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Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016

32nd Annual Banana Open Challenge (closed). Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. 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

Sept,. 26-30, 2016

USTA National Husband-Wife Championship. The Boar's Head, VA Phone: 434-972-2251. Open to husband-wife mixed pairs with combined ages of 100, 120, or 140, this national championship takes place on the club's hard indoor courts. For information, contact tournament director Jacek Wolicki, Tennis Director, 434-972-2251 or by email at To register, visit TennisLink.


Oct. 6-9, 2016

2016 Tennis Congress. El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, Puerto 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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

Oct. 17-21, 2016

La Manga Club Tennis Academy with Leon Smith. La Manga Club, Spain 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. 16-21, 2016

29th Tennis Fantasies Week. John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, TX Phone: 800-874-7788. John Newcombe himself heads a cast of Legends that includes Roy Emerson, Mark Woodforde, Marty Riessen, Fred Stolle, Owen Davidson, Charlie Passarell, Dick Stockton, Rich Leach, Luke and Murphy Jensen, Dick Stockton, Ross Case, and, back for a second year, Rod Laver. Together they put on a 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 2014.

Oct. 21-23, 2016

Singles Sessions. Total Tennis, NY

Oct. 27-30, 2016

PBI Silverado World Tennis Camp. Silverado Resort and Spa, CA 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. Sponsored by Wild Wing Cafe, this is a fun men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles event.

Oct.29-Nov. 6, 2016

8th Annual Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenge. The Boar's Head, VA This ATP Pro Circuit event with a purse of $50,000 has 32 players in the singles draw, 16 teams in doubles. Qualifying rounds begin Oct. 29 followed by the main draw on Oct. 31. The event enefits Special Olympics Virginia. Admission to all rounds is free. 

Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2016

Mouratoglou Junior Championships. Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, France 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


Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2016

2nd annual Copperwynd Women's Pro Challenge. CopperWynd Resort and Club, AZ This $50,000 WTA event comprises 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. The qualifying rounds begin Oct. 30, the main draw Nov. 1. Also on Nov. 1, there is a complimentary Rally for the Family for kids ages 4-14 and their parents. Visit for event and ticket information.

Nov. 11-12, 2016

CRAB Team Tennis Challenge. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. 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.   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 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 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. 16-20, 2016

Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, HI Phone: 808-879-1958. Now in its 10th year, the Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp headlines two former  world No. 1 WTA champions: Lindsay Davenport and Tracy Austin. They're joined by former U.S. Davis Cup Captain Tom Gullikson and former pro turned broadcaster Justin Gimelstob. Campers take part in 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

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. 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. 


Dec. 4-8, 2016

PBI World Tennis Camp. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, United Arab Emirates Once again expanding the venues for its World Tennis Camps, Peter Burwash International has added the 617-room Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai to its roster. The five-day camp bundles eight hours of group instruction with an additional 10 hours of on-court activity including individualized instruction, pro-am doubles, live-ball action drills, and exhibitions. In addition the week includes a welcoming party, gifts, photographs, and a final awards. Special room rates are available to particpants. For more information and reservations, visit PBI Dubai World Camp


Feb. 3-5, 2017

9th Annual PBI Cup. Naples Grande Beach Resort, FL Phone: 239-594-6033. Open to teams with NTRP ratings of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5, this weekend of doubles/mixed competition begins with a welcome reception Friday evening. Matches begin on Saturday followed a PBI Tennis Show and a free 1½-hour clinic and continue on Sunday. The entry fee of $75/person/day ($135 for both days) includes lunch and a gift and about 3 hours of competition each day. The entry deadline is Jan. 28, 2017. Discounted room rates available.  For information, email tennis director Adri Atkinson at or phone 239.594.6033.

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