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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 Feb. 28, 2022, 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.

  • 5-Ball Rating Ritz-Carlton, Bacara, California
    "I truly enjoyed my tennis experience at the Ritz Calton's Tennis Camp in Santa Barbara. The coaching staff was knowledgeable and encouraging. They were able to help provide small adjustments that made big differences in consistency and placement. The tennis camps were small enough that you were still able to get some focused attention. The private training was great. The only challenge was using courts in free time after camps and lessons to put into place what you worked on."—J.R., Adv. Int., April 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Florida
    "The Hammock Beach Resort is awesome. Great location! The tennis courts are at the Marina so a bit of a drive (we did not try the offered shuttle). I called the tennis club a couple weeks before we were going to be there and set up clinics and lessons for myself, sister, brother in law and 2 14 year old nieces. I am just starting to play again after several injuries. The instructors were all great and very accommodating and flexible. The courts are terrific. We enjoyed the various clinics (Shot of the day and doubles) and would highly recommend the tennis and the resort!"—A.S., Adv. Int., April 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, Florida
    "As Roger mentioned, although Innisbrook is primarily known for Golf, it should be better known for Tennis. In addition to the past and current tournaments that allow near courtside seating (instead of the nose bleed seat availability at bigger tournaments), the instruction level is above that of competitor resorts of similar type. The Australian Tennis Institute had camps that were run out of here for many years with former Davis Cup players on court and giving a level of instruction that is pretty hard to find anywhere. The current staff strives to maintain that same high standard. I took a private lesson on my last visit with Sean Kepinski this trip and although I hadn't brought it up, he viewed some problems with my serve and offered a quick diagnosis/correction that works well. Next time I am in the neighborhood, I am just going to hit in a drill first and ask the experts what I should be working on."—K.H., Adv., April 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
    "I must say that my tennis instructor at the Boca Resort was the best I ever had. Eric was able to correct many of my small errors that I improved to quickly. Erice has a very easy way to teach tennis and his skills are incredible!! I recommend him to anyone"—S.C., Low Int., December 2021
  • 5-Ball Rating Grand Cypress Resort, Florida
    "We have visited this resort twice for the purpose of being able to have my son play tennis and also enjoy the Orlando area fun. Lynn the Pro was responsive and accommodating with private lessons for both our stays. My son liked her approach to teaching and told me he learned more from her than our Pros back home. The fact that the resort has so much to do is also a plus. We played on the 9 hole pitch and put and used the lake's paddle boats. The atmosphere is laid back and positive not stuffy or intimidating."—A.M., Adv. Int., April 2022

Your Recent Reviews

Every time you review a resort or camp between now and Feb. 28, 2022, you'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a holiday (locations to be named later).
Here's a sample of recent critiques of resorts and camps by other vacationers, followed by a link where you can post your own.

  • 5-Ball Rating Ritz-Carlton, Bacara, California
    "I truly enjoyed my tennis experience at the Ritz Calton's Tennis Camp in Santa Barbara. The coaching staff was knowledgeable and encouraging. They were able to help provide small adjustments that made big differences in consistency and placement. The tennis camps were small enough that you were still able to get some focused attention. The private training was great. The only challenge was using courts in free time after camps and lessons to put into place what you worked on."—J.R., Adv. Int., April 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Florida
    "The Hammock Beach Resort is awesome. Great location! The tennis courts are at the Marina so a bit of a drive (we did not try the offered shuttle). I called the tennis club a couple weeks before we were going to be there and set up clinics and lessons for myself, sister, brother in law and 2 14 year old nieces. I am just starting to play again after several injuries. The instructors were all great and very accommodating and flexible. The courts are terrific. We enjoyed the various clinics (Shot of the day and doubles) and would highly recommend the tennis and the resort!"—A.S., Adv. Int., April 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, Florida
    "As Roger mentioned, although Innisbrook is primarily known for Golf, it should be better known for Tennis. In addition to the past and current tournaments that allow near courtside seating (instead of the nose bleed seat availability at bigger tournaments), the instruction level is above that of competitor resorts of similar type. The Australian Tennis Institute had camps that were run out of here for many years with former Davis Cup players on court and giving a level of instruction that is pretty hard to find anywhere. The current staff strives to maintain that same high standard. I took a private lesson on my last visit with Sean Kepinski this trip and although I hadn't brought it up, he viewed some problems with my serve and offered a quick diagnosis/correction that works well. Next time I am in the neighborhood, I am just going to hit in a drill first and ask the experts what I should be working on."—K.H., Adv., April 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
    "I must say that my tennis instructor at the Boca Resort was the best I ever had. Eric was able to correct many of my small errors that I improved to quickly. Erice has a very easy way to teach tennis and his skills are incredible!! I recommend him to anyone"—S.C., Low Int., December 2021
  • 5-Ball Rating Grand Cypress Resort, Florida
    "We have visited this resort twice for the purpose of being able to have my son play tennis and also enjoy the Orlando area fun. Lynn the Pro was responsive and accommodating with private lessons for both our stays. My son liked her approach to teaching and told me he learned more from her than our Pros back home. The fact that the resort has so much to do is also a plus. We played on the 9 hole pitch and put and used the lake's paddle boats. The atmosphere is laid back and positive not stuffy or intimidating."—A.M., Adv. Int., April 2022

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