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Top 10 Tennis Stadiums In The World

The sport of tennis has seen some of the most popular athletes in the world compete at a high level for years. From Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi to John McEnroe and Boris Becker to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, the sport has had rivalries from the greatest stars take place around the world. These stars have gone to London, Shanghai, New York City, and other cities to compete at the best tennis stadiums in the world.

What are the top 10 in the world?

10. Royal Albert Hall, London, England

In a concert hall that usually features concerts, ballet, and opera performances, a single tennis event is held each year here in the ATP Champions Tour. The final event of 2013 in the tour will be held here, as it has been every year since 1997, making it the longest-running event on the tour.

9. Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, New Haven, Connecticut

Located on the campus of Yale University, this center is one of the most respected and loved courts in the world. It can seat 15,000 fans at each event and is located in one of the biggest cities in Connecticut.

8. Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

This venue is often mistaken as being in Monaco or Monte Carlo, but no matter where the club is, it features a majestic backdrop. With dazzling blue water as a back drop, it’s not rare to see large ships making the trip by in the Mediterranean Sea.

qizhong forest sports city arena tennis court Top 10 Tennis Stadiums In The World7. Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai, China

This brilliantly constructed arena was built with a retractable roof that takes eight minutes to close. While mostly used as a tennis stadium, it has also been used in the past for basketball, gymnastics, and ping pong.

6. Domain Tennis Centre, Tasmania, Australia

The Domain Tennis Centre is the center court of the Hobart International Tennis Centre, voted as the number 1 best kept secret tennis tournament by Tennis Drills HQ. The complex features six hard courts, seven grass courts, and five clay courts, but the view from this court is the best you will find. The court can seat just 2,500 fans, but those in attendance will get a beautiful view of the Derwent River.

5. Roy Emerson Arena, Gstaad, Switzerland

The ATP World Tour brings the Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad to south-Western Switzerland each year. The outdoor clay courts feature an exquisite backdrop of mountains and trees that give fans a great view to admire between the on-court action.

4. Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California

With palm trees directly behind the courts and snow-covered mountains in the distance even further, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is one of the most, if not the most, photogenic stadium of any kind in any sport. The arena features 24 hard courts for incredible tennis action featuring the greatest stars in the world.

3. Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France

The court at Roland Garros can seat 14,840 fans for the French Open. While the French Open is one of the premier tennis tournaments in the world, the scenery in the background is nice, but not amazing. Surrounding each tennis court are beautiful trees that give a great sense of comfort. The sights may not be the best, but the history of the court is what draws fans to each day of the championship.

2arthur ashe stadium Top 10 Tennis Stadiums In The World. Wimbledon Centre Court, London, England

Located at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, this tennis stadium features enough seating for 15,000 fans. The fans sit on the grass beyond center court to watch all the action and cheer for whatever British star still remains.

1. Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York City, New York

In terms of capacity seating, Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City can fit the most fans each day at an event with 23,200 seats. The home of the U.S. Open provides patrons with a breathe-taking view of the Manhattan skyline and incredible action each summer.

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Tony Netto is a tennis enthusiast who writes regularly on the world of tennis, including both the ATP and WTA Tour.

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