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Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps For 2015

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Courtesy Kiawah Island Golf Resort

May 1, 2015. Ask 10 avid tennis players to name the best tennis resort or camp and chances are you'll get 10 different answers. But ask thousands, and a consensus begins to emerge. So throughout the year, Tennis Resorts Online solicits the opinions of racquet-wielding vacationers worldwide and compiles their collective experience into our annual ranking of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps. As usual, we have broken the results down into two major categories: the Top 75 Tennis Resorts and the Top 25 Tennis Camps.
We've listed the Top 25 Resorts—our Gold Medalists—and all 25 Top Camps in ranking order. For the remainder of the resorts, we awarded Silver Medals to those ranked from 26 to 50 and Bronze Medals to those ranked 51 to 75 and listed those Silver and Bronze medalists in alphabetically.
What is not immediately evident here, however, is just how tight the competition was, not only for the coveted No. 1 positions but across the board. As we have in the past, Tennis Resorts Online asked vacationers to assess the resorts and camps in 20 categories. Those included not only all aspects of the tennis experience but also such diverse off-court characteristics as the quality of the lodging, restaurants, children's programs, recreation, and value for dollar. (To see which fared best in individual areas, see Categories.) Those reviews were then tabulated in order to determine a numerical ranking using a formula that gave added weight to the tennis elements.
To ensure that these results were statistically meaningful, we required a minimum of 25 reviews for a resort to qualify for a Top 10 ranking and a minimum of 10 reviews to earn a Gold medal. For camps, we similarly required a minimum of 25 reviews to be eligible to for one of the top 5 places. Only reviews associated with a valid email address counted. Finally, although we encourage reviews of all types of properties, only those having a minimum of six tennis courts are eligible to be ranked.
Make no mistake, however, all of those listed here have a proven record of catering well to the needs of avid tennis players. The choice comes down to one final issue: Which one suits you best?

Roger Cox, Editor

Gold Medal Resorts

Top 25 Tennis Resorts

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
  2. Rancho Valencia, California
  3. Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina
  4. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
  5. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida
  6. Sea Island, Georgia
  7. La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, California
  8. Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
  9. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii
  10. Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis, West Indies
  11. The The Boulders Resort and Spa, Arizona
  12. TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
  13. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, South Carolina
  14. Topnotch Resort, Vermont
  15. Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol, Austria
  1. The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
  2. Wintergreen Resort, Virginia
  3. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida
  4. Kapalua Resort, Hawaii
  5. Caneel Bay Resort, U.S. Virgin Islands
  6. Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire
  7. Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
  8. Saddlebrook Resort, Florida
  9. The Broadmoor, Colorado
  10. Four Seasons Resort and Club, Texas

Silver Medal Resorts

Resorts Nos. 26-50 (listed alphabetically)

Bronze Medal Resorts

Resorts Nos. 51-75 (listed alphabetically)

Top 25 Tennis Camps

Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks at the Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland
  1. Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks, Switzerland
  2. Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
  3. Saddlebrook Tennis (Hopman), Florida
  4. New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, Vermont
  5. John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, Texas
  6. Reed Anderson Tennis School, California
  7. Topnotch Tennis Academy, Vermont
  8. PBI Tennis Camp at Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol Austria
  9. Sea Colony Tennis Camp, Delaware
  1. Wintergreen Tennis Academy, Virginia
  2. IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis Program, Florida
  3. Court Think Tennis, Utah
  4. Cliff Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton, Vermont
  5. Northstar Tennis, California
  6. Dave Marshall Tennis, Delaware
  7. Peter Kaplan's Westhampton Beach Tennis Academy, New York
  8. Stan Smith Tennis Academy, Sea Pines, South Carolina
  9. NIKE Amherst Adult Tennis Camp, Massachusetts
  10. Desert Tennis Academy, Shadow Mountain, California
  11. Van Der Meer Tennis, Shipyard, South Carolina
  12. Club Med Academies at Sandpiper Bay, Florida
  13. New England Tennis Holidays at The Boulevard, Florida
  14. Brady Tennis Camp, California
  15. Total Tennis, New York
  16. Van Der Meer Tennis Center, South Carolina

View 2015 Rankings by Category

If you'd like to rate any of the resorts or camps you've attended on vacation, visit the Rate a Resort page. All the new information we begin to gather will be used to the rankings for 2016. Entrants are eligible to win tennis vacations in a drawing among those who submit reviews.

©2016 Roger Cox

Doubles Boot Camps

Ladies Tennis Retreats. Gather your friends and join the Cliff Drysdale team for the Best Week in Tennis. Hosted at 4 select luxury resorts in Calif. and Fla., these 5-day getaways combine, drills, match play, luxurious lodging, and dinner parties. Feb. 3-7 at Omni Rancho Las Palmas and Apr. 20-24 at Omni La Costa. For other camp dates, locations, and information, call 305-365-4297 or visit Drysdale Luxury Retreats

Four Seasons Nevis
Play tennis in paradise at Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Featuring 10 professional tennis courts (4 of them red clay) managed by the renowned Peter Burwash International. Guests can now play day and night with the Unlimited Tennis for Life® package. From tailored lessons with a Pro to matches under the stars, tennis heaven awaits in Caribbean luxury. To book, call 869 469 1111 or 800 819 5053 or visit

Kiawah Mar2011

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina. Play the Tennis Resort Ranked Number 1 in the World by Tennis Resorts Online. Directed by Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, Kiawah's programs receive the highest accolades. Custom packages include unlimited court time, accommodations, breakfast, special rates for instruction. Enjoy Kiawah's beach, spa, fine dining and golf—minutes from Charleston. For information and reservations, phone 888.856.7107 or visit

©2016 Roger Cox