Tennis Anyone? The Twin Ports Is Home To Several Courts You Can Play On
I grew up playing tennis pretty much when I could first hold a racquet. My dad used to be a professional tennis player who taught lessons to pay his way through college and law school, so all of us in my family loved to hit the courts, especially me. Unfortunately, my bad knees have put my court days behind me for now, but here is a list of some great places to try out whether you are a beginner or the next Wimbledon star in the making.
Tennis Courts In The Twin Ports Area
Longview Tennis Club - Duluth, MN
The Longview Tennis Club in Duluth is run by Duluth Friends of Tennis a non-profit community tennis association. They are responsible for maintaining the courts, the clubhouse and managing reservations as well. They also offer tennis lessons to members and nonmembers and coordinate tournaments. Longview does offer free walk-on court time to the public if courts are available.
Longview also has two pickleball courts with free equipment for members. Nonmembers can use the courts as well when they are open if they have their own equipment. The courts are located at 326 North 25th Avenue East in Duluth. For more information go to their website.
University Of Minnesota-Duluth - Duluth, MN
The University of Minnesota Duluth has outdoor tennis courts available to students and the general public. A membership fee is required for the general public and rental equipment is available through The RSOP Rental Center (Recreational Sports Outdoor Program) Obviously when school is in session the courts will be busier than usual so you might want to check ahead of time to make sure courts are available.
Duluth Indoor Sports Center (DISC) - Duluth, MN
The Duluth Indoor Sports Center is the only indoor tennis facility in the area with 4 indoor courts You can work on your game as an individual, with their tennis robot, or a private or group lesson available for children and adults. Memberships are required but right now they are offering a Free Pass for a week. Play in the comfort of the indoors rain or shine all year long.
Woodland Community Center - Duluth, MN
This community center is part of the YMCA community program. They have three outdoor tennis courts at this location which are open to the public and often used for pickleball as well. These courts are fairly weathered but are in a great location to play a fun round of tennis with friends or family. Plus they are free to use.
Endion Park - Duluth, MN
This small park is a great little neighborhood green space The park has tennis and basketball courts, playground equipment, and picnic tables. These courts are free to use with easy access from the street and are the only tennis courts in this area.
Wheeler Athletic Complex - Duluth, MN
Formerly known as Wheeler Field this outdoor sports complex. There are 4 tennis courts that were redone last fall including a new asphalt surface, acrylic coating, fencing, nets, and courts that were painted for pickleball as well. Everything at the Wheeler Athletic Complex is top-notch, the courts are Free of charge to use for the general public.
Hermantown High School - Hermantown, MN
Hermantown High School has 4 tennis courts that are open to the public. Since the courts are at a school they are not available for use during school hours. The courts do not have lights and are free to use for the general public.
Fond Du Lac Park - Duluth, MN
This is the smaller of the two parks in the heart of the Fond Du Lac neighborhood. They do have tennis courts, a playground, picnic tables, and even an apple orchard that is open to the public. The courts do not have lights and are free to use by the general public.
NBC Spartan Sports Complex - Superior, WI
Located on the campus of the Superior Senior High School Campus in Superior Wisconsin. There are 4 public tennis courts at this location which are also used by the University of Wisconsin Superior as well. Courts are not available to the public during school hours. The use of the courts is Free.
Keene Creek Park - Duluth, MN
Mostly known for the dog park Keene Creek also has tennis courts as well. Located at Bristol Street & 63rd Avenue West in Duluth. The park now features playground equipment, a skate park, picnic areas, basketball courts, and a paved trail.
Cloquet High School - Cloquet, MN
Cloquet High School apparently just has a girls tennis team whose season is in the fall, but typically any of the courts on school property are not open to the public during school hours. It does not look like the courts are equipped with lights so you will need to take advantage of daylight savings. It is free to use the courts