The Other Side Of The French Open
Tennis season has begun! The French Open has always been a good wake up call to remind you that summer is almost there and that is now or never that you should work out!
Practicing tennis is definitely a good way to get rid of the stress and stay in a good shape. For those who want to enjoy fully the French Open by practicing like the athletes here are our favorites tennis court in Paris
Between the private clubs and the city’s public courts (more than 150), there are a handful of lesser-known courts with settings both unlikely and extraordinary.
Tennis du Luxembourg
Surrounded by the manicured formal French gardens of the Jardin du Luxembourg, the four courts (run by the city) are flanked by a 19th-century orangery for the most regal of settings.
Tennis de l’Atlantique
Located atop a train station, the five rooftop courts of the Jardin Atlantique offer an urban atmosphere enclosed by commercial office buildings with the Tour Montparnasse towering in the distance. These are best for players who don’t mind a bit of background noise: Train arrival and departure announcements from the Gare Montparnasse below can be heard among the thumps of tennis balls.
Tennis de la Cavalerie
Tennis purists nostalgic for the sport’s golden age will delight at the chance to play at this Art Deco members-only club. Situated above an Aston Martin dealership in the Seventh Arrondissement, the club boasts Eiffel Tower views, posh wood locker rooms, and a stunning roof (a more-recent architectural addition) evoking a contemporary latticework cathedral.
One of the city’s few grass courts is located on a patch of British soil in the Eighth Arrondissement at the Embassy of the United Kingdom. Meticulously maintained at a 5-to-7-millimeter grass height, the courts dubbed “Wimbledon-sur-Seine” host a number of private matches for dignitaries and tennis champions alike.
Paris Central Tennis
Hidden in the historic Impasse Mousset, a charming street once lined with artisanal workshops and craftsmen in the 12th Arrondissement, is the Paris Central Tennis club. Once a stable, the indoor court is open to the public, offering workshops and classes for tennis enthusiasts young and old.
If you not a sports enthusiasts you can also just enjoy the game at Roland Garros.
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