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Get in on the racket

These suburban homes offer private or shared tennis courts.

By Elizabeth Gehrman
May 9, 2010

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$549,000 1 Salem Street, Unit 39, Swampscott Square footage 2,317

Lot size 20,037 square feet

Bedrooms 2

Baths 2 full, 1 half

2010 taxes $9,634

Last sold for $223,000 in 1983

PROS Use of a community clay tennis court and pool are included in this property’s $600 monthly homeowners’ association fee. The 1986 contemporary has a living room with fireplace that is open to the dining room; both rooms have doors to a wraparound deck. The eat-in kitchen includes a closet for side-by-side laundry, and the 1,500-square-foot basement is ripe for finishing. The first-floor master bedroom is huge, with two walk-in closets and a bath with jetted tub, while the second floor offers another bedroom and bath. CONS The kitchen and baths are a bit dated. CONTACT Joy Goldstein, Sagan Agency, Swampscott, 781-479-0979,

$598,000 9 Bailey Road, Tewksbury Square footage 4,500

Lot size 46,174 square feet

Bedrooms 5

Baths 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half

2010 taxes $5,749

Last sold for $598,400 in 2001

PROS Outdoor amenities for this 1999 Colonial include a private tennis court as well as a 1,400-square-foot barn. The living room is to the right of the entry foyer, the dining room to the left, and the kitchen behind. Open to the kitchen and up a few steps is a large family room with fireplace. The basement has two rooms and a three-quarter bath and could make a nice in-law apartment. Upstairs, the master has a walk-in closet and en suite bath, and there are three other bedrooms, including a “teen suite” with stairs to a finished attic. CONS The decor won’t be to everyone’s liking. CONTACT Kelly Anne Catallo, Cosmopolitan Real Estate, 781-844-5457

$679,000 9 Osborn Lane, Chelmsford Square footage 3,200

Lot size 129,809 square feet

Bedrooms 5

Baths 2 full, 1 half

2010 taxes $9,821

Last sold for $410,000 in 1992

PROS With a private tennis court and an in-ground pool with cabana, this 1978 Colonial is a perfect summer haven. Its main floor has a family room with built-ins and a fireplace, a sunken formal living room, and three-season and screened porches. The kitchen offers a huge center island and a built-in office area. On the second floor, four bedrooms share a hall bath, while the master has an en suite bath and dressing area. There’s also a finished basement and an unfinished dormered loft over the three-car garage. CONS The house needs updating. CONTACT Glorian Yerid, Coldwell Banker, Chelmsford, 978-935-4025,

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