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Tennis in Chennai

Tennis as a sport is well-liked in Chennai. The major tournaments that take place in SDAT stadium at Nugambakkam are the ATP and the Chennai Open. The Chennai Open is played on the hard court and every year it happens in this venue. Famous tennis personalities who were trained in Chennai and have got a number of laurels for the country include Leander Paes and Vijay Amritraj.

History of Tennis in Chennai:

Tennis Coaching in ChennaiThe first court to come into existence in Chennai was in the Madras Cricket Club in the year 1883. In the year 1887 the MCC was fortunate to conduct the first lawn tennis tournament in South India. The most important aspect about this tournament was that there was a competition for ladies also.

 The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association looks after the affairs of this sport and ensures that people participate in global events. The association has also ensured that the infrastructure for coaching is at par, with International standards. A number of schemes have been laid down by the association to encourage, youngsters in following this sport.

Training Academies in Chennai:

There are a number of coaching academies established in Chennai and children ensure that they are getting trained in the good centers. One of the best tennis academies in India is based in Chennai it is the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy.

  • Brittannia Amritraj Tennis
    Sterling Road
    Number of courts- 2

  • Baseline Tennis Academy
    Old Mahabalipuram Rd
    Phone Number:09940023832

  • Valasi Tennis Academy
    Tagore Street
    Phone Number: 09884318702

  • Chennai Sports Academy
    71, Bazullah Road
    Pparathasarathy Puram
    Thiyagaraya Nagar
    Phone Number: 09884203100

  • Classic Tennis Academy
    15/25 Oliver Road
    Phone Number: 09840170464

  • Sri Sai Sports Academy
    No 126, VGN Lakshmi Nagar
    Phone Number: 09500121535

Tennis Coaching Centers in Chennai:

Some of the best Tennis training centers in Chennai are mentioned below:

  • SDAT Tennis Stadium
    Lake Area, Nungambakkam
    Phone Number: 2817 0381

    Number of courts
    : Synthetic -2
    : Boys and girls - who are above 7 years
    - If slots are available

Fee for instruction:
Membership fee: Rs.400 per month
For 3 days a week: Rs.400 per month
For 5 days a week: Rs.550 per month
For 6 days a week: Rs.650 per month
Retention fee: Rs.150 per month (maximum 3 months)

  • MRC Stadium
    Gandhi Irwin Road
    Phone Number: 044-28191034

    Number of courts
    : clay 4

Fee for instruction:
Admission fee: Rs.500
3 days a week: Rs.400 per month
5 days a week: Rs.550 per month
6 days a week: Rs.650 per month
Retention fee: Rs.150 per month (maximum 3 months)

Tennis Clubs in Chennai:

Tennis has a number of followers in Chennai and many of the renowned clubs in Chennai have excellent tennis courts and also provide members and children with first class training. The clubs that have the facilities are:

  • Gymkhana Club - There are four courts, which are all floodlit.
    Madras Gymkhana Club
    The Island, Anna Salai
    Phone Number: 91-44-25368160

  • Gandhinagar Ladies Tennis Club - It has  2 clay tennis courts.
    Gandhi Nagar 4th Main Road
    Gandhi Nagar, Adyar
    Phone Number: 91-44-24902005

  • The Presidency Club - Has 2 synthetic courts with floodlights
    Fairlawn, 51, Ethiraj Salai
    Phone Number: 91-44-2822 6881, 42146805

  • Indira Nagar Tennis Club
    Aishwarya Colony

  • Kandhasamy Tennis Club
    3rd Avenue
    Annanagar East

Tennis is extremely popular in Chennai and the number of coaching academies and club promoting it, is an example of how many people are into this sport. Parents should research on good academies and enroll children into taking up this sport.

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