Wimbledon (Jun 20-Jul 3) means it’s time to dust off those rackets and hit some balls. By Ubonwan Kerdtongtawee
The 50 tennis & fitness club
There are six standard PlaxiPave courts available for B160/hour from 6am-6pm and B260 from 6-10pm. Private and group tennis classes available. Reservation is recommended. Parking spaces are available and equipment can be rented.
Sukhumvit Soi 50, 02-742-8889, 086-623-8888. Open daily 8am-10pm. www.the50tennisclubs.com
Sivalai Club House
For B120/hour (6am-6pm) and B170/hour (6pm-10pm) you get a ball boy, a locker, and a parking space. Individual courses with a professional cost B350/hour. There are only three courts so reservations are a must.
168 Issaraphab Soi 33 or Jarunsanitvong 12, Tha Phra, 02-412-4000 ext 205. Open daily 6am-10pm. http://sivalaiclubhouse.blogspot.com
Suan Rodfai Tennis Court
This tennis court is surrounded by other fun activities like bike riding or kayaking. If you come between 6am-noon, walk-ins are welcome but after noon, a reservation is needed. Booking can be made from 10am on the same day. Only B35/hour. Bring your own rackets and balls.
Vachirabenjatud Park (Suan Rodfai), Chatuchak, 02-272-4844-5. Open daily 6am-9pm.
Sun Tennis Court
Two hard courts, equipment rental and Wi-Fi available. They use white lighting at night for better vision and also offer lessons. Court rental B120/hour from 6am-6pm and B200/hour from 6pm-midnight.
Soi Samarnchunt, Sukhumvit Soi 40, 081-875-9285. Open daily 6am-midnight.
Gusto Sport Club
A beautiful outdoor 100% acrylic system court with free Wi-Fi, shower room, and equipment rental. B180/hour before 5pm. After 5pm it’s B200/hour.
Soi Anamai Ngarm Charoen 35-37, Rama 2 Rd., 02-405-7088. Open Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 7am-9pm. www.gustosport.com
Thonburi Sport Club
From 7am-10am B110/hour, 10am-3pm B60/hour, 3pm-6pm B110/hr, and 6pm-11pm B160/hour. There are four outdoor courts. Parking space, shower room, and equipment rental are available.
139 Prachauthid Soi 33, 02-428-5021 ext 122. Open daily 7am-11pm. http://teerachai.co.th
Soi Klang Racquet Club
There are seven indoor courts, and non-members can play all day long for B500 (B600 on weekends and holidays). The prices include other facilities like fitness, swimming pool or boxing. Booking is same-day (members only). Membership: B20,000/year.
6-8 Amara 3, Sukhumvit Soi 49/9, 02-714-7200. Open daily 6am-11pm. http://rqclub.com
The Olympic Club
The Olympic Club has two grass courts as part of its enormous and comprehensive fitness center. Tennis court fee is B118/hour before 6pm, after that it’s B178/hour. Rackets and ball rental available. B107/hr for one racket and B54/basket for balls.
Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 8/F, MBK Center Bldg., 444 Phyathai Rd., 02-216-3700 ext 20805. Open Mon-Fri 6am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm. www.theolympic-club.com.
Phut Anan Stadium
These four outdoor tennis courts are filled with big shot soldiers. Usually the seniors will swing around late afternoon so call or visit the court to make a reservation first. B80/hour from 6am-6pm and B100/hour afterwards.
Soi La Salle 17, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-475-2043, 02-393-7228. Open daily 6am-9pm.
Sirisuk Tennis Courts
There are five outdoor courts at B120/hour from 6am-6pm and B200/hour from 6pm-10pm. One-day advance booking is preferred. Racket rental is B50, and balls are free.
2080/29 Narathiwas Soi 20, Yannawa, 02-286-4196. Open daily 6am-10pm.
Chulalongkorn University Sport Center
Two options. There are 10 hard courts located behind MBK and six tennis courts located behind the National Stadium. For Chula and Chula Demonstration school students, the entrance is free but you’ll have to pay B50 for electricity. For others, entrance fee is B50 and B100 for electricity. Booking is recommended.
Chulalongkorn University, Phyathai Rd., 02-218-2839. Open daily, 7am-9pm. www.cusc.chula.ac.th
Trinity Fitness Center
Exclusively for members and residents, Trinity fitness Center offers you tennis courts along with a pool, gymnasium, a jogging track and aerobic classes. One-year membership is B15,900 and it’s B5,900 for six-month membership. You still have to pay B100/hour for the tennis court and they charge for electricity B80/hour after 6pm onward. Private classes available. Racket rental B50. Free balls.
Silom Soi 7, Silom Rd., 02-231-5333. Open Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat-Sun 7am-8pm.
7/139 Soi Nual Chan 56, Ramintra, 086-527-0892.
KS Sport Club
271 Soi Panichanunt, Pridi bhanomyong 46, 02-391-8993, 02-391-2508.
Panya Ramintra Sport Club
99/1 Ramindra Rd., 02-943-0000.Chumnarnpenchart Sport Center 65 Rama 9, 02-247-7090.
Rajdamnern Sport Complex
19/2 Taweewattana-Karnchanapisak Rd., 02-448-1781-2.
Sport Complex Bangkok Youth Center
Mitrmaitree Rd., Din Daeng, 02-245-4743-7.
Ari Tennis Court
98 Sukhumvit 26 (Soi Ari), 02-259-8425, 084-943-9453
26 Sukhumvit 38, 02-391-1830