Tennis is one of the most popular sports to enjoy in the Golden Isles of Georgia. Sea Palms features professional events and collegiate championships. Public play is available on hard courts at community parks like Mallery Park and Epworth Park. Jekyll Island’s Tennis Center is among the best and other public courts are available on the mainland. Sea Island has tennis available for members and guests or renters of members. Take along your travel companion for a winner-buys-dinner match. After some time on the courts, why not take a swing at a local golf course? If your muscles need a bit of healing, pencil in some “me time” at a Saint Simons Island day spa!
108 Lady Huntington Dr, St Simons Island, GA 31522 • https://www.glynncounty.org/1509/Epworth-Park
There are 8 public tennis courts at this facility, along with a Bocce ball court, pickleball courts, picnic tables, and a fenced dog run. Epworth Park is also the site of private tennis lessons for all skill levels, presented by the St Simons Island Tennis Academy.
Jekyll Island Tennis Center
400 Captain Wylly Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527 • (912) 635-3154 • https://www.jekyllisland.com/activities-category/tennis
A proud recipient of the 2018 USTA Outstanding Facility Award. the Jekyll Island Tennis Center is a public tennis facility featuring 13 Har-tru clay courts nestled under live oaks draped in Spanish moss. The Tennis Center also includes a pro shop with tennis racket stringing, racket rental, ball machine rental, and tennis equipment and apparel. The Tennis Center offers private lessons and clinics and serves as host to many annual USTA tournaments for adults and juniors. Open daily, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but reservations are required.
601 Mallery Street, St Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 279-2836 • https://www.goldenisles.com/listing/mallery-park/170
Located on Mallery Street just north of Pier Village, Mallery Park and its extension, Kings Park, combine to offer a basketball court, shuffleboard, tennis courts, Butler Fields (three baseball/softball fields), a playground, concessions, restrooms, grills, and picnic tables.
North Glynn Recreation Complex
570 Harry Driggers Blvd, Brunswick, GA • (912) 279-2828 • https://www.glynncounty.org/1232/North-Glynn-Recreation-Complex
This multi-use, 153-acre recreational facility offers multiple lighted baseball/softball fields, football/soccer fields, restrooms, a concession stand, picnic pavilions with grills, batting cages, two dog parks, a 13-acre stocked freshwater lake, a kayak/canoe launch, a fishing pier, a one-mile paved walking trail, and a concrete skate park. The North Glynn Tennis Complex is home to 8 lighted tennis courts.
Sea Island Tennis Academy
Sea Island, GA 31522 • (912) 638-5168 • https://www.seaisland.com/recreation/tennis-squash
The Sea Island Tennis Program includes The Cloister Tennis Center, Stadium Court, and Retreat Tennis Center. Boasting 16 Har-Tru® clay courts and professional instruction. Programs include a junior academy, adult tennis clinic, and private lessons for all ages at the intermediate and advanced levels.
Sea Palms Golf Club
5445 Frederica Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 434-5336 • seapalms.com
The Sea Palms Golf Club features a fitness center, three clay tennis courts (reconditioned in 2020), a swimming pool, and access to the SSI Beach Club – all situated against the salt marshes of the Golden Isles.
100 Genoa Martin Dr, Brunswick, GA 31520 • (912) 279-2800 • https://www.glynncounty.org
Open 24 hours, Selden Park is a public park offering an outdoor swimming pool and picnic pavilions, as well as basketball, tennis, and baseball.
Brunswick-Golden Isles Tennis Association
BGITA’s mission is to support, promote and sponsor tennis programs and instruction in the Glynn County area, and to educate the public on the benefits of tennis as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness. Contact them anytime for more information on leagues, courts, and lessons throughout the Golden Isles.