By Editors

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, 3 of which are  clay surface and 9, 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

Contact: 01126496657

Price: INR 84 for the day, and INR 140 for the night. 

The Panchsheel Club

The Panchsheel Club is equipped with 4 courts, 2 clay and 2 hard. They hold regular coaching classes, between 3pm and 6pm for children, and between 7am and 9 am for adults. Although members get first priority, if you are a non-member, you can book a court post 9pm. Courts are closed on Tuesdays.

Where: The Panchsheel Club, August Kranti Marg

Contact: Mr Shri on 8800730049

Price: INR 510 for the month for members, INR 200 for one hour for members and INR 250 for one hour for non members

The Gymkhana Club

Primarily a sporting club, the Gymkhana Club has 26 grass courts and 4 clay courts, 3 synthetic, all equipped with flood lights. In existence since 1940, the club also runs a training academy for children. The Club is fairly strict with their rules, and you’ll need to know 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

Contact: 01123015531

Price: INR 100 monthly charge for the whole month {for members}, a thirty minute morning slot at INR 50 {clay and synthetic courts}. Grass courts are free of charge and are given on a first come first serve basis. As for guests, you will be levied a guest fee, and can only use the courts twice a month, with a member.

DDA Saket Sports Complex

In addition to a host of other sporting facilities, DDA Saket houses 4 courts, out of which 1 is clay and the other 3 are synthetic. They have provision 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)

Contact: 011 2956 1742

Price: INR 56 for the clay court and INR 75 for synthetic courts, per hour {for non-members}. Members play on the clay court for free, while the charge for the synthetic remains the same. Coaching for members starts at INR 900, and for non-members it starts at INR 1200 {3 days a week.}

Tennis First Academy

Formerly known as Pro Tennis Academy, they house 5 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 8-10 at a time. Minimum age to start playing is 7 {the earlier, the better!}

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

Contact: 011 26672249/ +91 9810024669

Price: One time court charge is INR 125 and INR 2180 for a month

Ryders Sports Academy

Ryders is equipped with 4 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

Contact: 0124 4013424/ +91 8744006913/5

Price: Members play at INR 7400 a month, while non-members are also welcome, at INR 8200 per month. Registration charges of INR 3000 apply to both, and if you’re looking to pay for each session separately,  children play at INR 350 per hour, and adults at INR 450.

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

Contact: +911126193955/ +911126176280 / 1 / 3 / 4 / 5

Price: INR 150 per hour on Mon-Fri, and weekends you pay INR 300 per hour. If you need a coach, charges start at INR 500.

Mahesh Bhupati Tennis Academy

A fairly new center, they’re equipped with 3 synthetic courts, 2 for adults and 1 for children. As of now, they don’t allow one time sessions; you have to pay minimum for a month, or 3 months. Coaching entails separate charges, and differs depending on what level of learning you’re at, so it’s directly related to your personal need.

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

Contact: 0124 4077136

Price: INR 2700 for members and INR 3450 for non-members.