Plenty of new tennis courts have sprung up around the metro area as wealthy residents have pushed into the suburbs. But after a layer of Har-Tru and a chain-link fence, what really distinguishes one place from another? The answer is feel and tradition; after all, Wimbledon without history is just another place for Brits to frolic on the lawn. For this reason, the Denver Tennis Club's dozen courts (two of them clay) get the nod. This past year, the club celebrated its 75th anniversary. Since 1928, the Denver City Open has been held there every year except 1950, when a spat among members temporarily forced the tennis tournament back to City Park. The only downside to the place? No lights -- and the cost of joining has climbed somewhat since the first $5 initiation and $15 annual fees were levied. Today it'll cost you $675 to sign on and $465 per year for membership.