From challenging lessons for all skill levels to catching the pros perfect their swing, there’s no place like Crandon. The venue is home of the United States Tennis Association’s player development program headquarters, the 16 and 18 under Junior Orange Bowl and the third home of the Sony Ericsson Open since 1987. Located in Key Biscayne, the venue features two European red clay, four American green clay, and two grass courts. Outside of tournament dates, stop by for lessons that will challenge beginners and advanced levels alike. And get ready for some serious celeb spotting. Kim Kardashian, her mother, Kris Jenner, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Owen Wilson, Ludacris and other big stars have been spotted watching eye candy like Roger Federer of Switzerland play at this exclusive court.
7300 Crandon Blvd Key Biscayne; (305) 365-2300
Biltmore Tennis Center
Adjacent to the gorgeous Spanish-revival Biltmore Hotel stands the William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center featuring 10 all-weather lighted hard courts and a large practice wall. Boasting a fully-equipped pro shop, locker rooms, ball machine rental, private lessons and group clinics, players of all skill levels will love frequenting this beautiful venue located in the heart of Coral Gables. Surround yourself by old world charm and serenity as you perfect your stroke on one of the Biltmore’s luxury courts. And afterwards, cool off in the famous Biltmore pool.
1150 Anastasia Ave.; Coral Gables; (305) 460-5360
Brickell Tennis Club
You don’t have to play tennis to enjoy this venue. A community all in it’s own, the Brickell Tennis Club is the tennis equivilent to “ladies who lunch.” Located in the convenient downtown Miami location, the club accomodates players at all levels AND its fans in a state-of-the-art facility with large viewing patio. Great service and professional programming characterize this venue designed by Cliff Drysdale and developed by Millennium Partners Development. Open since November 2004, the venue boasts seven hydro-clay courts, along with an array of services and amenities that include a snack bar and full-sized men’s and women’s locker rooms.
601 S Miami Ave. Miami; (305) 858-3375
Key Biscayne – Ocean Club
Would you like a tropical paradise with your tennis? Yes please! Featuring eight gorgeous clay courts with lighting for night games, tournaments and special events, the Ocean Club’s Tennis Center is the perfect place to channel your inner Serena Williams. Intruders beware: you must be a guest of a resident to make it in to this exclusive club boasting a pro shop, spacious clubhouse for relaxing and locker rooms. Wrap-around verandas overlook the tennis courts with lush landscaping and British Colonial decor all located on the eastern shore of beautiful Key Biscayne. All skill levels are welcome to partake in clinics and private lessons.
755 Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne; (305) 361-6666; www.theoceanclub.com
Fisher Island Club
Hailed by Tennis Magazine as one of the finest grand slam facilities of its kind, Fisher Island’s Mediterranean-inspired tennis center consists of 18 lighted Har-Tru clay, grass and hard courts available for players and guests at day or night. Sought after by the pros, the exclusive facility boats an intimate center court perfect for viewing and often used for special tournaments. A luxurious pro shop and terrace with snack bar compliment this top-notch center, which lies just south of South Beach. If you’re trying to get there in a hurry, this might not be the place for you. Privately secluded, the community of Fisher Island is only accessibly by boat or car ferry.
1 Fisher Island Drive, Miami Beach; (305) 535-6052