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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.


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Drysdale 2019 Programs


Travel to California this Spring to experience the award-winning Cliff Drysdale Tennis programs at Omni Rancho Las Palmas and Omni La Costa Resort.
    •Attend a celebrity tennis event with stars like Genie Bouchard and Francis Tiafoe to kick off the BNP Paribas Open on March 5th and stay for a custom tennis vacation in the California desert complete with tennis clinics, Indian Wells Experiences, and more.
    •Experience an unmatched ladies' getaway at Omni La Costa from May 1-5 for a tennis retreat that offers educational drill and match play sessions combined with first-class accommodations and delightful dining.
For more information, please call 830-625-5911x208, email k.steck@cliffdrysdale.com or visit us at  experiencecdt.com

Kiawah Mar2018


Play the Tennis Resort Ranked Number 1 in the World by TennisResortsOnline.com. Continuing his father's legacy, Director of Tennis Jonathan Barth leads Kiawah's award-winning programs. Custom tennis packages bundle unlimited court time with accommodations and daily breakfast. Enjoy all of   Kiawah's   island   amenities,   including 10 miles of beach, 5-star spa, and a  dozen dining outlets. Call 800.654.2924 or visit KiawahTennisEvents.com

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

Vacation Sweepstakes

Tennis Resorts Online has once again secured four tennis vacations to give away in our annual drawing. Every review you file between now and April 30, 2019 gives you chance a winning one of these great tennis vacation prizes:

  • Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort: The lucky winner can look forward to two days of tennis camp for two people (3 hours each day) taught by the Cliff Drysdale staff on the 24 clay courts set amid the live oaks in Racquet Park. The prize also includes two nights of accommodations in an oceanfront hotel room and access to all the recreation and amenities this barrier island resort, near Jacksonville, Florida, has to offer.
  • Saddlebrook Tennis: Although the tennis program is renowned as one of the planet's most intensive, the setting is pure multidimensional resort with golf, a lake-sized pool, and spa as complements to the on-court work. You could win a two-day tennis package for two, consisting of five hours of intensive tennis instruction each day (for both people) along with video analysis at this world-renowned resort in Wesley Chapel, near Tampa, Florida (lodging and meals not included).
  • Saddlebrook Junior Tennis: Rate any junior camp and you're eligible to win a one-week junior camp at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, FL. The 6-day/5-night session includes 5+ hours of daily instruction, shared lodging in a junior suite, and all meals.
  • New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush: This long-running and consistently highly rated tennis camp parlays a setting in Vermont's Green Mountains with a solid five-hour-a-day program run by experienced pros. The winner can look forward to two days of tennis camp (five hours a day) on Har-Tru courts and lunch both days, for two people (lodging is additional) Valid for 2019/2020 season.

Your Recent Reviews

Every time you review a resort or camp between now and April 30, 2019, you'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a holiday at Saddlebrook International Tennis and Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, both in Florida, and New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, in Vermont. If you rated a junior camp, you're in the pool for a week-long junior camp at Saddlebrook Junior Tennis.
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 Hawk's Cay Resort, Florida
    "My son and I returned recently from Hawk's Cay Resort having gone there specifically for the Cliff Drysdale Tennis program. We were extremely pleased with our experience. Hannah and her team are exceptional professionals. We had a great time working on our skills in both the group drill sessions with Hannah and Elliot and during our customized private lessons. Both of us took away at least one new thing that has been additive to our game back in Chicago. The service and hospitality of the group here is exceptional and I would encourage everyone to check it out!"—S.I., Adv. Int., March 2019
  • 4-Ball Rating La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, California
    "I have been to La Quinta Resort twice in the past few months. Both trips were for a girls weekend get away. I highly enjoyed my time there. I was able to set up drills and court time a few weeks prior to our arrival. We played with a few different pros, each skilled and kept our sessions fun. The tennis courts have the beautiful backdrop of the mountains. The fitness center is adjacent to the tennis courts, which is great for stretching before or afterwards. I highly recommend La Quinta for anyone wanting a tennis get away! I will definitely come back."—C.M., Adv. Int., March 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating Gstaad Palace/Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks, Switzerland
    "Voted #1 on almost every tennis camp internet search, Roy Emmerson's Tennis Weeks in Gstaad, Switzerland lives up to—and beyond—it's stellar reputation. The accommodation and hospitality, scenery and schedule, tennis pros and Roy, create an experience like no other. From the day you arrive, Roy and Joy welcome you to their summer home-away-from-home, and to their tennis family. Each day is packed with practice, wise instruction, tips, tricks, drills and feisty competition and match play. Each evening is a round robin of socializing with new friends, extraordinary food, necessary cocktails and nursing weary muscles. The week I spent with Roy was an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience. So much so that I'm going again this year."—S.P., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
    "Just came back from a wonderful trip to The Resort at Longboat Key. It was one of the best tennis facilities/clubs I've ever been to. Everything was better than I anticipated: from the friendly and accommodating staff in the tennis shop (Sue and the other ladies), the beautiful har tru courts, the excellent clinics and lessons with top-notch Pros - John, Jen , Thomas and Mirage. I learn something different from each Pro...all adding something of value to improve my game. I have never been to a tennis facility where everyone was so friendly and the instruction so incredibly good. I learned more about my game in a few days then I have all year! Cannot wait to return."—M.P., Int., February 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol Austria
    "This was the most interactive, fun and amazing tennis camp my husband and I have been to. It's hard to have a bad time- when you arrive at the Bio-Hotel you are surrounded by beautiful mountains and the Hotel is a slice of heaven. Our coaches changed our game. The instruction gives you the ability to learn quickly and easily then you have the opportunity each day to build on what you have learned. You instantly feel like you have joined a family- and one that cares! They want you to grow and develop your game. It was so much fun to learn in an atmosphere where you are encouraged and corrected. When your not in Tennis Camp you can enjoy one of 4 pools, the amazing spa and you can also hike the mountains! This is a gem of a place and game changing!"—L.P., Beg., April 2018

Exclusive Packages and Specials

Discounts, room upgrades, and special packages only available on Tennis Resorts Online.

Free Upgrade to One-bedroom Suite + Amenity Basket

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 check in) 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.

PBI World Tennis Camp, Dec. 3-7, 2019

PBI World Tennis Camp, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, Dec. 3-7, 2017 Set in Dubai on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Jumeirah Beach Hotel will stage a five-day PBI World Camp on its seven floodlit courts with special guest German Davis Cup Champion Patrik Kühnen. Participants can look forward more than 18-hours of instruction and programming, including eight hours of group themed clinics, more than 10 hours of on court socials, point play and round robins, a welcome mixer, awards dinner, camp pictures, awards and gifts as well as the opportunity to enjoy the hotel's five swimming pools and a private beach. To book, visit PBITennis.com.

PBI World Tennis Camp, May 2-5, 2019

PBI World Tennis Camp at Carmel Valley Ranch, May 2-5, 2019 Draped across 400 acres of rolling hills near Carmel, California, the Carmel Valley Ranch features six hard courts, two clay courts, a spa, a golf course, and much more. It's an ideal setting for a PBI World Camp, this one comprised of more than 19 hours of instruction and programming, 12 hours of it group themed clinics, the remainder fun competitive play, and supplemented by a welcome tennis mixer and dinner, camp pictures, reception, awards and gifts. To book, visit PBITennis.com.

Bonus: Complimentary guided tour of Havana

Friendship Games in Havana with Elite Tennis Travel Join Elite Tennis Travel in Havana, Cuba, Apr. 25-28, for the Friendship Games, an open-level friendly tournament in conjunction with the Cuba Tennis Federation. We're actively seeking tennis players—and inquisitive spectators—for an unforgettable tennis experience and an insider’s exploration of Havana. Whatever your tennis level, we will pair you with a partner from the Cuban National Team for singles, doubles and pro-am play. Off the courts, we'll experience Havana’s best-known sights and hidden gems through the eyes of the locals. Don't wait, space is limited. Contact Elite Tennis Travel at info@elitetennistravel.com or phone 914-713-5074 for details and use promo code TRO for your bonus tour.

PBI World Tennis Camp, Dec. 4-8, 2019

PBI World Tennis Camp, Baha Mar, Bahamas, Dec. 4-8, 2019 Set on the Bahamia island of Nassau, Baha Mar is that rare resort with three playing surfaces: hard, clay, and grass. The camp comprises 18+ hours of on-court drills, competition, and activities, capped off with a Grand Slam mixer on all three surfaces.To book, visit PBITennis.com