Nadir says: “I want to try playing on clay. Where can I find clay court tennis courts in Calgary?”
Good question, Adam. Calgary is definitely a hard court town. Nearly every tennis court in Calgary is a hard court, but there are a few clay courts to be found.
Elbow Park Tennis Club
The largest clay court facility in Calgary is the Elbow Park Tennis Club which is located at 800 34 Ave SW in the community of Elbow Park. It is a private club open only to members and is maintained by the Glencoe Club. Most of the club’s players are also Glencoe Club members and the club’s membership fees reflect that fact by offering them memberships at one-third less than outsiders. The facility features five clay courts and one hard court shared by approximately 200 members.
Calgary Tennis Club
Just a few kilometres northwest of Elbow Park, you will find Calgary’s largest and oldest outdoor tennis club. The Calgary Tennis Club, originally established in 1889, is a seasonal club featuring six hard courts and three clay courts. Membership for a single player starts at about $300 per season. The club has a membership base in the neighbourhood of about 600 players.
Tennis Calgary has members from both clubs. So if you have any questions about either club, please feel free to post your question in the members’ activity feed. And if you have any questions about tennis in Calgary, please let us know. We are more than happy to help.