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Top-Ranked Tennis Resorts, Camps, and Pickleball Resorts For 2022

Although delayed by the pandemic, Tennis Resorts Online has once again published its list of the Top Tennis Resorts and Camps for 2022. As always, we based these rankings on reviews submitted by tennis vacationers like you. We relied heavily on your evaluations of such tennis criteria as the quality of the staff and instruction, the variety of activities and programs, the success of gamematching, the junior programs, pro shop, and even setting. But you don't spend your entire vacation on court, so we also took into consideration such creature comforts as lodging, cuisine, other recreation, spa and fitness centers, and dollar value. Using a formula that overweights the tennis, we then came up with this year's rankings. But for 2022, we added one new category: the Top Pickleball Resorts. We've excited about finally getting to publish these rankings again. You can see the complete list at Top Tennis And Pickleball Resorts & Camps For 2022 along with the rankings in individual categories. Meanwhile, we're now accepting reviews for the rankings for 2023. To make sure your favorites are in contention, please rate then on our Tennis and Pickleball Reviews page.


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The Guide To Taking Your Tennis Or Pickleball 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.

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

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 Boar's Head Tennis Academy, Virginia
    "Brian, Troy and Tyson created a great environment for our ladies tennis weekend. They were encouraging, taught us new skills and tactics, gave good feedback and lots of opportunities to reinforce what we were learning. And they kept us moving and engaged throughout. We look forward to coming back!"—J.D., Int., August 2022
  • 4½-Ball Rating Saddlebrook Resort, Florida
    "Tennis camp was amazing. Went with 2 other friends so we had 2 pros for the 3 of us - Ed and Warren, and a 3rd pro Steve, popped in when he had a break. The pros were like doctors, diagnosing and fixing our bad habits. They also listened to what we wanted to work on, but still challenged us to learn new techniques. Ed and Warren were a great team; Ed was fast paced to help us learn to really move our feet more, and Warren slowed it down to work on mechanics of our swing and footwork. Steve stepped in from time to time for more demonstrations. You could really feel that these pros were passionate about teaching tennis. We had a lot of fun and a lot of good laughs with these guys! Definitely planning our next trip, but we want the same pros!"—A.K., Int., October 2022
  • 4½-Ball Rating Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, South Carolina
    "We had a lot of fun learning the basics of pickle ball and came away with good fundamental skills. Denny and Tanda made it a great experience that was a welcome addition to our beach vacation. HHI Beach and Tennis Resort is very family friendly location set on a world class beach with great recreational tennis and pickle ball opportunities on site. Would definitely recommend this location for an active family or couple. And we plan to keep playing pickle ball when we go back home!"—A.H.,  August 2022
  • 4½-Ball Rating Van Der Meer Tennis, Shipyard, South Carolina
    "I've been vacationing on HHI for years and taken private lessons very early in the AM every year. I was very happy to find out that Dhiren Patel was back on staff this summer. He is an excellent coach and even though I've been taking lessons for years he always adds something to my game. This year we had Dhiren give a lesson to our 5 and 6 year old boys. He managed to keep them happy and active for an hour. They had so much fun that they can't wait to take another lesson. If you are on the island in the summer be sure to check out Van Der Meer Shipyard and ask for Dhiren."—C.C., Int., August 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Owl's Nest Resort, New Hampshire
    "incredible facilities with phenomenal views of the mountains: I WISH my private club in Massachusetts was this nice… but it’s not even close! Luanna is the highest energy most enthusiastic instructor i’ve seen in my 50 years of racquet sports!"—C.L., Adv., September 2022

Your Recent Reviews

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 Boar's Head Tennis Academy, Virginia
    "Brian, Troy and Tyson created a great environment for our ladies tennis weekend. They were encouraging, taught us new skills and tactics, gave good feedback and lots of opportunities to reinforce what we were learning. And they kept us moving and engaged throughout. We look forward to coming back!"—J.D., Int., August 2022
  • 4½-Ball Rating Saddlebrook Resort, Florida
    "Tennis camp was amazing. Went with 2 other friends so we had 2 pros for the 3 of us - Ed and Warren, and a 3rd pro Steve, popped in when he had a break. The pros were like doctors, diagnosing and fixing our bad habits. They also listened to what we wanted to work on, but still challenged us to learn new techniques. Ed and Warren were a great team; Ed was fast paced to help us learn to really move our feet more, and Warren slowed it down to work on mechanics of our swing and footwork. Steve stepped in from time to time for more demonstrations. You could really feel that these pros were passionate about teaching tennis. We had a lot of fun and a lot of good laughs with these guys! Definitely planning our next trip, but we want the same pros!"—A.K., Int., October 2022
  • 4½-Ball Rating Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, South Carolina
    "We had a lot of fun learning the basics of pickle ball and came away with good fundamental skills. Denny and Tanda made it a great experience that was a welcome addition to our beach vacation. HHI Beach and Tennis Resort is very family friendly location set on a world class beach with great recreational tennis and pickle ball opportunities on site. Would definitely recommend this location for an active family or couple. And we plan to keep playing pickle ball when we go back home!"—A.H.,  August 2022
  • 4½-Ball Rating Van Der Meer Tennis, Shipyard, South Carolina
    "I've been vacationing on HHI for years and taken private lessons very early in the AM every year. I was very happy to find out that Dhiren Patel was back on staff this summer. He is an excellent coach and even though I've been taking lessons for years he always adds something to my game. This year we had Dhiren give a lesson to our 5 and 6 year old boys. He managed to keep them happy and active for an hour. They had so much fun that they can't wait to take another lesson. If you are on the island in the summer be sure to check out Van Der Meer Shipyard and ask for Dhiren."—C.C., Int., August 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Owl's Nest Resort, New Hampshire
    "incredible facilities with phenomenal views of the mountains: I WISH my private club in Massachusetts was this nice… but it’s not even close! Luanna is the highest energy most enthusiastic instructor i’ve seen in my 50 years of racquet sports!"—C.L., Adv., September 2022