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Tennis, also called the sport of kings, has plenty of players in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. With both public and private courts within our borders, there is no shortage of places to win a match. The most manicured courts for those who just enjoy the game or those with Cup-worthy aspirations can be found in DFW.
T Bar M Tennis
6060 Dilbeck Road
Dallas, TX 75240
(214) 233-4444
www.tbarmtennis.com

T Bar M Tennis has a name that stretches far and wide in these parts. At this tennis ranch, all classes are indoors so that players can develop their skills year-round, regardless of extreme Texas weather. Instructors accommodate all skill levels from beginner to pro. T Bar M Tennis has 30 courts in all, including 8 indoor hard courts, 8 outdoor clay courts, and 14 outdoor hard courts for a variety of sensations when those tennis shoes hit the ground. Bounce, rebound and soar over that net on the surface of your choice with a supportive and thrilling environment that can only be found at T Bar M Tennis.

Hackberry Creek Country Club
1901 W. Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 869-2631
www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Hackberry-Creek-Country-Club

The Hackberry Creek C.C. Tennis Center is worthy of championship tennis. Set amongst the Bradford Pear trees, decks and walkways for strolling, the facilities at Hackberry Creek are plentiful. The Tennis Center has 12 lighted tennis courts, 2 clay courts with hydro-court technology and adorned in U.S. Open colors on hard courts. Leagues, mixers, and tournaments bring players of all ages and skill-levels together to celebrate and enjoy the diversity and longevity of the sport.

Richland Tennis Center
7111 N.E. Loop 820
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
(817) 427-6680
www.nrhtx.com/index.aspx?nid=250

The Richland Hills Parks & Recreation Department has done a spotless job of running the Richland Tennis Center’s 16 courts, comprising of an ideally-placed sunken championship court, locker room, concession area and pro shop. Supervised by and serving tennis aficionados and professionals, the Richland Tennis Center has programs for adults and children, including group and private lessons, leagues, drills, and summer camps. A great place to make new partners and enhance your skills, Richland Tennis Center works for fans of the sport big and small.

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Arlington Parks Tennis Center
500 W. Mayfield Road
Arlington, TX 76014
(817) 459-6163
https://naturallyfun.org/tennis

A public tennis center with a plate full of awards, the Arlington Parks Tennis Center enjoys both state and national accolades. With 26 lit outdoor courts, and six children’s courts as well as showering areas and a pro shop, Arlington Parks Tennis Center is a complete recreational utopia. Since 1995, has offered leagues of all skill levels, and facilities worthy of hosting nationally recognized tournaments and competitions. With few tennis facilities at this level in the area, Arlington Parks Tennis Center, much like its players, has few competitors in its level and ranking. Welcoming new players is their forte and helping them grow is their specialty.

Royal Oaks Country Club
7915 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 691-6091
www.roccdallas.com

Members of the Royal Oaks Country Club know that membership comes with some definite perks. Royal Oaks Country Club was renovated only two years ago and has achieved a new level of elegance for the sport. With 13 lighted outdoor courts and two indoor courts for when the Texas heat becomes unbearable, all courts have now been resurfaced. Court merchandise can be purchased at the pro shop, featuring a gallery of equipment, gear and clothing for men, women and children. After a great match, appease your appetite with light snacks overlooking the pool.

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Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.