Tucked away in a beautiful five-acre terraced hillside, the San Dieguito Tennis Club provides a warm community atmosphere with nine courts, a large clubhouse facility, pro shop, pickleball court, ample parking, and a heated swimming pool. 


I’m so glad we decided to join San Dieguito 8 years ago. I really didn’t know where it was, until I had a league match here. IT’S A HIDDEN GEM FOR SURE.
— B.S , Cardiff California (Yelp review)


Founded in 1966 by a small group of local tennis families who wanted a place to play tennis. They were tired of the hassles with public courts and not interested in the steep membership costs of country clubs. Those forefathers laid the foundation (literally) for our nine court facility. The club has grown to include a pro shop, 40 ft. swimming pool, concrete backboard, two levels of parking and a clubhouse. Seven of the nine courts are lighted for night play. San Dieguito is a member owned corporation, and run economically, with just a few paid employees. Our members volunteer their time and talents to accomplish a large part of what it takes to keep the club operating, It is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors, who serve a two-year term. 


Perched on a series of small mesas and terraced between fields of sandstone outcroppings is one of the best-kept secrets in Encinitas, California.

San Dieguito Tennis Club stands out in a number of other ways. It is family-oriented and has a large picnic ground for post-activity barbecues. This area includes a playground with swings, slides and monkey bars for the children.

Since it boasts one of the lowest “player to court” ratios in the country (21 to 1), members seldom have to wait for a court. And this is more than just a private club: members actually own and manage the property and facilities.

There are no court reservations for ordinary play.  Members may bring guests and pay $5.00 per day for each guest.  The member must stay with and play with the guest.  No public use is ever permitted other than Club sanctioned events.  Our members consist of all levels of ability.

The Club participates in exchanges with other clubs and belongs to the USTA and the North County Doubles League, whose members do battle with their counterparts from other member clubs. The club has its fair share of tournament-class competitors, as well as an abundance of recreational players.

We have ladders in singles and doubles, adult and junior, as well as a very active senior group.  There are tournaments, pot luck dinners, socials, wine tasting, mahjong and bridge games.

No pets are permitted on club premises.

Our members are truly. of all ages and abilities. Our club's welcoming host or hostess will make every effort to get you introduced to players of a comparable level. There are numerous round robins, potlucks, tournaments and social events every week. Junior Tournaments, USTA and League play of all skills levels is also organized. Lessons and group clinics are taught by our six pros.  

Expert racquet stringing and ball machine rental are available, as well as accessories, logo apparel, tennis balls, snacks, and demo racquets.  Lessons and clinics are offered for all ages and available to the public.  Family memberships are offered.

With member volunteers giving their time and talents to accomplish a large part of what it takes to keep the club operating, we truly value all our members and have their best interests in mind. We hope you consider joining us, pick up your racquet and come stay a while!