If you are passionate about Tennis, there are several Pattaya tennis clubs where you can play to keep fit or meet other people with similar interests. Tennis is a popular sport in Pattaya, and many international players come here to compete in the annual Pattaya Open, which is part of the WTA circuit. Since the inception of the tournament in 1991, women’s tennis stars such as Anna Kournikova and Conchita Martinez have come to play tennis in Pattaya.
As a result, Pattaya has several world class tennis facilities where you can either play to stay in touch with the game or get coaching to improve your style or technique. If you are looking for activities in Pattaya that will help you have fun and keep fit, a friendly game of tennis may be just what you need. As a visitor, you will be able to get a game at the tennis courts attached to some of the large resorts. You don’t have to be staying at the hotel to access the court but would have to pay a fee. There are also clubs where you can become a member if you plan to stay in Pattaya for a long time. Most courts stay open from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm. Here is a look at some of the options.
As the venue for the WTA Pattaya Open, the tennis court at The Dusit Thani Resort Hotel in Pattaya offers top class facilities of professional standards. Located in North Pattaya on Pattaya Beach Road, the hotel has three hard surface courts on the beach side that let you enjoy the view of the sea as you play. However, this hotel has a tag of exclusiveness and unless you are a guest at the hotel or a member of the fitness center you will not be eligible to play tennis here.
The Royal Cliff Resort Pattaya located on Pratumnak Road has seven hard surface courts. These Pattaya tennis courts have excellent facilities, including floodlights if you want to play at night when it is cooler. The best part is that you don’t have to be a guest to play here. You can rent a court for approximately 600 Baht an hour and an additional 250 Baht for floodlights.
Rated as one of the best fitness centres in Pattaya, Tony’s has a wide range of sport activities and facilities. The centre has the only all-weather Pattaya tennis court. You have to pay a membership fee for playing here, but the rates are not high. For a single visit membership, you have to pay just 220 Baht, which also gives you access to all other facilities, including an air conditioned gymnasium, swimming pool, cardio studio, aerobics studio, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms. There are different rates available, including a lifetime membership, depending on the number of days you plan to use this Pattaya tennis club.
This hotel, which is part of the same group as the Siam Bayshore is located on second road in central Pattaya, and has two tennis courts. In addition, guests can also access the six Pattaya tennis courts at the Siam Bayshore resort nearby.
Located at the end of Beach Road in South Pattaya, The Siam Bayshore Hotel has six hard courts in a pretty setting with palm trees around the courts that offer shade to players between sets. For playing at these Pattaya Tennis courts, you would be charged 300 Baht per hour and an extra 300 for lights.
Besides the hotels mentioned earlier, there are several others that have tennis courts, including the Montien Hotel, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Hotel in North Pattaya and Jomtien Beach Resort. Fairtex is another Pattaya sports club that offers a wide range of sports facilities in addition to tennis courts.
The number of tennis courts in the city is an indication of the popularity of tennis as a sport in Pattaya. If you are planning a holiday and wondering what to do in Pattaya, signing up for a tennis holiday is the best thing you can do if you are a tennis fan. Besides enjoying the warm weather at this beautiful seaside resort town, you can take tennis lessons at one of the Pattaya tennis clubs during your stay or just relax and enjoy a game at your hotel.