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February

Feb. 12-21, 2016

Delray Beach Open. Phone: 561-330-6000. www.YellowTennisBall.com. A combined ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour event, sponsored by The Venetian Las Vegas. It begins with a team event pitting and an America team against one from Europe. Ivo Karlovic is defending champion as are the Bryan Brothers.


March

Mar.4-6, 2016

33rd Annual "Luck of the Irish" Doubles Tournament. Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Sponsored by Giuseppi's Pizza and Pasta, this long-running event comprises men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles. The divisions: 3.0-5.0 for men's, 3.0-45 for women's, and mixed combo from 6.0-10.0.


Mar. 4-6, 2016

1st Ladies Doubles Championships. Carmel Valley Ranch, CA Competition will take place in four divisions: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 levels, each comprised of eight doubles teams. In addition to the main draw, there will be a full consolation draw, which guarantees every team at least two matches. Participants will also receive player gift bags sponsored by area businesses and donors. The event, whose presenting sponsor is Doctors On Duty, also includes a BBQ lunch on Saturday, March 5 for all participants and spectators. For information, contact PBI Director of Tennis Clark Corey at ccorey@carmelvalleyranch.com or phone 831.626.2554.


Mar. 3-6, 2016

Co-ed Fantasy Weekend. John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, TX Phone: 800-874-7788. www.tennisfantasies.net. John Newcombe, Roy Emerson, Owen Davidson, and Ross Case conduct clinics, coach team matches, play against the amateurs, dine with campers, and then hang out for entertainment at evening cocktail parties and into the evening.


Mar. 6-12, 2016

Tennis Channel USTA National Husband/Wife Grass. Mission Hills Country Club, CA Phone: 760-325-8084. This national grass court event has three husband and wife divisions with combined ages of 100, 120, and 140. It includes a consolation event for first-round losers. All entrants must be USTA members. Visit National Husband/Wife Grass Court Championships to sign up. Entries close Feb. 19, 2016.


Mar. 8, 2016

12th Annual Desert Smash. Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, CA www.desertsmash.com. Will Ferrell hosts this celebrity pro-am, which this year takes place at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. This year's participants have not been announced but among those who've been a part of the event in the past are ATP World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, John Isner, Stan Wawrinka, the legendary doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Fernando Verdasco, Victoria Azarenka, and Eugenie Bouchard. The tennis event concludes with a Player Party and surprise live musical performance. General admission tickets start at $100. Proceeds benefit Ferrell's Cancer for College charity.


Mar. 8, 2016

Tennis With the Stars. Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, CA Phone: (760) 837-2342. tenniswithstars.com. World No. 8 Kei Nishikori, Wimbledon finalist and World No. 3 Garbine Muguruza, World No. 9 Richard Gasquet, and Wimbledon finalist and former World No. 6 (2014) Eugenie Bouchard headline a "Tennis With the Stars" event to kick off the BNP Paribas tournament at Indian Wells. Hosted at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the afternoon extravaganza includes a round robin Pro Am, a "King of the Court" challenge match pitting the celebrity pros against the amateur Round Robin winners, exhibition matches with the top stars, and a VIP cocktail reception to close out the evening and much more. Festivities take place from 2:30 to 7 pm, concluding with a cocktail reception. Exhibition tickets start at $50 and range up to a full VIP package with entry into the Pro Am.

The action is open to the public by reservation and is limited. Information and reservations available by visiting tenniswithstars.com, phoning (760) 837-2342, or emailing Albert.Fernandez@omnihotels.com. Discounted room rates also available.


Mar. 11-13, 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 more than 3.5.


Mar. 7-20, 2016

BNP Paribas Open. Phone: 800-999-1585. www.bnpparibasopen.org. This combined WTA/ATP singles and doubles event takes place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Palm Springs desert, with Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep as defending champions. For lodging check out La Quinta Resort & Club, JW Desert Springs Marriott Resort & Spa, Shadow Mountain Resort, Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.


Mar. 21-Apr. 3, 2016

Miami Open Tennis. Phone: 800-725-5472. www.miamiopen.com. Fields of 96 men and 96 women compete in this major event held at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are defending champions.


April

Apr. 13-17, 2016

33rd Helen Drake Invitational Tennis Tournament. TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, FL A USTA event with Men's and Women's singles and doubles competition in Open, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s , and 80s as well as Open, 45s, and 55s Mixed Doubles. Festivities include a player party, silent auction, and a raffle for prizes. It has a reputation for drawing the largest number of entrants of any adult tournament in Florida.


Apr. 2-10, 2016

Asics Easter Bowl. www.easterbowl.com. This annual showcase of junior talent is being staged this year at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Desert, CA. It comprises the Boys and Girls 18, 16, & 14 and under divisions. The 18's are also a top ITF international event with singles, doubles, and consolation divisions.


Apr.4-10, 2016

U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. Phone: 713-874-6294. www.mensclaycourt.com. Held at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. American Jack Sock is the defending champion.


Apr. 2-10, 2016

Volvo Cars Open (formerly Family Circle Cup). Phone: 800-677-2293. www.volvocarsopen.com/. A women's clay-coourt event held on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. For resort lodging check out Wild Dunes Resort, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, or check out other accommodations in Charleston.


Apr. 9-17, 2016

Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/. Men's event held on red clay. Novak Djokovic is defending champion


Apr. 13-17, 2016

Curtain Bluff Fantasy Tennis Camp. Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua, West Indies Phone: 888-289-9898. www.curtainbluff.com/tennis/events.html. Former US Open Champion and #1 player Tracy Austin teams up with two-time Australian Open Champion and World #7 Johan Kriek and former Davis Cup captain Tom Gullikson to headline this annual camp. Designed for adults from recreational to tournament level, the event will include five days of professional instruction and match play, a welcome party, tennis exhibition, and ample opportunities to enjoy the island of Antigua alongside tennis legends.


Apr. 20-24, 2016

Ladies Retreat in San Diego. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, CA Phone: 305-365-4300. www.experiencecdt.com/#!san-diego-tennis-retreats/qsaue. Director of tennis Bryce Cunningham and the Cliff Drysdale Tennis staff stage this ladies-only retreat at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, north of San Diego, CA. The 5-day event bundles drills and match play with lodging and meals. For information and reservations, contact contact Scott Colebourne at s.colebourne@cliffdrysdale.com or phone 800-733-7987.


Apr. 22-24, 2016

Ladies 4.0 Interstate Team Challenge. TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, FL Team competition for women with NTRP ratings of 4.0


Apr. 22-24, 2016

Ladies 4.5 & 7.5 Combo (4.0 & 3.5) Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. Two Events: one pits a minimum of six doubles teams, with a total NTRP rating of 7.5 (max. of three 4.0 players/team), in a round robin against the other teams over the course of a long weekend. The other event hosts 4.5 teams in their own round robin. The package includes accommodations, breakfasts, awards, and fun.


Apr. 22-24, 2016

31th BillyBob Century Cup Doubles Tournament. South Beach Racquet Club, SC Phone: 843-671-2215. www.southbeachracquetclub.com. This is a combo men's, women's and mixed doubles tournament with divisions based on age or age and NTRP rating. There are 8 divisions ranging from Open 80s (that is combined age of 80 or more) up to below 4.0 with a combined age of 160. The entry fee includes a Saturday night players' party and a T-shirt.


Apr. 29-May 1, 2016

3rd Annual Mauna Kea Spring Doubles. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, HI Phone: 808-882-5423. www.princeresortshawaii.com/mauna-kea-beach-hotel/kohala-coast-tennis-clubs.php. Men's, Women's, and Mixed doubles. In 4 divisions with combined NTRP rating of 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0+ (those 18 and under must play in 9.0 division). All matches are 2 of 3 sets, with a 10-point tiebreaker as the third set (there is also a consolation draw using no-ad scoring).


Apr. 30-May 7, 2016

Antigua Tennis Week. Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua, West Indies Phone: 888-289-9898. www.curtainbluff.com/tennis/events.html. International Tennis Hall of Famer Fred Stolle, the winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, leads this animated week of clinics, exhibitions, pro-ams, team competitions, cocktails, and dinners with help from Owen Davidson, himself a multiple Grand Slam winner, and Aussie champion Ross Case.


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 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.


June

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 3-5, 2016

Singles Weekend. Total Tennis, NY


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 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 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

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


July 15-17, 2016

Singles Weekend. Total Tennis, NY


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 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. 26-28, 2016

Singles Sessions. Total Tennis, NY


September

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. 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

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. 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. 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. 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

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. 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

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.


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