As summer is now in full swing in the Côte d’Azur, it’s the ideal time to dust off your racket and head outside for a game of tennis in the glorious Riviera sunshine.
There are a number of clubs nestled amongst the prime Monaco real estate where you can enjoy a few sets of tennis with friends or family, and with around 300 days of sun per year, there really is no better place to play outdoors than here on the Côte d’Azur):
1. The most well-known and glamorous place to play tennis in Monaco is of course the Monte Carlo Country Club, which is home to the world-famous Monte Carlo Masters tournament. With 21 clay courts and 2 hard courts laid out in a staircase design on a hilltop and all overlooking the sea, the Country Club offers arguably the best views of any tennis courts in the world.
2. The Tennis Club de Monaco, situated a few minutes’ outside of Monaco in nearby Cap d’Ail, is also set in stunning surroundings high up on the Moyenne Corniche. Although it’s much smaller than the nearby Country Club, it boasts 4 clay courts and one mini-tennis court for children, all of which overlook ‘The Rock’ and the Palais Princier in Monaco.
3. For beach fans, the Tennis Club de Cap d’Ail is perfectly located within a short walk of the Fontvieille Port area of Monaco. Their 5 clay courts practically touch the beautiful Plage Marquet in Cap d’Ail; what could be nicer than playing a few sets before heading over to the beach to cool off with a refreshing drink after your game?
4. Just next door to Monaco, the Tennis Club de Beausoleil is situated in the heart of the Devens sports complex and park. The club is surrounded by a Provencal forest and is made up of 8 tennis courts – 6 Greenset resin courts and 2 with artificial turf. They also have a 300 seat Centre Court and a practice wall available, perfect for those who wish to brush up on their game before playing their opponent.
5. Finally, just a few kilometres down the coast towards Italy, the Tennis Club de Menton can be found in the centre of town, close to both the shops and beaches and just minutes away from the railway station. The club is surprisingly large for such a small town, with 7 clay courts in total, 5 of which are floodlit for night-time matches.
With so many options available to Monaco residents, there has never been a better time to enjoy a game of tennis in the Principality. Professional players such as Novak Djokovic, Marin Čilić and Goran Ivanisevic all own homes in and around Monte-Carlo and if you are currently looking for property for sale, Monaco, with its rich sporting history and world famous annual Masters tournament, is the perfect place for a tennis fan to call home.