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John Newcombe Tennis Ranch

New Braunfels, Texas



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Join the Cliff Drysdale Tennis team for a tennis and wine weekend at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in the North Georgia foothills. This unique camp will bring you the ultimate tennis experience where you can relax and unwind while on a tennis vacation. The weekend includes 9 hours of tennis instruction and play, a private wine tour and tasting at the award winning winery, and luxury accommodations for 2 nights. More information can be found online here experiencecdt.com



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Here's what others have had to say about John Newcombe Tennis Ranch.

  • 4½-Ball Rating "If you haven't been to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch for a weekend getaway or for a fantasy camp recently, you're missing out. The program has been markedly upgraded in the past 2 to 3 years and is a can't miss week or weekend. As someone who has been going at least 2 x year for the last 20 years, I am appreciative of the changes in the last 2 or so years. Adrian and Mitch are two of the most fun people around yet incredibly profession. The energy is fantastic and the exception tennis instruction is only exceeded by the after hours social life."—M.F., Adv., November 2020
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I loved it. They worked me hard and instructors were absolutely great, so much energy and enthusiasm. Food was incredible, Ranch was kept spotless. Living quarters were extremely comfortable and clean. We had a problem with our room and, with no hesitation, they accommodated us and changed our room! Six of us went to the Ranch and all 6 of us want to go back again."—R.R., Adv., November 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "Tennis. This is what Newks is. Truly... Newks is one of the few places I can come to and feel both on vacation and at home. People say this place doesn’t change, I disagree, it only gets better each time I come. This year I came with my nephews and had them join the junior camp while I plaid in the adult camp with Adrian and Gregor... they haven’t stopped asking me when they can come back. Truly a dream for an uncle to hear, Phil, Mitch, Mariel and Esther run a truly world class junior tennis camp experience. We’ll be back, just have to wait a couple more months! Find the time to give your tennis game the best gift you can give it, get yourself to Newks!"—C.K., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "Amazing time spent at the ranch! Staff were great and just a very joyful time for all"—F.B., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—G.B., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "It’s the perfect destination for tennis and so many other adventures. It has a unique history and it is very close to two very popular cities. Definitely a place to visit with loved ones, on your own, or for business or leisure travels."—E.D., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "I owe most of my best and favorite memories that involve a tennis racket to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. While of course I love the tennis instructor from such a vibrant staff, it is also the amazing off-court experiences that I will truly cherish."—H.P., Adv. Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "By far the best tennis vacation! Went above & beyond my expectations. Job well done NEWKS!!!"—T.B., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is AWESOME!! Our son as gone to their Summer and Winter Youth Camps for several years, and each time he has had an amazing time and improved his game. The campus is BEAUTIFUL, the courts are excellent and plentiful, and the coaches are top notch! You won't find a better value, better coaching, more beautiful setting or more fun experience anywhere! Their High School Winter Weekend Camps are terrific as well! We highly recommend!"—M.B., Adv. Int., April 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I had an exceptional week at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch! It met all my expectations and then some! The coaches were all professional and personable. Adrian, Gregory #legend, Price, Hunter, Juan and Chris are top notch instructors and gave us great direction with every lesson. My game improved! I was not able to volley, lob, and serve return confidently until they were covered by the team of coaches. This def is more valuable than private lesson imo because you are more invested in the development of your tennis game while being in the ranch, living and breathing tennis for a week. The coaches all have great personalities and always made us feel welcomed. My group and I, again, had an amazing time and I couldn't of asked for a better time out! Money, travel, and time well spent! I came out of this camp a better tennis player for sure! I also started listening to more country music which is a great thing!"—C.A., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "Just finished a girls trip to John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch and had a BLAST!!! This was my first tennis camp experience, but have to say it will definitely be hard to beat. Three of us stayed on the ranch for their full week program and couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Here are my thoughts about the trip: Tennis - We opted in for the full week of tennis (full of 3 hour mornings and 2.5 hour afternoons -- WOW)! Before coming to the ranch, wasn't sure I'd survive! For reference: We are used to hitting 2-3 hours at a time, 2-3 times per week at home. Let me tell you, the tennis pros did an amazing job tailoring to our skill set. Not only was the pace perfect, but we each came back better players and with fitter bodies ;) Insider Hint: We brought in a massage therapist three evenings of the week for 1-hour deep-tissue massages (YES -- talk about fair-weather tennis players!!) However, this was KEY to playing 100% the next day and learning/making the most out of our time there. Pros - Adrian, Hunter, Price & Gregor Honestly: the nicest/coolest guys work at the ranch!! Not only are they REALLY good tennis players that know how to clearly articulate their coaching tips, they're also extremely hospitable, friendly and HILARIOUS!! (+bonus: they're all AMAZING dancers) -- the evenings are full of nothing but laughs & good times!! Every day, the pros rotate with the multiple adult groups at the camp. I found this to be really beneficial -- getting new perspectives on different techniques. One way or another, one of their suggestions/tips would stick with my playing style. The Ranch & Food - The Ranch is a BEAUTIFUL gem just outside of San Antonio. The tennis courts are cleanly kept and even though the majority of courts are outdoors (both clay and concrete), they have a fair number of indoor courts for rainy weather -- so you won't miss out on a single day of tennis! The food at the ranch was REALLY good as well. Three meals a day - buffet style - with MORE than enough options to leave full and powered up for your next lesson. Only miss: found that the bar would close a little early some nights. Although there were a few liquor stores nearby, we didn't have a mini-fridge to keep our drinks cool...didn't stop us from having a great time though! Accommodations - The three of us stayed in a room with two queen beds and one bathroom. More than enough room! The beds were comfy, bathroom had good space, but honestly we didn't need to spend much time there since the staff kept us busy during the days & exhausted in the evenings that we went straight to sleep! Down-side: Unfortunately, by the time we booked our trip, all the rooms with in-suite laundry were taken. This would have been KEY with all the dirty tennis outfits...not that we ran out of clothes, but the dirty laundry would make the room smell if it wasn't air-packed away! Other Notes - As I mentioned, I went with two others to the ranch and we had an amazing time! I would definitely recommend going with friends around the same level -- they do a great job of keeping you all together on top of introducing you to others and meeting new people. Would I Go Back? 100% YES To all the staff at John Newcombe's: Thank you for an AMAZING vacation week at the ranch. Couldn't have asked for a better time - you all exceeded our expectations (which were high to begin with lol) and we can't wait to see you again soon!!"—J.T., Adv. Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "WE HAD THE BEST WEEK EVER AT THE RANCH! Highly recommend for those looking for lot's of tennis (30+h over the 5 days), lot's of laughs and a great team-family environment!"—J.T.,  April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "Have you seen 99.99999% of the reviews? Then why go anywhere else except Newks. Just got back from another grand slam week of great tennis,great pros,great food,and most of all great fun. Folks,there is simply no place else to go when it comes to a tennis facility. You will be a part of the team family team philosophy from the time you check in until the time you check out. The front desk people will start you on your way(shout out to them),the grounds are beautiful(shout out to those that keep it looking good),rooms are comfortable,although you won't be spending too much time there as you will be too busy elsewhere(shout out to housekeeping), food is healthy and delicious(shout out to the kitchen staff). Then there is the prime reason for going;THE TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!! Huge shout out to the pros. Adrian runs the clinics which are EXTREMELY ROCK SOLID!!!!!!!!! Then we have Hunter,Price, Grigor(the G-Man), Chris, Juan. They will go out of their way to make sure you get the most out of your tennis game in terms of proper technique,footwork,strategy( both singles and doubles),and most of all improvement. Drills are based on game and match situations. They will also do their best to arrange match-play,no matter what your level may be. What else could you want? Oh,you want clay courts,well they have four. You want covered courts,they have those as well. With all they have to offer,why go anywhere else. There is however one thing I must warn y'all about: the only problem is once you start going, you will keep going again and again and again!!!!!!! Not a bad problem to have!!!!!!!!! Overall:BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!"—K.K., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "I just came back from an amazing week at the Ranch. The on court clinics were top notched and the pros were very professional . I have been to this tennis ranch several times and each time gets better and the instructions are fantastic. The team is incredible on court and off making for a great experience. I learn so much and they have improved my game so much. Thank you for a wonderful week looking forward to returning in the fall"—P.B., Int., April 2019
  • 2-Ball Rating "My husband I bought a weekend package from a silent Auction. We go on at least 3 tennis vacations a year and I don't want to be negative, but so far this was our least favourite. We were very disappointed in the tennis instruction. We spent quite a few hours on court, but it was in groups with too many people and every 20 minutes you switched to another court with a different coach. You were just fed balls. It's fine for people who just want to hit some tennis balls and socialize, but don't go there to work on anything. The lodging was not that great either. Sorry."—D.V., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "I've been to The Ranch on several occasions now since 2018. It's an easy drive from Houston (or many other areas in Texas for that matter). While the hill country setting is incredibly calm and beautiful, the hard work you put on the courts with the pros is the most rewarding piece of the vacation. The pros are not only supportive, encouraging, informative, and very good at what they do, they're also very easy to talk to and understand while your get some of the most consistent and repetitive practice you may ever experience. It's hard work and it's not to be taken lightly, and it's so worth it."—D.A., Low Int., April 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I look forward to visiting The Ranch every year! I’ve been going to the Ranch for nearly 10 years and every time I end my week having learned something new. 30 hours on the courts over 5 days certainly helps me groove my strokes. The pros are great and although the instruction is in groups, they are always willing to work with you. Tell them your goals for the week and they will focus on that for you throughout the week. The more you interact with them, the more you will get. This is THE best bang for your buck that you can get anywhere."—B.D., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "An absolute thrill from beginning to end, the best resort for personalized coaching for any level. An incredible experience with people who will become family forever."—M.S., Pro, April 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The absolute GREATEST tennis resort I have been to. I am an annual attendee due to the camaraderie, facilities, and the staff!"—T.H., Adv., April 2019
  • 4-Ball Rating "Newks is the model tennis camp that everyone else strives to be. Every instructor has an Amazing skill to impart the knowledge you need to continue your game after the instruction i have attended Newks weekend programs for almost 20 years at least once a year. I always learn a new technique or idea to improve my game. I also bring organize a group of ladies to attend the weekend camp once a year. The talented pros learn everyone’s name, talents and always an interesting tidbit about each individual lady and make each of us feel so empoweried. I have attended lots of tennis programs and camps, but Newks is consistently a top program!"—J.G., Adv. Int., April 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is such an amazing place to play some tennis and meet some cool people ! It was really accommodating to tennis fanatics and beginners as well! I’ve always loved going there and will always recommend it to my friends"—G.J., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "This place rocks! They have something for everyone, and I couldn’t recommend the team enough."—J.M., Adv., April 2019
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—L.B., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "I have been attending this camp for 10 years. The staff provides a wonderful experience and I look forward to going back every year! Not to mention the beautiful area where JNTR is located."—M.D., Adv., April 2019
  • 4-Ball Rating "I recently attended Newks and must say my experience was fantastic. The energy from the staff was second to none. The staff exhibit incredible teamwork which translates into a tremendous all-around experience on and off court. The instruction from Adrian, Greg, Ryan, et al was superb and, as a bonus, they made me laugh all day long. Even though I should have been exhausted after 7 hours on court that Saturday, the Newk's staff's enthusiasm powered me through! Highly recommended for anyone!"—R.L., Adv. Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—B.K., Adv., April 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Last fall my family and I wanted to get away for some fun in the Hill Country. I chose John Newcombe tennis Ranch because I've been there before and it's always been a great time. The Scenic Hills and trees and beautiful countryside always make it feel peaceful and scenic with plenty to do in the area. We always have a great time whether we staying at the ranch or go out for a bit of fun in green or other areas close by. The tennis instruction and the tennis activities are unmatched to any other place I've been. The Pro Shop is always well stocked with creative fun things to buy. I've never had my kids participate in the kids programs but knowing how well they've done over the years and watching them through their exercises and practice you can tell it is a top-notch program. Everyone you meet there whether it's staff or other guests are always friendly and sociable. We've never had a bad trip or bad experience. The rooms are great and the food is delicious. And when the kids are out having a good time it's a great place for the parents to sit back and have a little bit of a romantic evening. I can't wait to go back again soon. A few years ago we had a couple go with us and it was just us for adults and that was a great time too because we got to hang out more at the bar and go out on the town. I also know that if you're lucky sometimes you can even see John Newcombe or other famous players around the ranch. Lots of historic photos and lots of stories that the staff and owners can tell. It's a fantastic time."—A.H., Int., April 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Wonderful food Top class rooms Excellent hospitality and the tennis coaching was SUPERB fun and so well worth it. It was the most wonderful experience and I would do it again as soon as I can Thank you to all the staff and coaches. You are a family away from my family"—C.B., Low Int., April 2019
  • 3½-Ball Rating "Great atmosphere! High energy, very tennis centric program. Accommodations were good, though not resort quality."—W.W., Int., December 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—M.D., Int., November 2018
  • 3½-Ball Rating "Great time at the week long adult camp. We had lots of campers but the Newks staff handled the it well dividing the group by skill level. The Newks staff handled the multiple rain days exceptionally well with active drills in the covered courts."—D.S., Adv., November 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—C.F.,  May 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "If Disney World didn't exist, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch would be the happiest place on earth!"—E.M., Adv. Int., May 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Nestled in the cute little Texas town of New Braunfels, Newks ranch is your one stop shop of tennis camp. Clay and Hard courts, night lights, pool/spa, fire pit, bar and restaurant. I love that the condo's wrap around the courts for a great view of the action. The tennis staff is experienced, motivating, and darn right fun. I've been going for over 15 years because I love this place. Cheers."—D.A., Adv., May 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—E.J., Adv., May 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "If you're thinking about visiting "Newks" you should do it and you'll be glad you did. The coaches make tennis even MORE fun and the instruction they give is worth while. Your tennis game will improve if you practice what they teach. The facility, located in Texas hill counrty, is clean and has everything you could want--well-maintained hard and clay courts, outdoors and under cover; a gorgeous swimming pool; great food and areas to go hiking. I don't have anything negative to say except that I am unable to go there everyday!"—C.M., Low Int., May 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—G.T., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is a great place to improve in tennis, as the staff provides quality pointers on the development of different aspects, from the mental game to the fundamentals, and even how to be more successful in match play. I have made friends there over the years who I still keep up with. The atmosphere there is strongly encouraging. The pros are able to create successful and beneficial matches for each player, giving you a variety of opponents with a different playing style. Aside from tennis, the ranch offers a variety of recreational activities that are very entertaining. The food is good as well! I could not imagine going back to any different tennis camp each summer and winter and look forward to the years to come."—M.M., Adv., April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "I have been working here as a pro here on the weekends while I have been at college and it is a great place for kids to get away, meet new people, and better their tennis game. It has a friendly atmosphere and the staff makes it easy for the campers to learn new things."—C.G., Adv., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Great tennis instructors. Learn so much and so fun!!!!"—A.S., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I grew up going to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch and eventually joined the ranks of staunch tennis camp fanatic turned camp counselor turned academy pro. While most would say I'm easily entertained, I've never been nearly as easily impressed, but Newk's impressive with very little effort apart from honest intention to bring people of all ages and skill levels together to share in the camaraderie of sport and kinship. Little did I know that first summer of '99 Newk's would prove the single most magical and remarkably communal diversion from the monotony of being a teenager and fuel my love for tennis and fitness for decades to come. Apart from necessary expansion and a handful of luxurious upgrades to accommodate increasing popularity, the Ranch has changed very little about the way it conducts business and is still headed up by a swarm of incredibly sharp and sidesplittingly hilarious Aussie tennis elites. If you're reading this, please take these words for truth: the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is the most dynamic, engaging, unassuming, heart-expanding, team building, non-judgmental tennis getaway on the planet bar none."—D.N., Adv., April 2018
  • 3-Ball Rating "Lots of drills but very little individual instruction. Many of the 'Pros' are 18 year high school students. Too much tennis in a short amount of time. 8 hours of drills in one day is too much for an adult body. Then another four hours the next morning. Some of us had more. Several of us came home with injuries."—M.B., Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "We took a large girl group to Newk’s and we had a BLAST! Not only were the pros professional, but they were fun and encouraging! We actually went back the following year bc they were amazing! Nice, remodeled units to stay in, food was great, no complaints at all!"—A.M., Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is my favorite place for many years now. You step into this beautiful tennis rach and you feel at home from the get go. The staff becomes family and I’ve been friends with them ever since. The skill level of coaching is always so challenging and the accommodation very comfortable and all you need after a day of hard work on the courts. Then to have the exceptional food and entertainment, can’t beat it and that’s why I always will go back for more."—E.F., Adv., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—A.W., Low Int., April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—M.G., Adv., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Awesome camp! The pros were the best! They were so patient with one of our group that was brand new to tennis! Facilities and food were top notch!"—C.T., Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "In my opinion, Newks is the greatest place in the world to play tennis. No matter what the occasion, do yourself a favor and go!"—C.D., Adv., April 2018
  • 3½-Ball Rating "Awesome tennis camp. Great location. Staff very friendly. Drills are fun and address the entire game."—C.A., Int., April 2018
  • 3-Ball Rating "Strengths are the great people that show up for the tennis. Good players and fun folks - lots of fun tennis and camaraderie. The clinics were not always the promised 4:1 ratio so less hitting and more waiting than optimal at times. Chris, the main pro, is a great personality and tried to keep the energy up. I did get a few useful pointers from the pros and we still hit a lot of balls. Rain on Saturday night meant playing on soggy clay courts on Sunday which was not so great, but don't know what the covered courts would have been like. I went for the 3 days of tennis - Friday through Sunday. The Friday evening clinic is barely an hour, and Sunday ends up being less than 2 hours of tennis rather than 3, loosing 30 minutes to "chalk talk" at the start and 30 minutes after for "awards". So what looks like 1 full and 2 half days of tennis is closer to 1 full plus less than a half. For those of us with time off at a premium, it would be better to start earlier on Friday or go later on Sunday and call it 2 days. Still a great value for the price, with all meals and accommodations and lessons included. The food was great and just right for a tennis camp - plentiful and tasty but still reasonably healthy with lean meats and good options for veggies and always a big salad at lunch and dinner...and always a nice dessert. Best to go with a buddy or group of friends for the party atmosphere. The place generally seems a little tired and in need of some TLC and sprucing up around the grounds and so forth. The room was pleasant and comfortably furnished. One serious deficiency - no ice machine or readily available ice for water, for sore joints, etc., you have to ask for ice from the kitchen or bartender or front desk attendant...unless you get clever and start hoarding it from the ice set out for drinks during meals. No surprise then that there's no ice bucket in the room!"—C.R., Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—A.L., Adv., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "FIRST RATE TENNIS CAMP The Newks’s tennis program is not only FUN but amazing because it caters to each person’s level and is great prep for competitive league play. My group goes at least once a year. Chris and all the pros bring tremendous energy and have a great sense of humor and explain things effectively and clearly. They are skilled and passionate about teaching and can zoom in and identify problem areas in each individuals strokes. A weekend at the ranch will for sure bring your game to the next level! I can’t wait to return!"—A.M., Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "FIRST RATE TENNIS CAMP The Newks’s tennis program is not only FUN but amazing because it caters to each person’s level and is great prep for competitive league play. My group goes at least once a year. Chris and all the pros bring tremendous energy and have a great sense of humor and explain things effectively and clearly. They are skilled and passionate about teaching and can zoom in and identify problem areas in each individuals strokes. A weekend at the ranch will for sure bring your game to the next level! I can’t wait to return!"—A.M., Int., April 2018
  • 3-Ball Rating "Really fun. Lots of balls."—K.W., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "Very customer friendly, relaxed ambiance, extremely tennis focussed. Perfect for any tennis afficionado."—G.Z., Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, a place where I found my passion in tennis. This place is full of big personalities with a lot of heart for the game. I trained in the academy for 6 years. Within my first year, I went from a beginner level who had never played a tournament before to being a top ranked player in the state and playing in national tournaments. I can attest to the quality of the training and instruction, with the emphasis on the "this ain't no country club" mentality. Fossil Phil is the heart and soul of this ranch and there is no other man who loves the sport more and who can motivate you to dream big, strive for greatness and push the limits. All the coaches make the atmosphere fun while providing top level instruction. I will always share a special bond with the fellow students and staff I made through the academy. The academy fosters a community centered around the sport and the willingness to work together, train hard and achieve goals. "Team, Family, Team" was a motto coined during my years and it rings true to this day. I made lifelong friendships that span the globe. Thank you, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch for the tennis, the discipline, the work ethic, the friendships and the memories."—A.T.,  April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "We’ll run camp out with great instruction and a fun atmosphere."—K.S., Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "I spent many years of my youth going to Newks. I started off at the camp where they would place people in different groups according to their experience level and they made each group so much fun! All of the staff was incredible and so easy to get along with and they really helped improve my game. Each day when practice was done, there were different activities people could participate in such as soccer and things alike and it was really easy to make friends in these friendly competitions. The amentites of the camp were really nice as well because you lived with groups of people and always had the best time. After spending many summers at the camp, I decided to go a step further and join the summer academy which was a bit more intense but super beneficial for my game. The academy focused more on tennis but there was still free time in the evenings and on the weekends. The times I spent at Newks were some of the best of my life and I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone."—L.F., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 3½-Ball Rating "The director, Chris, knows what he’s doing. His direction is spot on. They do a wonderful job accommodating the program to what you would like to work on in addition to running a variety of drills. They also try to give you a social experience. I would say that some of the “younger” pro’s at times are a little more interested in placing/putting the ball away rather giving you the chance to hit another ball. This is not the entire group. This is a place for fine instruction and many hours on the court. You can’t beat the value, and I’ve been to other resorts."—M.K., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "The environment the workers create makes you feel right at home! Located in the beautiful Texas Hill country, there really is no place like it. If you ever get the opportunity the go stay at Newks Ranch, TAKE IT! They accommodate all needs, gratefully!"—C.M.,  April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "Great atmosphere ! Lots of drills and live play."—E.L., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—C.W., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is the best value of the tennis resorts. Excellent tennis instruction and drills all week long, or all weekend long if you prefer."—D.B., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "Lots of tennis fun with professional and friendly staff."—S.S., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Great place to spend a week training tennis, great facilities with a healthy environment, I recommend it a lot!!!"—F.Q., Pro, April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "I loved Newks! Great people, environment, coaches, etc. I've been about three times and I absolutely loved it. I definitely learned a lot along with having a good time!"—G.D., Adv., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "This camp was amazing. All the tennis you could ever want to play plus extra events in the evening for socializing. The Pro's are fantastic and they work so hard to make sure you get the most from their program. The lead pro Chris is especially hard working and so fun! The only weakness I would mention is the rooms. In the two bedroom condos there is one really nice big room and then one tiny one yet the charge for both is the same. On the positive side of the accommodations, the food was great. I would definitely go again."—J.H., Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "I attended this tennis camp many times and I absolutely loved it. Everyone there was so friendly and the instructors were always pushing us to succeed. I met a bunch of friends at Newks, who I am still friends with today, and it was one of the greatest experiences. Between the fitness with Fossil Phil and the Get Newked games, I had a great time! I never had any problems, which led me to go there so many times. I highly recommend going here to have fun, meet new friends, and play tennis!"—B.K., Adv., April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "I had a great time at the resort and thought everything and everyone was top notch. I thought the food was terrific and the tennis pros very nice and very knowledgeable. The accommodations were very nice, simple but very functional and neat, and clean. Bathrooms were comfortable and stylish. Chris Jacques is a very funny, larger than life type character, who kept us laughing but also was always working to make us better tennis players. He made the trip especially fun and memorable with his antics and dry one liners "nice facial expressions Steve!" or "Let's show some enthusiasm Sam!" I would definitely go back and highly recommend."—P.K., Adv., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Went from not knowing how to play in 7th grade to being State champ in Singles by my sophomore year thanks to the individualized coaching and relationship with the coaches at Newcombe. They make sure everyone feels like family. They push you when you need pushed and love ya when you need loved. The resort is tucked away in beautiful TX country and is a relaxing get away where you can be as serious or fun as ya want. The staff is hilarious while also informative. Both my mom and I have partaken in adult camps as well and have met lifetime friends. The instructors and staff are amazing. The Texas sun doesn’t hurt the whole experience. Highly recommend."—E.B., Adv., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—C.W., Adv., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—A.B., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "1.Overall wonderful experience 2.Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, entertaining, & funny 3. You leave feeling like you have most definitely worked hard at learning something but you have just had a relaxing vacation too 4. The drills are fabulous and you work hard but at the same time you are having fun"—B.V., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Great place to go for beginners and advanced tennis players!! Great drills & Great food!! Staff is very friendly!! Can’t wait to go back!! Chris is awesome!! I also had the privilege of meeting John Newcomb!! ??????"—A.H., Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is the best place on this planet for improving your tennis and having great fun at the same time. Newks has a special feel to it. You can't help but love it. The coaches are amzing and the facilities are world class. Everyone there makes you feel like you are on a big team but it also is a very relaxing place to be. Tennis and fun are the most important things to the entire staff and if you are looking for those things Newks is the place to be."—E.B., Adv., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is truly the happiest place on earth to me. I’ve gone at least once a year for the past 10 years. Every single member of the staff from the courts to the kitchen to maintenance and everything in between is hardworking and dedicated to providing the best possible experiences. I could not give a higher recomendation."—C.J., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—H.J., Beg., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is a top notch organization. Very few businesses today operate with the high level of expertise and energy as they do at Newks. The motto "Team-Family-Team" is one that they live by, and lifelong friends were made here. I was able to have many opportunities that would not have been available to me without this organization and many of my best childhood memories were at the academies and camps I attended. If you are looking for a upscale country club feel for your vacations and getaways there are some new options but that is not what makes Newks what it is. If you are looking for exceptional instruction and fun above all else then this is the place for you."—E.E., Adv., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I always have a great time when I visit JN. The pros are great to work with and very informative and patient during the lesson. The listen to what your struggling with and formulate a strategic lesson to make your game better."—C.H., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "I’ve been going to Newks since I was 12. I started out going to their junior camps and then their tennis academy. Once I was an adult, I worked as a pro at their academy. This place will forever be a part of my life. Every time I go back I feel like family. The Team Family Team motto is real. I’ve made lifelong friends and connections. The training for the academy is also world class."—E.D., Adv., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Phenomenal place! Great tennis, great staff, and beautiful location! Whether looking for a summer camp for your kid or a getaway weekend for yourself, a trip to the ranch will not disappoint. And they make you feel like family."—A.K., Adv., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—A.O.,  April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "Such a great atmosphere to be around! Super nice people and a lot of tennis! He perfect summer camp and academy combo. Staff is super energetic and are great with the kids on and off the court. It is in the middle of nowhere so you do feel like you are at camp. And the WiFi is spotty... but other than that it’s great!"—A.P., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "The Ranch is an amazing tennis facility!!! They do it all! From adult clinics, weekly and weekend, to junior academy and summer camps. The ranch is where I learned how to play tennis and because of it my life has forever been changed. Phil Hendrie and Chris Jacques are the most top notch directors you have ever seen. I hope everyone in the tennis world gets a chance to experience this amazing venue."—A.G., Pro, April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—B.F., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Most amazing tennis experience! Prepare to work!"—C.C., Adv., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—C.B., Adv. Int., April 2018
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  • 4-Ball Rating ""—C.B., Adv., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "We absolutely love Newk’s. The tennis is great, the instructors are awesome. We always learn a lot when we go, but the main thing we love about Newk’s is that it is always SO MUCH FUN! The instructors are super nice and easy and fun to hang out with. Again, the tennis is awesome, but so is having a beer by the outside fire pit in the evening. Highly recommend!!!!!!!"—C.L., Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—M.S., Pro, April 2018
  • 3½-Ball Rating "Fun experience with a genuine team!"—D.B., Pro, April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "I found some of my closest friends here and it was a great tennis experience. I would recommend all my tennis friends to go. They put you in the tennis level you need to be in and play some great competitive tennis."—B.C., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Took my family to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch and Wow were we all blown away, by its professionalism, enjoyment and character. Coming from Australia it bought us back home and added with the unique Texas charm and spirit! Tennis was competitive and fun with all of us coming away better tennis players, but more importantly a new enjoyment for the game. Staff where friendly professional and so much fun Accomodation pleasant and comfortable, food outstanding For us we will be back and more than once 100% the best family experience we’ve had together. Go Newks!"—A.J., Adv., April 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "The staff is great, in particular the Director Chris Jacques. He has tons of experience and balances great expertise with loads of laughter! You will surely have a good time."—A.C., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "If you want to think of a tennis camp of a life time memory. This is theeeee camp! I went to Newks in '91 as a junior. I am back now in 2018. It is like seeing your long lost love again. What has been consistent and stay consistent? The love and friendliness here. Scott Jacques has made all this possible. Scott has a big heart and he will make sure everyone is well taken care of with passion and love. Even a beginner will turn into a believer after this trip. I can guarantee that. I have heard two testimonies already while leaving the camp. They both said they want to play more tennis. The grace of this camp can be felt everywhere! How can we not win after this camp?! This camp preaches grace. And grace always wins. Bring this to your tennis game and you will see instant results. They made us feel special in our own way?! Isn't that what tennis is all about? It will change your tennis game, your life. There's a reason why this is the second best tennis academy resort in the world. You will gain a lot of knowledge without any pressure or even knowing it. It is that cool! I am talking world class training without even acknowledging it. That is consistency... Talk about staying modest and humble. This is it!"—A.C., Pro, April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "This is the best tennis camp. I have been here four times and wanting to go again. I'm also planning on going to the other camp in Florida. Keep up the good work"—M.W., Adv., January 2018
  • 4-Ball Rating "Just returned from a week at the Tennis Ranch. It was an exceptional week of excellent instruction. Strengths: individual attention, high quality feedback, consistent positivity. I also greatly enjoyed watching the Academy Students who were inspiring in both their abilities but also in their total acceptance of a bunch of 3.5 to 4.0 over 50's watching their drills. Food was delicious and plentiful. Chris, Weston, Hunter and Eric all were dedicated to the task at hand of improving the play of a foursome of very average players. I went with my 78 year old dad who has never really taken a lesson and he had a great time. I definitely will return. I also enjoyed side adventures to New Braunfels and Austin. All other camps were super expensive, this one is super reasonable and extremely worth the money."—A.R., Adv. Int., December 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "Strengths - Instructors were very willing to customize, esp. if you told them exactly what you needed to work on - Chris, Hunter, and Tyler were fantastic and always eager to help with specific actionable tips - Very positive social atmosphere with regular shared meals - Nice hearty breakfast buffet - Great value for the dollar - If you are a strong player, pros will often be matched up to play with you (at least for me) Weaknesses - Some instructors were basically robotic feeders and didn't really offer any advice - A bit too much match play for me (probably 20% of time) as I wanted more drills to focus on skill development - Too many of the drills and games (and even doubles play) intermixed very disparate levels (e.g. 3.0 and 4.5 probably should not play doubles together) - Limited food variety at lunch and dinner can get tedious - My children also did the youth tennis program, but none of them could tell me any specific advice they got (hard to say how much to believe this though) Overall This is a great place for the dollar and I'd highly recommend it. I also went to Saddlebrook this year. I'd say that while I got more in terms of tennis development from Newks, my child got more out of Saddlebrook. Of course, Saddlebrook has a much posher facility, but it also costs much, much more."—J.R., Adv., November 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "I have been going to Newks for 25 years now, or thereabouts, because I have lost count. I just keep coming back, usually during mid October for the weekend right before the Legends Week. It is a busy weekend but feels like an old friends' homecoming trip because of the great friends I have made at the Ranch for well over two decades. I love this place so let me just be clear about that from the get go. Anyways, strengths. The emphasis is on fun here and that is the primary reason why I keep returning. Sure, you can drill til you drop in the daily clinics and drills, particularly if the Texas heat is upon you. You can also find good doubles and singles match ups if your body can withstand all the tennis. Chris Jacques remains in charge of adult tennis at the Ranch and he has become a dear friend as well as a great pro. Chris's style is Aussie laid back and that continues to work for me. His cadre of teaching pros, which gets replenished somewhat each year, continues to be strong. This is not a camp intended for those who want a lot of individual attention and lessons. It is really much more of a group phenomenon. That said, any guest can arrange for private lessons if they so choose, you just gotta find the time to do it and of course, private lessons are not part of the affordable camp fee. The condos are not 5 star and there always seems to be something idiosyncratic about them, but they are comfortable and close to the courts. Great places to hang out with your mates. But if you are looking for 5 star accommodations, this ain't your place. It remains rustic with no illusions of being a Michelin property or resort. As for the food, the food on the Ranch is served buffet style and while it is not gourmet by any means, hey, it does the trick. If you want to explore local cuisine, you can always make excursions in to New Braunfels for BBQ and other good food, and the 45 minute trek to Austin puts you in culinary heaven. As for weaknesses? My pet peeve has always been the hot tub. They only have one and it is relatively small. While they replaced the old tub a few years ago, the new tub in my view is only somewhat better. Wish they would invest the $s in a bigger tub so that more of us could enjoy it over the long weekend. Another weakness in my view is the older har-tru courts. While these have underground hydration, these green clay courts suffer from inconsistent hydration and are not on par with other tennis locations that have good har-tru courts. Would be awesome if Newk and company would be able to put out some $s to upgrade these courts for those of us who really need the softer surface. The hard courts, by the way, were in rock solid shape overall on my last visit. One other very minor critique. For years, one of the things I looked forward to with each visit to Newks was getting my Newks Ranch T-shirt which used to be given to each guest. This year, the Ranch no longer provided the free T-shirt. I don't really know why this was but what I can say is that some of the 1st timers that I brought with me to the Ranch this past October were disappointed in not receiving their T shirt. They wanted to wear it proudly upon returning home and my feeling is the shirt really does help promote the Ranch. Oh well. Otherwise, let me finish by saying that I have encouraged many many friends to visit the Ranch over the years, and many have and many continue to do so. And, those of us who do return again and again do so for three primary reasons. One, it is all about the fun. Two, we have made incredible friends. And last but not least, Newks is truly a great tennis camp. I will be back in October 2018!"—G.S., Adv., November 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "I only attended the adult tennis camp (did not stay or eat there). It was a smaller group of 7-8 people in the heat of July in Texas. The instruction was terrific and I really enjoyed myself. It was 5 hours of tennis a day and was a terrific value. I would attend again."—E.J., Int., July 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "It is hard to beat the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, why? Well their pros are first notch. They actually do care more about you then about themselves , are very versatile and you are going to get a ton of ball hitting up to 2 sessions 5 hours per day. Also afterwards, they make an effort to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with you during your stay. It is not a customer experience, it is more like family. I have been there about 6 times and will go back again, heck they even know my name down there , try to find a resort where you are not just another number, at Newks you won't feel left out. Guaranteed!"—S.S., Int., June 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "It's the best tennis program in the country! Amazing pros who make it fun while implementing the very best instruction!!!"—A.C., Adv., May 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "I went to the John Newcombe Ranch twice in 2016. The first time was in March, I was part of a small group of 5 people. We had two pros on court for the entire time. The instruction was fantastic and the accommodations were wonderful. We especially liked the food, which was on site and inclusive. My game improved from this short week. The second time I went there was for the Halloween weekend with a bigger party of 15. We joined anther 36 players for a great group of 51. The visit was incredible. The staff was able to give the same level of attention and assistance to the large group as the small. Once again, my game improved. During the Halloween weekend we attending the Halloween party. It was so much fun we are going this year at Halloween again. I strongly recommend this resort because of the amazing level of instruction and the fun, total vacation, experience."—T.C., Int., May 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—M.L., Int., May 2017
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  • 5-Ball Rating "Absolutely awesome tennis venue- legendary bunch of pros who live and breathe the sport. These folks know the game better than anyone and clearly love sharing all of their skills and experiences with anyone who passes through- 10 out of 10 from a genuine Aussie- if you are looking for the ultimate tennis experience look no further than Newks!!!!!"—C.R., Pro, April 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "My fourth trip to Newk's was every bit as good as the previous three, so I guess you can conclude I'm a satisfied customer. There are several things that keep me coming back: high quality instruction, a great attitude on the part of the staff and guests, comfortable lodgings, good food, warm sunny days, and all at an affordable price. If you're looking for fancy, up-scale amenities, Newk's may not be at the top of your list, but for a fun and beneficial tennis experience, it's tough to beat. (Tip: go to the nearby winery for a surprisingly good tasting event.)"—F.R., Adv. Int., April 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "The John Newcombe is a state of the art tennis resort in which one feels the positive vibe at the moment you set a foot on the place.The moment you step on the court,you feel the energy the Professional Staff brings in. Not only are they great at giving outstanding instruction,but they are also high level ex college players or at some point Professional Tennis Players.They are very down to earth individuals,and you will easily make a connection with them,or in case of the Adult Program grab a beer with them.It doesn't matter what your skill level or whether you are a clay courter or a indoor warrior,I can guarantee you that you will feel the satisfaction of playing your best tennis at the moment you put your racquet in the bag.Don't forget to bring your kids to camp too.Their junior program is world class.Not only will they improve their tennis and matchplay,but will have their time of their lives off and on the court.The overall experience the JNTR is once in a lifetime opportunity to fall in love with the game of tennis for the first time or renewing vows.By the time you leave,I can guarantee you will not only feel good about yourself on and off the court,but also you made strong friendships with the staff.The magic of this place happens when you return,because I guarantee once you return you will feel like you never left."—A.H., Adv., April 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Love every aspect of it! The tennis pros are amazing! Courts are in great shape! Adult weekend program is incredible and so much fun! We even had a lesson from John Newcombe himself! Can't say enough good things about it."—B.C., Int., April 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Love, Love, Love going to Newks! I recently wore a Newks sweatshirt while on a trip from Texas to Ala. and a complete stranger spotted it in the Atlanta airport. She came up to me and it stemmed a conversation about how great it is to attend events at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. I like that it's a "Ranch" not a "Country Club" but some may find the accommodations rustic. It has a hometown atmosphere, even if you're not from Texas, like me. The pros make everyone feel welcome and are gifted at improving a player's tennis game, no matter their level. My family includes intermediate, strong-intermediate and advanced players of 3 different age groups. We've all taken advantage of either the weekly clinics, the academy commuter program and the summer camps...Newks truly has something for everyone."—C.M., Int., April 2017
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  • 4-Ball Rating "Excellent pros, welcoming atmosphere. Very laid back and relaxing vibe. Can go with friends or by yourself and know you are going to have a great time either way. Pros are great at teaching different skill levels in same group but able to tailor it so everyone gets what they need."—J.B., Int., April 2017
  • 3½-Ball Rating "We love going to John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. The instructors are personable, fun and energetic. They do work you hard, but in a very fun and engaging way. This is a tennis camp and you will get a lot of tennis instruction. At the end of the day, you are TIRED but in a very good tennis playing kind of way. The accommodations do need work but the beds are comfortable for a good night's sleep after a long day of instruction. The food is good and believe me, you will be hungry! My husband and I enjoy our time we spend there. If you are looking for a luxury tennis resort, this place is not for you. If you are looking for fun, intense tennis instruction with a rustic feel then look no further. The instructors are very hands on and they are fun!"—M.A., Int., April 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Me, my teenaged son and six tennis ladies all participated in the weeklong camp session. The pros were skilled and enthusiastic, the staff was very flexible with my son attending some Juniors and some Adults sessions. We enjoyed the swimming pool and hot tub. The food was outstanding and fun to eat in a family atmosphere with our fellow campers and the pros. Overall, it was a very good "bang for the buck." We would definitely recommend this to others and we would love to go back."—S.N., Adv., April 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "I participated in a tennis camp from April 2-9. The tennis instruction was great. There was a small group (14) people during the week I was there and I really got know everyone and play with everyone multiple times. The only thing that I was confused by was on the friday morning session (our last session). The night before, the weekend group arrived. There about 20 or so people. I didn't realize that they would be joining our friday morning session. It completely changed the dynamic of the camp for the group that I was in. The drills were different, there were quite a few different pros that I didn't know and that didn't know me, and a lot of new tennis players. I did not enjoy this session. It was difficult to play with that many new people and I felt like I was not able to continue working on what I had been working on all week, because the new pros did not know what I had been working on and the drills were different to accommodate the large group of incoming players. It would have been helpful to know this ahead of time and/ or to keep the groups separate for their last session."—K.H., Int., April 2017
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  • 4½-Ball Rating "Simply the resort that does it best on the combination of fun and serious improvement of your game. Staff can't do enough for guests on and off the court."—B.J., Int., April 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch is a nice place to send your children to get quality instruction in a group setting. The kids develop lifelong friendships along the way. The environment is ranch style where you may see deer grazing at dawn or dusk. The instructors give 1:1 attention during portion of the tennis training and conclude with practical match play or game situation events. I would strongly recommend going to Newks tennis ranch as a child or adult for a quality tennis experience. We have been there 8+ times and have enjoyed each visit even more."—D.P., Adv., April 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I've been to a good number of adult tennis instruction camps. This was my first time to do a full week. I loved the ranch setting in Texas. Weather was ideal, the staff, meals and accomodations were great. The instruction was outstanding - the right pace and amount of content for 5 hours a day. I would go back without question and would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve their skill level and also have a good time."—P.H., Int., March 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "If you are looking to improve your tennis game then look no further than the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. I guess that is why my wife and I have been there 10 times in the last four years. We have done the weekend clinic eight times and the weeklong clinic twice. You will get more tennis then the body can handle and an overload of useful and specific info tailored to your game. To me the best thing they do is to keep it to a 4 to 1 ratio, 4 guest per pro. No standing around here, you will work your butt off while getting lots of constructive instruction and have a great time while you are doing it. The ROI (return on investment) is fantastic. Our 10 hours of instruction at the weekend clinic cost about 70% of what 10 hours of lessons would cost at my local tennis facility. Not to mention that the price also includes the accommodations and 10 great meals. The staff is HIGHLY trained and very personable. I’ve been there so much that I now stay in contact with one of the directors over a shared hobby. Already planning the next visit."—J.M., Int., March 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newk's is unique! I am a Coach Education Tutor and Tennis Director in the UK and we have been taking players there from our programme based in Liverpoolfor over 20 years and I have to say the experience is life changing! There's an unbelievably friendly atmosphere there - you are always made to feel part of a Tennis Family, whether it's on the Junior Camps, Academy or Adult Programme. Everyone goes away feeling they've done well and counting the days untill the next visit! Great coaching team led by Phil Hendrie on the Academy and Chris Jacques on the Adult Programmes - both totally motivational and committed to ensuring each and every player is valued. Our players always feel they can let go on court and work like they've never done before! The coaching is active, high intensity and above all, total fun! Accomodation is great too as are the meals and there's plenty of potential great local excursions for the evenings if you're there for the week. I have visited many resorts in the USA and its always been a great experience but this is the one we will always go back to - miss the Newk's experience and you'll miss out!"—D.S., Adv., March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Lodging and food are a bargain. Tennis facilities and tennis instruction are top notch. We have been many years in a row now and our group continues to grow as we spread the word of the remarkable value and experience. Highly recommended!"—E.W., Int., March 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "This is a fantastic camp. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable about the game of tennis. The cabins and facilities are great as well. The adults even get to have fun at night dancing and adult beverages at the club bar. Will definitely go back. The kids even got to meet Mr. Newcombe."—C.B., Low Int., March 2017
  • 2-Ball Rating "Strengths, fun people. Young & cute pros. Weaknesses, not enough individual attention, too much time on court playing silly games rather than working refining strokes. Accommodations, too basic. Food, crummy."—S.F., Adv. Int., February 2017
    John Newcombe Tennis Ranch responds: We are so sorry that you were unhappy with our tennis program, accommodations and meals. Please feel free to call us to discuss specific issues, as we always welcome constructive criticism in the interests of improvement, and our goal is to try to please everyone always.
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I had heard about the John Newcombe Tennis Camp but had never attended. I just attended this last weekend and it made me realized I had really been missing out. FANTASTIC camp, FABULOUS pros and staff - It was the best money I have spent in a long long time. I learned so much from the pro's - they were all so knowledgeable, friendly and FUN - what an awesome experience I will be coming back over and over and bringing and telling everyone I know. Thank you for an incredible experience. The accommodations were perfect I loved being right on the courts - the food was so good and the service great. I really can only think of one thing that would of improved it would of been if I could of stayed longer --- Great time and Great memories made. Thanks again for one of the best times i have had in some time."—M.G., Int., February 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is an excellent tennis camp. We were two tennis leagues vsiting from the Houston area and we all felt that we came away with new skills and an even greater love for the game. The pros kept us busy on the court with very few breaks. We enjoyed the way the camp is set up where you basically work on your own skills so you are not evaluated and put into specific groups which can cause hurt feelings and resentment. The pros made it a lot of fun while at the same time constantly letting you know what you did well but also correcting your grib, your swing etc. - the reason you were there! The food was delicious. I cannot think of any weaknesses - perhaps a few more lit sign to make it easier to find your way around the camp at night!"—S.A., Low Int., January 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "We LOVE our time at Newk's!! The food is wonderful, the on site condos are wonderful, and the instruction is second to none. They do a wonderful job of balancing great instruction with accommodating their guests and making it a wonderful vacation. We take our children who do the kids camp, and it is amazing as well. They mean it when they say " team, family, team"! We return from Aladka year after year because it never fails to be a wonderful experience. I would not hesitate to recommend this resort to anyone."—C.H., Int., December 2016
  • 4-Ball Rating "Rec'd a call from the pro a few days before attending camp to find out about my needs. One hour hitting session with pro on day of arrival was great way to unwind and eval by staff. Pro to student ratio was 2 or 3 to one, better than the stated 4:1. Pros were very attentive, gave valuable feedback and available as needed and at ate meals with guests. A week-long program of 4 1/2 days resulted in23 hours of tennis, a very good value. Played on well maintained clay entire time per group choice. And-the hitting and the pros were all fun."—R.W., Low Int., September 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating "You get the most tennis for the least cost when you compare getting more hours on court and less cost than at other resorts. Country location with deer coming right up to you, yet not too far from I-35 and minutes from San Antonio or Austin if flying in. Not only is the tennis instruction great, but the pros are hilarious entertainers as well, and go out of their way to make sure you get whatever you want, inviting requests. Pros even entertain at Sat night Karaoke and dancing, so have something for everyone. Home cooking type food is great too."—D.G., Int., May 2016
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  • 4½-Ball Rating "This rustic camp provides all the fun of your childhood summer camp, but with a high level of tennis instruction. The staff really work to know every camper on a personal level and remembers everyone from year to year. The food is basic but perfect fuel for long days of tennis workouts. Most importantly, the Saturday night festivities (crazy singing and dancing) are absolutely essential for working out the kinks before the Sunday sessions."—B.W., Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "Can't wait to go back!!!!"—A.V., Int., April 2016
  • 4-Ball Rating "The pros are very engaging and friendly. They make you feel good about even your worst shot. If you take real questions and strategy issues to them, they will answer. I tell everyone they have to go once. The food is awesome. I've been many times and the clinics don't ever really change so that's a drawback. Overall, fun time and a great weekend of tennis."—B.D., Adv. Int., April 2016
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  • 5-Ball Rating "The John Newcombe tennis ranch is a place where no matter your skill level or where you are from you will feel like home.It is a place that is hard to say goodbye to when you leave,but when you come back you feel like you have never left.The pros and staff provide a world class service not only on tennis instruction,but all always eager to help you improve while having fun.This resort is in my opinion a world class tennis resort since it makes everyone be a part of a family united by tennis."—A.H., Pro, April 2016
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  • 5-Ball Rating "Love the incredible instruction and awesome energy that I receive from every tennis pro at the Ranch. I am so glad I decided to stay at the Ranch for the weekend clinics. Great experience made even better by receiving a lesson by Mr. Newcombe himself!"—B.C., Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "I attended Newks Camp 3 times and had the time of my life! We played hard all day, I learned so much from all the fantastic coaches, then had a blast spending time with them and old and new friends. I highly recommend this camp to all level of players, young and old!"—A.K., Int., April 2016
  • 4-Ball Rating "Newks is a great mix of fun and excellent tennis! I went for a weekend camp & the goals seem to be to have a crazy fun time & improve your tennis! Really, that's it! Nothing fussy or uptight. The staff is great & very supportive w/a combination of drills & court play. I truly love the effort they all put in to get to know the campers. It made the trip more personal & memorable! Thanks Newks! Can't wait to see you again!"—G.K., Adv. Int., April 2016
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  • 5-Ball Rating "I LOVE NEWKS! I have gone to their weekend sessions three times now, and can't wait to go back again. The coaching is great, the food is awesome and the price is very reasonable. In 2.5 days you get about 12 hours of great drills and personalized coaching to improve your game."—A.C., Adv. Int., April 2016
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  • 4½-Ball Rating "I have been going there every February for the last 10 years and every visit is always fun and learning experience. There is a group of 5 from little rock and hot springs. We always book the weekend package plus one more day and we get a condo by the courts and club house. The place is fantastic and the pros know what they are doing plus they still make it fun and always listing to you. Don't forget the massage there. To die for. Food is good and plenty of it. The clubhouse has a bar and they have a pool and hot tub. If you want to have fun with friends and make new ones, you have to call them. Tell them batman sent you."—R.B., Adv., April 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—S.S., Adv., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "The Legends event at Newcombe's Tennis Ranch continues to be the best tennis event I have ever been to. Steve Contardi does an outstanding job organizing the event. John Newcombe and the Legends really reach out and make this event like no other. The campers are divided into 4 teams each captained by a group of legends and assisted by ranch pros. I have been a Dunnie for all but one of the years I have been attending. As such, I have had Fred Stolle, Dick Stockton, Mark Woodforde most of that time. While they enjoy annoying me, teaching me, coaching me, mostly they have become my friends. I say this with great humility. One of the great treats of the Legends is dinner. In my case usually accompanied by Fiery Fred and other campers. At the end of the meal, Newk will call up a panel, to discuss an issue about past or present tennis. Insights are provided that would most likely be available to most any tennis player. The event has remained pretty much the same every year. There will be special years like the 25 anniversary or the year Rod Laver was a legend, but every year is special, I assure you. I should note that the Ranch has upgraded the rooms substantially over the past two years, making the the experience much more comfortable. The Ranch staff are very friendly and really take care of you. Highly recommended even though the price at 4k+ might seem high. You will never experience anything like this."—T.H., Adv. Int., April 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Excellent staff , from reservations to the tennis pros. The Texas hill country atmosphere makes the stay relaxing and special to those not from that area of the us. Would tecommend their summer camps for juniors and adult clinics year around. Their tennis academy is also top notch !"—B.J., Int., April 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—A.G., Low Int., April 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I sent my son to John Newcombe's Tennis academy in the summer of 2015 for 3 weeks. While there his level of play was increased greatly. He is working extremely hard to secure a college scholarship playing tennis. He enjoyed his time at Newcombe's greatly. He went back to train during his Christmas vacation so my wife and decided to stay on the ranch as well. The staff there was very professional, accommodating and pleasant to deal with. The condo was peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed our time there as much as our son did. We will most definitely be returning to Newcombe's for tennis and vacation. The ranch is secluded enough to peaceful but close enough to Austin and San Antonio to where you can find plenty to do. We give John Newcombe's a 10."—M.B., Adv., January 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I am a 4.0 singles player in my early 60s. I have have been to many tennis camps over the years, ever since I won a week at Nick Bolletierri's in 1988. These include Saddlebrook and New England Tennis Holidays as well as VanderMeer and Vic Braden. The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch was, hands down, the absolute best. Id' return there in a heartbeat. The pros were excellent — attentive, fun, engaged, energetic, knowledgable, and able to convey their knowledge to a wide variety of adult player types who already, for better or worse, have well developed tennis styles and habits. They respected our tennis “personalities" while helping us build on them to improve. In addition to that — and the super venue -- the other true key for me was the heart of the program: i.e., the intermingling of well-conceived drills with frequent point play. Bringing us back to game situations again and again did not allow me to forget that competition is the intended end result of learning and practicing good form. In addition, the video analysis was 30 minutes long and obviously highly detailed.... The ratio of players to pros was part of what made it so special. In the five days I was there we never had more than six people in the program. It was mid-week. Weekends are far more populated, I am told. Still the ratio of pros to players is always one to four, I am also told. Also adding to the delightfulness, on four days out of five the weather was perfect. On the fifth day, there was a monsoon and we experienced the covered courts, but they are not a problem. Just a little noisy if the rain is pounding, as it was on that day... The food is delicious and plentiful at every meal. At dinner, there is always a substantial protein (steak, salmon, chicken breast) and a big dessert (layer cake, cheesecake). Don't go to John Newcombe if you expect to diet! I stayed in a cabin and it was nicely appointed, with maid service (bed made and towels changed) daily. I hear there is hiking nearby; I hope to take advantage of it next time. Also, a pool and jacuzzi -- in October the former was a little too chilly for me. When you're not playing tennis yourself, it's fun and instructive to watch the juniors at the Academy (Li Na, Ryan Harrison, and Leyton Hewitt have all trained here).... I'd like to give a special thanks to my pros: Adrian, Mitch, Josh, and Chris Jacques; also James and Gregor from Scotland. The guys not only helped with the physical, but they reinforced the mental side by always exemplifying the right attitude on court! Conclusion: I took away not just a few tips but a refreshed outlook on the game -- my game. Postscript: I played singles with my regular partner yesterday. We usually split sets and then play a tiebreaker. This time it was a two-set win for me: 6-3, 6-3. Thanks, guys!"—J.S., Adv. Int., November 2015
  • 2½-Ball Rating "Whilst looking for a tennis camp/retreat/vaycay, upon much research...my husband and myself found ourselves at a tennis ranch...yes..John Newcombe's tennis ranch to be exact. If you like 1968, this is your place because the accommodations have barely been touched. The condo is a must because of the washer/dryer. The cleaning crew will make your bed every day but don't expect them to mop your floors or wipe your sink. Five days of toothpaste residue sure adds up. We phoned ahead to make sure there would be campers at our level (USTA 4.0-4.5). We were assured by the tennis director, Chris Jacques, that we would be taken care of. In the end, we were accommodated by hitting with academy pros, other locals were brought in, but not before we raised a stink after a disappointing first two days of 3.0 basic tennis drills. Newk's advertises karaoke, cocktails and comradery with the tennis pros and other campers...we had none of it. The pros did join us for the average meals, 15 of which were included, and we had pleasant conversations. We retired to our condo after dinner around 7:30p because there was really nothing to do on the campus. We heard from another adult tennis camper that the adult weekends have a lot more people, more pros and more fun. Perhaps that was our mistake. We should have tried a tennis weekend with a lot more campers first. We had no idea that there were only four other campers and we traveled a long way from Florida so a weekend wouldn't have made a lot of sense. In the end, Ryan, Ammon, Chris and the other academy pros did make the effort to raise our skill level during the week. We are appreciative of that. There is a lot of reference to John Newcombe's approach to tennis during the week. There were some interesting insights. We would have liked to have seen Ryan play more live tennis with us. We really never saw Ryan hit a rally ball so its unclear to us if he can actually play tennis. We suspect he can, because he was able to dissect our serves and other strokes during the included video analysis shot during the first day of camp. He essentially relied on Ammon, a super nice pro with adequate high-school level tennis ability. The one day Chris joined us, we saw that he had a lot of lefty talent and he did hit in with us. Overall, if you are a 2.5 to 3.5 player, the adult tennis academy is right for you. They do attempt to maintain a 4:1 or better ratio. Advanced (4.0+) players should probably look elsewhere."—T.B., Adv. Int., June 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—Z.Z., Low Int., April 2015
  • 4-Ball Rating ""Team, family, team"; "awesome" (said in an Aussie accent); and "rock solid". These are some of the more popular phrases said around Newks Ranch. I think perhaps the greatest things that the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch provides are energy and a passion for the greatest sport in the world. That's what my experience at Newks has been. You're surrounded and instructed by people and tennis pros who absolutely love what they do. Their passion is infectious and their instruction superb. If you go to Newks, whether it be for a week or a weekend, you're bound to have an amazing time. You'll laugh, you'll run yourself ragged, you'll learn more about yourself as a tennis player, you'll learn how to better yourself as a player, and most importantly you'll love every moment doing all these things because the energy at the Ranch is immense and their passion for tennis will guarantee your experience is an "awesome" one."—A.R., Adv., April 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "At the end of every adult weekend at Newks, I am thinking "when can I book the next weekend?!" It's a ton of tennis touching on all aspects of the game. The pro's are energetic, funny, knowledgeable, and always willing to take the extra step to help you with a weakness in your game. Off the court, the pro's with sit with you during meals to talk tennis or ask about your family. The evenings are so fun with dancing, games, skits, etc. The whole weekend is a blast and an opportunity to improve any part of your game!!!"—M.B., Adv., April 2015
  • 4-Ball Rating "The weekend long Adult Tennis Camp is perfect for those looking to improve their ball hitting skills, or those looking for a fun getaway. The tennis pros are professionally trained to show you how to have fun on and off the court. Great value all around."—R.G., Adv. Int., April 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating "I look forward to Newk's like a little kid. I can't wait to see the Coaches. I want to show them what I've got. They offer me a ton of encouragement, tips and skills that I take back home with me."—S.G., Adv., April 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating "The staff is so exceptional that I literally can't wait to see them 3-5x/ year. The instruction is intense yet perfectly tailored to meet my needs."—A.G., Low Int., April 2015
  • 4-Ball Rating "Mitchell Joyce and the rest of the pros are fantastic!"—E.B., Int., April 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The pros at John Newcombe's Tennis Camp are awesome. Their drills are not only informative but they make them fun. Somehow, even in large groups, they are able to get to know everyone individually and make them feel welcomed. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are comfortable and clean. I can't wait until my next trip to the camp!"—L.J., Low Int., April 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating "This place is AMAZING!! Talk about a fun time. I learned so much and will DEFINITELY be coming back! Great food, Great Tennis, Great People, Great Courts, Great Facility all around!!"—R.L., Int., April 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Chris, Mitch and Adrian led a fun, educational, and physically satisfying weekend. Really hand it to all the pros for the advice and tireless drills... And for keeping it light hearted with lots of great humor :-) They really run a top notch program from start to finish and I'm already looking forward to next year!"—D.H., Adv. Int., November 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I thoroughly enjoyed Newks Tennis Ranch's top-notch adult tennis camp program, which is perfect for all players/levels! Our ladies team just returned from our second tennis camp weekend at Newks, and we had an amazing time! The pros were ALL awesome, providing outstanding, detailed instruction throughout the camp sessions, breaking down and demonstrating each stroke with in-depth precision. I feel like I received a great deal of information to help my game, for a fantastic price! The Pro demo match, and social activities were also a blast, and we enjoyed every moment we spent at Newks! A special bonus treat for us this past trip was getting to meet John Newcombe, and watching a demo session from him! He is such a class act! We already plan to go back in the Spring! The only "weakness" I can mention is that it gets really hot on the courts...so, bring some gatorade if you feel you need it. I love the cold water coolers between the courts. Keep up the awesome work, guys and gals! Looking forward to coming back soon! Cheers! Deedee Albertin"—D.A., Int., November 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch was a wonderful experience.I would have to say the staff's enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise was outstanding. My week consisted of detailed instruction of all the important tennis strokes and doubles strategies for 5 and a half hours per day. Each of the drills were were intended to strengthen your game at your specific level and have some fun too! It was an awesome week, one I will never forget. Also the lodge served a variety of delicious food and desserts."—P.J., Int., November 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is truly an amazing place! It never fails to make me happy and I always have so much fun! There are a lot of team activities and INCREDIBLE coaches. The environment is over the top. Loved every bit of the camp experience. Also a really nice large resort with many tennis courts, including clay! I wish there was more one on one coaching but other than that, you are constantly playing against great players with great coaches. I highly recommend going to Newks."—A.J., Adv., September 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "I have been going to NEWKS for about 9 yrs and everytime is new experience! The staff there is BRILLIANT! The life long relationships you get from there is un-measurable(sp). In the 9 or so years I've attended 14 times. 2 yrs ago I had a spinal cord injury that left me with no sensations in my lower body. With expert training at my end, I was able to come back to NEWKS this May 2014. They did everything possible to make me feel like I was BACK! I couldn't do CAMP but I could manage 30 minutes per day to train...THEY helped me so much..TEAM-FAMILY-TEAM...weakness...the pool was too cold :)"—G.C., Adv. Int., September 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "My team tries to get to Newks twice a year for some great work on the court. The teaching pros are very professional and provide drills and a program designed specifically for our ladies team. My husband and I love to visit Newks for a weekend getaway. The accommodations are very nice, the courts are in good shape and I have to mention that the food is great too! My team has reserved our spot for the end of September 2014. Texas Hill Country and Tennis Workout, a terrific twosome!"—B.D., Adv. Int., September 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "This is the best value for your buck! Great tennis instructors are fun and engaging---Mitch and Chris are always my favorite, since Sal left to be director at Cliffy's. The accommodations are spartan, but clean and comfortable--rustic really, fitting for the setting. The food is always good!"—D.B., Adv. Int., September 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—E.F., Adv., September 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Amazing instructors, amazing food, amazing place!"—C.B., Adv., September 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "We love going to Newks, the facility is great, the accommodations are relaxed and comfortable, and the setting is very peaceful. The staff at Newks is top notch and very accommodating to make your trip fit your needs. The practice courts are right outside the accommodations, so very convenient."—K.C., Int., September 2014
  • 1½-Ball Rating "Very overrated; accomodations only so-so, too many kids around what was supposed to be an adult camp program especially at dinner. Instruction was okay, I guess. Nothing like what's shown in the promotions."—R.S., Adv. Int., August 2014

    Newcombe Ranch Management responds: Dear RS, We were sorry to read that you were disappointed with your visit to the Ranch. Please feel free to contact us so that we can discuss any issues that you may have encountered, as our goal is always to please all our Guests.
  • 4-Ball Rating "Friendly staff. Very fun summer camps."—C.H., Adv., May 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—S.A., Adv., May 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Such an incredible place! The staff really makes sure everyone has a great time and feels involved, really a great team family atmosphere!"—J.W., Adv. Int., May 2014
  • 3½-Ball Rating "An excellent camp overall. The coaches are very professional and a lot of fun both on and off the court. The food is good. The only slight downside is that the accommodations were rather old - fashioned."—M.H., Adv., May 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Newk's is absolutely wonderful and it's all about tennis, friends, family, and fun. Chris Jacques is a dynamic leader, funny, friendly, a challenging inspiration as a tennis enthusiast. None better ... no place better!!!"—A.S., Adv. Int., May 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "My favourite vacation is at John newcombe's. The staff are fantastic Really challenging tennis drills and huge amount of fun in the evenings. Hoping to go there for my big birthday celebration with lots of friends."—K.F., Int., May 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "WOW!!!! Newks is AMAZING!! I have been to many tennis get-a-ways and newks is far and beyond anything else. The passion they share with every single guest is rival to none! I highly recomend going! I was a current 3.0 and am not 3.5 continuing to get better and better. Newks is perfect for tennis players of all levels. There were even old college players that were guests with me!!! Best camp around, the staff is AMAZING and will help with every single part of your game!! Thanks Newkies!!!"—M.S., Int., May 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Tons of fun, never a dull moment. Personable staff, a fun atmosphere molded by years of tradition and an industrious culture. Whenever I come here, I can be sure to have at least 4 hours of instructed hitting or games every day. The staff here are phenomenal at what they do, and I'd recommend this place to anyone. The only bad thing I have to say about it is that it's located in New Braunfels; while that is secluded, I personally like being near a bigger city too."—A.D., Adv., May 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "i have been a couple of times for long periods. its both exception for younger kids way up to older adults. every one is so friendly, and it feels like a family. team family team!"—C.D., Adv., May 2014
  • 3½-Ball Rating ""—E.H., Int., May 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Wow - a total tennis experience, with the accent on enjoying your game. The most attentive pros in the business. It's all about the tennis, both on and off the court - with board and lodging more than adequate, but you go there for the tennis and fun evening gatherings."—B.J., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Just a fantastic fun place where all the Pros help you with your tennis game in a positive, instructive way& never make one feel you are not good. They are there to help."—S.M., Low Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Best tennis experience out there!!!!!"—D.W., Adv., April 2014
  • 3-Ball Rating "This was a tennis boot camp. You worked on skills and drilled for most of the day. I liked that they worked you as hard as you could go for six hours a day. The coaches were really good at encouraging you. I didn't like that there weren't very many people there the week that I went, so there wasn't much competition for match play."—D.M., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "I love everything about the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. The place where it is in New Braunfels is Beautiful and if you need anything they have a great Pro Shop. The Tennis Instructors are very knowledgeable, and make you work hard, but you don't mind because they make it so fun. After the hard work you can relax in the bar, and maybe get to sing a little Karaoke. Everyone there have always been very nice and the rooms are great. I will always pick going back to The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. I learn something new every time."—J.R., Int., April 2014
  • 3½-Ball Rating "The coaching staff is fun and make you feel comfortable despite your skill level. The atmosphere is so much fun and perfect for a weekend getaway."—H.H., Low Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "One of the best weekends I have ever spent and really fairly inexpensive for the amount of tennis and instruction we got. The pros were all very knowledgeable and it was nice that they were consistent with each other so I felt like I was getting the same message from each person. There were always plenty of courts available which was very nice. Food was delicious and I enjoyed getting to know the pros on a personal level when they would eat with us. Bed was not the most comfortable. A few of the pros that helped fill in on some of the sessions seems pretty young and didn't want to work with adults but there were only a couple of those. Mostly Fila at the pro shop."—R.B., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Newks offers a second to none experience with both tennis and recreation. The instructors are top notch and they have great eyes for weaknesses in your game. The food is really great and the fun doesn't end during the day. Every night there are fun activities planned that form a sense of community and allow for a group that stays in touch after the vacation is done. The week I spend at newks preps me for the year and is something that relaxes me for weeks after I get home. I can't recommend a trip to newks enough."—B.E., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—T.W., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Just the most awesome place I have been! Started sending my son there when he was 14 years old. That was 17 years ago! They are so friendly & accommodating. We enjoyed going back for years after that for all of the festivities. Fun, beautiful scenery, and the nicest staff! Especially Fossil Phil! And others, too many to mention! 2 Thumbs up!!!"—J.N., Low Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—M.M., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—C.H., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "It is always a great time! Everyone is very friendly, tennis is good! Would recommend it to all!"—R.M., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Can't think of one weakness. Newks is awesome for the whole family!!"—S.Z., Adv., April 2014
  • 3-Ball Rating ""—C.P., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Awesome Place and Great Tennis Coaching. Really don't have any negative comments to share."—S.E., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is one of our favorite places on the planet. Our daughter grew up spending part of her summers there and still keeps in contact with the coaches who eventually became friends. I recommend the ranch, particularly for any parent looking for a challenging yet nurturing environment for their young tennis player."—L.B., Low Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "One if the most well taught clinics I have attended Love the place"—M.P., Adv., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Lots of fun, great tennis, and attentive pros!"—S.B., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Great tennis and lots of fun the entire weekend! Two thumbs up!!!"—N.S., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is not a camp, it is a way of life. At Newks you are guaranteed to meet some of the coolest people from around the world and make friendships that will last a lifetime. THese people will seriously become your extended family! When i went to Newks as a 12 year old i was a "beginner". However, I was inspired by the elite athletes around me and they pushed me to become better and better. If it were not for attending Newks every Summer I would not have become the college tennis player that i became. Newks is a wonderful place to improve your tennis game, get in shape, and spend your summer! Newks is truly a diamond in the ruff and I am so glad that I found it. Whether you or a beginner or Nadal this place is for you! On a scale of 1-10 this camp gets an 11. OUt of this world! Rock solid!"—E.C., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is a fantastic place to take a group of kids and adults alike, I have been to many academy's around the world but none of them come close to newks for passion, programs and knowledge of the sport. The adults program is just Awesome they add the great Australia feel and knowledge of the game into every session. To sum Newks up is not easy as it is such a great place to go and you will feel at right at Home. The place is amazing !!"—J.T., Pro, April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "We LOVED Newk's Tennis Ranch. I have attended weekend camp 3 times and hope to make it an annual event. Either with a small or large group, it's a heck of a lot of fun!"—Y.E., Low Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is a fun and fantastic tennis camp with the best pros on the planet! They make working hard on the courts so much fun and so rewarding. You must go!"—K.C., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I have been to quite a few tennis camps over the years and Newks Tennis Camp is by far my favorite one! My last two years of high school our tennis team as a whole went twice a year; once in the spring and again in the fall. Every camp substantially enhanced our teams skill and performance. Similarly, my own performance and technique were remarkably improved. Not only does the camp make you a better player but also it is actually a lot of fun! The staff is incredible and they make sure that everyone has a great time. They are always bright spirited and make sure every day is full of laughter and joy. The camps are full of fun activities as well as abundant playing time. I would truly choose Newks Tennis Camp over any other."—K.R., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newk's is literally one of my favorite places in the world! World class staff and instruction is garunteed, and you can bet you will improve your game while you stay. The vibe at the ranch is unique and unmatched, the staff genuinely enjoys the sport and it is reflected throughout the resort! Excellent food and rooms as well as the multitude of courts, the soccer field, pool and outdoor pavillion all come together to give you one of the best days you could have. I'm always excited to return when I have the chance, definitely a place I recommend my friends to stay at!"—C.P., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Very adult and kid friendly. My niece and nephews have attended a week Junior Camp. Kids are engaged with FUN in the mix at all times. Team Competitiveness makes it fun: "The Gorillas and the Kangaroos". The Staff and the Motto: "Team, Family, Team" makes the difference in this resort."—S.F., Low Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is a fantastic tennis resort. It has exceptional tennis coaching in a fun environment. The ladies enjoy getting away for a fun weekend while sharpening their tennis skills. My kids have a blast in the creative tennis summer camps. Our family even enjoyed a tennis vacation over the Thanksgiving holiday. Its great place for everyone in the family. Its not the Four Seasons but we always have a good time."—M.L., Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Great staff, talented and energetic. Great program, and a great place to go to fall back in love (or stay in love) with tennis. I'll definitely be back."—D.M., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Newks is a place that I will remember forever. Not only did I become a better tennis player in my mental and physical game because of the amazing coaching staff, I made lifelong friends and memories that I will cherish forever. It doesn't matter if you are just beginning or training to play in college or at a professional level. They meet you where you are at and the whole experience is an opportunity of a lifetime! GO GO GO. You won't regret it."—J.J., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Absolutely amazing staff. The accommodations and amenities are world class. It is a place to recharge and rejuvenate your Tennis and your spirit."—N.S., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—S.S., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newk's tennis camp is an annual girls event for a group of 8 of us that I would miss for anything. The staff are top notch and group and one on one instruction don't even compare to other resorts or camps. I'd recommend Newk's any day to any one!"—K.C., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—J.G., Low Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "It was a great weekend. The ratio of players to pro was excellent. Planning on take a group back in October."—A.L., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The pros on the ranch are some of the friendliest most lively and exceptionally talented individuals i've had the pleasure of meeting. period. The diversity of knowledge and experience is a players wet dream, there will always be someone you can relate to and learn from, whether you are a first year beginner, or a lifetime competitor. Not to mention they'll throw one back and share stories/tennis theory in the Waltzing Matilda (the on ranch bar with the most fantastic bar tenders around) to whoever is willing to listen after a long productive day slapping fuzz on court. A truely magical place in the tennis world. I highly recommend 'NEWKS' to any lover of the game, good food, great atmosphere, and (normally with few exceptions) great weather."—T.J., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newks is one of my favorite summer past times as both a camper & counselor. They really have figured out how to incorporate a true #teamfamilyteam culture surrounded by amazing coaches that makes you want to always come back for more."—S.B., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Fun, laid back environment. The Pro's are informative and lively. Highly recommend."—G.C., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The Newks Tennis Ranch will always hold a very special place in my heart, and my experiences there will be cherished for a lifetime. From its tennis favorable weather and facilities, to the world class staff that know the ins and outs of tennis, the John Newcombe tennis ranch is a great place for tennis lovers and learners alike."—C.A., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "What a wonderful place to visit and stay! Fantastic staff, comfortable rooms and tennis instruction is phenomenal. Always enjoy this trip!"—J.W., Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—J.D., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Going on our 3rd year as a team traveling to Newks. The tennis instruction is like no other. Chris & Mitch absolutely welcome you with open arms and welcome any and all suggestions. The grounds are beautiful, the food is amazing! Their motto of "team family team" is truly what they live and breath by. You will leave Newks with an improved game and a whole new family! My team counts down the days to our return. If you are looking for a fun, social atmosphere with tons of tennis this is the camp for you! You will not be disappointed!!"—H.C., Low Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—C.E., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "The staff is fun, passionate, and very knowledgable. The diverse backgrounds they bring only strengthens the experience. They also know how to make sure campers have a tremendous experience on and off the court."—S.H., Pro, April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—L.C., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Newks is truly a special place! The teaching staff are top notch. They know exactly how to motivate a player, no matter what level. The atmosphere is very upbeat and friendly. They make you feel like they are genuinely happy you are there! The only weakness, and for me is a very small one, is that the condos could use to be updated. However, they are always clean."—D.G., Low Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Newks is truly a special place! The teaching staff are top notch. They know exactly how to motivate a player, no matter what level. The atmosphere is very upbeat and friendly. They make you feel like they are genuinely happy you are there! The only weakness, and for me is a very small one, is that the condos could use to be updated. However, they are always clean."—D.G., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Amazing place to have a fun weekend or a fun week at. The coaches and directors are supereb and the fun you have at night is just very Aussie like. Gotta love the place and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get some good tennis instruction and have some fun while at it."—T.S., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Great atmosphere. Really embodies the "team family team" motto."—T.S., Adv., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Great tennis coaching and a really fun filled weekend"—S.F., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "John Necombe Tennis Ranch is a MUST DO. We have a group that now goes on a yearly basis. LOTS of TENNIS and LOTS of fun. The ratio of pro's to students is awesome. I love everything about the camp - the food is awesome, the drills great, and the people are amazing."—C.B., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Great tennis camp with great instructors! Nice well kept grounds and housing."—K.M., Beg., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "I have always had positive experiences at the ranch. They make you feel special. The instruction is better than your local clubs- believe me. Our lodging and dining is more than adequate. Researching other resort style tennis pricing; you won't find this type of instruction for these rates- ANYPLACE. Chris Jacques and his team goes above and beyond the call of duty....each and every time! Deep in the heart of Texas!!"—J.B., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Loved everything about it. Instruction was too notch. Instructors were fun, funny, and skilled. Downtime was a blast! Highly recommend and can't wait to go back!"—S.C., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—M.Y.,  April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "Love Newks!! Our team goes every year and we always feel like we leave with several new techniques, a feeling of improvement in our tennis play and a better knowledge of the game!! Could not ask for a more fun and talented group of coaches and instructors. They always have postive feedback and are not shy about pointing out your areas that need improvement, which is why we go!!"—D.L., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Newk's is awesome sauce! I have a wonderful time everytime I am there!! The food is incredible and the bar is a blast! Love it!!"—R.R.,  April 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—J.R., Pro, April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "I was a new player but girlfriend is open level and we both left better players than when arrived. Chris and Sal were patient with me and tailored made the drills to fit mine and everyone else's levels. And then we finished for the day, they made each night a blast. Plus I left with teaching materials to work on my game at home. Can't wait to get back to take a game off of Chris :)"—C.B., Low Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I have been to Newks many times and the experience has always been incredible rewarding and beneficial for both myself and my tennis game. If you are looking around for a tennis resort, look no further: Newks is the place to be."—M.H., Adv., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Awesome!!! The pros here are beyond just good coaches, they all have fun outgoing personalities and fantastic attitudes that make this place a must-go for anyone at any level of tennis. Each pro made a point of learning everyone's names from the start of the weekend that immediately connected all 40+ of us to them and made us feel special. Their outstanding sense of humor was a bonus appreciated by all and their instruction was most helpful. Accommodations were OK and food was not as healthy as I hoped for but I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to have a ton of fun learning, laughing and looking to up their game!"—T.B., Int., April 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Had a great time. Went for the week tennis camp. Expectations were not only met but exceeded. Pros were skilled, friendly, patient, fun and encouraging. Would encourage friends to go but not my club opponents as the teaching is exceptional. Very good coach to player ratio (1 to 4). Food was excellent. Rooms more than adequate for a ranch setting. Great value for the money. Can't wait to go back."—D.N., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—A.D., Adv., February 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—M.C., Adv., January 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "The motto of the onsite full-time Junior Academy is 'Team, Family, Team'. As an adult guest as soon as you arrive you are made to feel part of the 'Team'. The coaches, Chris, Mitch and Adrian eat with you throughout the week and are genuinely interested in you as well as your tennis goals for the week. The bottom line is they really do care. It is obvious that coaching tennis is more than just a job for them and the enthusiasm and energy they show on court is infectious. I am a Tennis Pro from Ireland and this has been my second time at the ranch. I came to not only improve my own game but to learn from what the coaching team at John Newcombe do so well so I could transfer that back into my own coaching program back home. It is evident that the coaches have years of experience and knowledge and I guarantee no matter what your standard you will improve your tennis dramatically. I came away from my time at the ranch feeling that I had really improved my own game but also gained a wealth of coaching knowledge. More importantly the passion and love for the game shown by the coaching staff has energized me and I can't wait for the new season to begin. The food and accommodation are great too. Simple but tasty home cooked food is exactly what you want after a hard days tennis and the rooms are always fresh and clean. John Newcombes caters for all types of tennis guest, singles, couples or families. As a tennis pro I was really interested in the junior academy which is headed up by the legendary Phile Hendrie 'Fossil'. It is obvious that the Academy is a family with everyone working together to pursue their tennis goals. With expert coaches on hand and an inspiring atmosphere this place is perfect for any junior who is serious about improving their tennis. The Academy runs year round but there are numerous 'junior camps' throughout the year for those who are on vacation and want the John Newcombe experience. All in all John Newcombes is heaven for anyone who loves tennis. It may sound cheesy but it's true, I was welcomed as part of the Team when I arrived but I felt like part of the Family by the end. I can't wait to go back!"—M.H., Pro, January 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I've been going to John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch for years and not only was it amazing the first time but it continues to get better! The staff is phenomenal and the feedback is always very positive. They make the week very enjoyable while substantially improving your game at the same time. I always recommend it to the people I play with back home and to anyone I meet who's looking for a Tennis resort!"—E.E., Adv., January 2014

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Rates and Reservations

Rates vary seasonally at Newk's, reaching lows from November through February, when they offer 2-for-1 specials. Single rates are also available. All packages include accommodations, tennis instruction, and all meals. Prices are quoted per person assume double occupancy. Single-occupancy rates are also available.

November 2019-February 2020
Weekends: $335-$385/person. 6-day: $855-$985/person

March-October, 2020
Weekends: $365-$425/person. 6-day: $899-$1,050/person

John Newcombe Tennis Ranch
325 Mission Valley Rd.
New Braunfels, TX 78132

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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.