Mankind’s first-ever private athletic club floundered after the splintered tip of a jousting lance was found floating in an aristocrat’s goblet of mead. Enjoy the modern melding of socializing and sport with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-month individual membership (a $200 value per month) or family membership, which includes two or more adults and any dependents younger than 18 living in the same household (a $252 value per month), to Newport Beach Tennis Club (up to a $504 value).
Established in 1966, Newport Beach Tennis Club welcomes members to a luxurious combination of world-class athletic amenities, exquisite dining, and ample space for poolside relaxation. Members have access to the complex’s 19 hard-surface tennis courts, which are all fully lighted for clear viewing of evening serves, volleys, and growling intimidation faces. Once five-set appetites have been sated on the courts, patrons can lounge by the Junior Olympic–size saline pool, which bathes swimmers in a safe, saltwater solution similar to the ocean but without the incursion of clingy, tide-riding krakens. Membership also offers a 15% discount on all items at the club’s tennis boutique for those in the market for tennis trinkets.
Newport Beach Tennis Club’s versatile dining area provides an ideal haunt for all meal occasions, from after-match nourishment to dinner-dateable fine dining. Libations and lighter fare are supplied at the bar and lounge, where patrons enjoy a balcony vantage of the tennis courts, wireless Internet, and a tap-dancing ensemble of high-definition TVs.
Newport Beach Tennis Club
Though Newport Beach Tennis Club has hosted such legends as Rod Laver and Roy Emerson, its 19 lighted courts welcome players of all stripes. Established in 1966, the club enriches members’ enjoyment of the sport with tournaments, clinics, social events and private lessons. It also keeps guests in shape as they work up a sweat at the fitness center, equipped with stationary bikes, ellipticals, and free weights, or cool off with laps in the junior Olympic-size saline pool. In the restaurant, chefs frequently change up the menu, filling the spacious dining room with daily specials ranging from grilled red snapper to filet mignon with béarnaise sauce. At the salon and barbershop, members can transform their hair into any style, such as Andre Agassi’s legendary mullet or John McEnroe’s afro, in which he stored extra tennis balls. Events include wine tastings, Jimmy Hopper, Phil Shane, acoustic nights, social mixers, holiday parties, laua's and more!