8 June 2023 | Tennis NSW

Have you been inspired by watching the world’s best players compete for the 2023 Roland Garros title? With more than 40 clay courts around NSW, sliding across the clay like Alex De Minaur has never been easier!

Before you jump on court, take a look at Jaslyn Hewitt-Shehadie’s top tips for playing on clay.

1.Keep height and shape on the ball:

It is important to keep height and shape on the ball, as it will consequently help you have consistent rallies. However, the use of drop shots can assist in the variety of shots and utilising the whole court.

2. Remember to slide into the ball:

Don’t forget to slide into the ball rather than sliding after you hit the shot. To ensure you slide smoothly, slide with the side of your foot not your toes. This will make sure you avoid stopping suddenly.

3. Water, bag and sweep those lines!

Make sure you water, bag and sweep after each set. This will make it easier for you to move on court and allow the ball to bounce better.


Get to know some of our best clay courts in NSW and book a court today!


1. Sawtell Tennis Club | Northern NSW

Sawtell Tennis Club was established in 1927 and was built by a small group of Seaside volunteers. These incredible clay courts are home to the Sawtell Seaside Open and hosted the 2023 Rafa Nadal Tour.

The club has recently resurfaced the clay courts and installed automatic watering systems. Sawtell Tennis Club President, Karleaha Baylis said, “Adding in a couple of luxuries, like built in automatic watering systems has been fantastic and such a time saver!”

To find out more and to book a court at Sawtell Tennis Club, please CLICK HERE


2. Malua Bay Tennis Club | Southern NSW

This beautiful club is located in Malua Bay on the South Coast of NSW. The club has two clay courts, a hitting wall, a barbeque, as well as clubhouse facilities.

To find out more and to book a court at Malua Bay Tennis Club, please CLICK HERE


3. Parkville Tennis & Social Club | Central NSW

Parkville Tennis Club is located in the beautiful Hunter Region of NSW. The Club has two clay courts, childrens playground, club house facilities and is a family and social hub for the local community . 


4. Vince Barclay Tennis | Sydney

For over 30 years Vince Barclay Tennis has been growing great tennis at the Macquarie University complex. In 2004, the tennis centre made the bold decision to differentiate themselves from competitors, by constructing one of the few red clay courts in Metro Sydney. Notable players such as, Lleyton Hewitt, Tony Roche AO MBE, Bernard Tomic and Darren Cahill have all played on these first-class courts.

To find out more and to book a court at Vince Barclay Tennis , please CLICK HERE


Other clay court venues in NSW include, Albury TC, Armidale TC, Bingara Sporting TC, Cintra Park Tennis & Sport Centre, Coffs Harbour TC, Cudal TC, Dangar Park Complex, Dungowan & District TC, Eastcourts Tennis, Forest Hill TC, Forster TC, Gerogery West TC, Gladstone TC, Glen Innes & District TA, Gloucester District TA, Grenfell Country Club Tennis Centre, Gresford District TA, Griffith TC, Gulgong & District TA, Holbrook TC, Hunters Hill Club, Inverell TC, Kooringal TC, Long Flat TC, Lower Bucca TC, Marrar TC, Moonan Flat Tennis Courts, Rylstone TC, South Kempsey TC, Sporties Tennis Club Tuncurry, Tennis Terranora – Joan Nicoll Tennis Centre, Tennis World Sydney Olympic Park, Trangie Community Tennis, Vince Barclay Tennis, Waratah TC, Westside TC, Wherrol Flat TC, Yass Lawn TC, Young TC.


Book online, play today: Visit to get out on court and have some fun!