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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.

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


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.


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.



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."


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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

Sponsor Kapalua Tennis Text+GraphExperience the award-winning Kapalua Tennis Garden. Our team of Kapalua Tennis Professionals offers daily clinics, matchmaking, tournaments, junior camps stroke of the day, cardio tennis and more. Stay at the AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Montage Kapalua Bay, or The Kapalua Villas. To learn more about Kapalua Tennis and book your trip today, visit www.golfatkapalua.com/tennis.html

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

Tournament indicates a tournament

Aug. 29-30, 2015

Rally for the Cure Mixed Doubles & Pro-Am Weekend, Broadmoor, Colorado
p>A weekend of mixed doubles, a gala dinner auction and pro-am tennis. All for a great cause!

 


Aug. 31-Sept. 13, 2015

Tournament U.S. OPEN. www.usopen.org
Marin Cilic and Serena Williams are defending champions.

Sept. 1-3, 2015

The Avory Cup International Tennis Championships, Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina
This is an international tennis event that pits the best tennis players from the United States against the best from England. Men and women from the respective countries face off in age groups ranging from 35s to 80. More details to follow.

Sept. 4-6, 2015

8th Annual Palmetto Dunes Tennis Fall Classic, Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, South Carolina, Phone: 843-785-1152
Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Sept. 5-7, 2015

34th Annual Kapalua Open Tennis Championships, Kapalua Tennis Garden, Hawaii, Phone: 808-662-7730
This annual Labor Day championship: USTA-sanctioned men's and women's singles and doubles in 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Open divisions as well as Mixed in 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, and Open divisions.

Sept. 7-11, 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.

Sept. 11-13, 2015

Wine-Tasting and Culinary Tennis Camp, Broadmoor, Colorado
The weekend program combines 9 hours of tennis instruction with a private wine-tasting at The Broadmoor's new Fishing Lodge and conducted by Broadmoor's sommelier and a "hands on" grilling demonstration and culinary tips led by Chef Dan Witherspoon. For information and reservations, phone 719-471-5847 or email tennis@broadmoor.com.

Sept. 11-20, 2015

USTA Boys and Girls 14s and 18s, Buccaneer, U.S. Virgin Islands, Phone: 340-718-3036
Hosted on the resort's hard courts, this USTA-sanctioned event had two divisions: 14s and 18s, each with singles and doubles competition for Boys and Girls. The 14s event takes place the weekend of Sept. 11-13, the 18s event the weekend of Sept. 18-20. For information and to register, visit Junior Open III, 14 and 18.

Sept. 11-13, 2015

Ladies 4.5 Interstate Team Challenge, TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
For teams of women with an average NTRP rating of no more than 4.5.

Sept. 11-13, 2015

Ladies' 3.5 Team Challenge, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Florida, Phone: 850-267-7114
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.

Sept. 18-20, 2015

Ladies 3.5 Interstate Team Challenge, TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
For teams of women with an average NTRP rating of no higher than 3.5.

Sept. 18-20, 2015

Stan Smith Super Series, Sea Pines Resort, South Carolina
Wimbledon and U.S. Open Champion and former World No. 1 Stan Smith conducts a fun-filled weekend clinic at the Sea Pines Racquet Club. Over the course of nine hours (3 hours each day), Smith and his staff will focus on stroke and strategy instruction, footwork, and many practice drills as well as videotape your serve. Student:pro ratio never more than 4:1, ensuring personal attention. Open to players 17+ years old with an NTRP rating of 3.0+.

Sept. 18-20, 2015

20th Mauna Kea Resort Grand Prix Open & Class, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii, Phone: 808-882-5420
Men's and women's singles and doubles competition in Open, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and Open divisions. Cost is $50 for one event, $65 for two. Special lodging rates available. More details on the entry form.

Sept. 21-24, 2015

Peter Burwash International World Tennis Camp, Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol Austria
To celebrate its 40th year, Peter Burwash International is bringing together some 85 PBI tennis professionals, Master USPTA professional and world-renowned coach Peter Burwash himself among them, from all over the world at its long-running venue in Austria. The assembled pros stage a wealth of special events for hotel guests, including tournaments, tennis clinics, exhibitions, and social events. But this year they are also offering a special World Tennis Camp. It consists of two hours of group instruction each morning plus two hours of in the afternoon variously consisting of individualized instruction, pro-am doubles, team tennis, live-ball action drills, exhibitions, and a live performance of PBI’s world famous Tennis Show. Participants will also receive A summary of player’s strengths and weaknesses, including specifics for ongoing improvement, will be offered to each participant along with a camp DVD and awards. For more information and to register, visit PBI World Tennis Camp.

Sept. 25-27, 2015

Ladies 4.0 Team Challenge, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Florida, Phone: 850-267-7114
This three-night team challenge bundles round-robin team competition (with a minimum of six teams in the event) with accommodations, breakfasts, awards, and fun. 

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