Fort Lauderdale (Holiday) Florida Jimmy Evert Tennis Center
Chris Evert with her 18 grand slam titles and #1 world ranking may be the name most synonymous with tennis, but her father Jimmy is long credited with being one of the greatest tennis coaches ever. The Jimmy Evert Tennis Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he taught Chris and many other rising stars over 49 years lives on with his name and legacy and is a living museum to all of the Evert kids who played here and other notable athletes in the sport such as Jennifer Capriati and six junior champions who trained on these courts with Jimmy. Known as ‘The Home of Champions’ it is recognized as of the USA’s top municipal tennis centers.
Jimmy Evert Tennis Center
The facility has 18 lit clay courts and 3 hard surface. It is open to the public and offers a pro shop, players lounge, private lessons and ball machine rental.
What to do after Tennis-Fort Lauderdale Beach
What everyone does in Lauderdale. Walk along the beach, swim, soak up the sun, shop. And of course, there’s lots of great restaurants, cafes and places to get a cool refreshment.
Where to Buy Tennis Equipment in Fort Lauderdale
Matchpoint Tennis 1510 E. Oakland Park Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Where We Stayed Near Jimmy Evert Tennis Center-Inverarry Resort
The Inverarry Resort is a 207 room resort adjacent to the Inverarry Country Club and Inverrary Racquet club with 27 clay and 3 hard courts. It is an all inclusive vacation resort, with packages that include food, beverages, tennis and spa services. Hollywood legend Jackie Gleason hosted a tournament for many years at the Inverarry Country Club and had a home nearby.