There are several venues available in Malta where you can play tennis. Here we would like to give you a few ideas where you can play during your stay or residency.
Hilton Hotel Tennis Court at Hilton St. Julian’s
Play tennis in great weather conditions and glorious surroundings at the Hilton Hotel. Within the LivingWell Fitness Centre, located at the five start Hilton Hotel in Portomaso, St. Julian’s, you will find several hard-surfaced outdoor tennis courts, which are available daily from 7pm until 9pm. When you play tennis at the Hilton Hotel you will be able to hire a racket for free and expert coaching is available in case you wish to improve your game.
Floodlights are available, so you can continue your game after the sun has set. If a game of tennis between the hours of 7 pm and 9 pm is not quite enough for you, you can get into action at the well-equipped Hilton Hotel gym, which includes a swimming pool. After your exercise you can blow off steam in the café. There is plenty of parking space available, so don’t let lack of parking space be an excuse for you not to enjoy a game of tennis at the Hilton Hotel Portomaso.
Dolmen Resort Hotel Tennis Court
The Dolmen Resort Hotel & Spa has a beautiful location right at the beaches of Qawra– say Awrah and make the first syllable sound as if you hurt yourself- in the North of Malta. The hotel has two tennis courts, which are located in the gardens of the hotel. Also at the Dolmen Resort you can make use of the gym and swimming pool and you might as well have a jump into the sea while you are at it and engage in all sorts of water sports.
Qawra, closely located to Bugibba and St. Pauls Bay in the North of Malta, is a popular seaside and tourist resort. The locality was initially established to attract British tourists and the area is full of hotels, holiday flats, restaurants, bars and cafes. Despite the lack of sandy beaches sunbathing, swimming and water sports are popular activities. Qawra lies along a 3km – about 1.8 miles- long promenade which runs all the way to St. Paul providing fantastic views over sea. Neolithic remains have been found in Qawra and these have been incorporated into the landscaped gardens of the Dolmen Hotel. Qawra is also the location of one of the many towers, which the Knights Templars build in the 30s of the 17th century. The tower currently houses a restaurant and offers views over St. Paul’s Bay to the west and Salina Bay to the east.
Other things to do in Qawra
Visit the Malta Classic Car Museum with a great collection of classic and vintage cars. You can reach Qawra with bus numbers 12, 31, 221, 223 and X3
Marsa Sport Complex
Another location, slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centres, but with a great selection of courts, is Marsa Sports Complex. At Marsa Sports Complex you can choose from no less than 13 hard courts, 4 greenset courts and 2 clay courts. As is suggested in the name, at Marsa Sports Complex you can not only play tennis. The complex houses the National Athletic Stadium and offers a horse-racing course a rugby pitch, a baseball pitch, two netball pitches, two basketball pitches, a sand football ground, five squash courts, a swimming pool, a cricket ground and a gym. If you thought something was missing, you are right. At Marsa sports complex you can also play bowling, polo, golf on the 18-hole golf course and mini golf. Get active at Marsa Sports Complex and play tennis or whichever sport you like.
Join a club and/ or take lessons
Malta has several tennis clubs you can join to take lessons and/or have some social interaction around the Wonderful Game.
- Birkirkara Tennis Club
Established in 1986 Birkikara Tennis Club offers three tennis courts with floodlighting, with court number one having a seating for spectators. The clubhouse consist of changing rooms with showers and toilets, fitness facilities and a cafeteria. The parking area has room for 22 cars. The entire complex is accessible for people with disabilities.
- Lija Tennis Club
Lija Tennis Club is a small club established in 1993. The club has around 100 members and only one court, which is very well maintained and in excellent condition and a small club house. Lija Tennis club holds regular tournaments, coaching sessions, seminars and social activities.
- Malta Union Club
Malta Union Club is one of the tennis clubs in Malta with the longest history. It was established as a social club in 1826 by a group of officers and civilians who leased the top floor of the Auberge de Provence in what is now Republic Street in Valletta. Malta Union Club has a building on Tigné Street, which houses two hard courts tennis court which have floodlights.
- Marsa Sports Club
Marsa Sports Club is part of Marsa Sport Complex, which we discussed above. Marsa Sports Club is a private club with an air-conditioned bar and restaurant and is open from 8 am until 10.30 pm. Daily and weekly memberships are available to use the facilities.
- Mgarr Tennis Club
Mgarr Tennis Club was founded in 1998 with the aim of promoting tennis in the north of Malta. The club is set in pleasant, rural surroundings and has a floodlit tennis court, a mini tennis court, shower facilities and a children’s play area. Mgarr Tennis Club offers tennis lessons for all levels for adults and children over 6.
- Pembroke Rackets Tennis Club
Pembroke Rackets Tennis Club was established in 1980 by a group of tennis freaks from the Balluta Bay area. The club has two tennis courts and puts a great emphasis on social tennis. The Club has its own tennis school St. Andrews Tennis School with the aim of giving young people a solid tennis training.
- Tennis Club Kordin
Tennis Club Kordin, established in 1979, is considered one of the leading tennis clubs in Malta, which has a membership of more than 500 members. The Club holds various tournaments throughout the year and coaching sessions for children and adults every Sunday from October until the end of May.
- Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club
Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1074 and, like Tennis Club Kordin, is one of the leading tennis clubs on the island. The Club has four courts with floodlighting and organises tournaments all year round. Tennis lessons are available for all levels from September until March. The Club organises social and recreational activities and issues an in-house magazine.
- Zebbug Tennis Club
Zebbug Tennis Club is the youngest tennis club on the island as it was established 2004. The Club has its residency in the St. Dorothy’s School and four tennis courts with floodlights. The Club holds social tournaments and tennis lessons are available for people of all levels and all ages.