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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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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, 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.

  • 4½-Ball Rating New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, Vermont
    "I recently attended tennis camp for the first time ever and as a relatively new player, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was so pleasantly surprised! Everything about the weekend was fantastic! Instructors were high energy and fun and knew how to differentiate to meet the variety of needs in our group. The food was top notch and it was nice dining with the others in the session. I was attending with a friend, but for others who were attending alone, it was really nice to spend time together and get to know each other. I made some fantastic new friends! The lodging was also fabulous! The condo we stayed in was immaculate. I also loved using the hot tub and pool after a long day of tennis. I can’t wait for my next camp session!"—C.E., Int., February 2020
  • 4-Ball Rating Carmel Valley Ranch, California
    "We went for a long weekend and essentially dropped in for a tennis clinic and stayed for a mixed doubles round robin. We ended up playing again with another couple we met at the round robin. The pro, Ben, was great. Friendly, energetic and super responsive."—D.M., Adv., March 2020
  • 4½-Ball Rating JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
    "It was great returning to the PBI Tennis Program at the JW Marriott this year. Jim, Dan and Dora took good care of us as they always do. While I was recovering from recent knee replacement surgery and took several 30 minute lessons to help me back on the court, my wife was able to take the morning clinics and brush up on various parts of her game. I strongly recommend the program for anyone looking for good instruction, at any level, from really nice people."—J.W., Int., February 2020
  • 4-Ball Rating Palm Island Resort, Florida
    "A hidden gem . . .Pro Art Santos is experienced, excellent with everyone whether you're a novice or a more advanced player. The year round tennis program at Palm Island Resort is one of the reasons I became an owner last year. There's also a busy fall, winter and spring fitness program in which my wife participates. The people we've met are friendly and welcoming . . . if you love tennis, love being active and love the beach, you'd make time to come to Palm Island Resort and enjoy!"—J.H., Adv., February 2020

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 August 31, 2020 gives you chance a winning one of these great tennis vacation prizes:

  • Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Chateau Elan Winery & 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 hard or clay courts in racquet park in the North Georgia picturesque foothills. The prize also includes two nights of accommodations in a Deluxe Inn room and access to all the recreation and amenities this winery and resort, near Atlanta, Georgia, has to offer. Valid from Sept. 1, 2020-May 31, 2021.
  • 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 2020/2021 season.

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.

  • 4½-Ball Rating New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, Vermont
    "I recently attended tennis camp for the first time ever and as a relatively new player, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was so pleasantly surprised! Everything about the weekend was fantastic! Instructors were high energy and fun and knew how to differentiate to meet the variety of needs in our group. The food was top notch and it was nice dining with the others in the session. I was attending with a friend, but for others who were attending alone, it was really nice to spend time together and get to know each other. I made some fantastic new friends! The lodging was also fabulous! The condo we stayed in was immaculate. I also loved using the hot tub and pool after a long day of tennis. I can’t wait for my next camp session!"—C.E., Int., February 2020
  • 4-Ball Rating Carmel Valley Ranch, California
    "We went for a long weekend and essentially dropped in for a tennis clinic and stayed for a mixed doubles round robin. We ended up playing again with another couple we met at the round robin. The pro, Ben, was great. Friendly, energetic and super responsive."—D.M., Adv., March 2020
  • 4½-Ball Rating JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
    "It was great returning to the PBI Tennis Program at the JW Marriott this year. Jim, Dan and Dora took good care of us as they always do. While I was recovering from recent knee replacement surgery and took several 30 minute lessons to help me back on the court, my wife was able to take the morning clinics and brush up on various parts of her game. I strongly recommend the program for anyone looking for good instruction, at any level, from really nice people."—J.W., Int., February 2020
  • 4-Ball Rating Palm Island Resort, Florida
    "A hidden gem . . .Pro Art Santos is experienced, excellent with everyone whether you're a novice or a more advanced player. The year round tennis program at Palm Island Resort is one of the reasons I became an owner last year. There's also a busy fall, winter and spring fitness program in which my wife participates. The people we've met are friendly and welcoming . . . if you love tennis, love being active and love the beach, you'd make time to come to Palm Island Resort and enjoy!"—J.H., Adv., February 2020

Exclusive Packages and Specials

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

Best Weekend In Tennis

Best Weekend in Tennis package Gather your group of 4 or more and spend the "Best Weekend in Tennis." This 4-day/3-night, Thurs-Sun. package bundles 8 hours of group instruction, a round robin, and unlimited court time with accommodations in a deluxe villa in Harbour Town steps from the courts, a welcome party (hosted by Stan Smith when he’s available), daily breakfast, a lunch, and prizes. Customize your tennis package by calling 1-800-732-7463 or visit Best Weekend in Tennis.

10% all Adult Camps & Packages

IMG 10% off Adult Camps & Packages Exclusive to Tennis Resorts Online visitors, enjoy 10% off any daily or all-inclusive IMG Academy adult tennis camp. Camp packages include options such as AM and/or PM tennis sessions, room nights at Legacy Hotel, Wellness Spa treatments, and more. Travel with your team or group, or register as an individual, to take advantage of IMG's experienced coaching and proven training methodology. Use promo code TennisResortsIMG when registering online HERE, or mention this offer to an IMG Academy adult camp advisor by calling 1-800-872-6425.

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: your choice of a traditional fruit basket, the Spa basket, or a cheese board with wine. To get it, phone toll-free 800-729-8383, x4200 and ask for the Tennis Resorts Online Upgrade.

PBI World Tennis Camp. Apr.22-26, 2020

PBI World Tennis at Naples Grande, Apr. 22-26, 2020 Set on 23 acres and connected to the beach by a boardwalk across a mangrove estuary, this 18-story hotel boasts a spa, two swimming pools--one with a waterfall--a fitness center, children's programs, golf privileges, and, not incidentally, 15 Har-Tru courts. In April, it hosts this PBI World Tennis Camp, a package consistinfg of 19+ hours of group clinics and doubles play and events on clay courts and supplemented by a group dinner, awards, and gifts.

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.