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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 reviewed a resort or camp over the last year, you're eligible to win a holiday at Saddlebrook International Tennis, TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, and Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, all 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. Notices to winners will be going out soon. Watch your mail for the subject: "From the Editor of Tennis Resorts Online."
Here's a sample of recent critiques of the top 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.

Saddlebrook Junior Tennis (Hopman), Florida (Juniors)
Saddlebrook Summer Junior Camp Bonus Menu
Saddlebrook International Tennis at Saddlebrook Resort Book any full-week junior summer camp at Florida's Saddlebook Resort and your son or daughter can choose from a menu of free add-ons to supplement their program 5-day/6-night their program. In addition to up to 5 hours a day of intensive training and competition, your child can opt for any one of the following:

Please call Saddlebrook resort for details at 800.729.8383 x4200 and tell reservations you want the "Tennis Resorts Online Summer Junior Camp Special."


Dave Marshall Tennis, Delaware
Exclusive Weekend Specials
Delaware beach From 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."


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


Julian Krinsky School of Tennis, Pennsylvania (Juniors)
JKCP Special: Save on Jr. Packages
Julian Krinsky Tennis Camps and Programs Tennis Resorts Online has secured a discount of $250* off residential and $100 off day* bookings on any tennis camp you book at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. To get it, email imagine@jkcp.com or apply online at http://www.jkcp.com and use one of these codes: for Residential camps, TRORES2015, and for day camps, TRODAY2015.

Not sure what you want? Send an online brochure request.
*Note: May not be combined with other discounts.


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.



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Sponsor Drysdale-Stratton-2013Set in the stunning Green Mountains of Vermont, The Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton Mountain Resort is your summer destination for everything tennis. Junior summer camp and academy, and Adult packages on our red clay courts offer something for the whole family. Try the 5 Day Midweek challenge with over 24 hours of tennis if you are after an intense workout. For information and reservations, phone 1.800.787.2886 or visit www.stratton.com/tennis

Masons Tennis


Sponsor Silverado text+graphicNEW! Silverado Resort, a Peter Burwash International facility in Napa Valley, CA introduces the Silverado Resort Tennis Camps, the perfect tennis camp for those fond of backhands, volleys and vines in wine country. The 2½-day tennis camp package includes two half days of instruction, accommodations at the iconic Silverado Resort and Spa, welcome dinner, wine tasting instruction and two-for-one winery tasting passes. Offered August 21-23 and October 9-11. To book phone 800-532-0500 or visit www.silveradoresort.com


 

 

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Upcoming Events

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May 24-June 7, 2015

Tournament ROLAND GARROS (French Open). www.rolandgarros.com
Rafa Nadal won his 9th French Open title in 20134 while Maria Sharapova won her second.

June 5-7, 2015

36th Annual Banana Open, Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, South Carolina, Phone: 843-785-1152
Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles and Mixed doubles. Presented by Honor Our Heroes Foundation.

June 5-6, 2015

7th Annual Rally for the Cure Tennis Weekend, Broadmoor, Colorado, Phone: 719-471-6174
This two-day event benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure to aid in the fight against breast cancer. It draws more than 100 participants for women's doubles. Packed into the two-day event are ladies doubles competition, cocktail parties, an exhibition, a Continental breakfast, a fashion show, and a luncheon. Space is limited. Special lodging packages available. The mixed doubles event that has accompanied this in the past now takes place on its own weekend, Aug. 29-30.

June 20, 2015

Sampras-Agassi Inaugurate new Center Court, Greenbrier, West Virginia
 The Greenbrier's Tennis Pro Emeritus Pete Sampras will take on will take on eight-time tennis Grand Slam winner, Andre Agassi, at the grand opening of Center Court at Creekside. This new 2,500-seat stadium with a Har-Tru court looks out across Howard's Creek and The Old White TPC golf course at the mountains beyond. In addition to the Sampras-Agassi exhibition, the inauguration of the stadium will include a performance by multi-platinum musical group Earth, Wind & Fire.

June 29-July 12, 2015

Tournament WIMBLEDON. www.wimbledon.org
Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic are defending champions.

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On the Road

Dispatches from my latest travels

Taking a Swing At Cape Cod

Revisiting the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in Texas

Resort Hopping In Southwest Florida

Emilio Sánchez on "the Spanish Method"

Tennis on the "Garden Isle" of Kauai

Sea Island, Georgia, and the Jensen Brothers

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Hawk's Cay Resort, Florida

Soaring Above Phoenix, Arizona

Newport, Rhode Island, For Tennis Players

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