Playing tennis with your partner or friends is always fun, regardless of your skill level. It’s a great sport to enjoy when you’re on vacation, because it takes little effort to get started, and you get to enjoy some time outside. Unfortunately, Norway’s tennis courts tend to be a bit hidden away, so it’s not always easy to find them.
That said, there are lots of tennis courts in Norway, and we’re going to be looking closer at where to play tennis in Oslo in this article. Norway’s capital Oslo has several good spots where both locals and tourists can book a tennis court to enjoy, and even rent equipment to get started.
Frogner Tennis is going to be the best choice for most people looking to play tennis in Oslo, and it has 12 courts that can be rented by anyone looking to play tennis. It’s very easily reached (it’s just next to Vigeland Sculpture Park and Frogner Bad), and open during the summer season.
There are also other options for where to play tennis in Oslo, so let’s both take a closer look at Frogner Tennis, as well as the other viable options.
Frogner Tennis is Norway’s biggest tennis court
Frogner Tennis is not only the biggest tennis court in Norway with its 12 courts, but it’s also the most used one. The tennis court is located in the middle of Oslo, is open for anyone to use, and is even completely free of charge.
It’s no wonder that it’s popular, and when you include things like the fact that there’s a nice cafeteria there as well as a small shop that sell equipment, you quickly get the picture.
It’s even better for tourists, because it’s right next to some of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions, and you can reach Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo City Museum and Vigeland Museum on foot within a few minutes.
How to get to Frogner Tennis
Frogner Tennis is very central in Oslo, and can be reached from the entire city by the metro or by bus. The nearest metro station is Majorstuen, and it’s a 5 minute walk from this stop.
If you’re riding the bus or trolley, the closest stop is Vigelandsparken stop. This is just right next to the tennis courts.
The tennis court is next to Frogner Stadion and Frogner Bad, and the entrance is at the same location as the entrance to Vigeland Sculpture Park / Frogner park.
Please use the map below for more details on where to find Frogner Tennis.
Frogner Tennis opening hours
Frogner Tennis is outside, so it’s only open during the summer season beginning on May 1, and stays open until September 31. It’s closed for everyone during the winter.
The tennis court is open between 09.00 and 22.00 on all days. It will have a bit reduced capacity (down to 6 courts) between 16.00 and 22.00, as well as on weekends.
Booking a tennis court at Frogner Tennis
There is the option for drop-in plays at Frogner Tennis, but the courts might be filled up on busy summer days when the weather is nice. It’s very popular after all. So if you want to be guaranteed a court, booking in advance is the best option.
Other options for where to play tennis in Oslo
There are other great options for playing tennis in Oslo besides just Frogner Tennis, so let’s take a quick look at some other options available.
I won’t include any tennis courts that require you to be a member of a group, gym or organization to join here, since most of the users on this website are tourists and short-term residents.
Njård Tennis: A great option for indoor tennis
If you’re looking to play indoor tennis (rain is pretty common in Norway after all), Njård Tennis is a great option. They have 4 different tennis courts that can be rented all year long from their website. They also have an additional 6 outdoor tennis courts as well.
The cost is between 400 and 520 NOK for non-members, but you can become a member of the tennis club if you want it cheaper and plan on playing there multiple times.
It’s a bit expensive to rent the courts, but there are few options for tourists to book indoor tennis courts in Oslo, so this is the best option if you want to play tennis in Oslo in the winter or when it’s rainy outside.
Tonsen Tennisklubb has 7 different outdoor tennis courts that are free to use for anyone, as long as you book them in advance. Two of them will be covered by a big bubble during the winter, allowing them to be open all year, but they charge a fee to play after the year’s first snowfall when the other courts close down.
Voldsløkka Idrettspark has 3 different tennis courts available during the summer season. The tennis courts are owned by Oslo Municipality, and can be booked at Matchi.
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