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Tennis at the Paseo Club vs the Santa Clarita Parks and Rec

April 19th, 2024 | 3 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

If you are a tennis player in the Santa Clarita Valley, you probably know you have two primary options for playing — the Paseo Club and the Parks and Rec courts at neighborhood parks. 

You may know a little bit of information about each option, but have you really done a deep-dive into all the details that pertain to the choices before you? Each tennis court option has its benefits and drawbacks and can significantly affect your experience.

Researching this topic can be a tedious process, which is why we have done the work for you. But we cannot write this article without stating the obvious — we are biased. We think the Paseo Club is outstanding in its facilities, amenities, and services. BUT we also realize that the club is not for everyone. 

Therefore, in this article, we will do our best to provide a factual side-by-side comparison of the Paseo Club and the parks and recreation tennis courts so you can make an informed choice that best meets your needs. 

comp_IMG_0217The Paseo Club

The Paseo Club is a social club that has served the Santa Clarita Valley for twenty years. They are a full-service private club for tennis, pickleball, fitness, swimming, and social engagement. 

How many courts are at the Paseo Club? 

There are twelve tennis courts at the Paseo Club.

What are the hours people can play? 

The tennis courts are available during club hours, 4:45 am - 10 pm Monday through Friday, and 7 am - 8 pm on the weekends. Winter hours vary slightly. 

Are the courts well-lit for evening play?  

All the courts at Paseo Club are equipped with LED tennis lights to illuminate the courts.

Is membership required, and what is the fee?  

Membership is required for the Paseo Club since it is a private club. Membership rates provide access to the entire club, including tennis, pickleball, pool, gym, and social activities. Membership for an individual is $168 per month. There are also memberships for couples, families, and juniors. 

comp_IMG-2580Is there a full-service tennis program and social activities?  

Paseo Club offers a robust schedule of tennis activities, including private lessons, adult drills, tournaments, junior programming, summer camp, and a wide array of social activities on and off the court. Some of the tennis social activities include Color Wars, Calcutta, holiday mixers, costume round robins, club championships, senior events, and more.

How often are the courts and nets maintained?  

The Paseo Club has a full-time maintenance staff who check the conditions of the courts each day. 

Can you make reservations to play?  

Yes!

Members can make reservations for courts up to three days in advance. Singles can be reserved for one hour and doubles for 90 minutes.

compressed50FFA0FE-5345-466C-9D44-D3199738B1F9 (1)Is there drop-in play?  

Paseo Club offers a Challenge Court on weekends beginning at 9 am. Come in and try your luck!

Are there indoor or roofed courts for rainy days? 

No.

Are there amenities? 

As a full-service private club, Paseo Club offers a full cafe and clubhouse bar, as well as locker rooms, a spa, sauna, steam room, and a variety of spaces for relaxing before and after playing tennis.

Santa Clarita Parks and Rec  

Santa Clarita has several public parks with tennis courts. 

  • Glen Park
  • Summit Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Vista Canyon Park
  • Restoration Church

pexels-rajtatavarthy-102970How many courts are at the parks? 

The number of tennis courts varies depending on the court. 

  • Glen Park: two courts 
  • Summit Park: two courts
  • Heritage Park: three courts
  • Vista Canyon Park: one court
  • Restoration Church: two courts

What are the hours people can play? 

Most city courts are open from sunrise to sunset. The courts with lights are available for play until 10 pm.

Are the courts well-lit for evening play?  

Some courts are lit, while others are not.

Is membership required, and what is the fee? 

Most city courts are open to the public. Reservations are not allowed, and play is first come, first served. It can be difficult to navigate during busy times, as you cannot predict when a court will open. You may have to wait for long periods or return at a less busy time.

pexels-worldsikhorg-14797968Is there a full-service tennis program and social activities?  

Classes are taught through the city of Santa Clarita and can be found in the Seasons magazine

How often are the courts and nets maintained?  

The city has a maintenance team that keeps track of the courts and maintains them as needed. 

Can you make reservations to play? 

No.

Is there drop-in play? 

There is no city-promoted scheduled drop-in, though groups of players may form their own drop-in times, hoping courts will be available. 

Are there indoor or roofed courts for rainy-day play? 

No.

Are there amenities? 

All park facilities have restrooms and other park facilities, but there are no cafes, clubhouses, locker rooms, spas, or other amenities.

compressedunnamed (1) (1)Final thoughts on tennis at the Paseo Club vs the Park and Rec courts

Playing tennis is a great way to be active and social while savoring the outdoors. In this article, you learned about the Paseo Club and Santa Clarita Park’s tennis courts, amenities, cost of use, and several other factors.

You can choose to play tennis in a social club setting or at the local parks. Now that you have read this article, hopefully, you will know which option is best for you. 

If you want to check out the Paseo Club courts in person, simply schedule a tour. Tours are available seven days a week. A tour allows you to see the courts, meet pro instructors, and mingle with club members. 

Schedule a Tour

The Paseo Club offers over 60 fitness classes each week. Whether you want to lift weights, cycle, do yoga, or hit the Pilates reformer, we have you covered. 

A big part of the fun at the Paseo Club is all the social activities. Tennis tournaments, charity galas, and member mixers are all part of the seasonal lineup. Check out this season’s events.

Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!