Seoul Tennis Tournament began in 2003 and attracts both Expat and Korean players. There are two tournaments a year - one in the Spring (March-April to June) and the other in the Fall (September to November). Currently, there is a 16-player limit per round in each tournament. When registering players indicate their time preferences and contact details. Registration closes after 16 players have registered - it's firts-come-first-served. During the tournament, players of the same round robin contact each other to schedule a match and then report in their score. They pay their own court cost as well as a W25,000 participation fee. Info on the Seoul Tennis website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis Courts have been set up in many city neighborhoods around the country. Most are inexpensive and open to everyone, but there are some for club members only. Facilities in Hangang park or run by city governments (Seoul, Seocho, Yongsan, Yangjae, etc. do have affordable hourly rates and/or monthly memberships. Most local facilities have only Korean-speaking staff. Many tennis courts on college/university campuses and other public facilities are generally open to the public on weekends - reservations usually required.
Following are some public and private facilities:
Dong Seoul Tennis is located in Macheon-dong, Songpa-gu. The nine court facility offers hourly rates (W15,000-W25,000) as well as monthly membership rates. Private lessons available (may be Korean only). Website is Korean only. Tel. 82-2-406-4781~2.
Dr. Choi Tennis Courts are located in Hannam-dong (address 726-180 Hannam-2dong,), just a few minutes drive from the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Lessons available Monday to Friday from early morning (~5:30) to night (~22:00. Tel. 82-2-790-3651.
Hangang Park Courts are in Gwangnaru, Ichon (Hangangdaegyo), Jamwon, Mangwon (beween Yanghwadaegyo and Seongsandaegyo), Ttukseom and Yeouido. Reservations: online or cell phone. Information on the website is in English, but not reservation links. The park is administered by Seoul City government. There may or may be an English speaker at the following telephone number (if not, you can also try contacting the city help line ‘120’:
Gwangnaru area: 82-2-485-6061
Ichon area: 010-2535-6610
Jamwon, Yeouido, Mangwon areas: 82-2-3700-0808,
Ttukseom area: 82-2-485-6061
Jangchung Tennis Courts are behind the National Theatre – entry opposite the Seoul Club. The hard courts here are available for use on an hourly as well as a monthly membership basis. Seoul Club members use these courts. Rates per hour from W10,000 to W25,000. Getting there: Dongkuk University subway, Line 3 Stop 332. Go out Exit 2 and walk straight for about 10 minutes. Tel. 82-2-2279-7721 or 2274 3379.
Pongun-sa Tennis Court is located near the COEX on the grounds of the Pongun-sa (Temple). Take the subway to Samsung Station (219) and go out Exit #6. Go straight for about 10 minutes, you'll see a major intersection - turn left there and walk for about 5 more minutes. Tel. 02-542-7252.
Seoul High School Tennis Courts are located on the grounds of Seoul High School of Seocho-dong. There are four grass courts available at hourly rates. The facility also has shower and locker rooms, as well as parking space. Tel. 82-2-523-0616.
YMCA Sports Center has tennis courts that can be rented by the hour. The Center is located in Banbae dong, behind the fire hall. Tel. 02 532 63 29
Yangiae Citizen’s Forest has tennis courts that can rented on an hourly basis. Yangjae Citizen's Forest is located near Yangjae Tollgate on the Gyeongbu Highway (address: 236 Yangiae-dog, Seocho-gu). You can also get there by subway – Go out Exit 7 of Yangjae Station (line 3, stop 342). The courts are about a 15 minute walk from the station. Tel. 02 579 72 77
Hotel Courts - a number of hotels offer tennis facilities for the use of guest and members. Among them Grand Hyatt, JW Marriott, Shilla, Renaissance and Sheraton Walker / W Hotel
K4E Editor: Korea4Expats want to provide the most accurate and complete information possible, so if you notice an error or omission in the contents above, please contact us at email@example.com. If you have information on other tennis courts in Seoul and around Korea, do let us know.
Photo: Dong Seoul Tennis Courts
Last Updated on 2011-03-26
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