Best of Canberra callout – Tennis clubs

Gabrielle Kneipp 21 May 2018 6

Australians love their tennis. Obviously, the Australian Open is our favourite time to remember this and we are all about tennis for an entire fortnight each year. (Also, if Channel 7 hasn’t told you who your favourite My Kitchen Rules contestant will be by the end of it … I just don’t know what TV you are going to be watching for the next three to four months.)

Then, in the aftermath of the Australian Open we proceed to frequent the courts to show that we could probably be big tennis stars if we wanted to be (well I know that my backhand improved immensely just watching Roger Federer play.)

We also love the players themselves. We were sad to see Lleyton Hewitt retire from tennis this year but look forward to seeing what he can contribute as Davis Cup Captain. Daria “Dasha” Gavrilova was a new Aussie favourite; Federer could do no wrong; we not-so-secretly hoped that Kim Sears would hold off on giving birth so that Andy Murray could see through the tournament; and, love him or hate him, Nick Kyrgios is Canberra born and bred so we wanted to see him doing well.

Canberra is fortunate to have more than 150 public tennis courts at more than 25 complexes around the Territory, and more than 20 tennis coaches, according to the Tennis ACT website. From the picturesque courts at Reid, Forrest and Old Parliament House to the state of the art facilities at the Canberra Tennis Centre, Lyneham, there are options aplenty.

So where do you love to have a hit Canberra? Do you take lessons or have a social hit on weekends? Let us know in the comments below and I’ll try the top two before selecting the Best of Canberra.

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6 Responses to Best of Canberra callout – Tennis clubs
Vy Vu Vy Vu 7:49 pm 19 May 20

Braddon Tennis Club has recently got brand new clay tennis courts laid out. It’s now transformed into an even more beautiful Tennis club. For anyone who like to also be surrounded by greenery, Ainslie Tennis Club is located in the heart of Corroboree Park with open space for kids and the family. Both Clubs have tennis coaching run by Active Tennis Coaching

robbiemanzano robbiemanzano 4:54 pm 13 Jan 18

The Tennis Canberra Summer of tennis will be a hit in 2018. Reid Tennis Club & Old Parliament House are enclosed by beautiful gardens. Majura Tennis Club (Dickson) & Turner Tennis Club are great for Inner North Canberra & Gungahlin residents. Barton Tennis Club is extremely accessible with high quality tennis courts.

There are always free community events run by the club volunteers plus coaching and playing options for beginners to advance. It’s never been so easy to play tennis in Canberra. For more information on where to play visit

Gabrielle Kneipp Gabrielle Kneipp 11:36 am 07 Mar 16

Thank you to those who have voted. The verdict will be published a week from today due to the weather (I tried to test one just as the storm hit on Thursday!) and other commitments over the weekend.

joshfraser101 joshfraser101 1:47 pm 04 Mar 16

I play pennant for Melba tennis courts so I might be a bit bias but I think they are the best in Canberra. Kaleen is probably my second joice as they have some nice hard courts.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:08 am 03 Mar 16

I do cardio tennis classes each week with Rising Star Tennis Academy (North Woden) and Tennis Canberra (OPH). Plus a weekly comp with RSTA at North Woden. I’ve had coaching from RSTA as well and their coaches are all good people who are good at what they do.

Cardio tennis is a great way to keep fit and pretty good fun, maybe you should join us for a class?

Mess Mess 1:33 pm 02 Mar 16

The Mpower dome is a great place to play Tennis and also Indoor Soccer. Some teams carry on like it’s the premier league down there.

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