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The Guide To Taking Your Tennis Racquet On the Road

Since 1999, Tennis Resorts Online has been helping vacationers decide where to go on their next tennis holiday. I've made a career of giving such advice, initially as Tennis magazine's travel and resorts editor and since 1999 as the founder of this website. What you see here are not paid listings but the descriptions—provided without cost to resorts and camps—of those properties I feel are worthy of your attention. Over the course of several decades, I've visited more than 350 resorts on five continents and participated in some 50 different tennis camps, many more than once. It is that personal experience—supplemented now by reviews submitted by vacationers like you—that underpins this website.

What you'll find on these and the following pages is a suite of tools to help you make an informed choice on where to go. Start by checking out the rankings of the Top 100 Tennnis Resorts and Camps, which we base solely on the reviews submitted by people like you. For more personal advice, use the "Tailored Search" form that lets you specifiy precisely the features you're looking for in a resort or camp. Those results link to my personal descriptions, which are supplemented by the reviews—good or bad—of others who themselves have been there. There are also maps of what can be found in six different regions of the U.S. and one for Europe. Every property we list appears in a master index, listing both alphabetically and by state, region, or country. There is also a section devoted to junior camps, though since I'm a little old to participate in any of those I've had to settle for writing a description and let those juniors who've attended or their parents write personal reviews. To supplement all of this I've included a calendar of events taking place at tennis properties across the globe. We also ask resorts or camps to put together packages that offer special discounts or perks to Tennis Resorts Online readers.

Still, the site needs your input. We want to hear from you about your experience with any resort or camp you know first hand. As an incentive to take the trouble, Tennis Resorts Online is giving away four tennis vacations in an annual drawing . Every review you submit gives you another opportunity to win. To file one for a resort or camp, visit "Write a Review" or "Review a Junior Camp". Finally, let me know of ways you feel the site can be improved (and since we've just gone through a major redesign, please also let me know if there are any technical issues with any of the pages). You can contact me at . See you on the courts. —Roger Cox, Editor

Your Recent Reviews

Here's a sample of recent critiques of resorts and camps by other vacationers, followed by a link where you can post your own.

  • 4-Ball Rating Jonathan Markson Algarve Tennis Centre, Portugal
    "I attended the single player week on early November. It was a mix of players who had come on their own or with a small group of friends. Everybody mixes in over the week. Most arrive Sunday and leave Saturday. Vasco who has been part of the set up for many years has moved to Lisbon but Luis still heads up the week and has a team of great coaches. We lost half and hour of play to a shower in the week but the weather in early November was ideal for tennis in the mid 20's. I was in a group of four and the groups are well matched on the larger weeks, we were 17 in total spread across 4 courts. At least half the players had been before. The seafood in Portugal is first class. We had the usual 3 hours in the morning and the chance to play latter in the afternoon. Luis organises a tournament on the Friday afternoon. Extra solo lessons can be booked (Euro30). Luis has 30+ year of coaching experience and always adds something to your game The hotel is adequate on and bed and breakfast basis but their is the option to stay in self catering flats. For Sunshine Fresh Sea Air and Tennis its hard to beat"—J.B., Adv. Int., November 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
    "WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE !!! Five ladies from Lafayette spent the weekend at the Marriott in Desert Springs. We all play tennis together at home and planned a birthday celebration weekend. The facilities were absolutely beautiful and the instruction was outstanding. We played tennis twice a day at times that were convenient for our group. The pros tailored the clinics each day to our preferences and EVERYONE learned something new. We advanced our games, had many laughs and got great exercise in a beautiful setting. I can't recommend PBI Tennis in Palm Desert highly enough. It was absolutely terrific."—J.H., Int., December 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating Couples Swept Away Negril, Jamaica
    "My wife and I just spent a week at Couples Swept Away Negril. The resort boasts a really nice sports and fitness complex that includes five nicely-maintained green clay courts, five hard courts, a 25-meter lap swimming pool, hot tub, bar, gym, exercise studio, racquet ball and squash courts, parcourse fitness trail, basketball court, and locker rooms. The complex was uncrowded. At most I saw a dozen other vacationers at any one time. The resort offers free private lessons. Yes, free! I am a 4.5+ player and had two great one-hour lessons with head pro Brenton. My wife is a beginner and had two excellent one-hour lessons with assistant pro Narlson. The resort also offers daily 45-minute group clinics. Advanced players start at 8:00am; intermediates at 8:45am; and beginners at 4:00pm. Round robin doubles start at 4:45pm. My lessons started at 7:30am, and I was exhausted after one hour due to the high humidity. The conditions in the late afternoon seemed to be more gentle. The resort provides free loaner racquets and balls. There is a ball machine. Towels are available. In addition to the water fountains, you can get cups and ice at the bar."—C.L., Adv., November 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
    "I came to Longboat Key for the Tennis and it was amazing! I took clinic everyday and Ken the head pro organized games for me with great players. I did a fantastic lesson with Sammy and walked away with terrific instruction to incorporate into my game."—D.B., Adv. Int., January 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating Reed Anderson Tennis School, California
    "I highly recommend Reed's school for intermediate and advanced players who want to take they game to the next level. After the 3-day session, I strengthened my ground strokes, found my kick serve, and learned how to fix my smashes and volleys. Reed & his assistant Morgan start by videotaping your strokes and providing impressive feedback, and then taping you doing things correctly. The group drills are unusually fun and instructive. I only wish I'd had more energy after three hours for match play, though I did hit with another student on a nearby grass court. The classes had between 2 and 4 other students, half of whom were repeat customers, which speaks very highly of this school. I will definitely be back myself for a tune-up. If you are looking to hone your tool set, this is the place to visit."—B.S., Adv. Int., January 2018

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Julian Krinsky Tennis Camps and Programs Tennis Resorts Online has secured a discount of $100 off residential and $50 off day-camp registrations on any tennis camp you book at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. To get it, email or apply online at and use one of these codes: for Residential camps, TRORES2018, and for day camps, TRODAY2018. Offer expires Aug. 30, 2018 (*Note: May not be combined with other discounts. ). For more information, call 610-245-9401 or visit

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John Newcombe Tennis Ranch Tennis Resorts Online users can claim a special $100/person discount on any adult all-inclusive week-long camp program. To get it, telephone reservations toll-free at 800-444-6204 or email the Ranch. You must mention Tennis Resorts Online to get the discount. Request a brochure.

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Saddlebrook International Tennis at Saddlebrook Resort Book a Saddlebrook Adult Tennis Camp, which offers five hours a day of instruction, and a regular deluxe guest room at Saddlebrook Resort and they'll upgrade you to a one-bedroom suite (provided one is available at the time of booking) at no extra cost (two-night minimum) and include a complimentary Saddlebrook Amenity basket. To get it, phone toll-free 800-729-8383, x4200 and ask for the Tennis Resorts Online Upgrade.