Crandon Park Tennis Center // Miami’s Complete Center for Tennis, Training and Tournaments
Crandon Park Tennis Center’s reputation extends beyond it’s renowned “Miami Purple” courts; The management, programming & ideal location entice visitors from around the globe
Crandon Park Tennis Center captures between 70-80,000 visitors annually on its 27 total courts (6 Har Tru, 21 Hard with 1 stadium) due to its junior and adult programming, league play, and camps. This center, home to the Miami Open, a tournament just under the caliber of the four Grand Slams, recognizes its place among the tennis industry and capitalizes upon it. Hosting close to one event and tournament per month, the management of Crandon Park Tennis Center brings about the highest quality of tennis surrounding the public venue. Under the direction of Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the four full time/ five part time teaching professionals implement only the best tactics and practices because of their regular audience.
Overview // Programming // Juniors // Adults
Crandon Park Tennis Center captures the essence of world-class tennis during the 12 days of the Miami Open tournament and continually provides this standard around the clock. Situated on Key Biscayne, a stretch of secluded paradise away from the hustle and bustle that is Miami, this center guarantees a tennis session free of distraction. Enroll in series of lessons and clinics or drop by during your down time to test out the type of drill that suites your skills. From new players to traveling professionals, Crandon Park can accommodate your game and test your tactics to the perfect extent.
Day in and day out, the Cliff Drysdale teaching staff guarantees the same quality of tennis at this public center that you’d partake in at any of their other public, private or resort venues. Thanks to their distinguished style and professionalism, gather your game from one Cliff Drysdale venue to another, and pick up right where you left off. You’ll be welcomed to the vibrant seascape that is South Florida due to the convenience of Crandon Park Tennis Center to all of the other surrounding attractions. Capture your very own memories in Miami and allow us to lead you to this center of choice.
For juniors and adults, you’ll have the widest variety of programs available in the city at this completely public venue, provided by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation. With events like the Junior Orange Bowl in December, USTA L1 events, and the renowned Miami Open, Frederico Goncalves, Tennis Director, continually surpasses guests’ expectations and provides a wealth of opportunities pre and post tournament. A full schedule of the center’s weekly events and clinics can be accessed HERE, but we will break them down below for your convenience.
After the tournaments, the most well-attended events each year occur in the summer. Junior camps see well over 600 in attendance, as campers travel anywhere from overseas to just over the Rickenbacker Causeway. For locals or first-time guests, these camps combine all aspects of the game with a competitive atmosphere. Juniors ages 7-17 will develop their skills in the morning before parting in live ball drills and match-play after lunch. The schedule for full-day is 9am-3pm, and half days are 9am-12pm. Rounding out the week on Thursday is an engaging round robin tournament where every game matters towards your final score. On Friday morning, the finals of the tournament take place before leading into off-court games, competitions and celebrations. Camp awards celebrate talent, sportsmanship and improvement, creating a fun yet highly competitive and instructional environment that leaves campers wishing they booked more time in Miami. Generations of players are seen every year from places like Venezuela, Peru, Columbia, Europe, and all over the U.S. Special events like these camps will be listed HERE.
For juniors traveling during other seasons, the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Academy and Rising Stars Junior Program guide players of all skill-sets and ages through the proper training to maximize potential. Whether it’s familiarizing your child with the basics or working to take their game to that next level, these two programs can offer just that. For the Academy, juniors will be able to train at Crandon Park and compete monthly against other local clubs, creating a team environment around this individual sport. For the junior program, players can enhance their fundamentals and work towards competing at the tournament level. The Junior Tournament Series, offered at all surrounding Cliff Drysdale locations, offers a great alternative to the grind of weekend or week-long tournaments. Schedules for both programs are listed below:
- Tennis Academy (ages 10 and above): Monday-Friday: 5-7pm
- Rising Stars (ages 4-8):Monday-Thursday: 4:15-5:15pm
(Daily: $25; 1 day/week/month: $85; 2 days/week/month: $175; 3 days/week/month: $260; 4 days/week/month: $300)
Adults have their very own taste of tennis in Key Biscayne through the available programming and league play opportunities. Hosting an average of six teams per season for USTA leagues, you’ll be able to dive into any available team from ladies to men to mixed and their appropriate group drills as well. For weekly clinics throughout the year, Crandon Park schedules clinics every day of the week for all levels at several different hours. An Adult Ladder is divided by level and creates an opportunity to test your tactics.
Tennis 101, a four week program for beginners, ranges from $20/class or $70/4 weeks and can familiarize you with the basics of tennis as well as your peers for an enjoyable and energetic fitness alternative! Classes for Tennis 101 are Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10-11am, Wednesdays from 7-8pm and Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am, allowing you the flexibility to work around your already busy schedule. Adults with more developed skills can participate in any of the following drills:
- Morning Clinics: 9-10:30am; $25
- Fridays: Beginners
- Wednesdays: Intermediate
- Morning Round Robin: Thursdays 9-11am; $25
- Evening Clinics: 7-8:30pm; $25;
- Mondays/Wednesdays: Beginners
- Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays: Intermediate/Advanced
Visiting the public center is possible at any time of the year, and those rates for court time are listed below:
- Hard Court (Day): $4 adults (18+); $3 juniors (Under 18)
- Hard Count (Night): $6 adults; $4 juniors
- Clay Court (Day): $7 adults; $3 juniors
- Clay Court (Night): $9 adults; $4 juniors
- Stadium: $13 adults; $10 juniors
A center inclusive of everything from a major professional tournament to basic, introductory clinics to world-renowned summer camps, Crandon Park operates around the clock to be your go-to tennis venue. Just over ten miles from the Miami International Airport and set seconds from the Crandon Park golf course, marina, and beaches, you’re right in the center of it all. Venture to South Beach, Brickell or even down the road to the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, or capture the essence of the arts, nightlife or dining atmosphere that Miami revolves around. No matter your intention when arriving to Key Biscayne, we recommend testing the tennis at Crandon Park Tennis Center and including your clinic of choice into your upcoming itinerary.
To reach Crandon Park Tennis Center, visit their website at http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/crandon-tennis.asp, or call them at 305.365.2300.
7300 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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