9 places to play tennis around Abu Dhabi

Time to brush up on your tennis skills before the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open.

Tennis is under the spotlight once again as the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open gears up for its debut from 5–12 February in the capital.

And if you fancy yourself as the next Serena Williams, why not head to one of the many tennis venues across the capital to practice your serve?

And  don’t forget that we’re giving away free tickets to the grand championship too!

So if you’re ready to try your hand at tennis at some of the top places across the capital, you’re in the right place.


Al Forsan International Sports Resort


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Team Yalla’s favourite, Al Forsan International Sports Resort has a ton of facilities for sports lovers including tennis courts. So gather your family and friends and book a court. You can also book corporate games which is a fun way to get ahead with tennis and enjoy some team-building activities along the way. For information visit alforsan.com


321 Sports


Experience island life and head to 321 Sports to escape the city and enjoy a variety of sporting and entertainment attractions. Enjoy a couple of sets of tennis in the beautiful surroundings of Al Hudayriyat Island. For more information visit hudayriyatisland.ae


Abu Dhabi Country Club


Boasting nine tennis courts, Abu Dhabi Country Club is also regarded as one of the most popular spots for the game in the region. Competitive and social tennis players go here to enjoy the game and train. Players of all levels and ages are welcome. The facility also provides private and group training options. For more information visit adcountryclub.com


Abu Dhabi Cricket


Don’t let the name fool you! You can play tennis at Abu Dhabi Cricket as well. Choose from four tennis courts and start practicing your serve. There’s also an option to choose between a hard or grass court. For more information visit abudhabicricket.ae


ACTIVE Al Maryah




Experience the thrill of professional tennis at ACTIVE Al Maryah Island’s seven outdoor tennis courts. There’s also an indoor court built to ATP standards, along with the capital’s best tennis coaches. The best part? No membership is required when you book to play tennis with friends. For more information activealmaryah.ae


Advantage Sports


The Advantage Tennis Club at Advantage Sports offers access to more than 12 tennis courts in the capital. The facility also offers some of the best Junior Development Programs and Adults Programs in the region. The coaches at Advantage Sports are highly qualified, approved and registered with the UAE Tennis Federation too. For more information visit advantagesportsuae.com


Etizan Fitness


Serving as a premium wellbeing facility, Etizan Fitness has several courts for you to practice your serve. Choose between an indoor or outdoor court, which are available for rent between 6am-11pm. Don’t have a racquet and tennis balls? No problem! You can rent them at Etizan Fitness too. And girls, there’s a private ladies’ court just for you. For more information visit etizanfitness.ae


The Club


Tennis enthusiasts, get access to four hard-surfaced, floodlit tennis courts at The Club. Located within the Sports Hub at The Club, you’ll require a membership to avail access to the courts and enjoy other facilities. The Club also offers private, semi-private, and group coaching for adults and juniors of all abilities. For more information visit the-club.com


Zayed Sports City


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Saving the best for last! What’s better than playing at the same place as the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open! Enjoy eight practice tennis courts, a stunning tennis stadium and some of the capital’s best tennis coaches at Zayed Sports City. With eight tennis courts to practice, a stunning tennis stadium and the capital’s best tennis coaches, you get access to the best tennis spot in the capital. And the best part? No membership required. Woop-woop! For more information visit zsc.ae


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