Salt Lake City is Utah’s capital and is located in the northern portion of the state. Home of the 2002 Winter Olympics and yearly Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Salt Lake City is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. Nestled between rugged mountain peaks and a nearly 1,700-square-mile lake, the city is home base for both land and water-based activities in an arid environment.
The city is also known for its large population of Mormons. Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City is a major tourist attraction. Admire the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ exquisite Salt Lake Temple—six spires and over 200-feet tall—that took 40 years to complete. Leisurely float on Great Salt Lake. But don’t forget to work on your tennis game while away on vacation or business and work on your topspin in a practically humidity-free environment.
From April 15 to October 15, scout out a court at one of five locations within the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center (CHRC) to appreciate the warm summer temperatures. Court rentals are $3 per hour. Call 801-943-3190 for more information.
For business travelers visiting Salt Lake City for a conference or series of meetings, consider staying at the Residence Inn by Marriot, which is conveniently located near the airport. If you don’t have time to seek out tennis courts around town, then just stop back on by the hotel to play tennis on the available court at Residence Inn.
Once summer warmth fades into frigid cold, you might want to retreat to an indoor court for a warming round of tennis. Enter the George S. Eccles Tennis Center, located on the University of Utah campus. The $14 you spend for an hour on one of their eight courts is well worth the price to be shielded from the elements. Call 801-581-7075 for availability and reservations.