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The Great Tennis Resort Calendar

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September

Sept. 21-28, 2014

Amelia Island $10,000 Women's Championships. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, FL Phone: 904-277-5151. A women's pro circuit event with a 64-draw qualifying event followed by the 32-draw main tournament


October

Oct. 4-6, 2014

Amelia Island Husband Wife Championships. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, FL Phone: 904-277-5151. Presented by EMANON Records and hosted at the romantic Omni Amelia Island Plantation, this event will crown a national championship on the clay courts for the Husband-Wife open division. Other divisions include the Florida sanctioned combined age 100 and 120. All players will receive a tournament tee shirt and player party/happy hour. Call (904) 277 5151 for registration and inquiries.


Oct. 8-12, 2014

Cliff Drysdale Ladies Tennis Retreat. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, FL Phone: 800-733-7987. cliffdrysdale.com/travel-packages/retreats/ladies-retreat-key-biscayne. This getaway bundles 15 hours of tennis with Cliff Drysdale and staff, team competition, and an awards dinner with four nights of accommodations, daily breakfast, and a welcome cocktail party and dinner.


Oct. 10-12, 2014

Ladies' 3.0 Team Challenge and 8.5 Ladies Combo. 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.


Oct. 15-19, 2014

Drysdale Tennis Ladies Retreat. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, FL Phone: 904-277-5151. cliffdrysdale.com/travel-packages/retreats/ladies-tennis-retreat-amelia-island. Join director of tennis Scott Colebourne and his professional staff for this 5-day/4-night, ladies-only tennis retreat. The 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.


Oct. 17-20, 2014

Couples Swept Away Open Clay Court Championship. Couples Swept Away Negril, Jamaica A men's only competition in several divisions: Open and Class 2 Singles, Over 35 Singles, and Pro-Am and Amateur doubles. The event begins Friday evening with a cocktail party and the draw and concludes on Sunday with the finals, awards presentation, and cocktail reception. 


Oct. 17-19, 2014

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. 22-26, 2014

Cliff Drysdale Ladies Tennis Retreat. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, FL Phone: 800-733-7987. cliffdrysdale.com/travel-packages/retreats/ladies-retreat-key-biscayne. This getaway bundles 15 hours of tennis with Cliff Drysdale and staff, team competition, and an awards dinner with four nights of accommodations, daily breakfast, and a welcome cocktail party and dinner.


Oct. 23-26, 2014

Singles Sessions. Total Tennis, NY


Oct. 19-24, 2014

26th Tennis Fantasies Week. John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, TX Phone: 800-874-7788. www.tennisfantasies.net. John Newcombe himself heads a cast of Legends that includes Roy Emerson, Mark Woodforde, Marty Riessen, Guillermo Vilas, Fred Stolle, Owen Davidson, Charlie Passarell, Dick Stockton, Brian Gottfried, Rich Leach, Geoff Masters, Ross Case, and, for the first time, Rod Laver for this four-day camp of clinics, team matches (with pros as team coaches), exhibitions, and competition against the amateurs. The pros are constant fixtures, on court, at meals, and for cocktail parties and entertainment nightly. Curious to know more? Read E.J. Kahn III's blog about his experiences in 2012.


Oct. 26-29, 2014

Meet Play Love Tennis. Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, AZ Phone: 408-768-4047. www.meetplaylovetennis.com. 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


November

Nov. 1-2, 2014

Tennis With Venus. Sandy Lane, Barbados, West Indies Phone: 246-444-2001. www.sandylane.com/pdf/Tennis-with-Venus-at-Sandy-Lane---Rack.pd. Guests on a special four-night package get not only lodging and breakfast daily but also a two-hour clinic and access to a cocktail party with seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams.


Nov. 7-9, 2014

Women's Team Tournament (3.0, 3.5 & 4.0). Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, FL Phone: 904-277-5151. cliffdrysdale.com/news/team-tournaments-omni-amelia-island-plantation.  Bring your team of 6 players for a competitive 3-day weekend of tournament play on Racquet Park’s 23 har tru clay courts. A minimum of 4 matches guaranteed over Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a round robin format. Tennis and lodging packages available.


Nov. 7-9, 2014

2014 evolve9 Revolution Coaches Conference. IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis Program, FL www.evolve9.com/revolution-coaches-conference-2014.

A stellar group of coaches, among them Nick Bollettieri, gather for two and a half days of innovative but very practical presentations on introducing tennis to 6 to 12 year olds and on shepherding their performance.


Nov. 7, 2014

McEnroe vs. Courier. Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic John McEnroe, who won seven major singles titles during his career and another 10 in doubles and mixed, and Jim Courier, who won four major singles titles, will face off in an exhibition on the clay courts of this Dominican Republic resort. The festivities will include special clinics and hitting sessions with patrons and the pair will attend a special Casa de Campo tennis cocktail party. Event packages for the clinics, party and exhibition match are for sale and can purchased by emailing res1@ccampo.com.do.


Nov. 14-16, 2014

Vail's Fall Mixed Tourney. Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, CO Phone: 970-479-5941. 3.5 and 4.0 Mixed Doubles. To register, visit Vail's Fall Mixed Tourney.


Nov. 14-16, 2014

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.


Nov. 15-22, 2014

Club Med Generation Cup Tournament. Club Med-Punta Cana, Dominican Republic www.generationcup.com. A singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competition for those aged 50-70 and staying at the resort during the tournament week. At these five- and six-day tournaments participants vie for trophies, prizes, and free vacations.


Nov. 18-22, 2014

Rosewood Little Dix Bay Legends Tennis Camp. Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands Phone: 888-ROSEWOOD. neckercup.com/legends-tennis-camp/. This 4-day/five-night retreat comprises 3 days of on-court clinics with former French Open Doubles Champion Murphy Jensen, renowned coach Wayne Bryan (father of Bob and Mike), and a guest appearance by Brad Gilbert. Also part of the package is lodging, meals, beveragesw, various discounts and free perks, and an exclusive Necker Cup exhibition (on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island) that headlines Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, Kim Cljisters, Martina Hingis and last year’s Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli. In addition, participants gain entry to the Charity Dinner, Auction & "End of the World" Party with Sir Richard Branson and other ATP / WTT Tennis Legends. Packages start at £4,470/person, double occupancy.


Nov. 19-23, 2014

Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp. Wailea Tennis Club, HI www.waileatennis.com/fantasycamp_2014/index.html. Now in its 7th year, the annual Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp this year headlines a bevy of former Top 10 players, including Lindsay Davenport, Michael Chang, and Tracy Austin with former U.S. Davis Cup Captain Tom Gullikson, former ATP pros Taylor Dent, and Michael Sell. Campers enjoy four days of instruction, drills, videoanalysis, and play with the pros on a package that includes lodging at the Four Season Resort Maui. For more info contact Camp Director Cathy Nicoloff at 808-879-1958 or cnicoloff@waileagolf.com.


December

Dec. 3-7, 2014

Aloha Tennis Days. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, HI Phone: 408-768-4047. www.aloha-tennis-days.com. This 3-day/4-night package bundles 3 hours of daily group instruction and afternoon match play with lodging, daily breakfast, a welcome reception, and Saturday clambake. See the website for rates and details.


February

Feb. 1-7, 2015

Club Med Generation Cup Tournament. Club Med-Sandpiper Bay, FL www.generationcup.com.  A singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competition for those aged 50-70 and staying at the resort during the tournament week. At these five- and six-day tournaments participants vie for trophies, prizes, and free vacations.


April

Apr. 11-18, 2015

Club Med Generation Cup Tournament. Club Med-Sandpiper Bay, FL www.generationcup.com.  A singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competition for those aged 50-70 and staying at the resort during the tournament week. At these five- and six-day tournaments participants vie for trophies, prizes, and free vacations.


July

July 11-18, 2015

Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. International Tennis Hall of Fame, RI Phone: 866-914-FAME. www.tennisfame.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. Lleyton Hewett is the defending champion.


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