sat and Sun.
C/ Segura, 36 bxs
Tel: 933 318 288
Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona remains as one of the most popular clubs and is also a rather traditional club. Consider yourself to be somewhat of a pro? Then you need to play here with the big kids. Players such as Raphael Nadal is a member of this club, which in itself indicates the status. They also have a professional tennis school called “Tennis rCTB”.
C/Bosch i Gimpera, 5-13
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