Since opening in 2008, the Sports Club has become as one of the city’s leading tennis facilities by distinguishing itself in its offerings of exciting recreational activities for those of all ages, interests and experience.
With 10 outdoor lighted tennis courts—including eight hydro-clay and two hard courts—we pride ourselves on offering the complete tennis experience, no matter if you’re interested in casual play, private instruction, intensive clinics, or competitive tournament play. Visit the Tennis Pro Shop to upgrade your tennis gear before hitting the courts.
Members can hone their tennis skills with our resident tennis pro and director of tennis, Kevin Gillette, who comes to Lake Charles with a robust career in professional tennis. Before working up the ranks as a USPTA-certified Club Tennis Professional, Kevin competed successfully at the collegiate level as an All-American at Long Beach State. In college, he scored wins over future tennis pros Patrick McEnroe and Luke Jensen. He won the 1987 Fiesta Bowl doubles title with partner Pete Sampras and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.
All tennis players must wear proper court shoes while in the tennis area. No sandals, running shoes or any other non-court shoes are allowed. Proper tennis attire is required for all players. Cutoffs are not allowed on the courts.
Tennis Experience For Louisiana’s Players Of All Abilities
Through the support of our professionals, this extraordinary tennis facility offers fun and excitement for the whole family. The Tennis Center at Gray Plantation Sports Club offers the avid tennis player (from novice to tournament player alike), an environment and services like no other. Our memberships provide exclusive priviledges to all of the CLub’s tennis courts and amenitites.
Courts may be reserved in half-hour increments, up to a maximum of an hour and a half by calling the front desk.
Only one court time per day may be reserved by any one member 3 days in advance. Court times only can be reserved, not specific courts. The person reserving the court for a group must be a member. All guests must be accompanied by the member and are required to register at the Front Desk prior to using the tennis courts. The same tennis guest may not visit more than 6 times in any one year.
All members wishing to use the tennis facilities are required to check in at the pro shop desk prior to entering the tennis area.
Lessons & Programming
Individual instruction is available and focuses on developing strong fundamentals to reach personal goals while enjoying the game of tennis. Private, semi-private, Three & Me, and group lessons for all levels are available. Contact the Sports Club front desk (337)562-1206 ext. 7, to schedule your lesson.
All levels of Adult and Junior Development programming are available at the Sports Club. Our staff includes a full time experienced team of professionals. Their mission is to offer our members a tennis program that fits the needs of the social beginner to the most advanced 4.0 and above players. Calendars are available at the information table in the lobby.