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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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Four Seasons Nevis

Enjoy your 4th Night Free at the new Four Seasons Resort Nevis! Unveiling a fresh take on a timeless Caribbean experience, our enhanced Resort includes completely redesigned guest rooms, an updated Great House and two brand new restaurants. Of course, tennis lovers can still play at the Caribbean’s #1 tennis centre with your choice of four red-clay, four hard and two AstroTurf courts, managed by world-renowned Peter Burwash International. For reservations, please call 869-469-6238 or visit fourseasons.com/nevis

JKCP Free Ad 2019


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 imagine@jkcp.com or apply online at www.jkcp.com/tennis and use one of these codes: for Residential camps, TRORES, and for day camps, TRODAY. Offer expires Aug. 30, 2019 (NOTE: May not be combined with other discounts and does not apply to Red Ball Tennis). For more information, call 610-245-9401 or visit Julian Krinsky Tennis

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 23 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.

  • 5-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis Adult Tennis Camps at Hawk's Cay, Florida
    "I have traveled all around and attended many tennis camps, and Hawk's Cay is by far my favorite. I attended a camp along with a few friends and our instructor Hannah Thompson was remarkable. She was very knowledgeable, funny, and by far the best instructor I have ever received lessons from. I will be recommending her to friends. I stayed 4 nights at Hawk's Cay and the resort is beautiful. The staff and service is amazing all around. This trip was great and I will definitely be returning for more tennis."—C.O., Int., October 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Hawaii
    "This is a terrific resort to enjoy both the natural world and tennis. The morning clinics were great, with a nice mix of drills and live ball /match emulation. The instruction was clear and concise. The pro, Ron, focused on only a few tips at a time- and each one improved my game. The private lessons were equally awesome. My children, also loved the instruction and they have different levels of proficiency. There are at east nine courts so it was relatively easy to fine a court in the shade and while well used we never had difficulty finding a court."—D.D., Adv. Int., December 2018
  • 3½-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
    "Upbeat, happy, accommodating young staff, clay courts amongst lush green foliage, just minutes from the Ocean. I am a 2 hrs/day 3.5-4 tennis addict looking to improve my game and came solo with the intention of playing at least 5 hrs/day with feedback. I came for six days and in most ways the program delivered. Sal and Robert handled most of my private lessons and made plenty of helpful comments. Having Sal across several days kept things consistent. Daily hour with ball machine seemed to be a good way to consolidate the pointers. Unlike the Saddebrook and IMG programs which seem to attract more adults, I found myself alone or with just one other player during each of my weekday 2 hour 'clinic' sessions; the pro's were fun but the work was very light and I could not test myself against others of my level. Fortunately, 2 local residents befriended me and provided me with extracurricular matches and camaraderie. Folks are very friendly here! I would indeed come back but with a group rather than solo."—A.M., Adv. Int., November 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating Saddlebrook Tennis (Hopman), Florida
    "My friends and I just finished our five day visit at Saddlebrook with the Saddlebrook (Hopman) program. Our visit has exceeded our expectations. Our coaches (Coach Larry and Coach Will) are top notch. Not only did they provide great feedback with regard to our mechanics, they also helped us with the mental aspect of our game. Prior to our lesson each morning, Coach Will would ask one of the resident pros to provide us with a demonstration and encourage us to work on that during our lesson. All of the pros there are personable and made our experience fun. In addition to the Har-Tru courts, Saddlebrook also has Hard, Red Clay, and Grass courts as well. The friendly staff at the Pro Shop can assist with making reservations to play on those courts. The rest of the resorts is very nice. All of the staff are professional and hospitable and the pool and spa are nice. The restaurants have a great selection of foods. If you are in a mood for something different, Wal-Mart and other restaurants are just a mile or two away from the resort. Although our room is a bit dated, the beds are very comfortable. Overall, we really enjoyed our time at Saddlebrook and will definite visit again in the future."—N.J., Adv., January 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating Wintergreen Tennis Academy, Virginia
    "Played in their "Tennis Academy”. It was a great experience. Loved the instruction, challenge of play and the overall amenities of the wintergreen. Highly recommend for any ‘serious” tennis player to step up their game and have a wonderful mini vacation. The weather was amazing as the country was in the middle of a heat wave and we played in 72 degrees……"—G.M., Adv. Int., July 2018

Exclusive Packages and Specials

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

TRO Exclusive: Save $100!

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.


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.

Bonus: Complimentary cooking class

Elite Tennis Travel package to Italian OpenJoin Elite Tennis Travel in Rome for the Italian Open, May 15-19, to watch the world's most elegant game played in Europe's Eternal City. Enjoy Grand Slam level tennis at the spectacular Foro Italico along the Tiber River. Expand your horizons with private tours of Rome’s cultural wonders, comparative wine tastings, and cooking class. And of course, we’re carved out some time for shopping in Rome’s trendiest districts. Packages start at $3650. Register by February 28 and receive a complimentary cooking class. Just need a Rome hotel or Italian Open tickets? Contact Elite Tennis Travel at info@elitetennistravel.com or phone 914-713-5074 for details and mention Tennis Resorts Online for your bonus cooking class.

Save $50-$100 on Krinsky Junior Tennis Camps

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 imagine@jkcp.com or apply online at www.jkcp.com/tennis and use one of these codes: for Residential camps, TRORES, and for day camps, TRODAY. Offer expires Aug. 30, 2019 (NOTE: May not be combined with other discounts and does not apply to Red Ball Tennis). For more information, call 610-245-9401 or visit www.jkcp.com/tennis

Bonus: Complimentary guided tour of Havana

Friendship Games in Havana with Elite Tennis TravelJoin 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 mention Tennis Resorts Online for your bonus tour.