How to Start a Tennis Club Business

Be assured that you have not missed out a thing. Here are the things that you should not forget and neglect to get started with your tennis club business.

Three things before starting a tennis club business: define the scope of your business, study the competition, and capitalize.

These three are very common hence they are the foundations for establishing a successful business. In defining the scope of the business, it is best that you have a concrete plan for the services that you are to render to your customers. Defining it will enable you to determine the specific needs of the business. These specific needs may include the size of the location, the kinds and number of equipment and the number of staffs to hire.

Next is on studying the competition. The importance of having an idea on how your competitors run their business will be an advantage for your business. It will enable you to use and enhance their strengths and avoid and or prevent their weaknesses from surfacing in your business. From there you can form the core of how you wanted to run your business that will attract more customers.

The third is to capitalize. To avoid any possible contradictions, it is advisable that while planning for the scope of your business operations and studying your competitors, always bear in mind how much you are willing to risk for the business. Your business plan may require you to seek help from financing institutions such as banks or to find a business partner.

After accomplishing these three fundamentals, you may go now into the details of starting a tennis club business such as resources, marketing, business operations, services, and management.

Resources may speak of two things which are human and materials. It will be a help for your starting business to build profitable relationship to suppliers of equipment and supplies. For the human resource, posting a job advertisement in your community or in newspapers or internet is a plus.

Likewise, advertisements will aid in the marketing initiatives of your business. However, if you wanted to build the trust of potential customers, it will be a good idea for you to settle to franchising. Franchising an existing tennis club business with a reputable name is less hustle. You can have an easy entrance to the industry and you can be more at peace for the future of your business.

With regards to business operations, on the other hand, it is important that you define it accordingly in order for the business to run smooth. In franchising, training will be made available for you to be able to carry the tasks properly; same thing with the management aspect where you can get advice from the franchisor.

But if you trust with the competitiveness of the tennis club business you are to start, franchising should be the least choice.


  • Emmie Pelser said on May 24, 2011
    We want to start a tennis club, how do we go about to do that.
  • Adel Fariss said on November 15, 2011
    Hello, I just moved from South Florida to Bergen County, NJ. There is not many tennis clubs, especially indoors tennis clubs in my area. I am thinking of starting my own. Any ideas of how to get investors or partners? Thank you
  • Navin said on December 7, 2011
    what steps should i take to start a sports club are there any grants or subsidies available for this.Maharashtra,India
  • Monwabisi Ntwana said on February 7, 2012
    I live in Cape Town, South Africa - in a township called Khayelitsha. We are starting the Club as a way of giving young children a chance to play the game, by first enjoying it and then consider it as a professional career. At the moment we utilise public school tennis court, with the help of the governing body. In return we conduct coaching lessons to the school learners for free twice a week. We need some guidelines as to how we can efficiently and effectively start the Club with limited resources as we fund the Club out of our own funds. Kind regards Monwabisi Ntwana - Lwandle Tennis Club ( South Africa). Thanks
  • bassel said on April 21, 2012
    Hello dears..i am interested in your assistance in running our tennis club in UAE. It is a nice club..and i would like to get some professional staff for it in training and else. Thank you
  • john will baldonado said on December 6, 2012
    hi my name is john will. i am looking for a private tennis club to buy here in california. i am searching for books, journals, thesis, disertation or any other related materials in managing a private tennis club. do you have any recommendations for books to buy? pls give me an email on
  • shereen ramessur said on January 9, 2013
    hi we live in the south of Johannesburg, Rosettenville and there is no proper tennis courts and we would very much like to introduce the game to the children by teaching and coaching them, how can you assist? kind regards, shereen
  • alex said on March 14, 2013
    Hi, i am a professional tennis coach of 30 years and want to establish a world class Tennis academy somewhere in Europe. What advise can you give me and critical factors should i consider etc, etc.
  • Sarah said on April 29, 2013
    I would love to start a tennis club, I have the premises to accommodate, fortunately it is a shell with 2 large indoor sheds along with a large outdoor concrete space. Is there money to be made from this or would you only be making means to survive. There aren't good facilities in the surrounding area so I do see a niche. Also after returning from USA and was blown away by there facilities. Is the start up fees massive (court flooring etc). Regrds from Ireland
  • Brad said on July 14, 2013
    looking for a business partner to establish a high performance tennis academy in the Bahamas.
  • patra said on November 1, 2015
    How can I sell my tennis club & sport club as i have health problem.
  • Modzi Kakhobwe said on November 21, 2016
    I would love to start a tennis academy in Lesotho and our major challenge is facilities any ideas on how one can work around this cause we really have the numbers but with such a small economy funding is always a problem, even to try and get players to pay
  • Andres said on February 20, 2017
    Hi my name is Andres from Miami Fl. I already have a small tennis academy business and running it off local courts in Miami. I am bringing in $65K a year after taxes on just 1 court. I know if I can get myself 6 or 8 tennis courts with pros and a world class facility it can become a multi million dollar earning club.


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