Whether you’re a competitive player looking for a league or a beginner in search of lessons, Indianapolis’ tennis clubs serve up a variety of options across the city. Here are some of the larger clubs to look into.
NORTH: Carmel Racquet Club
225 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel
Tennis facilities: 12 indoor air-conditioned tennis courts and six outdoor clay courts
Tennis offerings: Ladies’, men’s, juniors; and coed clinics; U.S. Tennis Association senior tennis; Central Indiana Women’s Indoor Tennis League; competitive teams for juniors and adults; in-house leagues and summer leagues; private lessons
Amenities: Sauna, whirlpool, steamroom, childcare, locker rental, pro shop
Other facilities/activities: Racquet ball court, squash court, platform tennis, indoor pool with free swim, swim lessons and Aquacize classes, fitness center with personal training
What makes it stand out: Large, experienced teaching staff
More information: carmelracquetclub.com
NORTH: Five Seasons Family Sports Club
1300 E. 96th St., Indianapolis
Tennis facilities: Clay courts and indoor courts
Tennis offerings: Juniors and adult programs; private and group lessons; 10 and under lessons; cardio tennis; adult tennis mixers and special events
Amenities: Spa, Racquets Café
Other facilities/activities: Five Seasons is a full-service family sports facility that offers an array of group fitness classes, pool facilities, personal training and social events.
What makes it stand out: Full-service sports club for the entire family
More information: fiveseasonssportsclub.com/indianapolis/
WEST: West Indy Racquet Club
4458 Guion Rd., Indianapolis
Tennis facilities: 6 indoor and 6 outdoor courts
Tennis offerings: Junior and adult clinics; private and small-group lessons; senior leagues; home to the Indianapolis Industrial League
Amenities: Pro shop, member socials, tennis mixers
Other facilities/activities: Home tennis courts for both IUPUI’s men’s and women’s tennis teams.
What makes it stand out: Owned by the head tennis couch of the IUPUI Jaguars; just 10 minutes west of downtown
More information: westindyracquetclub.com
NORTH AND EAST: Indianapolis Racquet Club
8249 Dean Road and 4901 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis
Tennis facilities: 24 indoor courts between its two facilities
Tennis offerings: 200+ programs for juniors and adults, leagues, pay-as-you-play, cardio tennis
Amenities: Pro shop, child care
Other facilities/activities: Fitness center
What makes it stand out: Nationally recognized junior tournament players program and top 10 pro shop, as named by Tennis Industry Association; former home to several major tournaments including the U.S. National Clay Court Championships, the Virginia Slims of Indianapolis, the National Boy’s 12 and Under, and the National Women’s 65 and Over.
More information: indyracquet.com
WEST: Community Healthplex
3660 Guion Road, Indianapolis
Tennis facilities: Six indoor courts and three outdoor courts
Tennis offerings: Men’s, women’s and juniors’ clinics; adult high-intensity clinic; adult leagues; junior academy; private lessons
Amenities: Café, spa, massage therapy, child care
Other facilities/activities: Full array of group fitness programs; health and wellness programs; youth and senior programs
What makes it stand out: Community Healthplex is a comprehensive, medically based health and fitness facility
More information: ecommunity.com/s/healthplex-club-programs/tennis/
If you don’t play tennis regularly or don’t want the expense of joining a club, check your local parks and schools for courts. Many middle and high schools offer community access to their tennis facilities when they aren’t being used by their students. The Indianapolis Community Tennis Program is another option; this grassroots program has been in operation for more than 50 years and offers courts in three locations, as well as lessons during the spring and summer months.
Do you have a favorite tennis facility in Indianapolis? We’d love to hear about it!
If you’re into golf too, check out our blog post about indoor golf facilities in Indianapolis to keep your swing warm during the cold months.