Best Swim & Tennis Clubs on Mercer Island

Updated on April 19, 2022 | by Erin Sirianni

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Summer is fast approaching, and warmer weather on the island means more time outside with friends and family.

Among Mercer Island’s best features are its swim and tennis clubs, providing social fun in the sun and great opportunities for both kids and adults to participate in competitive and recreational swim and tennis programs.

The island’s three members-only swim and tennis clubs include the Mercer Island Beach Club (MIBC), Mercer Island Country Club (MICC), and the Mercerwood Shore Club (MSC). All feature outdoor pools; swim, diving, and water polo teams; and year-round swimming (a seasonal “bubble” is installed over the pools in the winter).

Love to play tennis? With 15 courts (7 indoor and 8 outdoor) and year-round programming, MICC offers the best facility for avid tennis players. MIBC offers six outdoor courts, and MSC offers four outdoor courts. All clubs offer tennis programs and lessons during the summer.

If you are interested in joining one of these members-only clubs on Mercer Island, most popular during the summer months, here are the details on fitness features, programs, and more. Call the clubs to confirm information on member waitlists, new member fees, and monthly dues.

Mercer Island Beach Club

Photo courtesy Mercer Island Beach Club

Since its origin in 1952, the Mercer Island Beach Club has been a premier destination for building friendships, finding community, and creating memories that last a lifetime. Located on the southern tip of Mercer Island, the Club offers a full suite of amenities within its integrated 7.5 acres of waterfront property with breathtaking views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier.

Members enjoy amenities including a 2,200 square-foot state-of-the art Fitness Center with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, six outdoor tennis courts, two pools (activity and competition), lakeside picnic and grilling areas, a children’s playground, 74 slip marina (boats & jet skis), kayak and paddleboard racks, a dedicated pickleball court, basketball and volleyball courts, and a clubhouse for club socials and private events. The Mercer Island Beach Club is owned by its membership and is limited to 500 equity members.

Club & Membership Information:

Links: Aquatics program, tennis program, summer camps & child care

(8326 Avalon Drive, Mercer Island, WA)

Photo/image credit: Mercer Island Beach Club

Mercer Island Country Club

Serving members since 1967, while not on the water but conveniently located on the south end of the island, the Mercer Island Country Club (MICC) is considered a great year-round club and is ideal for avid tennis players. The only local club east of Lake Washington with both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, its expanded upgraded features include an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with a spring diving board and a remodeled fitness and weight room with high-tech machines, including LeMond spin bikes and TRX equipment.

Links: Aquatics program & tennis program

Membership info: Currently about a 7-month waitlist for two types of memberships, swim-and-fitness (does not include tennis) and full membership (includes tennis).

Monthly dues: $177.50 (swim and fitness) or $210.50 (full – swim, fitness, and tennis); new member fee of $3300 (swim and fitness) or $5000 (full), plus $500 deposit.

Summer Memberships are currently available. Membership fee: $2,300 from April 15th through September 3rd.

(8700 SE 71st St, 206-232-5600,

Photo/image credit: Mercer Island Country Club

Mercerwood Shore Club

Photo courtesy Mercerwood Shore Club

With impressive views of Lake Washington, this east-side club opened a new, state-of-the-art clubhouse in July 2015. The 6,000 square-foot facility features a modern lounge, cardio studio, weight room, hot tub, and wading pool for toddlers. Mercerwood Shore Club members also enjoy 500 feet of sprawling waterfront property, a pristine 25-meter pool with a one-meter diving board, four outdoor tennis courts, and access to a beach and boat slips.

Links: Aquatics program, junior tennis program, summer kids camp

Membership info: Currently a 9 – 12-month waitlist for membership.

Monthly dues: $199; new member fee: $4500.

(4150 E Mercer Way, 206-232-1622,

Photo/image credit: Mercerwood Shore Club