One of my grandchildren does tennis tournaments up and down the Florida coast. Some tournaments are held here at this location. Tennis is one sport that is large in Florida.
The Ormond Beach Tennis Center has 8 Fast-Dry Clay Courts with Lights. It is located in the heart of Ormond Beach, Florida, adjacent to the MacDonald House, Historical Trust and the Casements, John D. Rockefeller's winter home. We saw these courts when we visited the Casements. The other four photos are of my granddaughter at her lesson in Miami
Hours of Operation
Mon. -- Thur...8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Fri................. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat................ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun............... 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday: 9:15 a.m.
Equipment: Hourly Court Rates - Includes tax
One hour singles -- per player $ 10
One and 1/2 hour singles -- per player $ 13
1 hour doubles -- per player $ 10
One and 1/2 hour doubles -- per player $ 11
There are also monthly, or yearly memberships
You probably have to bring your own rackets
When I was 16, we came to Florida and saw Daytona, but we actually spent the time at Ormond Beach which was cheaper and less crowded. There was a hurricane offshore, so the waves and undertow were too great to actually do much swimming though. The sandy beaches are clean and packed so very easy to walk on and yet good for building sand castles.
The next time we came to Ormond Beach was in January when it was really too cold for swimming, but we still saw families on the sand, walkers and also driving is allowed on this beach. The beach is always open and free to pedestrians and bicyclists depending on tides and access ramps being opened.
No vehicles are allowed in the Ormond-By-the-Sea Natural Beach Management area which is from Granada Blvd north to the County Line.
In the Transitional Zone from Granada Blvd south to Seabreeze Blvd, driving is allowed on the east or seaward side of the markers. The Main Street Pier is a Traffic Free Zone
Equipment: While Daytona often gets the credit, Ransom Olds and Alexander Winton were two of the first racers on the hard packed sand of Ormond Beach- dead heating down the beach at 57 MPH. Anderson and Price then organized the first auto races on the beach. By 1904, the Florida East Coast Automobile Association boasted 200 members.
At present the beach is open to vehicles from sunrise to sunset Nov. 1 through April 30 and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., May 1 through Oct. 31. There is a $5 per day per vehicle user fee to drive on the beach February 1 through November 30.
Season beach passes are $20 for Volusia County residents and $40 for non-residents. Daily and seasonal passes may ONLY be purchased at the tollbooths
About 2:30, we went past Bicentennial Park. I took the photo and then did the research about it later. This is a free park in Ormond Beach.
The 40-acre park is north of Ormond Beach and stretches from the Atlantic to the Halifax River where the ICW is located. This is obviously the ICW side.
The website says that in addition to all the athletic activities: "Beachgoers may park across the street from the ocean on the" east side of the park to enjoy the sand and surf.
"Hikers looking to get back to nature may take a jaunt along on of the ... nature trails and boardwalks. Winding through the scrub habitat, gopher tortoises and raccoons call this area home. The western terminus of the trail carries walkers to the Riv-Ocean Drive fishing dock on the Halifax River."
Equipment: Open daily
Sunrise to sunset
The following amenities are available.
Ballfields (baseball or softball)
Pavilion Picnic areas with bbq grills