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May

May 6-8, 2016

Paws & Balls Team Tennis Challenge. Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. A team tennis format comprised of men's and women's singles and doubles and combo mixed doubles, sponsored by Hilton Head Plastic Surgery and benefitting Hilton Head Humane Association.


Apr. 29-May 8, 2016, 2016

Mutua Madrid Open. www.madrid-open.com. A combined men's and women's clay-court event. Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova are defending champions.


May 13-15, 2016

Sandestin Men's 7.5 Combo Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-6114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. This event features a minimum of six doubles teams, with a combined NTRP rating of 7.5, each playing in a round robin against the other teams over the course of a long weekend.


May 14-16, 2016

$10,000 USPTA TOPS’L Clay Court Championships. TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, FL bit.ly/1tJOQPY. Open to USPTA-certified professionals, this weekend event consists of competition in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Spectators are welcome.


May 9-15, 2016

National Women's 50-90 Hardcourt Championships. La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, CA www.ljbtc.com. The USTA National Women’s 50-90 Hard Court Championships in singles and doubles for age categories 50 and over, 60 and over, 70 and over, 80 and over, and 90 and over. These women's events are national championships and attract the best players from all over the country in each age group, making this field of competitors the strongest in the country in each age division.


May 9-15, 2016

44th Annual Men's Spring Senior Championships. La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, CA www.LJBTC.com. Held at the same time as the USTA National Women's Senior Championships, this event provide men with competition in singles and doubles for 60 and over, 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over, 80 and over, and 85 and over age groups. Expect about 300+ participants in the two events.


May 7-17, 2016

Internazionali BNL d'Italia. www.internazionalibnlditalia.com/. The Italian Open, a combined men's and women's event, held in Rome's Foro Italico.


May 20-22, 2016

Stan Smith Super Series. The Sea Pines Resort, SC 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+


June

June 3-5, 2016

Singles Weekend. Total Tennis, NY


June 3-5, 2016

37th Annual Banana Open. Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles and Mixed doubles and a new 55+ doubles and combo mixed doubles competition. Presented by Honor Our Heroes Foundation.


June 12-18, 2016

7th INAS World Tennis Championships. Sea Colony, DE inas.org. Sea Colony is hosting International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (INAS) World Tennis Championships, the first time the event has been held in the U.S. Participating countries send a team of 10 athletes—five male and five female—to compete.


June 17-19, 2016

Backhands, Vines, and Volleys Tennis Camp. Silverado Resort and Spa, CA Phone: 505-257-0200. silveradoresort.com. 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


June 20-24, 2016

High-Performance Junior Camp. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. Designed for tournament-level players lookingn to improve, these daycamps focus on technique, shot selection, footwork, and strategy. All participants are assigned to teams and score points for the team both during drills and in afternoon match play (during which they receive coaching). The team with most points at the end of the week wins prizes.


June 24-26, 2016

Peter Burwash International Tennis For Life Camp. Carmel Valley Ranch, CA Phone: 831-626-2554. www.carmelvalleyranch.com/play-for-all-ages/tennis. This 3-day camp kicks off with a round-robin mixer and welcome party. Day 2 consists of 5 1/2 hours of on-court drills followed by optional tennis lessons, spa services, or other resort activities. It concludes with another 2 hours of on-court work and a round robin. Participants also receive a Tennis For Life book by Peter Burwash and a player packet. For information and reservations, contact Clark Corey, PBI Director of Tennis, at 831-626-2554 or email mailto:cccorey@carmelvalleyranch.com.


June 21-25, 2016

Boodles Challenge. Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, England Phone: +44 (0) 0207 384 4877. www.theboodles.com. A grass-court exhibition that draws several of the top ATP professionals. Last year's winner was Novak Djokovic.


June 27-July 10, 2016

WIMBLEDON. www.wimbledon.org. Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are defending champions.


July

July 15-17, 2016

Singles Weekend. Total Tennis, NY


July 15-17, 2016

Advanced Adult Clinic (3.5+). The Loomis Racquet Academy at Swarthmore, PA Those who want it can opt for greater focus on strategy.


July 10-17, 2016

Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. International Tennis Hall of Fame, RI Phone: 866-914-FAME. www.halloffametennischampionships.com/. America's last grass-court event on the fabled lawns of Newport Casino. Before play on Saturday, they will hold the induction ceremony for the newest members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


July 17-19, 2016

Peter Burwash International Tennis For Life Camp. Carmel Valley Ranch, CA Phone: 831-626-2554. www.carmelvalleyranch.com/play-for-all-ages/tennis. This 3-day camp kicks off with a round-robin mixer and welcome party. Day 2 consists of 5 1/2 hours of on-court drills followed by optional tennis lessons, spa services, or other resort activities. It concludes with another 2 hours of on-court work and a round robin. Participants also receive a Tennis For Life book by Peter Burwash and a player packet. For information and reservations, contact Clark Corey, PBI Director of Tennis, at 831-626-2554 or email mailto:cccorey@carmelvalleyranch.com.


July 17-19, 2016

Backhands, Vines, and Volleys Tennis Camp. Silverado Resort and Spa, CA Phone: 505-257-0200. silveradoresort.com. 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 Sunday round robin and dinner followed by a half day of tennis clinics—taught by Peter Burwash International pros Jacob Hansen and Katie Dellich—on Monday and Tuesday. 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


July 18-22, 2016

High-Performance Junior Camp. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. Designed for tournament-level players lookingn to improve, these daycamps focus on technique, shot selection, footwork, and strategy. All participants are assigned to teams and score points for the team both during drills and in afternoon match play (during which they receive coaching). The team with most points at the end of the week wins prizes.


August

Aug. 5-7, 2016

Singles Weekend. Total Tennis, NY


Aug. 12-14, 2016

Singles Weekend. Total Tennis, NY


Aug. 19-21, 2016

Backhands, Vines, and Volleys Tennis Camp. Silverado Resort and Spa, CA Phone: 505-257-0200. silveradoresort.com. 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.


Aug. 26-28, 2016

Singles Sessions. Total Tennis, NY


September

Sept. 1-4, 2016

39th Annual International Tennis Cournament. Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic Phone: 888-212-5073.

Open to international and local male and female singles and doubles players. Free to registered guests; from $150 entry fee for non-guests. For more information or to register for the tournament, please call 809-523-8698; toll free 1-888-212-5073; or email teniscasa@ccampo.com.do


Sept.2-5, 2016

Singles Sessions. Total Tennis, NY


Sept. 2-4, 2016

9th Annual Palmetto Dunes Tennis Fall Classic. Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles, sponsored by Captain Woody's.


Sept. 3-5, 2016

35th Annual Kapalua Open Tennis Championships. Kapalua Tennis Garden, HI Phone: 808-662-7730. www.golfatkapalua.com/tennis.html. 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. 9-11, 2016

Ladies' 3.5 Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. 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. 9-11, 2016

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


Sept. 11-13, 2016

3.5 Ladies Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. This event features a minimum of six doubles teams, with NTRP ratings of 3.5, each playing in a round robin against the other teams over the course of a long weekend.


Sept. 16-18, 2016

Stan Smith Super Series. The Sea Pines Resort, SC 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. 16-18, 2016

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


Sept. 16-18, 2016

21th Mauna Kea Resort Grand Prix Open & Class. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, HI Phone: 808-882-5420. www.princeresortshawaii.com/en/mauna-kea-beach-hotel/seasidetennistournament.php. 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. 23-25, 2016

Ladies 4.0 Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. 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. 23-25, 2016

4.0 Ladies Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. This event features a minimum of six doubles teams, with NTRP ratings of 4.0, each playing in a round robin against the other teams over the course of a long weekend.


Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016

32nd Annual Banana Open Challenge (closed). Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Men's and Women's singles, doubles, and mixed Open, and 55+ doubles and combo mixed doubles, all open only to those who have played in another local Banana tournament.


Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016

Singles Weekend. Total Tennis, NY


October

Oct. 6-9, 2016

2016 Tennis Congress. El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, Puerto Ricotenniscongress.com. Signups should begin shortly and this event typically sells out quickly. It brings together a stellar team of pros—among them Gigi Fernandez, Tim Mayotte, Emilio Sanchez, and Jeff Salzenstein—for highly personalized on- and off-court focus on improving your tennis. Registration opens in the spring. You can sign up on the website to be notified when it does.


Oct. 7-9, 2016

3.0 and 8.5 Combo Ladies Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. 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. 7-9, 2016

Backhands, Vines, and Volleys Tennis Camp. Silverado Resort and Spa, CA Phone: 505-257-0200. silveradoresort.com. 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. 7-9, 2016

Ladies' 3.0 Team Challenge and 8.5 Ladies Combo. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. 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. 14-16, 2016

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


Oct. 14-16, 2016

Peter Burwash International Tennis For Life Camp. Carmel Valley Ranch, CA Phone: 831-626-2554. www.carmelvalleyranch.com/play-for-all-ages/tennis. This 3-day camp kicks off with a round-robin mixer and welcome party. Day 2 consists of 5 1/2 hours of on-court drills followed by optional tennis lessons, spa services, or other resort activities. It concludes with another 2 hours of on-court work and a round robin. Participants also receive a Tennis For Life book by Peter Burwash and a player packet. For information and reservations, contact Clark Corey, PBI Director of Tennis, at 831-626-2554 or email mailto:cccorey@carmelvalleyranch.com.


Oct. 21-23, 2016

Singles Sessions. Total Tennis, NY


Oct. 28-30, 2016

22nd Annual Wild Wing Cafe "Nutty Buddy" Classic. Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Sponsored by Wild Wing Cafe, this is a fun men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles event.


November

Nov. 11-13, 2016

Ladies' 3.5 Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis.   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.


Nov. 11-13, 2016

CRAB Team Tennis Challenge. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Singles, doubles, and combo mixed in World Team Tennis format. Sponsored by Coastal Restaurants and Bars (CRAB) and benefitting the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Hilton Head Island.


Nov. 24-26, 2016

Stan Smith Super Series. The Sea Pines Resort, SC  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+.


©2016 Roger Cox


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©2016 Roger Cox