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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 April 30, 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.

  • 4-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
    "For each of the past three autumns, our group of eight 45 to 63 year old men, all 4.5’s, have returned to Amelia Island to do a 3-day custom-tailored clinic designed and led by Tennis Director Sal “Ironman” Bárbaro. Sal’s energy, enthusiasm and insight are unparalleled. Each year we come away with new strategies and tips to think about and work on. Best of all, Sal and his staff keep it fun and fast, so there’s never a dull or wasted moment. We’ll be back again!"—S.O., Adv., November 2019
  • 3½-Ball Rating Saddlebrook Tennis (Hopman), Florida
    "Spent 3 days at The Hopman Camp at Saddlebrook in early 2019. The grounds are beautiful and the staff are friendly. Saddlebrook isn't the newest or fanciest resort on the planet but when it comes to the tennis grounds, it's unsurpassed. I did this trip solo as I've always wanted to spend a few days honing my tennis skills with as much focus on tennis as possible. I have to say I loved my time there. I did a camp on day 1, two private lessons on day 2, and camp on day 3. I'd recommend that format to anybody who is unsure of doing back to back days. They can be long, physically demanding days and waking up at 7am the next morning to do it all over again didn't sound fun to me. Instead, having a sleep in on day 2 with a couple of afternoon privates was the perfect 3 day tennis treat. Relaxing but still purposeful. Want to mention Will Rhame as his private lessons honestly changed my tennis game forever. His focus on the kinetic chain finally made all of my previous years of tennis lessons make sense. I'm using a number of his techniques now and I've moved from an okay 4.0 to a strong 4.5. Playing consistently at that level now has made tennis 1000x more fun. All of the instructors are great at Hopman and I'd recommend hitting with as many as you can. Each will give you invaluable advice. Enjoy your tennis!"—J.L., Adv. Int., September 2019
  • 4-Ball Rating Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
    "The courts and facilities are exceptional. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. They will arrange matches, clinics and lessons. We highly recommend and will hopefully be back soon!"—S.M., Int., November 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating Wintergreen Tennis Academy, Virginia
    "Great tennis academy. The pros are outstanding at identifying your weaknesses and improving upon them. Kostyantyn, Shelley and David are great !! Beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge mountains."—M.P., Adv. Int., September 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating Topnotch Resort, Vermont
    "Topnotch Resort is a stunning “mountain modern” design with gorgeous Mountain views, excellent food and beverages. And, oh yeah, great tennis.! We have enjoyed this place for about 10 years now and it remains our favorite vacation of the year! Consistently excellent tennis with Shawn Zemanek every morning followed by a delicious lunch on the patio overlooking the pool. Then off to hike or bike in the afternoons. Beers and hot tub in the evening! The best people, tennis, activities and nourishment all in one. We’ll definitely be back!"—A.M., Adv., November 2019

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, 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 May 1-December 30, 2020.
  • 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 April 30, 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.

  • 4-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
    "For each of the past three autumns, our group of eight 45 to 63 year old men, all 4.5’s, have returned to Amelia Island to do a 3-day custom-tailored clinic designed and led by Tennis Director Sal “Ironman” Bárbaro. Sal’s energy, enthusiasm and insight are unparalleled. Each year we come away with new strategies and tips to think about and work on. Best of all, Sal and his staff keep it fun and fast, so there’s never a dull or wasted moment. We’ll be back again!"—S.O., Adv., November 2019
  • 3½-Ball Rating Saddlebrook Tennis (Hopman), Florida
    "Spent 3 days at The Hopman Camp at Saddlebrook in early 2019. The grounds are beautiful and the staff are friendly. Saddlebrook isn't the newest or fanciest resort on the planet but when it comes to the tennis grounds, it's unsurpassed. I did this trip solo as I've always wanted to spend a few days honing my tennis skills with as much focus on tennis as possible. I have to say I loved my time there. I did a camp on day 1, two private lessons on day 2, and camp on day 3. I'd recommend that format to anybody who is unsure of doing back to back days. They can be long, physically demanding days and waking up at 7am the next morning to do it all over again didn't sound fun to me. Instead, having a sleep in on day 2 with a couple of afternoon privates was the perfect 3 day tennis treat. Relaxing but still purposeful. Want to mention Will Rhame as his private lessons honestly changed my tennis game forever. His focus on the kinetic chain finally made all of my previous years of tennis lessons make sense. I'm using a number of his techniques now and I've moved from an okay 4.0 to a strong 4.5. Playing consistently at that level now has made tennis 1000x more fun. All of the instructors are great at Hopman and I'd recommend hitting with as many as you can. Each will give you invaluable advice. Enjoy your tennis!"—J.L., Adv. Int., September 2019
  • 4-Ball Rating Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
    "The courts and facilities are exceptional. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. They will arrange matches, clinics and lessons. We highly recommend and will hopefully be back soon!"—S.M., Int., November 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating Wintergreen Tennis Academy, Virginia
    "Great tennis academy. The pros are outstanding at identifying your weaknesses and improving upon them. Kostyantyn, Shelley and David are great !! Beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge mountains."—M.P., Adv. Int., September 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating Topnotch Resort, Vermont
    "Topnotch Resort is a stunning “mountain modern” design with gorgeous Mountain views, excellent food and beverages. And, oh yeah, great tennis.! We have enjoyed this place for about 10 years now and it remains our favorite vacation of the year! Consistently excellent tennis with Shawn Zemanek every morning followed by a delicious lunch on the patio overlooking the pool. Then off to hike or bike in the afternoons. Beers and hot tub in the evening! The best people, tennis, activities and nourishment all in one. We’ll definitely be back!"—A.M., Adv., November 2019

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

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.

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.