TENNIS

It’s easy to find tennis courts to play at in Paris. There are 42 municipal centers serving out 170 courts, and the prices are unbeatable: 6.509 euros an hour for an uncovered court (less before 11h), and 12 euros for a covered court. First you need to sign up, which costs nothing, either online, at www.tennis.paris.fr, where you will be given a password that allows you to reserve a court. Or go to the center in your neighborhood, or to your local mairie, and ask to sign up for your "Carte Paris Tennis". This card allows you to reserve any public court in town for one hour per week up to seven days in advance, according to availability, and it is easy as pie, again either at the website above or on site.Your partner should also have a card, but you are allowed ten guests per year without cards.

Or join a local tennis club or sporting association through the mairie. These organizations book their own times on the public courts for lessons (for both adults and children), and organize regular playing times.

You may also just show up and hope to catch a no-show, but then you may play for only 30 minutes at a time. Arrive at the courts 10 minutes prior to the time you’d like to play and sign up on the waiting list.

If you’d rather watch, don’t miss the annual Roland-Garros international tennis tournament at the end of May. It is a huge sellout each year, but tickets may be had. Check out the site for the French open - if you don’t get into a match head to Galleries Lafayette for souvenir Roland-Garros towels and t-shirts.

For more information on all things tennis in France, including other big tournaments, children’s teams, and a list of the tennis courts and clubs around France (there are 127 in Paris alone!), go to the website of the Féderation Francaise de Tennis, at http://www.fft.fr/ , or tel: 01.47.43.48.00.

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Municipal tennis courts (by arrondissement)

To consult the 8 private clubs that have a website, go to the FFT site http://www.fft.fr/fft/clubs_en_ligne.html and click on Paris.

Luxembourg: 6 courts
Jardin du Luxembourg (6è)
Tel: 01 43 25 79 18

Candie: 1 court
11, rue de Candie (11è)
Tel: 01 43 55 84 95

Léo Lagrange: 7 courts en quick éclairs (all weather surface, lighted)
68, bd Poniatowski (12è)
Tel: 01 46 28 31 57

La Faluère: 21 courts en quick éclairés
route de la Pyramide (12è)
Tel: 01 43 74 40 93

Paul Valéry: 3 courts en quick
15, rue de la Nouvelle Calédonie (12è)
Tel: 01 44 87 00 50

Carpentier: 2 courts en quick éclairés
5, place Port au Prince (13è)
Tel: 01 42 16 66 00

Charles Moureu: 3 courts en quick éclairés
17, avenue Edison (13è)
Tel: 01 45 83 88 98

Château des Rentiers: 1 court en bitume (asphalt)
184, rue Châ,teau des Rentiers (13è)
Tel: 01 45 84 84 46

Dunois: 2 courts en synthétique éclairés
70, rue Dunois (13è)
Tel: 01 45 84 83 92

Poterne des peupliers: 2 courts en quick éclairés
2, rue Max Jacob (13è)
Tel: 01 45 80 46 78

Elisabeth:7 courts en quick éclairés + 2 courts en gazon synthétique éclairés (synthetic grass)
7-15, avenue Paul Appell (14è)
Tel: 01 45 40 55 88

Friant: 2 courts en gazon synthétique
17 ter, rue de Coulmiers (14è)
Tel: 01 45 40 44 20

Mouchotte: 1 court en bitume éclairé
31, rue du Cdt Mouchotte (14è)
Tel: 01 43 27 25 79

Rigoulot: 3 courts en bitume éclairés
18, avenue de la porte de Brancion (15è)
Tel: 01 42 50 94 49

Porte de la Plaine: 4 courts en quick éclairés
13, rue du Gal Guillaumat (15è)
Tel: 01 45 33 56 99

Suzanne Lenglen: 12 court éclairés (dont 2 couverts) + 1 court en terre battue éclairé (clay courts, lighted)
2-6, rue Louis Armand (15è)
Tel: 01 45 54 36 12

Henry de Montherlant: 7 courts éclairés (5 en quick et 2 en béton)
30-32, bd Lannes (16è)
Tel: 01 45 03 03 64

Niox: 4 courts en quick éclairés, accessible aux handicapés
Quai de Saint-Exupéry (16è)
Tel: 01 45 20 62 59

Fonds des Princes: 5 courts en synthétique
61, avenue de la porte d'Auteuil (16è)
Tel: 01 46 51 82 80

Porte d'Asnières: 3 courts en quick éclairés
1-11, bd de Reims (17è)
Tel: 01 47 66 13 47

Aurelle de Paladines: 3 courts en quick éclairés
10, rue Parmentier (17è)
Tel: 01 46 24 27 36

Max Roussié: 3 courts en synthétique sablé éclairés (synthetic sand, lighted)
28, rue André Bréchet (17è)
Tel: 01 46 27 17 94

Reims: 3 courts en résine synthétique éclairés + 2 courts en quick
32-34, bd de Reims (17è)
Tel: 01 42 67 11 33

Dauvin: 3 courts en quick éclairés
12, rue René Binet (18è)
Tel: 01 44 92 73 32

Championnet: 3 courts en quick éclairés
172, rue Championnet (18è)
Tel: 01 46 06 71 81

Poissoniers: 3 courts en résine synthétique éclairés
2, rue Jean Cocteau (18è)
Tel: 01 42 51 24 68

Pailleron: 2 courts en terre battue
24, rue Edouard Pailleron (19è)
Tel: 01 42 08 58 86

Ladoumègue: 6 courts éclairés en quick
Place de la Porte de Pantin (19è)
Tel: 01 48 43 23 86

Sept Arpents: 3 courts éclairés accessible aux handicapés
Rue des Sept Arpents (19è)
Tel: 01 42 01 66 93

Davout: 2 courts en quick
134, bd Davout (20è)
Tel: 01 43 61 39 26

Porte de Bagnolet: 2 courts en béton éclairés
72, rue Louis Lumière (20è)
Tel: 01 43 61 29 71

Louis Lumière: 2 courts en béton éclairés
30, rue Louis Lumière (20è)
Tel: 01 43 70 86 32