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Tennis Resorts Online

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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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

Every time you review a resort or camp between now and September 1, 2021, you'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a holiday (tbd).
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 Carmel Valley Ranch, California
    "This was our fourth trip to Carmel Valley Ranch. I played tennis for four consecutive days: 1st day: Hitting session with Chris Myrold on Har-Tru clay court. 2nd day: 'Daily drill' was cancelled due to wet courts after an overnight shower. Ben Gottenberg was gracious and arranged for a hitting session with a resident member. 3rd day: 'Live Ball' doubles drills with Chris Myrold. Excellent opportunity for game-like, situational doubles practice. 4th day: Intermediate drills with Ben Gottenberg. Like the Live Ball session, excellent drills and covered groundstrokes, volleys, serves and a great 5-ball, Touch the Fence drill. Top notch instruction and a great assortment of clinics and drill programs. My only regret was that I was not able stay longer on our departure date to participate in the Round Robin Doubles Mixer. Yes, we will be back !!"—G.F., Int., March 2021
  • 4-Ball Rating Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina
    "We stayed at the tennis condos and the location was great. 5 minute walk to almost everything. Beach. Tennis. Restaurants. We went on a girls weekend for tennis and the staff was extremely friendly, approachable and amazing at tennis. The prices were reasonable for a resort setting and we are already planning our next trip down."—M.O., Low Int., April 2021
  • 4½-Ball Rating Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Florida
    "Outstanding facility and pro shop! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The clinics are fun and instructional."—I.A., Int., March 2021
  • 4½-Ball Rating JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
    "I attended a 5-day tennis camp here in March 2021. It was a fantastic experience! Jim Leupold, the head pro, is a wonderful teacher and coach. Although I was already an advanced player on arrival, I learned a lot of tennis "basics" because the camp broke everything down to the essentials. I highly recommend the resort and the camp for players of any level!"—S.M., Adv., April 2021
  • 4½-Ball Rating Hanalei Bay Resort, Hawaii
    "HBR is one of the most scenic resorts you'll ever see and the view from the tennis courts is spectacular. Mary and the other tennis pros are uniformly excellent. The players are a nice mix of locals and visitors; it's hard not to be pleased when you're playing tennis in paradise. I visited in October and there were showers most days which thankfully did not interfere too much with tennis since they were mostly fleeting."—A.Y., Adv. Int., February 2021

Your Recent Reviews

Every time you review a resort or camp between now and September 1, 2020, you'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a holiday at New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, in Vermont.
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 Carmel Valley Ranch, California
    "This was our fourth trip to Carmel Valley Ranch. I played tennis for four consecutive days: 1st day: Hitting session with Chris Myrold on Har-Tru clay court. 2nd day: 'Daily drill' was cancelled due to wet courts after an overnight shower. Ben Gottenberg was gracious and arranged for a hitting session with a resident member. 3rd day: 'Live Ball' doubles drills with Chris Myrold. Excellent opportunity for game-like, situational doubles practice. 4th day: Intermediate drills with Ben Gottenberg. Like the Live Ball session, excellent drills and covered groundstrokes, volleys, serves and a great 5-ball, Touch the Fence drill. Top notch instruction and a great assortment of clinics and drill programs. My only regret was that I was not able stay longer on our departure date to participate in the Round Robin Doubles Mixer. Yes, we will be back !!"—G.F., Int., March 2021
  • 4-Ball Rating Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina
    "We stayed at the tennis condos and the location was great. 5 minute walk to almost everything. Beach. Tennis. Restaurants. We went on a girls weekend for tennis and the staff was extremely friendly, approachable and amazing at tennis. The prices were reasonable for a resort setting and we are already planning our next trip down."—M.O., Low Int., April 2021
  • 4½-Ball Rating Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Florida
    "Outstanding facility and pro shop! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The clinics are fun and instructional."—I.A., Int., March 2021
  • 4½-Ball Rating JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
    "I attended a 5-day tennis camp here in March 2021. It was a fantastic experience! Jim Leupold, the head pro, is a wonderful teacher and coach. Although I was already an advanced player on arrival, I learned a lot of tennis "basics" because the camp broke everything down to the essentials. I highly recommend the resort and the camp for players of any level!"—S.M., Adv., April 2021
  • 4½-Ball Rating Hanalei Bay Resort, Hawaii
    "HBR is one of the most scenic resorts you'll ever see and the view from the tennis courts is spectacular. Mary and the other tennis pros are uniformly excellent. The players are a nice mix of locals and visitors; it's hard not to be pleased when you're playing tennis in paradise. I visited in October and there were showers most days which thankfully did not interfere too much with tennis since they were mostly fleeting."—A.Y., Adv. Int., February 2021

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