Serve... Return... Volley... Steamboat Springs has indoor and outdoor courts waiting to bring out the competitive side of players, or the bright smiles of kids learning the beauty of a new sport.
- Head to Howelsen Park for some laid-back tennis fun with friends.
- Take a lesson from one the pros in the area to improve your game.
- Check out one of the many tournaments held at the Tennis Center.
- Take a day away from winter skiing at one of indoor courts available.
Just because tennis is known as a gentleman's game doesn't mean that it lacks the fun or intensity of other sports.
The game can be played at ease, chatting up your friend across the net while spending an afternoon at the courts. It can also be played with full fury, making an temporary enemy out of anyone on the opposing side of the net.
While visiting Steamboat, make sure to check out any tennis tournaments in the area, or hit a couple of balls yourself. It's a great change from the wide variety of other activities Steamboat has to offer.
Where to play Tennis
Normally known for the ski hill during the winter months, Howelsen Park has two tennis court available on a first-come-first-served basis. The park is located directly across from downtown Steamboat Springs, on Howelsen Parkway.
These are the only public courts available free of charge in Steamboat.
This Steamboat Springs facility has been recently renovated, including 6 cushioned indoor courts, 6 outdoor clay courts and 4 outdoor hardcourts. Tournaments are held regularly, as are other community events, but the facility is open to the general public.
Located at the base of Steamboat Ski Area on Pine Grove Road, the tennis center is open from 8am to 9pm, 7 days a week. Prices for courts vary according to season and surface type, ranging from $18/hr to $38/hr for non-residents.
There are a number of private facilities available for use to the public. These range from full-service luxury courts at hotels to no-frills courts for dedicated tennis players. Take a look below for some of the options available.
Lessons and Rentals
Tennis is a sport of technique and precision that comes from trained repetition under professional coaching, so take a lesson from one of the many pros, or rent equipment and a ball machine to practice some ground strokes.