Search
Email Us
Tennis Resorts Online

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 16.7%
January 7.4%
February-March 14.8%
April-May 14.8%
Summer 20.4%
Fall 16.7%
Later 9.3%


When will you feel safe to vacation?

Not sure 13.0%
When I've been vaccinated 38.9%
When the pandemic ends 14.8%
I'm OK now 33.3%

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.


Waterville Banner

Kiawah Jan20 250



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.

  • 4-Ball Rating Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
    "Great spot for tennis and golf lovers! The staff is fantastic! They set me up with competitive matches and made me feel very welcome! Particularly the staff and pros were friendly and seemed to care about you getting the most out of your time at the resort. The courts are some of the best I’ve ever played on! The beach and the rest of the facilities are nice too. Very kid friendly if that’s your priority."—W.S., Adv., February 2021
  • 5-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
    "Three of my girlfriends and I decided to take a first time tennis weekend to Amelia. We wanted exceptional instruction, a high energy atmosphere, and fun memories to take back home. Every box was checked and then some! All the Pros (Sal, Kyle, & Jeremy) were so knowledgeable and very perspective of the kind of instruction each of us individually needed. I have been to several tennis resorts and this is hands down my favorite! We are already planning our Fall tennis weekend and I hope others get the opportunity to come try what this one of a kind tennis resort has to offer!"—M.M., Adv. Int., March 2021
  • 4-Ball Rating Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort, Florida
    "Tennis facility and staff are excellent. Very fun and welcoming atmosphere. Awesome beach with fantastic views and sunsets. I highly recommend Hidden Dunes."—L.K., Pro, March 2021
  • 5-Ball Rating Carmel Valley Ranch, California
    "This was our fourth trip to Carmel Valley Ranch. I played tennis for four consecutive days: 1st day: Hitting session with Chris Myrold on Har-Tru clay court. 2nd day: 'Daily drill' was cancelled due to wet courts after an overnight shower. Ben Gottenberg was gracious and arranged for a hitting session with a resident member. 3rd day: 'Live Ball' doubles drills with Chris Myrold. Excellent opportunity for game-like, situational doubles practice. 4th day: Intermediate drills with Ben Gottenberg. Like the Live Ball session, excellent drills and covered groundstrokes, volleys, serves and a great 5-ball, Touch the Fence drill. Top notch instruction and a great assortment of clinics and drill programs. My only regret was that I was not able stay longer on our departure date to participate in the Round Robin Doubles Mixer. Yes, we will be back !!"—G.F., Int., March 2021
  • 4-Ball Rating Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, California
    "An absolutely beautiful property with top notch customer service across the board. I had two fantastic private lessons with pros that were responsive to where I was in my game and crafted the lesson accordingly. The clinics kept us moving but would love to see more drills. Overall, a great experience and I will be back!"—K.F., Int., March 2020

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.

  • 4-Ball Rating Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
    "Great spot for tennis and golf lovers! The staff is fantastic! They set me up with competitive matches and made me feel very welcome! Particularly the staff and pros were friendly and seemed to care about you getting the most out of your time at the resort. The courts are some of the best I’ve ever played on! The beach and the rest of the facilities are nice too. Very kid friendly if that’s your priority."—W.S., Adv., February 2021
  • 5-Ball Rating Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
    "Three of my girlfriends and I decided to take a first time tennis weekend to Amelia. We wanted exceptional instruction, a high energy atmosphere, and fun memories to take back home. Every box was checked and then some! All the Pros (Sal, Kyle, & Jeremy) were so knowledgeable and very perspective of the kind of instruction each of us individually needed. I have been to several tennis resorts and this is hands down my favorite! We are already planning our Fall tennis weekend and I hope others get the opportunity to come try what this one of a kind tennis resort has to offer!"—M.M., Adv. Int., March 2021
  • 4-Ball Rating Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort, Florida
    "Tennis facility and staff are excellent. Very fun and welcoming atmosphere. Awesome beach with fantastic views and sunsets. I highly recommend Hidden Dunes."—L.K., Pro, March 2021
  • 5-Ball Rating Carmel Valley Ranch, California
    "This was our fourth trip to Carmel Valley Ranch. I played tennis for four consecutive days: 1st day: Hitting session with Chris Myrold on Har-Tru clay court. 2nd day: 'Daily drill' was cancelled due to wet courts after an overnight shower. Ben Gottenberg was gracious and arranged for a hitting session with a resident member. 3rd day: 'Live Ball' doubles drills with Chris Myrold. Excellent opportunity for game-like, situational doubles practice. 4th day: Intermediate drills with Ben Gottenberg. Like the Live Ball session, excellent drills and covered groundstrokes, volleys, serves and a great 5-ball, Touch the Fence drill. Top notch instruction and a great assortment of clinics and drill programs. My only regret was that I was not able stay longer on our departure date to participate in the Round Robin Doubles Mixer. Yes, we will be back !!"—G.F., Int., March 2021
  • 4-Ball Rating Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, California
    "An absolutely beautiful property with top notch customer service across the board. I had two fantastic private lessons with pros that were responsive to where I was in my game and crafted the lesson accordingly. The clinics kept us moving but would love to see more drills. Overall, a great experience and I will be back!"—K.F., Int., March 2020

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

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.