Playing tennis in Buenos Aires is easy once you know where to go. There are plenty of clubs, like the Buenos Aires Lawn and Tennis Club, hotels with courts, pros to teach you and just hit, free courts offered by the city and many more options. After spending a month in Buenos Aires, gathering information from the web, Facebook and Trip Advisor, and combining everyone’s notes, calling and emailing places, here is some information on great places to play tennis in Buenos Aires.
Tennis in Buenos Aires Lessons @ Sheraton Hotel Convention Center
Since I was staying in Microcenter, by the WeWork (communal space) office, I was referred to the Sheraton Hotel Convention Center Buenos Aires and found the MOST AMAZING pro, Edgardo (Eddie) Sosa. I’ve played tennis all over the world and within 15 minutes of my first session, I knew Eddie was one of the best pros with whom I’ve ever worked.
The Sheraton has two lit (day or night) hard courts and a staff of pros (Eddie, his son and some others) ready to customize your tennis experience. Lessons are SUPER REASONABLE – less than $25 (USD) an hour if you buy a package. And let me tell you, Eddie does not play nice, which is just perfect for me. He hits balls that land right on the baseline, then pop up and spin over your head by 8 feet. That’s if they don’t bounce forward toward the net. What a workout!
He’s also an amazing teacher, clearly experienced with all levels, all ages and all types of players. He’s patient and is fluent in both English and Spanish. I cannot recommend Eddie highly enough for anyone who wants to play tennis in Buenos Aires. ***Update 2019: Eddie is no longer at the Sheraton, but definitely still teaching tennis in BsAs. Please reach him one of the following ways (and, of course, tell him Melissa says hello!):
+54 9 11 3183-3175 (whats app)
edgardososa @ hotmail.com
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center
This Sheraton gets excellent reviews from most everyone who stays here, "the bed was like a cloud," "great fitness center" and more. The Sheraton is just a one minute walk from the General San Martín metro station, a large hub that can take you just about anywhere in the city. Hotel facilities include a fitness center, spa, sauna, heated swimming pool, outdoor pool with lounge chairs, tennis courts (of course) and multiple restaurants and bars. The Retiro neighborhood in Buenos Aires is known for it’s gourmet food, architecture and lovely parks.
Compare Rates: Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center – San Martin 1225/1275, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1104, Argentina
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Tennis Courts in Buenos Aires
For other places to play tennis in Buenos Aires, here are some notes gathered from the web, social media, calls and emails made over several weeks. I hope they will save you the hassle I had in finding places to play "tenis" in Buenos Aires.
Tennis Clubs and Courts in Buenos Aires (top choices)
Darling Tennis Club in San Telmo
- Recommended to me by Eddie as another great place to play tennis
- For lessons @ Darling, contact Eddie’s son, Joel Sosa +5491158971257, What’s App
Pasco Tenis – Cochabamba 2258, 1225 Buenos Aires
- Group and individual lessons
- 4 courts indoor and outdoor
- Site: www.pascotenis.com.ar/tenis.html
Club Harrods – Virrey del Pino 1480, Buenos Aires.
- 14 Clay Courts, only available for members to book (membership is around $176 USD for one month)
- Weekend group lessons/clinics available
- Site: www.clubharrods.com.ar
Costa Rica Gym & Tenis – Costa Rica 4863, 1414 CABA
- Indoor Clay Courts available to book
- Mon-Fri, 08HS – 17HS: $19.42 USD, 17HS – 23:30HS: $30.21 USD
- Weekends: 08HS – 20HS: $24.82 USD
- Site: www.costarica-tennis.com
Argentina Open and the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club
The most famous and top of the line tennis club in Buenos Aires, the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club is a private, members-only club in Palermo, also called the "The Argentine Tennis Cathedral." It is now home of the Argentina Open, an ATP 250 event, played on their clay courts every February, but was previously known as the Copa Peugeot Argentina Tenis (photo from 2010), played on their hard courts. The Argentina Open is the second stop of the Latin American "Golden Swing." Previous Argentine tennis champions include Guillermo Coria, Gaston Gaudio, Juan Monaco and David Nalbandian.
The Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club was gorgeous (just look at that sunset – wish I could play there) and the Argentina Open is a great event!
- Argentina Open
- Buenos Aires Lawn Tenis Club: Olleros 1510 (CABA) – Argentina, www.baltc.net
More Tennis Clubs and Courts in Buenos Aires
Notes from Facebook Buenos Aires Ex Pat Group:
- Tennis club de Argentina
- There’s a free tennis court in colegiales
- Free activities in Buenos Aires: www.buenosaires.gob.ar/deportes/actividades-gratuitas
- Buenos Aires official site about tennis: www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en/article/tennis
- The cheapest courts are at the KDT near Costa Salguero. Only catch is: can’t make phone reservations, have to go there in person
- Play at La Esquina de Tennis off La Pampa, between Libertador and Figueroa. 6 courts, well maintained
- There are clay courts to rent on Costa Rica and Thames
- There’s tennis in a gym called Megatlon, @ Pasco 48, just off Avenida Rivadavia.
- Circuito de Tenis in Caballito or Capitenis in Obras right near River stadium. Both Circuito and Capitenis are leagues that set you up with weekly matches. The bad thing with Circuito is that they book you a game and you have no option to change the time whereas Capitenis you can usually change if necessary. Websites: www.circuitotenis.com and www.capitenis.com.ar
- Check out Obras on a Sunday and there are people playing matches from about 8am on. There are some foreigners in the league.
Notes from Trip Advisor: www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowTopic-g312741-i979-k2795853-Private_Tennis_Lessons-Buenos_Aires_Capital_Federal_District.html
- Punta Carrasco – Costanera Norte y Av. Sarmiento – Capital – 4807-1010
- Magic Center Club – Dorrego 2880 (y Luis M, Campos) Capital – 4772-3016/18/19
- Carminatti Tennis Center – Figueroa Alcorta 7250 – Capital – 4788-3533
- Salguero Tenis – Salguero 3350 – 482-2930
- Teacher’s Tenis – F. Alcorta 7101 – 4788-6135
- Vilas Club Bosques de Palermo – V. Alsina s/n e.Olleros y J.Hernandez, Capital Federal 4777-7500. www.racketclub.com
- De la Peña Tenis – F. Alcorta 5575 – 4576-0700 / 0702
- Gimnasia y Esgrima de Bs.As. – F.Alcorta 5575, Cap. Fed. 4799-5980
- Polideportivo Colegiales: Beautiful hardcourts, for free in Freire y Conde
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Great article. I’m argentinean and live in Buenos Aires, and I happen to work just 3 blocks away from the Sheraton in Retiro…being a tennis enthusiast, I’ve been trainning at the Sheraton with Edgard (your Eddie) for 12 years now! Amazing place, hard courts (not easy to find in Buenos Aires), very convenient for those who work nearby; and of course, Edgard, he is a pro!! Top teacher/trainner, he is the best!! And a friend of course!! Trainning with him is the closest thing to trainning as a pro that an amateur player like myself can get.
I also play in Circuito Tenis, this is the biggest amateur league of tenis in the country to play on your own (you even have a ranking and there’s the masters year end cup being played for each category), other alternative leagues are inter-clubs or inter-countries but those leagues have a team format and it’s not the same. Circuito Tenis is highly recommended!!
@Alejandro – thanks for the great comment. Yes, I LOVE Edgardo (as if you couldn’t tell, ha ha!). Thanks for the tips on Circuito – if I’m ever in BAs long enough, maybe I’ll join the league. Maybe we’ll get to play together some day if I head back to BAs – the first time I was there 8 years I didn’t enjoy it (lots of things went wrong) but this time I LOVED it and have it on my list to visit again. Met some amazing people and also Eddie, enough to make me want to visit again!!!!
Edgardo is a terrific instructor! I just finished my 3rd lesson with him, + I have learned more in those 3 lessons than in 3 months with a previous instructor (in Spain). He is very insightful, spotting exactly what needs tweaking + helping me modify my technique to obtain immediate results. I am so impressed with his method of instruction, based on biomechanics. I definitely recommend him to anyone wishing to start or improve their tennis journey.
Hi Jennifer! I could not agree with you more. Eddie is simply the best. Thanks so much for leaving feedback here for him – I’m sure everyone looking for a pro in BA will appreciate it.