Recreational tennis players are known to love to play regularly, both at home and on vacation, even if it is a business trip. If you are one of them, and live in Zagreb, you won't need to change your habits because a large number of tennis clubs with beautiful, modern and carefully landscaped court already exist in the city.

The leading Croatian tennis club is located in Zagreb - HTK Zagreb, with courts in the Trešnjevka neighborhood. Famous Croatian tennis players Goran Ivanišević, Marin Čilić and Borna Ćorić are the also club's members. The club has been gathering our best tennis players of all ages for decades, and it is also a favorite place for playing and socializing for hundreds of recreational players. HTK Zagreb is truly a tennis oasis where everyone loves to come, regardless of whether they are a top tennis player with a professional career or a regular tennis lover. If you are visiting Zagreb alone, you will have no trouble finding a partner here.

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Croatian academic tennis club "HATK Mladost" has a similar pedigree, it is one of the tennis clubs in Croatia with the most trophies. Ivan Ljubičić (in 2006 he was ranked number 3 on the ATP list) and Ivo Karlović, a world champion of aces, were also members of the club. Today, the club has 18 tennis courts in total, ten of which are equipped with lighting, two have stands for spectators and a large tennis wall for practice. In addition, the club has a sauna and fitness room.

If you want to play tennis near the city center, the best clubs for you are Medveščak and Mala Šalata, that are part of the Šalata Sports and Recreation Center. Their newly decorated tennis centers located on an idyllic hill of the same name offer excellent courts (all year round) with accompanying facilities. Since the surroundings are very peacefull, it is also a place of rest for body and soul. The clubs offer individual trainings and sparring partners, including top licensed coaches and former professional players, as well as programs for children.

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Depending on the location of your accommodation, many other tennis clubs are at your disposal, and you can find the list, addresses and contacts of these clubs on www.tennis.hr/teniski-klubovi/zagreb.

If you're visiting Zagreb in May, you will have a chance to visit two high-quality tennis tournaments - one for men and one for women. ATP Challenger Zagreb Open brings together 60 tennis players from around the world, including many names known to tennis fans. ITF's international tournament Zagreb Ladies Open, played on the courts of TC Maksimir, brings together 60 female tennis players from more than 40 countries.

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