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Vic Braden Needs Financial Help

For more years that I know, Vic Braden has been one of the most influential—not to mention, Vic Bradenfunniest—personalities in tennis. I first met him at Coto de Caza in the 1980s on a color-coded court bordered by a wall with the elongated "C" of the topspin stroke he advocated and taught. He entertained us with aphorisms—"What do you call the club pusher? ... Champion"—and regaled us with the science behind his teaching methodology. More recently, he's been working with underprivileged chilldren from elementary to junior high school to teach them to coach themselves in tennis. He's spent a lifetime trying to make peoples' lives better, on court and off.
Tragically, at age 85, Mr. "Laugh and Win" has fallen on hard times, both medical and financial, to the point that his home is in danger of foreclosure. Friends have set up a website with the goal of raising $350,000 to help him get through this crisis. If you can, please donate. Vic and the entire tennis community will appreciate it.

Club Med's Generation Cup Tournament Series

Hall of Famer and Grand Slam Doubles winner Rosie Casals and her company Sportswoman Inc. have teamed up with Tennis Media Group to bring you a new tournament circuit for senior tennis players: Club Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for Generation CupMed Generation Cup Series. The events bring together men and women 50-70 years of age to compete in a round-robin format with both men's and women's doubles and mixed.
At these five- and six-day tournaments participants vie for trophies, prizes, and free vacations. The series launches Nov. 15, 2014 at Club Med-Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, then moves to a different venue each month, culminating in the Championship round at Club Med-Sandpiper Bay in Florida in April 2015. For more information, visit www.generationcup.com, which also has information about booking a Club Med holiday encompassing each tournament.

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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.


Port Royal Racquet Club, South Carolina
Special $30/Person Off Group Packages
Beach at Port Royal Book our team Ambassador Package for groups and receive $30.00 off per person for stays between August - December of this year. Our three-night Ambassador Package includes Two-Bedroom Deluxe villas (based on four people sharing a two-bedroom), six hours of clinics, unlimited court time, one lunch at our clubhouse, souvenirs and pro shop discounts. Our normal Ambassador discounted price is $405.00 per person, but if you mention Tennis Resorts Online when you book you will receive the extra specail rate of $375.00 per person! To make your reservation for your team tennis trip, please call Tanda at 843-686-8803 and say you want the Tennis Resorts Online special rate. We will look forward to having you vacation with us!


Saddlebrook Tennis (Hopman), Florida
Exclusive Weekend and weeklong special BOGO
Saddlebrook International Tennis at Saddlebrook Resort From now through Aug. 31, Saddlebrook Resort has weeklong (Monday-Friday) & weekend (Friday-Sunday) special "Buy One, Get One" packages exclusively for Tennis Resorts Online readers.

Please call Saddlebrook resort for details at 813-907-4200 and tell reservations you want the "Tennis Resorts Online 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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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

A Northern California Tennis Odyssey

Big Island's Kohala Coast: Where Hawaiian Royalty Vacationed

Soaring Above Phoenix, Arizona

Update on Florida's Alluring Panhandle

Guide to Hilton Head Island Tennis

Newport, Rhode Island, For Tennis Players

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 Adult packages on our red clay courts offer something for the whole family. Or join us for the Legends Weekends with Cliff Drysdale himself on July 11-13 and July 18-20. For information and reservations, phone 1.800.787.2886 or visit www.stratton.com/tennis

Sponsor Luxury Adult Tennis CampsCalling all tennis enthusiasts to the beautiful Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Our adult tennis camp packages are designed to ensure maximum enjoyment and improvement of your game. Ladies! Our world-famous luxury camp Cliff Drysdale Ladies Retreats, Oct 15-19 starts at $1675. Call (904) 277 5151 for inquires and reservations or visit ameliaislandtennis.com www.ameliaislandtennis.com

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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Sept. 4-7, 2014

NIKE Adult Tennis Camp, Lodge at Pebble Beach, California, Phone: 800-645-3226
For information and booking the camp, visit US Sports Camps and say Referred by Tennis Resorts Online. For information about accommodations at The Lodge at Pebble Beach, call camp director Kie Foreman at 831-625-8578.

Sept. 5-7, 2014

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. 

Sept. 5-7, 2014

Wine and Culinary Tennis Camp, Broadmoor, Colorado
The weekend program combines 9 hours of tennis instruction with wine-tasting conducted by Broadmoor's sommelier, an interactive grilling demonstration led by celebrated Chef Dan Witherspoon from the Gourmet Spoon, and Continental breakfast. For information and reservations, phone 719-471-5847 or email tennis@broadmoor.com.

Aug. 25-Sept. 8. 2014

Tournament U.S. OPEN. www.usopen.org
Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams are defending champions.

Sept. 12-14, 2014

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. 12-14, 2014

Ladies' 3.5 Team Challenge, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Florida, Phone: 850-267-7114
  A minimum of six doubles teams play off in a round robin over the course of a long weekend whose package includes lodging, breakfast, award, and more.

Sept. 13, 2014

10th Sean Eduardo Sanchez (SES) Fundraising Tnmt., Rancho Valencia, California, Phone: 858-864-8536

Tennis-playing Amateurs who pay a $400 entry fee donation in three separate divisions (men’s doubles, men’s open doubles and mixed doubles) will be partnered with tennis Professionals to compete for the championship. All tennis Professionals who participate in the pro-am tennis tournament donate their time and athletic talent to the tournament. Proceeds from the two-day event will provide the children of Tecate, Mexico, with access to free tennis lessons, tennis equipment and cross border tournament transportation while also supporting the efforts of the Empty Cradle, a San Diego non-profit organization that helps parents cope with the loss of an infant before, during or after birth.

The event kicks off with a Sponsor Party on the evening of Friday, September 12, 2014, that will be hosted by Jamie Carr at her private residence in Rancho Santa Fe. The Sponsor Party includes a buffet dinner, silent auction, and entertainment. Reservations may be purchased for $85 per person to attend the Sponsor Party. The tennis tournament takes place at Rancho Valencia on September 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. includes a barbeque and trophy presentation for a price of $85 per person (children under 10 are welcomed at $40 per child for this family-friendly event). A combined price of $150.00 is available to attend both events. For information and reservations, phone Eduardo Sanchez at (858) 864-8536, visit sestenniscenter.org, or email sesproam@gmail.com.


Sept. 19-21, 2014

19th 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. 19-21, 2014

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. 20-21, 2014

3rd Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, Greenbrier, West Virginia
Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, and Tommy Haas come together for a weekend of singles and doubles exhibitions at this West Virginia resort. Tickets valid for both days are available from $100, with limited single-session tickets priced at $25. For more informaton and to purchase tickets, phone 888-302-5441.

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