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Top Tennis Courts in Miami: Break a Sweat & Stay Fit

Updated: Sep 24


Did you know playing tennis has huge health benefits? When you play tennis you get to improve your aerobic capacity, lower your resting heart rate and blood pressure, improve your metabolic function while increasing your bone density, and reduce your body fat. Plus, when you play tennis you also improve your reaction time, balance, coordination, muscle tone and flexibility. So why wait? Pick up your tennis racket and head out to one of Miami Living's favorite tennis facilities.


1 - Flamingo Park Tennis Center

This is a public tennis center featuring 19 courts with clubhouse and amenities. A popular venue for tennis players in South Beach with historical significance because it was the home of the prestigious Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships established in 1947. The prestigious junior tournament had an array of champions including Chris Evert (1969-1970), John McEnroe (1976), Ivan Lendl (1977), Gabriela Sabatini (1984), Roger Federer (1998), Andy Roddick (1999), Dominic Thiem and many more.


Affordable fees are provided to residents while visitor are expected to pay less than $10/hour. Reservations can be made online or over the phone. Flamingo Park Tennis Center offers group and private lessons.

  • Facility type: Public

  • Total courts: 19

  • Court/Member fees: Yes

  • Court type: Clay (no hard courts)

  • Lights: Yes

  • Amenities: Bathrooms, Water 


Address: Meridian Ave and 11th St, Miami FL 33139 Telephone: (305) 673-7761

Website: Flamingo Park Tennis Center


2 - Fisher Island Club


This tennis center featuring 16 courts with clubhouse and amenities. Fisher Island Club is only accessible though ferry or private boat. On top of that, if you like to play on the club courts they only allow club members, residents and their visitors and hotel guests.

  • Facility type: Club (courts are not available for general public)

  • Total courts: 16

  • Indoor courts: 0

  • Court/Member fees: Yes

  • Court type: Hard, Grass, Clay

  • Lights: Yes

  • Amenities: Bathrooms, Water



Address: Fisher Island, Florida 33109 United States

Telephone: (305) 535-6000

Website: Fisher Island Club


3 - La Gorce Country Club


La Gorce Country Club features six Har-Tru tennis courts and lights on three of the courts allowing evening play up until 10 pm. However, you need to be a member or be a guest in order to enjoy these courts. The club features certified tennis professionals offering private training and group clinics to members, their families, and guests.

  • Facility type: Club (courts are not available for general public)

  • Total courts: 6

  • Court/Member fees: Yes

  • Court type: Clay

  • Lights: Yes

  • Amenities: Bathrooms, Water



Address: 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach FL 33140

Telephone: (305) 866-4421

Website: La Gorce Country Club


4 - Margaret Pace Park


This tennis center featuring 2 courts with public accommodation and amenities. A very decent venue for tennis players and fans.

  • Facility type: Public

  • Total courts: 2

  • Court/Member fees: No

  • Court type: Hard

  • Lights: Yes



Address: Margaret Pace Park, 1775 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, Florida 33132

Telephone: (305) 533-3552

Website: Margaret Pace Park


5 - Morningside Tennis Center


The Morningside Tennis Centre is a 12 court facility that caters for players of all ages and standards. Whether you’re new to the game, keen to get back into it after a break or someone who loves to play tennis, Morning side will impress you. Courts have been recently re-surfaced featuring lights on all courts. Note: Light quality is not the best but certainly playable. Low rates for residents and expect to pay under $10/hour if you are a visitor.

  • Facility type: Public

  • Total courts: 8

  • Court/Member fees: Yes

  • Court type: Hard

  • Lights: Yes

  • Amenities: Bathrooms, Water


Images by Waypointci.com


Address: 750 NE 55th Terrace, Miami FL 33137

Telephone: (305) 757-0174

Website: Morning Side Park


6- North Shore Tennis Center


The Northshore Tennis Centre is a 12 court facility, plus 2 hard courts, which caters for players of all ages and standards. Private and group lessons are available including club house and bathrooms.

  • Facility type: Public

  • Total courts: 12

  • Member fees: Yes

  • Court type: Hard, Clay

  • Lights: Yes

  • Amenities: Bathrooms, Water



Address: 501 72nd St., Miami Beach FL 33141

Telephone: (305) 604-4080

Website: North Shore Tennis Center


7 - Surfside Tennis Center


This tennis center has a total of 3 courts with public area. A popular venue for tennis players.

  • Facility type: Public

  • Total courts: 3

  • Court/Member fees: No

  • Court type: Hard

  • Lights: Yes



Address: 8750 Collins Ave., Miami Beach FL 33154

Telephone: (305) 866-5176

Website: Surfside Tennis Center


8 - Crandon Park Tennis Center


Crandon Park tennis Center features 26 courts located in Key Biscayne and was the home of the world-famous Miami Open from 1987 until 2018. It takes about 20 minutes to arrive to Crandon Park from Miami Beach. Although it may sound like a long time to drive to play tennis, the drive itself is worthwhile and it is Miami Living's favorite tennis destination. Enjoy a gorgeous scenic view while driving, plus keep in mind that you will be playing where the pros once competed. The center features a 13,800-seat center stadium court which is available for rental.


The center features a full-service pro shop with equipment and apparel for sale and racket re-stringing service. The clubhouse that can be rented for events up to 200 people but for tennis related events only. Plus, the center is steps away from Crandon Park Beach, consistently named one of the ten best beaches in the U.S., and adjacent to the Crandon Park Golf Course, rated among the top 75 municipal golf courses in the country.

  • Facility type: Public

  • Total courts: 27

  • 21 Laykold cushioned hard courts, 11 lighted for evening play

  • 6 Har-Tru clay courts, 2 lighted for evening play

  • Court/Member fees: Yes

  • Court type: Hard, Grass, Clay

  • Lights: Yes

  • Amenities: Pro Shop, Backboard, Bathrooms, Water


Andy Murray practicing at Crandon when he resided in Miami


Fees

Fees as of 8/2020 and are subject to change


Hard Court fees (per hour, per person)

  • Adults - $5

  • Juniors - $3

  • Seniors; Monday - Friday, 8-3 p.m.; excludes the stadium - $3

Clay Court fees (per hour, per person)

  • Adults - $7

  • Juniors - $3

  • Seniors; Monday - Friday, 8-3 p.m. - $3

Night-time use - light fee (per hour, per person)

  • Use of courts between 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. - $2

Tennis Stadium fee (per hour, per person)

  • Tennis Stadium - $18

  • Tennis Stadium premium for lessons & clinics - $15


Address: 7300 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne FL 33149

Telephone: (305) 365-2300

Website: Crandon Tennis Center


Words By Sumbal Kuraishi. Images courtesy of each tennis venue mentioned in this story.