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Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps

May 1, 2015. The results of Tennis Resorts Online's annual survey of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps are in. For 2015, vacationers have chosen Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina as the No. 1 tennis resort in the world and once again crowned the Roy Emerson Tennis Camps at the Gstaad Palace in Switzerland as the No. 1 tennis camp. Collectively, they reflect the differing tastes—and pocketbooks—of avid players the world over. They range from grand hotels to small inns, and from posh hideaways to low-key, affordable resorts. Some are better for families, others for romantic couples, still others for singles or even teams and group of friends. What they all have in common, however, is a passion for tennis and a proven ability to cater to the needs of avid players.
As always, we've divided the Top 100 into two groups: the Top 75 Tennis Resorts and the Top 25 Tennis Camps. The Top 5 in each category appear below. For the complete list, visit Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps.

Top 5 Tennis Resorts

Top 5 Tennis Camps

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  2. Rancho Valencia
  3. Wild Dunes Resort
  4. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
  5. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
  1. Roy Emerson Tennis Week
  2. Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia
  3. Saddlebrook Tennis
  4. New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush
  5. John Newcombe Tennis Ranch

Your Recent Reviews

Every time you review a resort or camp you know first hand, you're automatically entered in a drawing for one of several tennis vacations we give away each year. If you review a resort or camp between now and Apr. 30, 2016, you' be eligible to win a holiday at Saddlebrook International Tennis and Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, both in Florida, and New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, in Vermont. If you rated a junior camp, you're in the pool for a week-long junior camp at Saddlebrook Junior Tennis.
Here's a sample of recent critiques of resorts and camps by other vacationers, followed by a link where you can post your own.

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Exclusive Packages and Specials

Discounts, room upgrades, and special packages only available on Tennis Resorts Online.

Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
All here. All yours. All pro.
Tennis Gardens at the Resort at Longboat Key Club Escape to the Four-Diamond Resort at Longboat Key Club and enjoy complimentary play on our USTA award-winning, 20-court Tennis Gardens. Experience golf, spa, dining, and Sarasota’s culture and nightlife. Click here now for our "Tennis Tune Up Package" Package.

John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, Texas
TRO Exclusive: Save $100!
John Newcombe Tennis Ranch Tennis Resorts Online users can claim a special $100/person discount on any adult all-inclusive week-long camp program. To get it, telephone reservations toll-free at 800-444-6204 or email the Ranch. You must mention Tennis Resorts Online to get the discount. Request a brochure.

Saddlebrook Tennis (Hopman), Florida
Free Upgrade to One-bedroom Suite + Amenity Basket
Saddlebrook International Tennis at Saddlebrook Resort Book the Saddlebrook Tennis School (which offers five hours a day of instruction) and a regular deluxe guest room at Saddlebrook Resort and they'll upgrade you to a one-bedroom suite* at no extra cost (two-night minimum) and include a complimentary Saddlebrook Amenity basket.

To get it, phone toll-free 800-729-8383, x4200 and ask for the Tennis Resorts Online Upgrade.

*Subject to availability at the time of booking

Dave Marshall Tennis, Delaware
Exclusive Weekend Specials
Delaware beachFrom now through December, Dave Marshall has two special weekend (Friday-Sunday) packages exclusively for Tennis Resorts Online readers.
"Singles Spectacular": a weekend clinic for one with 8 hours of instruction, match play, a tournament, and lodging in a 1-bedroom condo. Cost: $600.
"Double the Fun": a weekend clinic for two with 8 hours of instruction, match play, a tournament, and lodging in a 2-bedroom condo. Cost: $850.
To book, phone Dave Marshall at 302-645-0713 and tell him you want the "Tennis Resorts Online special."

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Sponsor Kiawah Mar2011Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina. Play the Tennis Resort Ranked Number 2 in the World by Tennis Resorts Online. Directed by Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, Kiawah's programs receive the highest accolades. Custom packages include unlimited court time, accommodations, breakfast, special rates for instruction. Enjoy Kiawah's beach, spa, fine dining and golf—minutes from Charleston. For information and reservations, phone 888.856.7107 or visit www.kiawahresort.com/tennis

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Upcoming Events

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Oct. 9-11, 2015

Ladies' 3.0 Team Challenge and 8.5 Ladies Combo, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Florida, Phone: 850-267-7114
These two separate events feature a minimum of six doubles teams, each playing in a round robin against the other similarly rated teams over the course of a long weekend. One flight pits NTRP 3.0 teams against each other; the second flight consists teams comprised of a 4.0 and a 4.5.

Oct. 9-13, 2015

2015 Tennis Congress, El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, Puerto Rico
Signups should begin shortly and this event typically sells out quickly. It brings together a stellar team of pros—among them Fred Stolle, Emilio Sanchez, Tim Mayotte, and Jeff Salzenstein—for highly personalized on- and off-court focus on improving your tennis.

Oct. 9-11, 2015

Silverado Tennis & Wine Camp, Silverado Resort and Spa, California, Phone: 505-257-0200
Silverado Resort and Spa hosts a special 2½-day camp that pairs tennis instruction with wine education and tastings in the Napa Valley. It begins with a Friday round robin and dinner followed by a half day of tennis clinics—taught by Peter Burwash International pros Jacob Hansen and Katie Dellich—on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend package also includes a wine tasting class taught by Silverado's sommelier, two-for-one winery tasting passes, Peter Buswash's book "Tennis For Life," and two night's lodging. For more information visit silveradoresort.com or phone 505-257-0200.

Oct. 9-12, 2015

2015 Play For PINK at Kapalua Resort, Kapalua Tennis Garden, Hawaii, Phone: (561) 351-5907
#PFPKapalua Play for P.I.N.K. Kapalua is a golf-and tennis-themed weekend tournament to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Held at Kapalua Resort. Participants can take part in golf and tennis tournaments, fundraising celebrations at local restaurants and hotels, a fashion show, wellness and spa activities, unique Maui based adventures and more. All three host hotels—Napili Kai Beach Resort, Montage Kapalua, and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua—will be donating 20% of every room night booked through the sponsor Elite Travel International back to Play for P.I.N.K. to benefit BCRF. the official airline of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is offering special fares to Maui during the event time frame. For details, visit playforpink.org/kapalua.

Oct. 14-18, 2015

Drysdale Tennis Ladies Retreat, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida, Phone: 904-277-5151
Join director of tennis Scott Colebourne and his professional staff for this 5-day/4-night, ladies-only tennis retreat. The The package bundles oceanview accommodations with 15 hours of instruction and drills, coached team competition and match play, daily breakfast, an awards banquet and players' party, dinner in Fernandina Beach, and optional spa services.

Oct. 16-18, 2015

Tennis & Wine Tour Weekend, Enchantment Resort & Mii amo Spa, Arizona, Phone: 928.203.8584
 Located at 4,600-feet in the red-rocks grandeu of Sedona, less than two hours north of Phoenix, Enchantment is staging a weekend event that combines luxury accommodations, 8½ hours of tennis instruction and match play, a local wine tour and tasting, and meals, including two wine pairing dinners with the Chef and sommelier. For more information and to book your reservation call 928.203.8584.

Oct. 16-18, 2015

Ladies 4.0 Interstate Team Challenge, TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
For teams of women with an average NTRP rating of no more than 4.0.

Oct. 21-25, 2015

Cliff Drysdale Ladies Tennis Retreat, Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida, Phone: 305-365-4300
This getaway bundles 15 hours of tennis with Cliff Drysdale and staff, team competition, and an awards dinner with four nights of accommodations, daily breakfast, and a welcome cocktail party and dinner.

Oct. 24-25, 2015

Brady Tennis Camp, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, California, Phone: 310-798-0333
A weekend tennis camp with 6 hours/day of instruction and drills, access to the Omni La Costa's amenities, and discounted room rates. Run by the staff of Brady Tennis Camps.

Oct.30-Nov. 1, 2015

21st Annual Wild Wing Cafe Nutty Buddy Classic, Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, South Carolina, Phone: 843-785-1152
Sponsored by Wild Wing Cafe, this is a fun men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles event.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015

Advanced Adult Clinic with Wayne Ferreira, Van Der Meer Tennis, Shipyard, South Carolina, Phone: 800-645-6138
Former ATP Tour pro Wayne Ferreira, who ranked as high as No. 6 in singles, joins Dr. Louie Cap and the Van der Meer staff for an advanced adult weekend. It begins Friday evening with welcome party and pro exhibition and continues with 9 hours of group clinics, live-ball drills, and match play on Saturday and Sunday. Packages include a free pair of Head tennis shoes and discounted room rates are available at the Sonesta Oceanfront Hotel adjacent to the tennis center. Limited to 24 participants. Phone 800-645-6138 for information and reservations.

Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2015

Curtain Bluff Tennis Challenge, Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua, West Indies, Phone: 888-289-9898
Top players from the US, among them former Davis Cup winner Dick Stockton, team up with the resort tennis pros to provide a week of clinics, guest doubles, pro-am play, and social fun for players of all levels.

Nov. 2-6, 2015

Boomer Tennis (Senior Clinics), Van Der Meer Tennis, Shipyard, South Carolina, Phone: 800-645-6138
This 16-hour midweek program bundles strokes mechanics, drills, supervised match play, and a Boomer fitness component, all designed for players 50 and older with NTRP ratings from 2.0-4.5.

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