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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

Singles Specialty Camp. IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis Program, FL Phone: 800-872-6425. www.imgacademy.com/adultfamily-programs/adult-tennis. The academy is staging a Singles Specialty Camp over Labor Day weekend. The three-day program focuses on singles strategy and play using drills and point-simulaton exercises, with competitive matches at the end of each day. Among the topcs to be covered are system 5 (hitting the right shot at the right time), serve and return of serve, recovery position, approaching styles, and risk vs reward.


Sept. 5-9, 2016

Peter Burwash International World Tennis Camp. Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol Austria www.pbitennis.com/tennis-packages-camps/2016-pbi-world-camp-bio-hotel-stanglwirt. This 5-day camp comprises a total of 20 hours on court. The daily routine consists of two hours of group instruction each morning followed two hours each afternoon spent on individualized instruction, pro-am doubles, team tennis, and live-ball action drills. For more information and to register, included discounted rom rates, visit PBI World Tennis Camp.


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

Wine-Tasting and Culinary Tennis Camp. The Broadmoor, CO www.broadmoor.com/colorado-tennis-packages/. 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. 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. 9-11, 2016

Run For Hope Cancer Benefit. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, HI Phone: (808) 325-8052. www.runforhopehualalai.com/. As a benefit for the American Cancer Society Hawai'i Pacific and Friends of the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center, the resort is conducting a long weekend fundraiser that begins with a taste of local Hawaiian cuisine Friday evening before moving on to tennis and golf tournaments and 5k and 10k runs over the weekend. 


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

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. 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. 17-18, 2016

5th Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic. The Greenbrier, WV greenbrier.com/tennisclassic. Two former World No. 1s, Pete Sampras and John McEnroe, are back for another exhibition, but for 2016 there is an exciting new addition to the competition, a pair of stellar WTA competitors. Before Sampras and McEnroe face off on Saturday, former World No. 1 and current No. 7 Venus Williams takes on current World No. 9 Madison Keys. The following day, the team of Sampras-Williams does battle with McEnroe-Keys. Tickets are available for Saturday only, Sunday only, or both days as are one-night and two-night lodging packages.


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

Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, FL sundialresort.com. Slated for September 23-25, 2016, the USTA-sanctioned event offers competition in Men's and Women's Sngles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles for age divisions 30s, 40s, and 50s as well as Men's and Women’s Singles and Doubles NTRP-rated divisions 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0. A special player resort rate will be available to attendees. Draws close September 20. Registration is available online at TennisLink. Resort tennis information is available through tennis@sundialresort.com or by phoning 239-395-6025.


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

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

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

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. 17-21, 2016

La Manga Club Tennis Academy with Leon Smith. La Manga Club, Spain lamangaclub.com/sports-leisure/tennis/tournaments-events/special-week-leon-smith. For a full week this fall, British Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith will be offering advice, tuition and tips to help players improve their techniques at Spain's La Manga Club, a 28-court facility near Cartagena that serves ahd the Lawn Tennis Association's official overseas training base. Package bundles two hours of daily on-court instruction and drills with lodging, breakfast, and access to the spa, fitness center, golf courses, and the resort of La Manga's extensive facilities. the week is capped off by a gala dinner, hosted by Smith, In addition to the two-hour daily instruction and drill sessions, Smith will host a gala dinner and give his personal insights into the British team's success in going from also-rans to Davis Cup champions.


Oct. 21-23, 2016

Singles Sessions. Total Tennis, NY


Oct. 27-30, 2016

PBI Silverado World Tennis Camp. Silverado Resort and Spa, CA www.pbitennis.com/tennis-packages-camps/2016-silverado-world-camp. This 4-day camp comprises a total of 13 hours on court. It begins with a selcome dinner and round robin. Subsequent days combine instruction and drills with a pro-am tournament and optional player game matching. There is also a wine-tasting session Friday night and an awards and gift presentation at the end. For more information and to register, included discounted rom rates, visit PBI World Tennis Camp.


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.


Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2016

Mouratoglou Junior Championships. Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, France www.ten-pro.nl/homepage/. Powered by Ten-Pro, this international tennis tournament is open to highly talented boys and girls, born in the years 2000 to 2006. There are five levels of competition—U12, U13, U14, U15, U16—with a guarantee of at least 4 matches for each participant. Download and submit the reservation form prior to Oct. 20, 2016. For additional information, contact Ten-Pro Tournament Director Goran Novakovic by Skype at g.novakovic1 or by email proglobus@live.nl.


November

Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2016

Copperwynd Women's Pro Challenge. CopperWynd Resort and Club, AZ www.arizonachallenger.com/. This $50,000 WTA event will feature a 32-draw singles tournament and 16-team doubles tounament. Proceeds go to ACEing Autism, which brings recreational tennis programs to children on the autism spectrums (aceingautism.org). Please contact David Phillips at d.phillips@cliffdrysdale.com for event and ticket information


Nov. 11-12, 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. 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. 13, 2016

CRAB Pickleball Tournament. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, SC www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Men's and Women's Doubles nad Mixed Doubles event


Nov. 18-20, 2016

Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Classic. Boca Raton Resort & Club, FL www.chrisevert.org. Chris Evert, winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, and celebrities from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, and, naturally, tennis will be on hand for three days of instruction, drills, round-robins, a cocktail reception, dinner, and silent auction, all to raise money for several charities dedicated to the prevention of drug abuse and child neglect or to helping at-risk children and their families. Tennis activities will take place at the nearby Delray Beach Tennis Center, with dinner and entertainment staged at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.


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+.


Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2016

14th Senior Tennis Open. La Manga Club, Spain Phone: +34 968 17 5577. lamangaclub.com/web/opentenis_2016_ING.pdf. This Category 1, ITF event affords veteran men and women the opportunity to earn ITF ranking points. Competition takes place in singles, doubles, and mixed in every age division from 35s to 70s (mixed ends with 65s). Special lodging rates available for those who want to stay at the club. 


©2016 Roger Cox


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©2016 Roger Cox