Figuring out how to play tennis in Santiago, Chile was a bit of a challenge, but now that all the hard work has been done, here you have your choice of tennis courts, clubs, pros. There are a few tennis clubs that do not require a membership and also offer hitting partners and pros should you be traveling solo. After spending a few weeks in Santiago and playing tennis 6 times, 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 Santiago.
Best Tennis Pro in Santiago
Job Segeth offers both adults and kids lessons and hitting in Spanish, English and Dutch! He is an excellent pro that made immediate positive changes to my game during my first hour with him. His tips were totally unique and he presented the instruction in a way that was easy to understand and implement. The club we trained at, Club Martin de Zamora, had 6 beautifully maintained red clay courts and was easy to find. I highly recommend you reach out to Job if you want to play tennis in Santiago. You can reach Job at www.santiagosports.cl
Where to Stay in Santiago
The majority of the clubs and courts I found in Santiago were in the area of Las Condes, an upper-mid- to high income neighborhood with huge malls and business buildings. There are hundreds of high end restaurants and shops, though I wouldn’t say it’s the most walkable area and it is fairly spread out. If you’re looking for more walking and lots of grit and character, then you’ll want to stay by Bellas Artes or Latarria. An Uber from Bellas Artes to any of the clubs is around $10 each way. I’ve stayed in both neighborhoods, so here are my recommendations.
Hotel Plaza El Bosque Ebro – this was a wonderful hotel in Las Condes, walking distance to everything you could want, easily near the bus and subway, with a great roof terrace, gym, spa, restaurant and bar and a delightful coffee shop and Poke Bowl place right next door (though only open on weekdays). A block away, there’s an area with at least 20 restaurant choices, most of which are excellent.
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Tennis in Santiago
The majority of tennis clubs in Santiago are located in the Las Condes neighborhood, which is most residential (high end) neighborhood on the map and located in the northeast section of Santiago. There are a few other free courts located in public parks throughout the city, but they are a bit more challenging to find. Here are some notes gathered from the web, social media, calls and emails made over several weeks. I hope they will make it easy for you to play "tenis" in Santiago.
Tennis Clubs and Courts in Santiago (Top Choices)
Club Lo Cañas – Monsignor Escrivá de Balaguer 5000. Vitacura, Santiago
- Beautiful red clay courts recommended to me by the great hotel I stayed at for a few nights. Offers tennis classes, lessons, paddle, squash, racquetball and more for both kids and adults. Membership not required.
- On Google Maps, it will show as Weeds House | Sport Club
Club Martin de Zamora – Martín de Zamora 4571, Las Condes
- Group and individual lessons, membership not required
- 6 red clay outdoor courts
- See my review of the pro, Job Segeth (above)
Parque Tenis El Alba – Las Condes
- Open to the community seven days a week, with 16 clay tennis courts and two synthetic grass soccer fields, all with artificial lighting
More Tennis Clubs and Courts in Santiago
Notes from Facebook Santiago Ex Pat Group:
- Estadio Israelita
- San Carlos de Apoquindo
- Santa Rosa de Huechuraba
- Ivan Zamorano – 12 courts, Av. Padre Hurtado 2650 – www.ivanzamorano.cl
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