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New England Tennis Holidays at Waterville Valley, NH
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New England Tennis Holidays at Waterville

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

By Roger Cox, Editor

New England Tennis Holidays under founder Kurt Grabher has history of providing first-rate tennis camps in Vermont and New Hampshire dating back more that three decades. Not only has that long experience given him a finely tuned sense of what campers and can reasonably accomplish, but it has also encouraged him to hire experienced pros, people who are often teachers and coaches during the rest of the year. (See NETH Tennis Staff for more about the instructors.) His camps, which run five hours a day, take place at Waterville Valley Resort, NH, a full-service resort whose 18 red-clay courts stretch out in a valley framed by the peaks of the White Mountains. At its core stands a Town Square, a collection of shops and restaurants set beside a pond that spills over a rocky flume into a creek. Inns, lodges, and condo complexes fan out around it. Tennis aside, recreation at the resort includes a 9-hole golf course, fitness center (with two indoor courts and a spa), watersports on the pond, a chairlift to the top of the mountain (where there are hiking and mountain biking trails), and even ice skating. That makes it an ideal getaway for families, while the tennis adds an appeal to groups and singles.


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Other Recreation

Golf Courses. The resort has a 9-hole golf course, which winds around the valley floor; however guests also have privileges at the public Owl's Nest Golf Course in Thornton, roughly a dozen miles away. Designed by Cornish, Silva & Mungeam, Inc., this 6,818-yard, par 72 championship course follows the natural topography of the Pemigewasset River and the White Mountain National Forest. It has five sets of tees on each hole, bentgrass fairways and manicured greens, which makes it accessible to golfers of any skill level.

Spa & Fitness Center. The Athletic Club has swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, an indoor jogging track, and a selection of weights and cardiovascular equipment. Massages are also available.

And ... Kayaks, pedal boats, and canoes are available for use on Corcoran's Pond, there are mountain bike trails and a mountain-bike park, an ice-skating rink, hiking trails to the summits of the valley's 4,000-foot peaks, and a gymnasium for basketball and indoor floor hockey.

And ... Hiking trails abound, including a scenic 11.5-mile stretch of the Long Trail along the crest of the Green Mountains. The region is also laced with back roads suitable for bikers, both mountain and road. Summer Mountain Activities opens late in June and offer downhill mountain biking, zipline, bungee trampoline, scenic lift rides, and disc golf.

Spa & Fitness Center. The Athletic Club has swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, an indoor jogging track, and a selection of weights and cardiovascular equipment. Massages are also available.

And ... Kayaks, pedal boats, and canoes are available for use on Corcoran's Pond, there are mountain bike trails and a mountain-bike park, an ice-skating rink, hiking trails to the summits of the valley's 4,000-foot peaks, and a gymnasium for basketball and indoor floor hockey.

Children's Programs

Waterville Valley Resort runs a summer recreation camp for children ages 4 to 16. Activities vary by age, including some specifically for teens. The resort also operates a free valley-wide shuttle bus to make getting around easy.

Lodging

Lodging options within the resort range from country inns to three-bedroom condominiums, all generally very reasonably priced and clustered in or near the Town Square.

Restaurants

There are half a dozen places to eat in Waterville, from delis and pizzerias to seafood and steaks in the Wild Coyote Grill at the Athletic Club

See Also

If you want a mountain resort with children's programs, you should also look at:

Rates and Reservations

New England Tennis Holidays at Waterville

These 2-, 3-, and 5-day camps come packaged with lodging, breakfast and lunch, breakfast and lunch, 5 hours a day tennis camp, use of indoor health club facilities and all lodging and dining taxes as well as gratuities and resort fees. Instruction-only packages are also available.

May-Oct. 10, 2021
Double Occupancy: 2 days: $545-$575. 3 days: $795-$825. 5 days: $1,295-$1,325

Tennis Only (includes lunch)
2 days: $395. 3 days: $545. 5 days: $875

New England Tennis Holidays at Waterville
PO Box 1648
North Conway, NH 03860

Travel Essentials

Seasons. The outdoor tennis camp season runs from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.

Travel Instructions. The nearest airport is Manchester, NH, 70 miles to the south. Other options are: Boston, 130 miles; Montreal, 225 miles; and New York, 325 miles.

General Tourist Information. Visit the New Hampshire Office of Travel & Tourism website or contact them at 172 Pembroke, P.O. Box 1856, Concord, NH 03302. Phone: 603-271-2343 or 800-FUN-IN-NH.