- Monte Carlo Country Club, Monte Carlo
- Il San Pietro di Positano, Amalfi Coast
- Foro Italico, Rome
There are plenty of cool places to play tennis in this world.
But when people imagine cool tennis courts, they often think of the major stadiums where Grand Slams are played.
Sure, these courts are magnificent in their own right.
But in my opinion, when I think about cool tennis courts, I like to think of courts that are a little bit out of the ordinary.
So for that reason, I’ve listed the three tennis courts that you can see above.
You can always go and see these courts for yourself, but since they are so exclusive, I don’t believe that you can book in and play on them – as much as we’d all like to!
And while I have listed these three tennis courts above…
I feel that these stadiums are full of character, and they have been host to some extraordinary tennis matches over the years.
But coming back to the main point of this piece now, I would like to get into why these three tennis courts are so spectacular.
Details of These Three Unbelievable Tennis Courts
As you’ve seen already, these three courts are not all in the same country!
However, two of them are actually based in Italy – which is a testament to the quality of the architecture of that nation in general.
So without further ado, let me run through some specific details on the courts mentioned.
Monte Carlo Country Club, Monte Carlo
The Monte Carlo Country Club is one of the MOST EXCLUSIVE SPORTS COMPLEXES in the world.
Of course, this country club is centered around tennis, and many of the most elite tennis players in the world actually use this place as a base.
Guys such as Novak Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov spring to mind here, with both of these guys being residents of Monte Carlo.
You can even see a quick guided tour of the place from Dimitrov in this video:
All of the courts in this complex are clay courts, and as you probably already know, this is the location for one of the biggest Masters events of the ATP Tour.
This tournament is simply known as the Monte Carlo Masters, and a man by the name of Rafael Nadal has won that event nine times!
While there are many courts around the complex, I believe that the Center Court, which many games are played on during the Masters, is one of the COOLEST COURTS in the world.
Not only is the court itself spectacular, surrounded by the mountains of Monte Carlo, but it also has a backdrop at the Balearic Sea which LOOKS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.
I’m not sure how the players can even concentrate on competing in their matches with such beautiful scenery around!
Il San Pietro di Positano, Amalfi Coast
Speaking of exclusive tennis courts, this one is right up there with the Monte Carlo Country Club.
As it happens, the Il San Pietro di Positano is actually a five-star hotel and resort, and it is pretty spectacular from what I’ve seen (in photos).
Of course, the Amalfi Coast is one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL regions in Italy, and in my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, period.
And since you’ve then got a 5-star hotel and resort nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, what more could we really ask for?
However, in order to play on this tennis court, you need to be staying at the hotel as a guest.
The court is completely closed off to the general public, and even if you are staying at the hotel, I believe you still need to pay a handsome rate to play a game of tennis on the court.
But when you look at the photos of the location, IT REALLY IS BREATHTAKING.
However, since II SAN PIERTRO DI POSITANO is so close to the sea, I think that if you were to shank a ball out of the court…
.. you might need to go and purchase another one rather than TRYING TO FISH IT OUT!
Foro Italico, Rome
The third and final tennis court I would like to talk about is located in the Foro Italico sports complex in Rome.
Much like the Monte Carlo Masters, this is the location of another Masters event, simply known as the Rome Masters.
This is another clay-court event, and surprise surprise, Rafael Nadal has been the most successful player at this event, winning the title a staggering 11 times.
Putting the tournament aside, when you look at the architecture and location of the court, I really do think it is one of the coolest tennis courts in the world.
With the court being built into the ground, which is ALREADY COOL, I love that it is then surrounded by statues of great Romans of the past.
Obviously, Rome is one of the most historical cities in the world, and I love that the design of the court has captured this.
So even though guys are playing there and competing to win a tennis match, this court really does have a sense of magic about it, which adds to the spectacle.
It’s almost as though the Romans of the past are there to ENJOY THE SHOW AS WELL.
And naturally, with Rome boasting some pretty nice weather, this court looks ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR against the clear blue skies of Italy’s capital.
I do hope you have enjoyed this brief piece about the coolest tennis courts in the world.
And if you feel that you want to actually visit any of these locations, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOING SO.
Should you be able to combine your visit with watching one of the Masters events, for two out of the three courts, this will be even better.
And if you do get to visit, I would love to hear about your experience in the comments below.