History

Mission Statement

“The mission of Bocage Racquet Club is to provide a first rate tennis program and club experience with other recreational and social activities for the enjoyment of all members and their families in a fiscally responsible manner.”


A Tradition of Excellence

On May 24, 1965 a foresighted group of businessmen and tennis players including Harry V. Barton, John C. Hamilton, Robert A. Leonard, William R. McGehee, Dr. M.J. Rathborne, Jr., Thomas P. Singletary, J. King Woolf, Jr., Dudley W. Coates, Jr., James W. Leake, Charles W. McCoy, Dr. William G. Palfrey, Frank P. Simoneaux, Dr. Roy White, and Charles H. Zeanah incorporated the Bocage Racquet Club to meet the need for a private, first-class tennis and recreational facility. We are indebted to the founders of the club and continue to honor their mission.

Bocage is a member owned club that features twenty HydroCourt clay tennis courts and two hard courts, fitness center, pro shop, restaurant and bar, swimming pool, and clubhouse facilities. Since 1968 Bocage has been host to a USTA National Senior Tennis tournament with prize money and attracts players from all over the country. Bocage has also been the recipient of the United States Tennis Association Outstanding Racquet Club of Louisiana Award.

Whether its organized league play or just fun competition, Bocage has something for everyone. The year round Junior development program is for kids from beginners to tournament players. Fun tournaments, club tournaments, and sanctioned tournaments offer all levels of competition. Bocage has a junior Olympic and wading pool and a summer swim team program. Our poolside bar & grill the “shark shack” offers food and beverages for adults and kids.

Through out the year Bocage social events include: steak & lobster nights, pool parties, Friday Night Crawfish Boils in the spring and Friday Night Barbecues on the balcony during the summer, Guest Chef Nights, professional tennis exhibitions, and various theme parties all make club special place members and their guests.