The City of Coronado has 19 public courts between the Village and the Cays. Another eight are located in the Shores, but those are private (unless you have a friend at the Shores willing to invite you to play). Needless to say, the courts in Coronado are heavily used by local enthusiasts and tennis continues to be a very popular sport.
If you not only love playing the game, but watching the top tennis pros, the “5th Slam” of tennis is taking place just a few short hours “off island” in Indian Wells, CA: The 2018 BNP Paribas Open (March 5-18, 2018)
The BNP hosts the top ATP men and the top WTA women tennis players from all over the world. Stadium 1 has 16,000 seats and 44 suits and is the second largest tennis stadium in the world.
In the 2017 men’s final, Rodger Federer beat fellow Swiss player, Stan Wawrinka 6–4, 7–5. In the ladie’s final, Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 7–6(7–5), 6–2. Not only can you watch the pros up close during matches, but also during their practice sessions. Who knows, you might even recognize the tournament ball kids that are selected right here from Coronado.
Tickets are on sale now for the March 5-18 event.