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MP Tennis Center

MP Tennis has been around since 1998, still owned and operated by Mike Pratt, who can usually be seen in his trademark headband and shoulder-length sandy hair instructing on the courts or greeting customers like they were family. With a very affordable monthly plan that includes weekly clinics for as low as $9 per class and access to both hard and clay courts, this is the everyman’s tennis center. It may not have all the amenities of some of the private clubs around town, but it’s the place to go if you just want to knock balls around with people who just love the game. 8419 N Hubert Ave., Tampa, 813-882-3620, mptennis.com.