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Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps For 2016

May 1, 2016. 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 evaluations 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, visit 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. Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina
  3. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
  4. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, California
  5. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii
  6. The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
  7. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida
  8. Kapalua Resort, Hawaii
  9. Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis, West Indies
  10. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida
  11. TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
  1. Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
  2. The Broadmoor, Colorado
  3. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, South Carolina
  4. Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol, Austria
  5. Caneel Bay Resort, U.S. Virgin Islands
  6. Topnotch Resort, Vermont
  7. Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
  8. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, United Arab Emirates
  9. Saddlebrook Resort, Florida
  10. Wintergreen Resort, Virginia
  11. Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire
  12. Sea Island, Georgia
  13. Boulders Resort & Spa, Arizona
  14. Port Royal Racquet Club, South Carolina

Silver Medal Resorts

Resorts Nos. 26-50 (listed alphabetically)

Bronze Medal Resorts

Resorts Nos. 51-75 (listed alphabetically)

Top 25 Tennis Camps

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

View 2016 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.

©2017 Roger Cox

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New England Tennis Holidays. The tennis camp that feels like a vacation! Join one of our adult summer sessions in New England and enjoy spectacular mountain scenery, fine lodging & dining, and experienced professionals--all while improving your game and having fun at an award-winning camp! Camp runs every day from May to Oct. at Sugarbush, VT and on select dates in North Conway and Waterville Valley, NH. Our 30th year! Call (800) 869 0949 or go to www.netennisholidays.com

Four Seasons Nevis

Enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean vacation, your way, at Four Seasons Resort Nevis with the new Nevis My Way package with daily breakfast for two and USD 100 daily Resort Credit. Use your credit to perfect your game on the court with tailored lessons with a Pro, participate in weekly clinics or reserve court times. Guests can also indulge at the spa, on the Golf Course, in five gourmet restaurants, and more. For reservations, please call 869-469-6238 or visit www.fourseasons.com/nevis


Set in the stunning Green Mountains of Vermont, The Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton Mountain Resort is your summer destination for everything tennis. Junior summer camp and academy, and Adult packages on our red clay courts offer something for the whole family. Try the 5 Day Midweek challenge with over 24 hours of tennis if you are after an intense workout. For information and reservations, phone 802.297.4236, email stratton@cliffdrysdale.com, or visit www.stratton.com/tennis

©2017 Roger Cox