Playing Tennis in Beijing

Tennis is a great sport to play in the summer, fall, and spring in Beijing. Beijing has many indoor and outdoor courts to play on. Tennis is really good for cross-training because it works all different muscles(肌肉). Tennis improves your hand-eye coordination(眼手协调), flexibility(灵活性), and balance(平衡). Here are some practical phrases for playing tennis in China.

Tennis vocabulary phrases

Reserving a Tennis Court:

If you want to play tennis in Beijing, you have to reserve a court. Some courts require a reservation a week in advance(有些网球场需要提前一个星期预订。).

A:Beijing Tennis Center, How may I help you?


B: I want to reserve a court.


A: What time would like to reserve the court?


B: How about 3pm on Saturday?


A: Okay.


B. Okay. How much is the court for one hour?


A: 100 yuan


B: Okay Thank you. I will reserve the court for Saturday.


A: What is your phone number?


B: 18911657679

At the Tennis Shop(在网球商店

Where do I buy a can of tennis balls?


What time do the courts close?


I need to get my racquet restrung.


I need a new grip.


What type of racquet is the best?


Here is the list of some of Beijing's tennis courts.

Kristen Carusos is from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a major in International Affairs and a minor in French. She studied abroad in China for the first time in Shanghai in 2010 and again in 2011 at Beijing Language and Culture University. She graduated and moved to Beijing in 2012 and has been studying Chinese since then. She works in the Marketing Department at the Sinology Institute.