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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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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

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Achieve order on the court with Boar's Head Tennis Academy in the beautiful mountain town of Charlottesville, VA. Voted as one of the top tennis resorts in the world, Boar's Head has clay and hard courts as well as some of the best indoor facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information on tennis academies and stay packages, visit www.boarsheadresort.com

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.

  • 4-Ball Rating Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
    "I came to Longboat Key Club with my whole family to play golf, tennis and just enjoy the beautiful beach. Susan and the rest of the crew at the tennis club where super helpful in getting me and my brother into clinics and setting up games with other players. Made our vacation perfect!"—C.C., Pro, August 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating Brady Tennis Camp, California
    "This camp has it all!! We had 3 hours of instruction in the morning and then a nice break for lunch. We would return in the afternoon for match play and some drills. There are enough courts that the instructor student ratio was about 1:6. We had really fun instructional games each day. During match play there was usually a coach standing by to give on court instruction and strategy tips. Instructors were encouraging and very knowledgeable. They truly love the game of tennis and care about their campers. The staff goes out of their way to ensure each camper has a fantastic experience! We stayed at the hotel, which was extremely nice for a Best Western and a great price point. We were also offered recreational passes to the university which was super.. There were also evening optional activities. Additional private lessons are offered at a very reasonable price."—K.G., Adv., August 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, California
    "I'm a picky vacationer, but it's hard to find anything to pick on in this 3 days/2 night trip. Strengths: - Plenty of courts (even has 2 new clay courts) very well maintained. - Very easy to book court time, and flexible in last-minute schedule changes - Courteous patient coaches (I tried 2 of them, 2 one-hour sessions each) with spot-on insights - Nice court amenities especially for hot days - Excellent dining / quality of dinner food - 900 sq ft room is spacious, luxurious, and private - Enjoyed the spa treatment too, very relaxing facility Weakness: - Jaw-drop pricey for overnight stay, but you get the exclusivity and you get what you pay"—S.H., Adv. Int., July 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort, Florida
    "Great Tennis Complex with lots of competitive play-6 rubico courts that are well maintained. Just give them your name and they will arrange a match at your level."—B.M., Int., September 2018

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. To get it, phone toll-free 800-729-8383, x4200 and ask for the Tennis Resorts Online Upgrade.

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.

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.


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