The Salt Lake Tennis Club Tradition
The Salt Lake Tennis Club was founded in 1912 and has a storied past not only in Utah tennis history but in the nation. Did you know that Salt Lake Tennis Club hosted the US National Clay Court championships in the 1940’s? Did you know that such tennis legends as Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, Tony Trabert, and Jim Osbourne (to name a few) competed at the Club.
In 2013 (One hundred and one years after the Club’s founding), Laury Hammel purchased the Club and began implementing a plan to bring back the Salt Lake Swimming & and Tennis Club to its former glory. Tennis is in Laury’s blood. His father managed the club in the fifties and sixties and built it’s first pool. Both his mother and father (Lee and Ruby) have been life-long tennis coaches and players and are both in the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame. In 2000 the Hammel family (including his sister Carolee and brother Brad) were honored with the USTA National Tennis Family of the Year Award!
Laury has spent the past 42 years in the Boston area and now owns a group of clubs that combined are one of the top 50 largest health/tennis club businesses in the US. His clubs have developed a national reputation for directing tennis camps that teach thousands of children tennis while helping them reach their full potential on and off the court.
Laury has joined forces with a team of tennis professionals who share his values and enthusiasm for the sport of tennis. The new managers of the club include Mike Trabert, Rod Horton, and Don Williuams all of whom have stellar reputations as fantastic tennis coaches and inspiring tennis leaders. The long history of success of Laury’s ‘Hammel Tennis Camp’ will be enhanced and customized for our community in our Salt Lake Tennis Camps.
The Salt Lake Swimming & Tennis Club offers a wide variety of year-round tennis programs and lessons for players of all ages and abilities. From our Junior Development Tennis Program to our Adult League tennis, coaching clinics, and socials, our tennis programming responds directly to our members’ interests and needs.
The Club offers individualized instruction through private, semi-private, and group lessons taught by United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) certified tennis professionals. Lessons for all ages and ability levels may be scheduled with individual tennis professionals. Click the links to read more about our Junior Lessons and Coaching Clinics.
The Club facility offers 16 hard-court tennis courts and 2 Classic Clay courts. Six courts are permanent indoor courts and 5 are in our seasonal indoor bubble.
Indoor courts 13-18, in the David L. Freed Tennis House, are available year-round. Outdoor courts 1-5 are bubbled from October until May for year-round use. Outdoor courts 6-12 are available from early spring until late fall, weather permitting. Courts 6 and 7 are Classic Clay courts.
Tennis Court Rental
Courts can only be rented and reserved by Members (On Sundays, non-members can rent open courts [no reservations])
Court Rental 1 hr
Prime Time $18.00
Non Prime $14.00
Court Rental 1.5 hrs
Prime Time $27.00
Non Prime $21.00
Outdoor Summer Court Hire
1 hour $5.00
1.5 hour $7.50
$10 Swimming & Tennis
*Guests need to be accompanied by a member*
*Tax on all charges not included*
For non-member court hire fees please phone the front desk on 801-487-3206
Tennis Professional Staff
Alexandra (Alex) Johncock***
* United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)-certified tennis professional
** Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)-certified tennis professional
*** Level 1 ITF Certification
Read more about our highly skilled tennis professionals HERE