Normally when it comes to sports, people i.e. Fans tend to focus more on players and often forget to admire or even remember the grounds on which these players play their games! Tennis is no different either, but still, from London to New York and from Melbourne to Shanghai there are plenty of tennis courts, which are not famous for having a great facility but also for their picturesque lakes.
Here we are with five of the most beautiful and player-friendly tennis courts in the world.
Best Tennis Courts
Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York
Home of the US Open, Arthur Ashe Stadium is a part of USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York City which was formerly known as Flushing Meadows. The capacity of the Arthur Ashe Stadium is 23, 200 seats with the topmost seating people can look down to the court with ease. The stadium also has a breathtaking view of the famous Manhattan skyline and not to forget the action that happens each day during the American summer.
Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California
If you want to have a breathtaking look for a sporting venue, then the IndianWellsTennisGarden in the Indian Wells, California is the perfect place for you. The palm trees directly look at the back of the tennis courts and the mountains covered by the snow in the distance. It’s certainly one of the most picturesque tennis grounds in the world. The ground facilitates 24 hard courts.
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Center Court, Wimbledon
One of the most famous tennis courts in the world, the center court of Wimbledon can facilitate 15, 000 fans at once. The green grass certainly soothes the eyes and of course the players who play on it. Just outside the center court, there is a huge screen just in front of the laws where fans can sit and enjoy the play with ice crème in their hands.
Roy Emerson Arena, Gstaad, Switzerland
If not the most picturesque sports place then what it is? The Roy Emerson Arena at Gstaad in Switzerland is nothing less than heaven on earth. It has a fantastic backdrop of mountains and trees which is a treat to watch for any tennis fan watching a match in between.\
O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom:
The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the center of The O2 entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in southeast London. It was established in its current form in 2007. It has the second-highest seating capacity of 20,000 of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, in 2008 O2 Arena was the world’s busiest music arena right behind the Manchester Arena.
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia:
Rod Laver Arena replaced the Kooyong Stadium and is a multi-purpose arena located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Rod Laver arena is also considered as the main venue for the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of that calendar year.
The arena has changed its name twice. In 1988 it was originally called National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park, and in 1996 it was called Centre Court, and on 16 January 2000, the name was again changed to Rod Laver Arena in order to honor Rod Laver the 3-time winner of the Australian Open, and also one of the greatest male tennis player.
Louis Armstrong Stadium, New York City:
Louis Armstrong Stadium is one of the venues of the US Open. The stadium has a capacity of 14,000 and is also a main court of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It opened as a replacement for the 1978 stadium of the same name with higher capacity for the 2018 US Open. The stadium is named after a famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong who used to live nearby until his death in 1971.
Optics Valley Int. Tennis Center – Central Court, Wuhan, China:
The Optics Valley International Tennis Centre is located in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The center is the venue for the Wuhan Open, which is a professional tournament of the Women’s Tennis Association and is held annually since 2014.
The center has a capacity of 15,000 at the main stadium named “Central Court”, a 5,000-seat capacity of the annex Stadium (Court 1), and 6 standard outdoor hard courts with necessary supporting facilities.
Stade Roland Garros – Court Suzanne Lenglen, Paris, France:
Stade Roland Garros is a tennis courts complex located in Paris and usually hosts the French Open, a tournament also known as Roland Garros. It is a Grand Slam championship tournament played annually around the end of May and the beginning of June. It is named after Roland Garros, a pioneering French aviator. It was constructed in 1928 to host France’s first defense of the Davis Cup.