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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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Baha Mar Cup and Hurricane Dorian Relief
November 7-10, 2019

The Baha Mar Cup comprises several events: a Pro-Am tournament pitting professional tennis legends—among them Andy Roddick, James Blake, Tommy Haas and Mark Knowles—and new American phenom, 15-year-old Coco Gauff, against devoted fans; exhibition matches with appearances from surprise celebrities; Baha Mar's first official UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) junior tournament, The Baha Mar Futures Cup; and other events The activiity takes place at the Baha Mar Racquet Club, a rare facility with three surfaces: hard, clay, and grass. All proceeds and winnings from The Baha Mar Cup will go directly to aid Hurricane Dorian's victims and support for the long-term recovery of The Bahamas. Baha Mar urges all attendees to #PackWithLove and bring an item or two to be shared directly with victims of Hurricane Dorian. Articles can include clothing, shoes, baby items, books, educational supplies, stuffed animals and small toys. For bookings and more information, contact www.bahamar.com.


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.

  • 4½-Ball Rating TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
    "About two years ago, I experienced a significant health issue which prevented me from playing tennis. I have only been able to play in the past couple of months. So I decided that I wanted to get away to see if I could tune-up my game. I considered the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico before deciding to visit Tops' Beach and Tennis resort. I have hit with pros at various resorts both in the United States and abroad. I've experienced too many times where the pro wants to change your game in various ways that don't match my comfort level. I've been playing tennis for over 30 yrs and am a creature of habit. An old dog that you can't teach new tricks to. At Tops'l it was completely different. Sam Vickroy the pro I hit with didn't want me to adapt my game to the away he plays. He told me right from the beginning that "You have the strokes. He said, it's just a matter of playing more so you can get back to my old self." He did however suggest some very subtle changes...1. to my grip when serving and 2. my follow-thru on my backhand. Besides being a good guy, Sam's the best. I would recommend him to anyone whether your new to the game or just need some subtle changes like me. The courts and very, very well maintained and a pleasure to play on. The entire staff at Tops'l is very polite and helpful from the gym and tennis staff to the other resort personnel. I highly, highly recommend this resort."—R.M., Adv. Int., September 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Arizona
    "Incredible tennis facility and staff. Jonas has a great drop-in program that benefits visitors like me. Victor is an asset as well, great to play against and helped to improve my game."—P.M., Adv. Int., September 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
  • 4½-Ball Rating Palm Island Resort, Florida
    "Wonderful tennis pro, Art Santos. He truly makes the program. The clinics and private lessons provide impactful instruction and the social tennis is well run, enjoyable and also instructive. The clinics each work on particular skill sets and so you have the opportunity to opt in or out, depending on what you feel a need to work on. Every time I play here at home -which is three times a week -I hear Art’s words buzzing in my head. And that’s a good thing! Cannot wait for 2020!"—D.N., Adv. Int., September 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating Gstaad Palace/Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks, Switzerland
    "Voted #1 on almost every tennis camp internet search, Roy Emmerson's Tennis Weeks in Gstaad, Switzerland lives up to—and beyond—it's stellar reputation. The accommodation and hospitality, scenery and schedule, tennis pros and Roy, create an experience like no other. From the day you arrive, Roy and Joy welcome you to their summer home-away-from-home, and to their tennis family. Each day is packed with practice, wise instruction, tips, tricks, drills and feisty competition and match play. Each evening is a round robin of socializing with new friends, extraordinary food, necessary cocktails and nursing weary muscles. The week I spent with Roy was an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience. So much so that I'm going again this year."—S.P., Adv. Int., April 2018

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.

  • 4½-Ball Rating TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
    "About two years ago, I experienced a significant health issue which prevented me from playing tennis. I have only been able to play in the past couple of months. So I decided that I wanted to get away to see if I could tune-up my game. I considered the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico before deciding to visit Tops' Beach and Tennis resort. I have hit with pros at various resorts both in the United States and abroad. I've experienced too many times where the pro wants to change your game in various ways that don't match my comfort level. I've been playing tennis for over 30 yrs and am a creature of habit. An old dog that you can't teach new tricks to. At Tops'l it was completely different. Sam Vickroy the pro I hit with didn't want me to adapt my game to the away he plays. He told me right from the beginning that "You have the strokes. He said, it's just a matter of playing more so you can get back to my old self." He did however suggest some very subtle changes...1. to my grip when serving and 2. my follow-thru on my backhand. Besides being a good guy, Sam's the best. I would recommend him to anyone whether your new to the game or just need some subtle changes like me. The courts and very, very well maintained and a pleasure to play on. The entire staff at Tops'l is very polite and helpful from the gym and tennis staff to the other resort personnel. I highly, highly recommend this resort."—R.M., Adv. Int., September 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Arizona
    "Incredible tennis facility and staff. Jonas has a great drop-in program that benefits visitors like me. Victor is an asset as well, great to play against and helped to improve my game."—P.M., Adv. Int., September 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
  • 4½-Ball Rating Palm Island Resort, Florida
    "Wonderful tennis pro, Art Santos. He truly makes the program. The clinics and private lessons provide impactful instruction and the social tennis is well run, enjoyable and also instructive. The clinics each work on particular skill sets and so you have the opportunity to opt in or out, depending on what you feel a need to work on. Every time I play here at home -which is three times a week -I hear Art’s words buzzing in my head. And that’s a good thing! Cannot wait for 2020!"—D.N., Adv. Int., September 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating Gstaad Palace/Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks, Switzerland
    "Voted #1 on almost every tennis camp internet search, Roy Emmerson's Tennis Weeks in Gstaad, Switzerland lives up to—and beyond—it's stellar reputation. The accommodation and hospitality, scenery and schedule, tennis pros and Roy, create an experience like no other. From the day you arrive, Roy and Joy welcome you to their summer home-away-from-home, and to their tennis family. Each day is packed with practice, wise instruction, tips, tricks, drills and feisty competition and match play. Each evening is a round robin of socializing with new friends, extraordinary food, necessary cocktails and nursing weary muscles. The week I spent with Roy was an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience. So much so that I'm going again this year."—S.P., Adv. Int., April 2018

Exclusive Packages and Specials

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

PBI World Tennis Camp, Dec. 4-8, 2019

PBI World Tennis Camp, Baha Mar, Bahamas, Dec. 4-8, 2019 Set on the Bahamia island of Nassau, Baha Mar is that rare resort with three playing surfaces: hard, clay, and grass. The camp comprises 18+ hours of on-court drills, competition, and activities, capped off with a Grand Slam mixer on all three surfaces.To book, visit PBITennis.com

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.

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.

PBI World Tennis Camp, Dec. 3-7, 2019

PBI World Tennis Camp, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, Dec. 3-7, 2017 Set in Dubai on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Jumeirah Beach Hotel will stage a five-day PBI World Camp on its seven floodlit courts with special guest German Davis Cup Champion Patrik Kühnen. Participants can look forward more than 18-hours of instruction and programming, including eight hours of group themed clinics, more than 10 hours of on court socials, point play and round robins, a welcome mixer, awards dinner, camp pictures, awards and gifts as well as the opportunity to enjoy the hotel's five swimming pools and a private beach. To book, visit PBITennis.com.

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.