Playing Tennis in Jamaica

Visit Jamaica and find world-class tennis on one of the Caribbean's most popular islands

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Although nearly every tennis court in Jamaica is located on resort property, each one offers its own unique style or spectacular tropical view.

A few Jamaican resorts are home to what are undeniably some of the most popular courts in the Caribbean, and often staff their courts with highly skilled tennis pros.

Tryall Club has nine hard-surface courts. These are all extremely well-maintained, and three of them also include lighting for nighttime play. Although guests can play free, using the lights will cost $20(USD) per hour. Non-guests need only pay $30(USD) per hour for court time. Reservations help enthusiasts ensure a spot and professional lessons start at $40(USD) per hour.

Half Moon is home to what are considered the top tennis courts on Jamaica. Here, visitors will find 13 all-weather Laykold courts, seven of which are lighted. Guests can play free any time, day or night, at Half Moon. However, those not making the resort their home away from home will need to obtain a $40(USD) day pass, giving them access to all of Half Moon's tennis facilities. These include a pro shop and lessons starting at $50(USD) per hour.

For a change of pace, visit Sandals Grande Ocho Rios, and play on clay or hard surface courts, all of them lighted. However, there are only three clay and three hard courts, so space is limited. Guests play free at all times and are offered lessons starting at $30(USD) per hour. These courts are also noteworthy because they offer guest tournaments and twice-daily tennis clinics.

While these three resorts don't offer the only top-notch tennis on the island of Jamaica, they are certainly a few of the most well-known. Travelers looking for a date with the courts can stay anywhere they like and almost always find a place to play, whether for an additional fee at another resort or at their own.


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