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Tennis Vacationing In 2021

Mercifully, 2020 is behind us, and with vaccinations for the coronavirus rolling out, it's reasonable to hope for a far better 2021. The Australian Open has found a way to take place, albeit two weeks later than originally scheduled and only by quarantining players for two weeks before the event. The BNP Paribas Open in Palm Springs has had to cancel once again, but the Miami Open is still on track as of this writing and the Delray Beach Open by Vitacost.com just wrapped up after rescheduling to a new date: Jan. 4-11, 2021. Tennis resorts and camps have, for the most part, found ways to cope with the virus. There are still some restrictions with respect to interstate and international travel, but one hopes those will resolve as more and more people are vaccinated and the infection rate diminishes.

Are you beginning to think about taking a tennis vacation? We decided to poll Tennis Resorts Online readers about just that, and the results are below. If you'd like to participate, visit Tennis-Travel Poll.

TRO's Travel Poll Results

Here's how readers responded to our questions about their travel plans for 2021.

How soon are you planning to take a tennis vacation?

No Plans 17.0%
January 8.5%
February-March 14.9%
April-May 10.6%
Summer 21.3%
Fall 17.0%
Later 10.6%


When will you feel safe to vacation?

Not sure 14.9%
When I've been vaccinated 38.3%
When the pandemic ends 17.0%
I'm OK now 29.8%

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 fake rolex for sale

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.

  • 4½-Ball Rating Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, Florida
    "We had a wonderful time attending a tennis camp at this resort and would recommend to anyone that is looking for a fun get away at a beautiful resort. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the resort itself was serene and peaceful."—K.W., Int., November 2020
  • 4½-Ball Rating Naples Grande Beach Resort, Florida
    "Girls week. We searched the surrounding area for great tennis. We found it at the Naples Grande. Daniel was our tennis pro he was energetic, fun, and a superior instructor. We loved it. See you again soon. THANKS Daniel!!"—J.P., Adv. Int., December 2020
  • 4-Ball Rating TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort, Florida
    "We landed at Tops'l Tennis solely based on location, availability and price. We arrived in Miramar Beach area with no reservations or knowledge of the area. After two nights at the nearby Courtyard we ended up in a tennis condo at Tops'l. The first morning there, the clinic was cancelled due to the low temps, so I scheduled a lesson with Joe for the next day. Please note, I've played at facilities all over the country, some of the finest facilities out there. I've taken many lessons from top/name professionals, but the lesson from Joe.....best I've had in the last 15-20 years. He is quick to evaluate your game and where you need improvement. With me it was 'tweaks', fine tuning, minor adjustments, all of which he was very good to point out. There is a lot of activity around the courts. After the lesson Joe introduced me to a 'local', who in turn introduced me to others, and I ended up having a terrific tennis experience there. It is an open, friendly place that is welcoming to strangers and wants to make sure you have a good time. The courts are all har-tru, very well maintained and layed out in a very nice manner........no more than one adjacent/next to another. The layout requires you to walk amongst the courts which increases your interaction with others and the possibility of meeting other players. The courts are surrounded on 3 sides by condo's and by the clubhouse and pool facility on the other. It is a very appealing, comfortable setting."—J.K., Adv., December 2020
  • 4½-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
    "We visited the Cliff Drysdale Tennis facility in Amelia Island in November. The tennis facilities are great, and the resort is in a perfect setting. We participated in the tennis clinics and private lessons. Both of them were fun, and beneficial to our tennis game. The pros keep you moving, and the drills were really good. They didn't just feed you balls. They provided valuable tips to improve your strokes. The head pro, Rob Wright, does a fantastic job. He makes sure that all participants are having a good time. All of the pros were not only great tennis instructors, but were nice people too. We would definitely recommend this place as a must go to for great tennis, and a great vacation."—W.W., Adv. Int., December 2020
  • 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

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 Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, Florida
    "We had a wonderful time attending a tennis camp at this resort and would recommend to anyone that is looking for a fun get away at a beautiful resort. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the resort itself was serene and peaceful."—K.W., Int., November 2020
  • 4½-Ball Rating Naples Grande Beach Resort, Florida
    "Girls week. We searched the surrounding area for great tennis. We found it at the Naples Grande. Daniel was our tennis pro he was energetic, fun, and a superior instructor. We loved it. See you again soon. THANKS Daniel!!"—J.P., Adv. Int., December 2020
  • 4-Ball Rating TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort, Florida
    "We landed at Tops'l Tennis solely based on location, availability and price. We arrived in Miramar Beach area with no reservations or knowledge of the area. After two nights at the nearby Courtyard we ended up in a tennis condo at Tops'l. The first morning there, the clinic was cancelled due to the low temps, so I scheduled a lesson with Joe for the next day. Please note, I've played at facilities all over the country, some of the finest facilities out there. I've taken many lessons from top/name professionals, but the lesson from Joe.....best I've had in the last 15-20 years. He is quick to evaluate your game and where you need improvement. With me it was 'tweaks', fine tuning, minor adjustments, all of which he was very good to point out. There is a lot of activity around the courts. After the lesson Joe introduced me to a 'local', who in turn introduced me to others, and I ended up having a terrific tennis experience there. It is an open, friendly place that is welcoming to strangers and wants to make sure you have a good time. The courts are all har-tru, very well maintained and layed out in a very nice manner........no more than one adjacent/next to another. The layout requires you to walk amongst the courts which increases your interaction with others and the possibility of meeting other players. The courts are surrounded on 3 sides by condo's and by the clubhouse and pool facility on the other. It is a very appealing, comfortable setting."—J.K., Adv., December 2020
  • 4½-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
    "We visited the Cliff Drysdale Tennis facility in Amelia Island in November. The tennis facilities are great, and the resort is in a perfect setting. We participated in the tennis clinics and private lessons. Both of them were fun, and beneficial to our tennis game. The pros keep you moving, and the drills were really good. They didn't just feed you balls. They provided valuable tips to improve your strokes. The head pro, Rob Wright, does a fantastic job. He makes sure that all participants are having a good time. All of the pros were not only great tennis instructors, but were nice people too. We would definitely recommend this place as a must go to for great tennis, and a great vacation."—W.W., Adv. Int., December 2020
  • 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