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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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Doubles Boot Camp


Visit the award-winning Cliff Drysdale Tennis program at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation this January and February for Doubles Boot Camps, scheduled for January 25-27 and February 8-10 and 22-24. Designed to elevate your doubles game, this unique camp will teach you smart shot selection, how to be a relentless attacker, and how to stand your ground in doubles. Contact us at 904-277-5151, email aitennispro@omnihotels.com, or visit Cliff Drysdale Doubles Boot Camp

JKCP Free Ad 2019


Tennis Resorts Online has secured a discount of $100 off residential and $50 off day-camp registrations on any tennis camp you book at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. To get it, email imagine@jkcp.com or apply online at www.jkcp.com/tennis and use one of these codes: for Residential camps, TRORES, and for day camps, TRODAY. Offer expires Aug. 30, 2019 (NOTE: May not be combined with other discounts and does not apply to Red Ball Tennis). For more information, call 610-245-9401 or visit Julian Krinsky Tennis

Special Coverage: John Newcombe Tennis Fantasies Week

For six of the last eight years, E.J. "Terry" Kahn III has joined a cast of 100 other racquet-wielding men for the competition, camaraderie, and shenanigans that take place the annual John Newcombe Legends Week in New Braunfels, Texas. Although many of Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Terry Kahn, John Newcombethe usual tennis legends will be on hand—John Newcombe himself, of course, as well as Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Owen Davidson, and Ross Case—2018 introduces some new blood into the mix: Mark Philippoussis, Wayne Ferreira, Johan Kriek, and Mikael Pernfors. The unanswered question is what role this year's legends may play in helping Kahn put his performance in 2017 behind him, a year in which he lost 12 sets in a row before finally managing a win in a tiebreak.
His 2017 record aside, Kahn may be facing a very different kind of dark cloud in 2018. Texas has been suffering devastating floods, and while the Ranch has been spared, rain and showers are forecast on each of the next several days. Undaunted, rain or shine Kahn intends to file dispatches daily about this year's legends, players, competition, and shenanigans—supplemented, perhaps, by meteorological reports. As he got ready to leave, he looked back on his forecast for the first several days Terry will be filing reports almost daily at Newks Legends 2018


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

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, 2019 gives you chance a winning one of these great tennis vacation prizes:

  • Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation 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 24 clay courts set amid the live oaks in Racquet Park. The prize also includes two nights of accommodations in an oceanfront hotel room and access to all the recreation and amenities this barrier island resort, near Jacksonville, Florida, has to offer.
  • 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 2019/2020 season.

Your Recent Reviews

Every time you review a resort or camp between now and April 30, 2019, you'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a holiday at Saddlebrook International Tennis and Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, both in Florida, and New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, in Vermont. If you rated a junior camp, you're in the pool for a week-long junior camp at Saddlebrook Junior Tennis.
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 Reed Anderson Tennis School, California
    "Reed's intensive course is superb. From start to finish we were engaged in solid instruction. Doubles strategy, shot placement, team drills, service review & stroke refinement were all covered. His teaching methods are adaptable and responsive and the results EFFECTIVE! And Reed and Morgan kept everything lively and FUN. We stayed at the nearby Westin Mission Hills Resort, but our next trip to visit Reed (and there will be a next visit) we will try to take advantage of the on-site condo availability and use more of the facilities."—C.E., Int., October 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, Vermont
    "Beautiful location, new friends, super instructors, fantastic lodging and food, and 5 hours of tennis! Who could ask for more! GREAT time for any age! You won't be disappointed and you'll want to go back! I do!!!"—K.H., Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
    "This is a wonderful tennis resort and destination!! The Marriott Hotel is great but we stayed in Villas I. This property is stunning wherever you stay. The amenities are abundant and the pools are gorgeous. We found the food very good but not notable at the hotels’ restaurants. Instead we ate out at some wonderful local restaurants. As for the tennis opportunities, you will be hard pressed to find better places. There are numerous well trained staff that are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They head up wonderful clinics year round, with lessons, matching services, and a biweekly “Grand Slam” where you rotate to play other attendees on all three court surfaces. There are maybe 20 (?} hard courts, 3 or 4 clay courts, and 2 grass courts. On Saturday mornings, the professional staff puts on a “Tennis Show” which is both hysterical and self deprecating. It is truly a tennis lovers’ dream!!!"—R.J., Int., November 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating Jumeirah Beach Hotel, United Arab Emirates
    "We just spent a few weeks at The Jumeirah Property in Dubai and it was a great experience. I'm writing this review on behalf of my 7 year old daughter (with the help of our English tutor that travelled with us). My daughter had tennis lessons with a PBI pro by the name of Kevin Davis that had a great impression on her. Usually I don't come to the lessons but one day I decided to watch for a little while because after the lessons my daughter would come back to the room spelling words in English and telling me their meaning which surprise me because English is not our daughters first language. I would ask her ‘how did you learn to spell those words?’ and her reply would be ‘every time in the tennis lesson she would be learning tennis and spelling English words at the same time, the name of the game was called “SPELL IT” which requires calling out the letters of a word every time she hits the ball.’ At night, our daughter, I would hear her going over the words she learned to spell in the lesson, explaining the meaning of the words, at the same time be swinging her racket in the living room. Kevin our family would like to thank you for what you have done for her and hope to see you on our next vacation."—A.K., Low Int., November 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating Wintergreen Tennis Academy, Virginia
    "I enjoyed all 3 days of instruction with Kostyantyn Khodirev. He gave us advanced instruction with many fun and informative drills. Each day began with stretching exercises and warmups. We continued with specific patterned drills to help us with our doubles strategy. Definitely strong drills and great energy through out the entire 3 days of instruction. Couldn’t believe how quickly the time went by. We all enjoyed a wonderful Swedish deep tissue massage between day 2 and 3 and also took advantage of the outdoor pool and hot tubs. Found great restaurants and Mountain View’s from our unit were spectacular. Main focus was for the tennis but we also enjoyed all Wintergreen has to offer."—L.D., Adv. Int., September 2018

Exclusive Packages and Specials

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

1- and 3-day Tennis Camps

Elite Tennis Travel at Indian Wells Make the most of your desert mornings at Elite Tennis Travel's Hit or Miss Tennis Camp, in partnership with superstar coaches Bill Riddle and Frank Solana. Join us for a morning or spend all 3 days with us. Camp includes daily skills, drills and play, with a courtside luncheon and a surprise tour-player meet 'n' greet on March 10th. It doesn't matter if you hit or miss—just come to have some fun! Need an Indian Wells hotel or tickets? Contact Elite Tennis Travel at info@elitetennistravel.com or phone 914-713-5074 for details. Register by Jan. 1, 2019 and mention Tennis Resorts Online when you book and get a $150 HEAD swag bag (while supplies last).

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. 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.


Special: Receive a $150 discount on bookings made

Elite Tennis Travel package to Monte Carlo Bucket list tennis travel that doesn't break the bank! Elite Tennis Travel brings the Monte Carlo Open, which runs Apr. 15-19, 2019, within your reach. We offer hotel and ticket options as diverse as our travelers. Watch the matches, explore the countryside, and savor the culture of the French Riviera. Tickets on sale now. Don't wait! Contact Elite Tennis Travel at info@elitetennistravel.com or phone 914-713-5074 for details and mention Tennis Resorts Online for your discount and perks.

Save $50-$100 on Krinsky Junior Tennis Camps

Julian Krinsky Tennis Camps and Programs Tennis Resorts Online has secured a discount of $100 off residential and $50 off day-camp registrations on any tennis camp you book at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. To get it, email imagine@jkcp.com or apply online at www.jkcp.com/tennis and use one of these codes: for Residential camps, TRORES, and for day camps, TRODAY. Offer expires Aug. 30, 2019 (NOTE: May not be combined with other discounts and does not apply to Red Ball Tennis). For more information, call 610-245-9401 or visit www.jkcp.com/tennis

4-day packages start at $1,500 for TRO readers

Havana Open, cuba Elite Tennis Travel is actively seeking tennis players—and inquisitive spectators—for a fun tournament and an insider’s exploration of Havana, Cuba. Whatever your tennis level, we will pair you with a partner from the Cuban National Team for singles, doubles, and pro-am play. Off the courts, we'll experience Havana's best-known sights and hidden gems through the eyes of the locals. Don't wait, spaces are limited. Mention Tennis Resorts Online when you call or email and get a free Tournament Travel Gift Box valued at $75 with any booking (while supplies last). Contact Elite Tennis Travel at info@elitetennistravel.com or phone 914-713-5074 for details.