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Top-Ranked Tennis Resorts, Camps, and Pickleball Resorts For 2022

Although delayed by the pandemic, Tennis Resorts Online has once again published its list of the Top Tennis Resorts and Camps for 2022. As always, we based these rankings on reviews submitted by tennis vacationers like you. We relied heavily on your evaluations of such tennis criteria as the quality of the staff and instruction, the variety of activities and programs, the success of gamematching, the junior programs, pro shop, and even setting. But you don't spend your entire vacation on court, so we also took into consideration such creature comforts as lodging, cuisine, other recreation, spa and fitness centers, and dollar value. Using a formula that overweights the tennis, we then came up with this year's rankings. But for 2022, we added one new category: the Top Pickleball Resorts. We've excited about finally getting to publish these rankings again. You can see the complete list at Top Tennis And Pickleball Resorts & Camps For 2022 along with the rankings in individual categories. Meanwhile, we're now accepting reviews for the rankings for 2023. To make sure your favorites are in contention, please rate then on our Tennis and Pickleball Reviews page.


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Kiawah Jan2021

Personalized Training at the Resort Ranked Number 1 in the World by TennisResortsOnline.com. The Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy offers world-class coaching in the Roy Barth Tennis Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. Competitive junior players gain an immeasurable advantage through individualized coaching and training plans. Learn more at kiawahresort.com/tennis/tennis-academy


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With over 10 tennis programs, Topnotch is the premier Vermont tennis resort. Nestled into the mountains of Stowe, Vermont, this is the destination for experienced tennis aficionados or novices. With seasonal outdoor and indoor hard courts, and USPTA-certified international staff, spa and luxury accommodations, Topnotch is ranked one of the Top 25 U.S. Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine. For more information, visit Topnotch Resort



The Guide To Taking Your Tennis Or Pickleball 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.

Finding the Tennis Resort or Camp That's Best For You

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 Tennis 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 specify 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. 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 Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, California
    "Galina was high energy and so fun. She and V had some fun creative was to teach different concepts on the courts. Our group of girls loved them. I also got a great workout. All around a terrific two days of clinic. We just wished there was a cute pro shop for us to buy merchandise. Would have loved a cute hat or top to show off at home."—D.S., Int., September 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton, Vermont
    "Just spent the week playing at Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center in Stratton, VT and it was amazing! We were there for the adult instructional clinics and spent 3 hours every day playing tennis. Every teacher was excellent -- my personal favorites are Houston and Dakota who were so helpful and patient with me -- and gave a lot of great tips and feedback that I find to be super relatable! Rob and his entire staff are great and the kids summer camp program was really stellar as well. All the pros are excellent and the energy there is professional and friendly. Can't say anything better honestly -- just sorry we didn't stay long and now we can't wait to go back next year! Thank you for everything!"—D.T., Beg., July 2022
  • 4½-Ball Rating Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge Taos, New Mexico
    "Tennis at the Quail Ridge is spectacular. Located on the outskirts of picturesque Taos NM, this resort is on the high mesa surrounded by mountains! It’s breathtakingly beautiful. 9 hard courts. The resort keeps the courts in very clean good condition, replace nets and keep the place in good working condition. Kirk, the owner/pro is a very good instructor and he makes everyone feel capable and included. Kirk is really funny. He makes clinics fun. He arranges round robins and tournaments to provide play time for his regulars. He has a huge following of repeat players for his tournaments in July and September. I highly recommend you plan a trip out west!"—C.S., Int., October 2022
  • 4-Ball Rating Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, QR Mexico
    "If you want a different kind of experience from the usual hard court play, you might review the offerings at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Center at the Grand Palladium Resort Hotel near Cancun. The tennis facility was well kept with clay courts that were groomed each morning. The small tennis office had a helpful staff with rackets and towels and cold bottles of water for tennis players. A small bar served coffee and snacks and fruit and later on drinks for those needing more hydration. Even though the tennis took place under the canopy it was a sweaty experience and the coaches can make it as intense as you can take if you ask them. The instructors were excellent players of course and they were good at working with different skill levels in the same group of players. In addition they seemed to enjoy teaching tennis which is not always the case with high level players. You will not spend a lot of time hitting easy feeds but playing with other campers at your level or a bit above. Often the instructors would step in and play one against one or one against two and raise the level and the heart rate for extended rallies that continue for fifteen or twenty shots. Each day the people in the group changed some and while the levels varied all of them were fun to hit with and fans of the game of tennis. I liked that the tennis balls were lively and that there were bottles of ice water next to the courts. I also lost eight pounds over three days. The advice from the staff to take the ferry to Isla Mujeres for a day was a highlight of my stay. Rent a golf cart and go see the town and the ocean views. Having been to Saddlebrook and some other intense tennis centers I would recommend the Rafa operation for players rated 3.5 and above. Bring extra shoes and tennis clothes because there is no laundry and you will work up a sweat fast. Clay court tennis shoes are not required. Slippage was minimal and fun was maximal for me. Your mileage may vary but if you like tennis you will like this place."—T.G.,  August 2022

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 Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, California
    "Galina was high energy and so fun. She and V had some fun creative was to teach different concepts on the courts. Our group of girls loved them. I also got a great workout. All around a terrific two days of clinic. We just wished there was a cute pro shop for us to buy merchandise. Would have loved a cute hat or top to show off at home."—D.S., Int., September 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton, Vermont
    "Just spent the week playing at Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center in Stratton, VT and it was amazing! We were there for the adult instructional clinics and spent 3 hours every day playing tennis. Every teacher was excellent -- my personal favorites are Houston and Dakota who were so helpful and patient with me -- and gave a lot of great tips and feedback that I find to be super relatable! Rob and his entire staff are great and the kids summer camp program was really stellar as well. All the pros are excellent and the energy there is professional and friendly. Can't say anything better honestly -- just sorry we didn't stay long and now we can't wait to go back next year! Thank you for everything!"—D.T., Beg., July 2022
  • 4½-Ball Rating Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge Taos, New Mexico
    "Tennis at the Quail Ridge is spectacular. Located on the outskirts of picturesque Taos NM, this resort is on the high mesa surrounded by mountains! It’s breathtakingly beautiful. 9 hard courts. The resort keeps the courts in very clean good condition, replace nets and keep the place in good working condition. Kirk, the owner/pro is a very good instructor and he makes everyone feel capable and included. Kirk is really funny. He makes clinics fun. He arranges round robins and tournaments to provide play time for his regulars. He has a huge following of repeat players for his tournaments in July and September. I highly recommend you plan a trip out west!"—C.S., Int., October 2022
  • 4-Ball Rating Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, QR Mexico
    "If you want a different kind of experience from the usual hard court play, you might review the offerings at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Center at the Grand Palladium Resort Hotel near Cancun. The tennis facility was well kept with clay courts that were groomed each morning. The small tennis office had a helpful staff with rackets and towels and cold bottles of water for tennis players. A small bar served coffee and snacks and fruit and later on drinks for those needing more hydration. Even though the tennis took place under the canopy it was a sweaty experience and the coaches can make it as intense as you can take if you ask them. The instructors were excellent players of course and they were good at working with different skill levels in the same group of players. In addition they seemed to enjoy teaching tennis which is not always the case with high level players. You will not spend a lot of time hitting easy feeds but playing with other campers at your level or a bit above. Often the instructors would step in and play one against one or one against two and raise the level and the heart rate for extended rallies that continue for fifteen or twenty shots. Each day the people in the group changed some and while the levels varied all of them were fun to hit with and fans of the game of tennis. I liked that the tennis balls were lively and that there were bottles of ice water next to the courts. I also lost eight pounds over three days. The advice from the staff to take the ferry to Isla Mujeres for a day was a highlight of my stay. Rent a golf cart and go see the town and the ocean views. Having been to Saddlebrook and some other intense tennis centers I would recommend the Rafa operation for players rated 3.5 and above. Bring extra shoes and tennis clothes because there is no laundry and you will work up a sweat fast. Clay court tennis shoes are not required. Slippage was minimal and fun was maximal for me. Your mileage may vary but if you like tennis you will like this place."—T.G.,  August 2022