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The Indoor Tennis Club

Opening Day is Monday, October 15th

Dave Russell — Tennis Director

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Tennis Seasons

Opening Day

Monday, October 15th

Seasonal Courts Available


Hours of Operations

Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 8:30pm
Facility closes at 10:00pm

8:30am – 7:00pm
Facility closes at 8:30pm

Saturday & Sunday
8:30am – 5:30pm
Facility closes at 7:00pm

Tennis Court Reservation Length

Four HAR-TRU green
clay courts

Courts are reserved
for 90 minutes

Best Lighted Courts
In Town

Per Person:

$11 for doubles
$18 for singles

Cost Ranges:


How it all started:

The 16 founding members first met at the home of Harris Weston in 1963. They had a dream for an indoor facility in Cincinnati.

Wally Abbott
Bill Allen
Bob Belliveau
Dave Bidwell

Harold Comey
Jim Edwards
Bob Evans
Ben Felson

Dick Forberg
George Lott
Arron Mathieu
Jack Mellinger

Joe Stern
Mal Simms
Harris Weston
Chuck Yeiser

Estimated cost for the facility was $75,000. Each of the 16 contributed $1,000 and First National Bank gave a loan of $68,000. The bank said the indoor tennis facility would never happen in Cincinnati. The bank’s “plan B” was to turn the building into a warehouse if the tennis club failed.

Pharon Bailey owned the property, which was a picnic grove. The original plan was to have two hard courts, but the cost did not fit into the budget. Bob Evans took it upon himself to find out how to install soft courts. The rest was history.

Courts 1 and 2 were built in 1964, and courts 3 and 4 in 1970.

A Cincinnati Enquirer staff writer described the building as looking like a cross between a distillery, and a B-26 bomber base in World War II.

The first year of operation was 1965-1966. There were 60 original members. Sam Nutty was the first Pro Club Manager. Harold Comey was the first Club President.

Past Club Managers have been Pharon Bailey, Ken Bertsche and Dan Bailey. Currently the Club is being managed by David Russell, who also serves as the Club’s Director of Tennis.

Board Members: Jeff Jacobs, Ken Fields, Celeste Rooney, Mike Schumacher, Wendy Wilson


The Indoor Tennis Club
7200 Shawnee Run Road
Cincinnati OH 45243
(513) 561-4965

Dave Russell — Tennis Director

The Indoor Tennis Club