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John Austin Named Hall of Fame Tennis Director

John Austin, former ATP Touring Pro and past winner of the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title,John Austin, Tennis Director at International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, Rhode Island has been named as tennis director at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. He comes on board on Apr. 1 at a time when a major renovation and expansion is taking place, major renovation and expansion, one that will add a new indoor tennis facility, new outdoor hard courts, and improved amenities.
" I am looking forward to being part of the club's future," Austin is quoted as saying in the press release, "especially with the renovations and programming which are sure to be an integral part of the club in the years to come." In this new role, Austin will oversee all tennis programming at the Hall of Fame Tennis Club, including its tennis instruction, social play, and USTA leagues while also putting his personal stamp on the tennis options for the tennis-playing visitors and club members.

Munich, Germany, Airport Installs Center Court

Tennis courts at Munich, Germany's Airport

Munich Airport is partnering with the BMW Open to offer tennis for all comers in the lead-up to the famed ATP tournament. From Wednesday, April 1 until Monday, April 20, passengers, visitors, and airport staff are invited to show off their best shots on two tennis courts set up in the Munich Airport Center Forum. For those who want to give tennis a try, expert instruction will be available for young and old as will day camps for children aged 5–16. Some big names are expected to drop by, among them world-class tennis pro Tommy Haas and up-and-coming German star Alexander Zverev. More information is available at Munich Airport Tennis.

Court Fees: What's Fair?

Poll about what constitutes a fair price to play on a resort tennis court

I have long been a champion of not having to pay court fees on a resort vacation because I don't think avid players like the idea of a meter running whenever they step on court. I'm not necessarily saying that court fees have to be free—though that's the ideal—but guests should have the option of booking a tennis package that includes court fees so that anyone planning to play more than an hour a day can do so without running up their bill.
Still tennis centers are expected to be profit centers, and court fees are certainly one source of profit. But how much is reasonable? I've recently seen fees as high as $50/hour—on a hard court, no less—which seem exorbitant to me. But what do you think? Let me know by posting your opinion on the Tennis Resorts Online blog page, and then take the following poll on what you're willing to pay. It will automatically update to show the percentage of people voting for each category.

 

How much are you willing to pay for court time at a tennis resort?

35.56%
14.44%
30.00%
12.22%
7.78%
 

Win a Saddlebrook Junior Camp

Saddlebrook Tennis Junior Camp, Wesley Chapel, FL

Saddlebrook International Tennis in Wesley Chapel, FL wants to encourage more reviews not only of its own ongoing junior camp but of junior camps all across the country. As an incentive to file a report, it is offering a Saddlebrook junior camp as a prize. The 6-day/5-night award comprises 5+ hours of daily tennis instruction, shared lodging in a junior suite, and three meals daily. To be eligible either rate yours or your child's experience of a Saddlebrook junior camp at Rate Saddlebrook's Junior Camp or if you're rating a different junior camp visit the Saddlebrook junior page on this site for instructions. The camp will be awarded on May 1, 2015. Also, check out Saddlebrook's special offers on both adult and junior camps.

Exclusive Packages and Specials

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

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.


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.


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."


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


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."


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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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 the two tennis vacations we're giving away: Saddlebrook International Tennis and TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, both in Florida, and New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, in Vermont.
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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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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Sponsor LBK Text+GraphicThe award-winning Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club offers 20 Har-Tru courts, NTRP game rating, tennis concierge services, daily clinics, professional instruction and courtside dining at Court 21. Enjoy full resort amenities with our "Tennis Tune Up Package" and USTA member packages, starting at $300 per night. Call 855-847-7629 or visit www.longboatkeyclub.com


 

 

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Upcoming Events

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Apr. 20-24, 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.

April 22-26, 2015

Tournament  114th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, California
An Open, collegiate, and junior event centered in Ojai but whose early rounds are played at venues and private courts all over the county. In addition, this year The Ojai is honoring former world No. 1, Wimbledon champion and USC All-American Stan Smith. He'll be the featured guest at a barbecue Thurs. evening, Apr. 23 and at a wine and hors d'oeuvres receoption the following evening.

Apr. 24-26, 2015

Ladies 4.0 Interstate Team Challenge, TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
Team competition for women with NTRP ratings of 4.0

Apr. 24-26, 2015

30th BillyBob Century Cup Doubles Tournament , South Beach Racquet Club, South Carolina, Phone: 843-671-2215
This is a combo men's, women's and mixed doubles tournament with divisions based on age or age and NTRP rating. There are 8 divisions ranging from Open 80s (that is combined age of 80 or more) up to below 4.0 with a combined age of 160. The entry fee includes a Saturday night players' party and a T-shirt.

Apr. 24-26, 2015

2nd Annual Mauna Kea Spring Doubles, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii, Phone: 808-882-5423
Men's, Women's, and Mixed doubles. In 4 divisions with combined NTRP rating of 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0+ (those 18 and under must play in 9.0 division). All matches are 2 of 3 sets, with a 10-point tiebreaker as the third set (there is also a consolation draw using no-ad scoring).

Apr. 25, 2015

Bartoli vs Johnson: Battle of the Sexes Fundraiser, Half Moon, A RockResort, Jamaica

Former Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli takes on former Jamaica No. 1 Damion Johnson in a exhibition and fundraiser. Bartoli has pledged her support to build a brand new School in Montego Bay, and to that end she is partnering with Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation, a Canadian Charity dedicated to building new schools in struggling areas of Jamaica. For further information, email cnta@hotmail.com or phone (416) 662-8869.

Going on at the same time (Apr. 23-26) are the 2015 Jamaica Senior ITF Championships.


Apr. 30-May 3, 2015

Rosemary Beach Open, Rosemary Beach, Florida, Phone: 850-278-2061
Men's and Women's singles and doubles in Open, 35s, 45s, 55s divisions plus Men's 65s singles and doubles, and Men's 75s singles and Mixed doubles in 35s and 55s. For details see the Rosemary Beach Racquet Club. To sign up, visit Rosemary Beach Open. Includes Friday evening dinner served by Carrabbas and Saturday lunch by Summer Kitchen Cafe. 

May 1-10, 2015

Tournament Mutua Madrid Open. www.madrid-open.com
A combined men's and women's clay-court event. Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova are defending champions.

May 1-3, 2015

Sandestin Men's 3.5 & 4.0 Team Challenge, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Florida, Phone: 850-267-6112
This event features a minimum of six doubles teams, each playing in a round robin against the other teams over the course of a long weekend.

May 2-9, 2015

38th Annual Antigua Tennis Week, Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua, West Indies, Phone: 888-289-9898
International Tennis Hall of Famer Fred Stolle, the winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, leads this animated week of clinics, exhibitions, pro-ams, team competitions, cocktails, and dinners with help from Owen Davidson, himself a multiple Grand Slam winner, and Aussie champion Ross Case.

May 3-6, 2015

Meet Play Love Tennis, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina, Phone: 408-768-4047
This "women's tennis getaway" event is open to 3.5 and 4.0 women from across the country who are 45+. This is team tennis (minimum 7 players per team) with a guaranteed three (8-game pro-set) matches per day. It’s competitively fun tennis in a beautiful desert setting. See the website for details

May 13-17, 2015

9th Annual Casa-Viva Tournament, Buccaneer, U.S. Virgin Islands
Single-elimination competition in five doubles events: Men's, Women's, Mixed, Men's 50s, and Women's 50s. The hotel hosts a dinner on the final evening. The even raises money for CASA-VIVA, which operates programs that benefit abused and neglected children in foster care in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

May 13-17, 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 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.

May 15-17, 2015

Team Tennis Challenge, Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, South Carolina, Phone: 843-785-1152
A team tennis format comprised of men's and women's singles and dboules and combo mixed doubles.

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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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