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Best places to play tennis in Dubai

Wed, June 21, 2023

Whether you’re looking to practise your backswing or up the ante during singles or doubles matches, you’ll love all these courts.

Whether you’re looking to practise your backswing or up the ante during singles or doubles matches, you’ll love all these courts.


Emirates Tennis Academy

With seven locations across Dubai, Emirates Tennis Academy’s courts are a popular choice for everyone from beginners to those who keep score with their tennis crew regularly. Most venues are in the city’s public parks – including Safa Park, Al Nahda Pond Park and Al Barsha Pond Park – adding to the convenience and laidback charm of playing in lush, social settings. Want to master the sport? Coaching programmes, clubs and tournaments are available for all ages and abilities.

Rental rates: AED80 or AED85 per hour, depending on location


ISD Tennis Academy

As you'd expect, the Dubai Sports City neighbourhood is home to a state-of-the-art tennis precinct. The ISD Tennis Academy is among the best in town for children and teens looking to learn the game, while the venue is also favoured for professional training and local tournaments. Available for rentals, the relatively new outdoor courts are floodlit and fitted with changing rooms and parking access. This one’s definitely a spot for those who are serious about their serve.

Rental rates: from AED120 per hour


Al Habtoor Tennis Academy

Boasting the country’s first high-tech indoor tennis court for year-round play, this tennis academy in Al Habtoor City is a sophisticated game choice located in the heart of the city. Aside from the temperature-controlled indoor pavilion, the facility features three outdoor hard courts, spacious changing rooms, a gym, a children’s play area and an air-conditioned spectators lounge.

Rental rates: outdoor - from AED135; indoor - from AED325


Tennis 360

Founded by professional players, Tennis 360 is another great option if you’re keen to spin your racquets in well-lit and well-equipped courts. The company operates in a few spots around Dubai, with popular courts in the Trade Centre and Meydan areas, and pop-up courts that run at the indoor Dubai Sports World complex every summer. Aside from the usual schedule of lessons, you’ll find an inclusive community that sets up recreational events, matchplays and ongoing competitions here.

Rental rates (non-members): juniors - from AED140 per session (45 minutes); adults - from AED120 per hour

Al Nasr Leisureland

This old-school Dubai haunt is still a favourite among many for recreational activities. As always, members enjoy very reasonable rates across the hub – and this includes the tennis court bookings. A welcome spot for amateurs and professionals in the sport, Al Nasr’s courts have even played host to national tennis tournaments.

Rental rates: AED35 per member per hour; AED110 per visitor per hour

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