#LBBPicks: Where To Play Tennis In Delhi


    The next time you’re looking at hitting up a tennis court in the city, don’t make a racquet; just refer to our comprehensive guide of listings of the best courts, their texture, and how to score one.

    Siri Fort Sports Complex

    Sirifort Sports Complex is equipped with 12 courts, three of which are clay surface and nine hard courts. They need 24-hour notice to book a court; as for non-members, you’re second priority, and if a court is available they will give it to you. Just remember, members first.

    Where: Sirifort Sports Complex, Asiad Village

    The Panchsheel Club

    The Panchsheel Club

    Panchsheel Park, Delhi

    The Panchsheel Club is equipped with four courts, two clay and two hard. They hold regular coaching classes, between 3pm and 6pm for children, and between 7am – 9am for adults. Although members get first priority, if you are a non-member, you can book a court subject to availability.

    Courts are closed on Tuesdays.

    Where: The Panchsheel Club, August Kranti Marg

    The Gymkhana Club

    Primarily a sporting club, the Gymkhana Club has 26 grass courts and four clay courts, three synthetic, all equipped with flood lights. The club also runs a training academy for children. The Club is fairly strict with their rules, and you’ll need to know {or be} a member to score a court, and that too not on Saturday, Sunday or during the monsoon, where play is restricted to hard courts.

    Also – strict dress code for both men and women, please check before hand.

    Where: 2 Safdarjung Road

    DDA Saket Sports Complex

    In addition to a host of other sporting facilities, DDA Saket houses four courts, out of which one is clay and the other three are synthetic. They have provisions for both members and non-members, the only difference being the charges.

    It’s usually a full house, so do ensure you call in advance to check if there are any courts free. Coaching is available, as per request.

    Where: Saket {Opposite Welcome Marriott Hotel}

    Tennis First Academy

    Formerly known as Pro Tennis Academy, they house five synthetic courts. No membership is necessary to play; you’ll just have to pay the court charges for a one-time session. You can also opt for group coaching; they do groups of eight – 10 at a time.

    Where: D-2, DDA Sports Complex, Vasant Kunj

    Ryders Sports Academy

    Ryders is equipped with four courts, all synthetic. You’ll have to ask for coaching, if need be. Timing for adults and children are separate—children are on between 4.30pm – 7.30pm, while adults {since they can stay out late} start at 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

    Where: C/O Ajanta Public School, Gurgaon Sector 31, Gurgaon

    Delhi Lawn Tennis Association

    One of the oldest and most popular spots to play tennis in the city, DLTA houses 13 courts, all of which are synthetic. They boast the most reasonable charges, with a host of semi-professional players and beginners. They only request that you call and book your courts 24 hours in advance as demand is usually high.

    Where: DLTA Complex, RK Khanna Tennis Academy, No.1, Africa Avenue

    Mahesh Bhupati Tennis Academy

    They’re equipped with three synthetic courts, two for adults and one for children. As of now, they don’t allow one time sessions; you have to pay minimum for a month, or three months. Coaching entails separate charges, and differs depending on what level of learning you’re at.

    Where: The Maple Town & Country Club, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon