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Walnut Creek Guide Swimming & Tennis

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Swimming and tennis in Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek Swimming & Tennis

Northern California is known for its outdoor lifestyle and emphasis on fitness, and Walnut Creek is no exception. With the city’s open space areas and abundance of sunny days, it is hard to not be outside, whether you enjoy hiking in the open air or golfing on a gorgeous green. Amid Walnut Creek’s many opportunities to exercise and have fun are the city’s high-quality tennis and swim centers, which include the Clarke Memorial Swim Center, the Larkey Swim Center and the Walnut Creek Tennis Center. Open to the public, these centers encourage the community to engage in healthy activities while having fun in clubs and classes. It doesn’t matter whether you are a senior citizen, adult, teenager or child; there are plenty of opportunities for these types of activities in Walnut Creek. While clubs and instruction are available to you, they are not necessary. Whether you want to play competitively or for fun, you will find all that you need in Walnut Creek.

Clarke Memorial Swim Center
Heather Farm Park, 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5856
Website: www.walnut-creek.org/citygov/depts/arts_rec_cs/recreation/aquatics.asp

The Clarke Memorial Swim Center is open all year long and home to an Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool. In addition, the center boasts heated showers and locker rooms, a fitness center with weight and cardiovascular equipment, a diving pool, a children’s wading pool and vending machines. Both the diving pool and children’s wading pool are only open seasonally.

Larkey Swim Center
Lindsay Museum, 2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5861
Website: www.walnut-creek.org/citygov/depts/arts_rec_cs/recreation/aquatics.asp

The Larkey Swim Center is only open during the peak of swimming season, from mid-June to mid-August. Home to an L-shaped recreation pool that is 25 yards by 25 meters with a dive well, a children’s 1-foot deep wading pool and a grass area, the Larkey Swim Center is available for adult lap swimming, recreational swimming and off-season rentals. There is an entrance fee, and swimming instruction can only be permitted with a written approval from aquatic coordinators.

Walnut Creek Tennis Center
Heather Farm Park, 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek, CA  94598
(925) 945-0105
Website: www.lifetimetennis.com

Open at 8 a.m. every day until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 8 p.m. on weekends, the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park is available on a pay-as-you-play basis and allows you to reserve courts up to eight days in advance. The center also includes a Pro Shop with a well-stocked inventory, a racket-stringing service and other maintenance services. If you are looking to take individual or group lessons, they are available for people of all playing levels and ages. Ball machine rentals are available, and shirts are required at all times on the court.

For those looking to play tennis free of charge, there are other public tennis courts available at parks and schools in Walnut Creek:

Civic Park
1250 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5854
2 Courts

Larkey Park
2729 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5854
4 Courts

San Miguel Park
1 San Jose Ct, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5854
2 Courts