By Roger Cox, Editor
This 25-acre enclave on Antigua's southern coast has a long reputation for caring deeply about wine, amiable service, and tennis. Its 72 rooms and suites trail along a rocky peninsula that separates two bays, each lined with a glorious beach. On paper, the small number of courts—four—seems to suggest a perfunctory interest in tennis. In fact, they've been allotted a prime location, right along the sea, and the staff of local pros choreographs a nonstop series of matches—mostly doubles in the high season—that make the courts an epicenter of social activity. The tennis enthusiasm reaches a zenith during Antigua Tennis Week in May, which began in 1975 as an island-wide professional tournament and has evolved into a pro-am tennis festival, featuring Fred Stolle and a bevy of other Grand Slam greats.
We have something new at Four Seasons Resort Nevis to keep you active. In addition to our recently enhanced tennis courts, which provide you with your choice of three different surfaces, all managed by world-renowned Troon Peter Burwash International, we now offer four brand-new pickleball courts. The modern embodiment of the spirit and soul of the Caribbean, our beachfront oasis is everything you could need in a luxury getaway. Take advantage of a variety of special offers and enjoy a captivating combination of adventure, serenity and recreation that just waits for your discovery. For reservations, please call 869-469-6238 or visit www.fourseasons.com/nevis/offers/
Beach. There are two beaches at Curtain Bluff, one in a protected cove near and outdoor bar and grill and a second, open to the sea and generally less crowded.
May 6-13, 2023: Curtain Bluff Tennis Challenge
Often headlined by a former touring pro, this weeklong event bundles tennis clinics, strategy and tactics session, tennis tournaments, tennis games, and apro-am with logding, all meals, bar drinks, afternoon tea, a beach party, nightly entertainment and a host of complimentary land and water activities. For more information, visit Curtain Bluff Tennis Challenge or phone: 214-770-5648 or email: .
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Curtain Bluff Resort
Seasons. Curtain Bluff is open from late October to late May, always concluding the season with a weeklong tennis festival featuring Fred Stolle and a number of other former touring pros.