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Tennis Resorts & Camps For 2018

May 1, 2018. If you're looking for advice about where to go on a tennis vacation, you probably begin by asking tennis-playing friends to recommend places they love. Essentially, that's what Tennis Resorts Online does in order to come up with our annual rankings—though with thousands of monthly visitors from all over the world, we probably have a broader circle knowledgeable tennis vacationers than you may. Throughout the past year we have been soliciting the options of that trove of avid players worldwide. We of course asked everyone to rate their tennis experience in general, but we went further. We also requested their input on some 20 different aspects of a tennis holiday. In generating the rankings, we relied most heavily on their opinions of the tennis instruction, teaching staff, and services like game matching. Nevertheless, because this is a vacation, we also factored in such creature comforts as lodging, cuisine, and other recreation as well as their sense of how much value they received for their vacation dollar. Then, over the last few weeks of April, we began compiling those evaluations into a numerical ranking using a formula that gave added weight to the tennis elements.
We have broken the results down into two major categories: the Top 75 Tennis Resorts and the Top 25 Tennis Camps. We've listed the Top 25 Resorts—our Gold Medalists—and the Top 10 Camps in ranking order. For the remainder of the resorts, we awarded Silver Medals to those ranked from 26 to 50 and Bronze Medals to those ranked 51 to 75. We followed that same pattern for camps, awarding Silver Medals to those ranked 11 to 20 and Bronze Medals to those ranked 21 to 25. For resorts and for camps, we listed those Silver and Bronze medalists alphabetically, We also singled out resorts and camps that excelled in many of the individual features we asked players to assess. To see which fared best in individual areas, visit Categories.
To ensure that these results were statistically meaningful, we required a minimum of 25 reviews for a resort to qualify for a Top 10 ranking and a minimum of 10 reviews to earn a Gold medal. For camps, we similarly required a minimum of 25 reviews to be eligible to for a Top 5 ranking and a minimum of 10 for a Gold Medal. Only reviews associated with a valid email address counted. Finally, although we encouraged reviews of all types of properties, only those having a minimum of five tennis courts were eligible to be ranked.
What is not immediately evident from these rankings, however, is just how tight the competition was, not only for the coveted No. 1 positions but across the board. All of the resorts and camps listed here have a proven record of catering attentively to the needs of avid tennis players. The choice comes down to one final issue: Which one suits you best?

Roger Cox, Editor

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Kiawah Mar2018

Play the Tennis Resort Ranked Number 1 in the World by Continuing his father's legacy, Director of Tennis Jonathan Barth leads Kiawah's award-winning programs. Custom tennis packages bundle unlimited court time with accommodations and daily breakfast. Enjoy all of   Kiawah's   island   amenities,   including 10 miles of beach, 5-star spa, and a  dozen dining outlets. Call 800.654.2924 or visit

Gold Medal Resorts

Top 25 Tennis Resorts

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
  2. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, California
  3. Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis, West Indies
  4. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
  5. Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina
  6. Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
  7. The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
  8. Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol, Austria
  9. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii
  10. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida
  11. Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire
  12. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida
  13. Wintergreen Resort, Virginia
  1. TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, Florida
  2. Silverado Resort and Spa, California
  3. The Broadmoor, Colorado
  4. Saddlebrook Resort, Florida
  5. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, United Arab Emirates
  6. Topnotch Resort, Vermont
  7. Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
  8. Sea Colony, Delaware
  9. La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, California
  10. Watercolor Inn, Florida
  11. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, South Carolina
  12. Boar's Head Resort, Virginia

Silver Medal Resorts

Resorts Nos. 26-50 (listed alphabetically)

Bronze Medal Resorts

Resorts Nos. 51-75 (listed alphabetically)

Gold Medal Tennis Camps

  1. Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks, Switzerland
  2. PBI Tennis Camp at Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol Austria
  3. Wintergreen Tennis Academy, Virginia
  4. Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida
  5. New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, Vermont
  1. John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, Texas
  2. Reed Anderson Tennis School, California
  3. Topnotch Tennis Academy, Vermont
  4. Saddlebrook Tennis (Hopman), Florida
  5. IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis Program, Florida

Silver Medal Tennis Camps

Camps Nos. 11-20 (listed alphabetically)

Bronze Medal Tennis Camps

Camps Nos. 21-25 (listed alphabetically)

View 2018 Rankings by Category

If you'd like to rate any of the resorts or camps you've attended on vacation, visit the Rate a Resort page. All the new information we begin to gather will be used to the rankings for 2019. Entrants are eligible to win tennis vacations in a drawing among those who submit reviews.