The Tennis Players Guide to Nosara

Only a decade ago the only public tennis courts on the Nicoya peninsula were two in Tamarindo, and two right here in Playa Pelada. Now, in Nosara alone, there is more than double that number, reflecting just how far the local tennis scene has evolved in the last 10 years. In that time, Nosara has hosted national and regional championships, along with a range of local tournaments. Along with over 9 hard and clay courts to choose from, there’s tennis shops, repair services, pro clinics, and a bunch of tournaments to partake in. Here’s our guide to locations where you can play tennis in Nosara.

Nosara Tennis Club

This was the first tennis club to be opened in Nosara. They have two adjacent courts in Pelada. Although the location of these courts is fairly remote, any local can tell you where to find them. That said, even if you do find them, you’ll still need to be a member (or at least invited by a member) if you want to play. Family or individual membership is available for an annual fee, which gets you access to the courts, showers, and even a ball machine.

Club members play tournaments, have access to tennis clinics, and often organize local games.

For further information contact Peter Unverdorben at or 2682-0636.

nosara tennis club

506 Tennis Club

In the small town of Esperanza, minutes south of Playa Guiones, is the 506 development, the owner and developer of which is an avid tennis fan. Since its inception, 506 has grown and now features five high quality tennis courts. Two of these courts have a clay surface, and the other three are asphalt. All of the 506 courts have floodlights, making them a great spot to play after the sun has set. The club also has a pro shop where you can rent or buy racquets, balls, and other equipment, or get your tennis racquet restrung, regripped, or repaired.

506 also features a bar selling snacks, juices, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Contact 506:

506 tennis center

Colibri Tennis Club

As well as being the most recently opened tennis facility in town, Colibri Tennis Club is often one of the first landmarks to greet visitors entering Nosara. Situated at the top of Playa Guiones main high street, Colibri is a thoughtfully designed two court facility offering court rentals, open matches, tournaments, and retreat packages. Under the watchful eye of the best tennis pros in the local area Colibri’s tennis lesson menu includes beginners, intermediate, and advanced, private and semi-private, juniors programs, and a ladies only group. Their team of experienced staff is on hand to cater to all abilities, and advise on equipment available for rental or purchase from the adjacent tennis shop. They also offer restringing, regripping, and repairs.

Although centrally located, Colibri’s two clay courts are surrounded by trees, preventing passing traffic from interfering with a players concentration. After playing a few tennis sets, the snack bar offers a good variety of refreshments including snacks and juices.

Contact Colibri Tennis Club: 7270-0660

colibri tennis club

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