Bring your racket and whites on your next trip to Newport, as this seaside Rhode Island city is known as the Tennis Capital of New England. For tennis lovers, it’s a treat to be able to visit the city’s tennis attractions and play on some unique courts. Whether you’re a fan of the sport or play yourself, here are the best places to play tennis in Newport.
Anaheim Tennis Centre
We specialize in junior and adult tennis lessons from beginning to elite. We offer drop in, weekly, and monthly programs. Our Junior Beginning/Intermediate Programs specialize in a progression of lessons that will help a student improve and learn quickly. Our Junior Advanced/Elite Programs specialize in competitive drills and workouts that help players compete at the tournament level. Our Adult Lesson Program; we offer clinics in beginning and intermediate classes. We have weekly drop in classes for intermediate and advanced players. Please check all our programs on the website. Please call the pro shop to sign up. Any questions, ask for the Director of Tennis Mike Nelson.
Costa Mesa Tennis Centre
Costa Mesa Tennis Center is a public tennis facility. We have 12 lit hard courts. Our court fees are $6.00 per hour before 4:400 p.m. and $10 per hour after 4:00 p.m. and weekends. We also offer group and private lessons
We have been operating the Costa Mesa Tennis Center for the City of Costa Mesa since 1998. We also have a full pro shop with all your tennis needs. We offer same day stringing.
Bring your racket to these indoor and grass courts, but don’t miss the museum and Hall of Fame. Learn the legacy of the greats at this international museum recognizing hundreds of inductees. The museum is full of incredible tennis artifacts, exhibits detailing the history of the sport, and the stories of notable players.
The grounds of the Hall of Fame have several grass and indoor tennis courts. Stay and watch a match or rent a court yourself—the courts are available for members and the public to rent by the hour. Lessons and clinics are available too. Visit in mid-July when the International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts the Hall of Fame Open to see the pros play.
If the courts are too busy at the Tennis Hall of Fame (which they often are), there are other public courts available in downtown Newport. Check out Murphy Park, with two outdoor courts, and Rogers High School, with six courts. Both are free and open to the public, so grab your racket and keep up with your play, even on vacation. Tennis players won’t want to miss the chance to play on some of the best courts Newport has to offer.
Newport, Rhode Island: International Tennis Hall of Fame
These courts are where the United States tennis championships — now known as the U.S. Open — began in 1881, and were played until 1915. Clay court rentals are a reasonable $35 an hour, while the grass courts are a more pricey $80 for 30 minutes. Don’t forget your tennis whites.
These are some of the best places to play tennis in Newport.