Ever wonder why you don’t hear a lot about tennis in Scottsdale, Az? Scottsdale, being so famous for golf and the Phoenix Open, is not often thought of as the perfect place to live if your passion is tennis.
An all-year sport, tennis has really gained popularity with not only the country club set, but also a recreation and club sport for kids and teens.
In fact, it’s the “country club sports” that have gained popularity in general as very competitive year-round sports. We still have plenty of football, baseball, soccer and basketball. But swimming, golf, tennis have gained huge momentum as competitive club sports seem to trump recreational these days. I’ll also put Lacrosse in this category, although not a country club sport, it definitely doesn’t have a generations old history in the West.
I’m ecstatic that my football loving son, has turned tennis into his new sport of choice. People who have played tennis as kids have such an advantage over me, who played softball/soccer as a kid, and is just now learning tennis as a 40-year-old creaker. Even if they have not played since they were a teenager, their muscle memory may have faded but not gone away. I’m reminded of this also when I pull out the old bike to head out for a ride with the kids.
Learning tennis here, however has been a very easy process. Lessons through Scottsdale Parks and Recreation are offered through many community and public parks. For tennis in DC Ranch, The Country Club at DC Ranch offers a tennis club, or Click Here for private instruction in DC Ranch and Windgate Ranch.
Following is a list of other public and private opportunities to play tennis near DC Ranch: