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

The only indoor clay court
facility in the Tri‑State area

The Indoor Tennis Club

 

Opening Day is Monday, October 16th

Seasonal courts currently available

We now have the BEST lighted courts in town

ABOUT

Tennis Seasons

Indoor Tennis Season
runs Monday, October 16th
through mid-April

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Court Reservations

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

Friday
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

Per Person:
$10 for doubles
$18 for singles

HISTORY

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.

CONTACT

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

The Indoor Tennis Club