The Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Georgia is one of the largest hard court facilities in the nation. This means that if your team’s next event is taking place there, you can expect it to be one of the best you’ve been to. Spanning 30 acres minutes from the campus of Berry College, the 60-court Rome Tennis Center features USTA standard, asphalt tennis courts, six of which are NCAA regulation courts. The facility also features three center courts for tournaments and collegiate-level matches as well as one exhibition court and a 3,846-square-foot clubhouse. All of the courts at the Rome Tennis Center are lighted for nighttime play and have access to shade structures to keep the courts cool during the warm summer months.

Another reason you and your team will have a fantastic time during your visit to the Rome Tennis Center is because it’s located in the heart of Rome, a short distance from a variety of kid-friendly attractions and restaurants. No matter how you and your team prefer to spend your downtime after a busy day of competition, Rome has plenty for you to enjoy during your stay.


Things to Do

Rome Area History Museum

If you and your team are looking to learn about the history of Rome during your visit, just head down the street from the Rome Tennis Center to the Rome Area History Museum. This quaint museum provides visitors with a unique perspective of the city’s history.

The exhibits at the Rome Area History Museum cover subjects like the region’s Native American inhabitants and early settlers, Rome’s role in the Civil War, and the city’s culture and major industries. Best of all, admission to the museum is free! 305 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161


Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center

Rome Tennis Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsNestled on the banks of Oostanaula River just over a mile from the Rome Tennis Center in what was once a freshwater pumping station, the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center is an educational attraction that teaches visitors about the region’s rich and diverse ecology. This is done through the educational programs offered at the center, as well as exhibits featuring a variety of live animals. These animals can be seen in large aquarium tanks, which let curious visitors come face-to-face with fish, frogs, turtles, and even the highly endangered sturgeon.

The outdoor area of the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center features a wide range of plants that are indigenous to the region as well as a picnic area and shelter. 393 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161


Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home

The moment you and your team set foot in the Chieftains Museum / Major Ride Home, you’ll be transported back in time to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Housed in a National Historical Landmark that was once the home of the Cherokee leader Major Ridge, you can learn about the history of the Cherokee Indians as well as the harrowing tragedy known as the Trail of Tears. The museum’s exhibits feature a variety of rare Cherokee artifacts, many of which were unearthed on the property of the Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home. There is a nominal admission fee to enter the museum. The price of admission is discounted for children and senior citizens. 501 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161


State Mutual Stadium

After a busy a day of competition at the Rome Tennis Center, take your team out to the ballgame at nearby State Mutual Stadium. This popular Rome venue is the home of the Rome Braves. As a Class-A minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, the Rome Braves are a team that’s sure to entertain.

Opened in 2003, State Mutual Stadium is one of the most well-equipped minor league ballparks in the country. It features 14 luxury suites available for rent, a full service restaurant, a group pavilion, state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, and seating that can accommodate up to 5,105 spectators. If you plan to visit State Mutual Stadium with a group of 15 or more people, purchase your tickets in advance to take advantage of discounted admission rates. 755 Braves Blvd NE, Rome, GA 30161


Berry College

In addition to being one of the largest facilities of its kind, there’s another reason why the Rome Tennis Center is such a fantastic place to bring your team: it’s located right by the beautiful campus of Berry College. When it’s time to relax and unwind, take a stroll around the college’s sprawling 27,000-acre campus that just so happens to be the largest contiguous college campus in the world.

If you and your team enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, you’ll definitely appreciate the campus’ scenic beauty. The campus of Berry College is also dotted with enchanting architectural wonders and historical landmarks, such as one of the world’s largest wooden overshot waterwheels and the House o’ Dreams, a cottage built in 1922 as a gift for Martha Berry, the namesake and founder of Berry College. 2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW, Mount Berry, GA 30149


Kangaroo Jake’s

Although Rome is home to plenty of unique attractions, some of them do not particularly suit the interests of younger visitors. If you’re looking for an attraction near the Rome Tennis Center that will keep the little ones in your group occupied for a few hours, head to Kangaroo Jake’s. This kid-friendly attraction offers 20,000 square feet of fun. It features a variety of inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses as well as an arcade with a redemption counter and a concession stand that serves hot dogs, snow cones, and more. Discounted admission rates for large groups make a visit to Kangaroo Jake’s as affordable as it is fun! 3347 Martha Berry Hwy NW, Rome, GA 30165


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Places to Eat

Harvest Moon Cafe

After a busy day of travel or competition, nothing hits the spot quite like a warm comfort food dish. If that’s precisely what you and your team are in the mood for, visit the nearby Harvest Moon Cafe for lunch, dinner, or if you’re in Rome on a Sunday, brunch.

On their lunch and dinner menus, you’ll find sandwiches, burgers, salads, and plenty of other hearty options. The brunch selection at Harvest Moon Cafe includes biscuits and gravy, Eggs Benedict, fruit cobblers, grits, ‘nana pudding, and more. They also have a kids’ menu with favorites like chicken tenders, tacos, burgers, and grilled cheese. 234 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161


Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom is a chain of locally owned and operated restaurants that first opened in Atlanta way back in 1974. That means they’ve been serving up their piping hot, stone-baked pizza pies for over 40 years. You’ll taste the decades of experience and expertise that go into each pie the moment you sink your teeth into the enticing combination flavorful sauce, gooey cheese, and crisp, thin crust.

The menu at Mellow Mushroom features a variety of specialty pies, topped with everything from Buffalo chicken and Applewood smoked bacon to ham, pineapple, and jalapenos. You can also build your own from their selection of fresh, flavorful ingredients. They also offer a variety of appetizers like oven roasted wings and garlic cheese bread, as well as salads, calzones, hoagies, burgers, and more. 238 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161


Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant

Rome Tennis Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsYou and your team can take your taste buds on a trip south of the border less than a mile from the Rome Tennis Center at Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant. Their menu features plenty of Mexican food favorites so everyone you’re dining with will be able to find something that they’ll enjoy.

They serve everything from tacos, nachos, burritos, and fajitas, to more traditional dishes like chiles poblanos, flautas verdes, and chilaquiles arracheros. Start your meal off with fresh guacamole made tableside, or one of their other delicious appetizers. You and your team can also treat yourselves to some of their scrumptious desserts, including flan, fried ice cream, caramel-filled churros, cheesecake cajeta, and more. 246 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165


Bella Roma Grill

When you’re looking for a dining option that will satisfy everyone in your group, you can’t go wrong with an Italian restaurant. Luckily for you and your team, there’s one located just over two miles from the Rome Tennis Center.

Bella Roma Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves a wide variety of classic Italian dishes such as lasagna Bolognese, eggplant parmigiana, and chicken Francese. In addition to Italian food, Bella Roma Grill also serves dishes from Greece and other European countries. Some of the meals you can order include gyros, chicken souvlaki, and spanakopita.

Upscale décor and atmosphere paired with affordable prices make Bella Roma Grill a fantastic choice when it comes time for you and your team to have lunch or dinner during your visit to the Rome Tennis Center. 770 Braves Blvd NE, Rome, GA 30161


While you and your team are at the Rome Tennis Center, you’ll be in the midst of some of the best attractions and eateries that the city has to offer. Whether you and your team want to spend some time in the great outdoors, get acquainted with the local history, or just have fun, Rome is a travel destination that’s sure to please. When it’s time to leave, expect everyone in your group to be looking forward to return to Rome again real soon.