Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer? When you hear these names, the first thing that usually comes to mind is tennis. If you are fond of playing tennis, there is a place in Makati that is ideally suited for you – the Manila Polo Club. This place enables you to play tennis with awesome ambiance.
The Manila Polo Club offers a comfortable place for tennis enthusiasts in the city. Here, players can rest and dine after sweating at the courts. Whether you are a professional or a leisure player, becoming a member and using the facilities of the Manila Polo Club is a great way to while the time.
The Polo Club was brought to the Philippines by Commissioner of Commerce and Police William Cameron Forbes in the 1900s. Forbes eventually became the Governor General of the Philippines and Polo was formally embraced in the country along with the Manila Polo Club?s birth.
It was in November 27, 1909 that the club was established in Calle Real, Pasay. The original clubhouse was burned down so in the 1950s it was rebuilt.
In 1977, the club has assumed the Proprietary classification. Club memberships evolved and many facilities are further added.
There are two types of tennis courts at the Manila Polo Club- indoor and outdoor. Use of outdoor courts with lights is at PhP130 per hour and PhP50 per hour without lights. Indoor court use per hour is at PhP150 with lights and PhP80 without lights. Ballboys can serve players at PhP110 per hour.
Those who wish to train can also hire the services of trainers. Professionals can avail of their services at PhP350 to PhP1000 per hour. Semi-pro Class A is at PhP250 per hour, Class B is at PhP200 and Class C is PhP175 per hour.
Apart from tennis courts, there are also facilities for polo, equestrian, archery, badminton, bowling, golf driving, softball, squash and swimming.
Diners can also come to the club as it has restaurants willing to satisfy the craving tummies. Visit the Cameron Forbes Room, Sports Lounge, Cogon Village, Sports Caf? and Willow Root. There are also function rooms and banquet facilities. The club also holds quarterly events for food and beverage enthusiasts.