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Gstaad Palace, Switzerland, home of Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks
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Gstaad Palace
Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks

CH-3780 Gstaad, Switzerland




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Here's what others have had to say about Gstaad Palace/Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks and Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks.

  • 2½-Ball Rating "Over prized, arrogant staff, not very helpful or available. Waist of time and money."—M.L., Adv. Int., May 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "I have attended Emerson Tennis Weeks for the past six years and am eagerly looking forward to attending this year. Of the camps I have attended this is by far the best."—M.F., Int., May 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating "We took our family of 5 here for a wonderful break in July of 2018. Roy and Joy are truly two of the most incredible people who you will ever meet. The resort was stunning and our connecting room was exactly what we would have dreamed of for this trip. It seemed that mostly everyone was a returning guest which says a lot. Roy and Joy his wife make this a week like no other. They have very specific things scheduled for each night after you play. The tennis and courts were wonderful and the pros a ton of fun. The pool is not so great and kept way too cold. The pool in the spa however was fantastic but did not allow children except on certain days and times. This is not really a trip to take young kids...there is not enough for them to do and you will want to play tennis all day. It is more appropriate for couples or individuals. This is an experience of a lifetime and I highly recommend you go before they decide not to have it anymore!! Just amazing!!"—E.W., Adv., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "Walking into the Palace and being shown your room with a glass of champagne, apricots and chocolate awaiting is the first part of my excitement for the week. After unpacking and looking out the window to those gorgeous mountain views, I can only contain my enthusiasm for the introductions with coaches and new life long friends. After the spa opportunities, Swiss picnic, wine tasting tour and other extras, every detail is perfect. Sometimes it is difficult to listen to instruction when you are standing center court and looking at the awe-inspiring mountains. I always leave feeling that I added to my tennis game. There are helpful tips phrased differently by instructors and one is bound to resonant and make sense. The knowledge of instruction is unmatched and it is the reason I continue to return."—E.K., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "In August 2018 I attended the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks for the third time. It was as wonderful as I remembered. Every component of the experience is top notch. The Palace Hotel in Gstaad is world class. Beautiful location, comfortable rooms, friendly and professional staff, delicious food and drinks. Meeting fellow tennis enthusiasts from all over the world is really cool! Many of the campers are repeat visitors which I think speaks to the quality of camp experience. Joy is a wonderful hostess who makes sure all questions are answered and everyone has what they need. And of course, no review would be complete without mention of the man in the center of it all, Roy. Fabulous! Wonderful! Funny! I don't know the best part of it....the wisdom he imparts? The entertaining stories? The funny snarky comments? The way he seems to easily match up evenly skilled players or deal with a rainy day? It all makes the experience unforgettable. All of us are so lucky to be learning from a legend! My friend and I plan to return this summer for our fourth time. I can't wait!"—C.S., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "This coming summer will be our third year of participation in the Roy Emerson tennis weeks in Gstaad, Switzerland. We first went on the recommendation of friends who had attended and were blown away by the combination of Roy's active participation (including personal attention to each student during the week, from which I have benefited greatly!), the assembly of talented and personable pros he brings together as faculty (ratio is usually 3 students to 1 pro, lots of individual attention!), the amount of teaching and tennis--5 hours a day, much more than in a lot of the tennis camps we have researched. Yet, the schedule is very civilized, with a long lunch hour between morning and afternoon sessions. Our setting, the Gstaad Palace, is truly a Grand Hotel in the old tradition, with lovely rooms in a gorgeous setting, top-notch service, and a kitchen that consistently produces mouth-watering options, of which there are many. Plus the price is all inclusive of the tennis camp, plus room and full board. We love the hotel so much we add extra days around our tennis week. This year we have recruited 4 other members of the Palm Springs Tennis Club to join us."—T.P., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "Best tennis week ever in a beautiful Gstaad-palace with Roy Emerson!"—L.M., Adv. Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "To experience Roy’s tennis camp is every tennis enthusiast’s dream and one which does not disappoint. Roy and his excellent team of coaches are always encouraging and enthusiastic and it is a privilege to have on-court time with Roy during the week - not only will you enjoy his coaching but also his great sense of humour. The week is wonderfully organised by Joy who does a tremendous job ensuring each and every guest has a carefree stay. All of this takes place is the spectacular setting of the Palace Hotel where you will find wonderful food and welcoming staff who strive to make everyone’s stay memorable."—E.B., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "This was a bucket list trip for me the first time I went. Since then, I've decided it's a yearly necessity. Just for the tennis itself, the week is amazing. Roy Emerson and his staff of pros really helped pinpoint some issues with my game. Add on the beautiful Alpine scenery, the wonderful hospitality of the Palace hotel, the great social events, and you could not ask for more. Gstaad is so picturesque and pretty easy to get to via Geneva."—E.C., Adv. Int., April 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Five stars! The camp was great and the location is one of the most beautiful in the world."—S.R., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy and Joy Emerson host a fantastic week of tennis coaching and sociability in the unparalleled surroundings of the Gstaad Palace hotel. All standards of play are catered for by the top flight team of coaches and the hotel provides ultimate luxury between sessions. Not to be missed!"—R.B., Int., April 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is a truely awesome week that simply leaves no room for improval. Where else in the world would you get to be at close quaters with on of the worlds true tennis legends for a week? Roy Emerson is not only a true legend and an affable person, he also has the abiltly to point out the ways in which you can improve your game which is so encouraging. And then there’s the breathtaking fantastic alpine setting and the Palace Hotel offiering a package of luxury and comfort that cannot be surpassed. The food, the staff, the rooms, the atmosphere, everything is so complete. As a long time returnee I keep coming back for more."—P.H., Int., March 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "The nicest tennis week I ever experienced! I will be back next summer!"—F.T., Low Int., March 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—M.M., Adv. Int., January 2019
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—S.M., Adv. Int., January 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating "I promise if there was a weakness in this tennis camp, I would tell you. It’s great for solo travelers, it’s awesome for couples. It’s perfect for teams. Just learning to play, no problem. 4.5 to 5.0. - come on to Gstaad. My husband and I have been 14 times and will be there every year until we physically can’t. I have a feeling Roy Emerson will be on the court longer than we will! He’s a fantastic coach and he only brings along other coaches with excellent credentials. And then there’s the hotel. And the food and the scenery and Switzerland. All in all it’s a can’t miss."—K.S., Adv. Int., January 2019
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—J.A., Adv. Int., December 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "The Roy Emerson camp is an experience you’ll never forget. Most people come to get a chance to play with legend, but they keep coming back because the experience is unmatched. Roy and his wife, Joy, work very hard to make it the best experience for every camper, and they pick the perfect mix of local and international teaching pro’s to help each camper work on their strokes. When you add in a perfect scenery and top notch food and accommodations, there’s really no other camp that compares to this one. Come and experience it for yourself!"—C.F., Adv., October 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Fabulous opportunity to hone your skills with clinic-style lessons given by some of the best instructors I've ever had. Roy Emerson brilliantly leads his team of professionals, setting the stage for a week's worth of drills and matches that result in improved play. I'll be back next year!"—C.J., Int., October 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "A week at Roy's tennis camp should be on every tennis player's bucket list! It's a lovely combination of excellent instruction, idyllic and luxurious accommodations and wonderful people."—S.T., Adv. Int., September 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Simply the best. Instruction is personal, not just group explanation. Matchings are important because this is the time when you practice what you have been taught. In addition the pros are there to correct and help you as you play -- taking time out for each individual person on the court...Everything is superbly professional -- all due to the hard work of Roy and Joy."—S.E., Int., September 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy and his wife Joy really make you feel welcome and happy to have come all the way from California. His wit, his pros, in combo with the staff and location of the Palace are unbeatable. Lots of time on manicured red clay courts coupled with plenty of time to enjoy the Palace resort and Gstaad itself made for a great vacation."—V.W., Int., September 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy Emerson and his team of coaches made our tennis week at the Palace Hotel Gstaad a perfect combination of luxury holiday and tough tennis camp. 25 hours of intensive and instructive coaching, drills and tactical insider tips for doubles play. No weaknesses that we were aware of."—B.B., Int., September 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—R.B., Adv. Int., September 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The Roy Emerson camp was a lot of instruction with small groups, and a 5 start hotel. Everything was top notch, from the lessons from Roy, to his wife's help with accommodations, to the coaches, and to the people that joined me at the camp as campers. what a memorable week -- I can't wait to go back!"—L.B., Int., September 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I have been at Roy Emerson Tennis weeks many time incl kids and it is just phenomenal."—M.P., Adv., September 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Best tennis week ever! Led by Roy Emerson, one of all time best players and a passionate teacher, at 5star hotel, in spectacular alpine setting. Don't take my word for it, sign up now. You will love it."—J.B., Adv. Int., September 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Absolutely first rate in every respect. Roy and Joy are terrific -- down to earth and understand how to provide a first class experience. More than just tennis -- though that is is the best. Overall experience not to be missed. Have gone several times and expect to come back next year."—A.E., Int., September 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The personal attention to your weaknesses is exceptional. Great guests, instruction, courts and food. A week at Roy Emerson tennis camp should be on every tennis player’s bucket list"—N.W., Adv. Int., September 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy Emerson loves teaching tennis. He makes valuable suggestions to improve each person's game without making drastic changes to any one's playing style. He also makes playing tennis a lot of fun. Joy with her attention to detail, takes care of the diverse needs of the participants at the camp. Gstaad Palace Hotel is an idyllic setting and the food and service are superb. Overall, a very enjoyable week."—R.R., Adv. Int., August 2018
  • 2½-Ball Rating ""—M.B., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Voted #1 on almost every tennis camp internet search, Roy Emmerson's Tennis Weeks in Gstaad, Switzerland lives up to—and beyond—it's stellar reputation. The accommodation and hospitality, scenery and schedule, tennis pros and Roy, create an experience like no other. From the day you arrive, Roy and Joy welcome you to their summer home-away-from-home, and to their tennis family. Each day is packed with practice, wise instruction, tips, tricks, drills and feisty competition and match play. Each evening is a round robin of socializing with new friends, extraordinary food, necessary cocktails and nursing weary muscles. The week I spent with Roy was an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience. So much so that I'm going again this year."—S.P., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "A lovely experience. Truly delightful. I can't wait to go back."—S.E., Low Int., April 2018
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Simply the best experience I've had at a tennis camp, and I've been to many. A solid week of tennis with the same group of people; not just a lost of different people coming and going and making instruction rag tag. And you can't beat the location - the Swiss Alps at a 5 Star Hotel. Great clay courts. and some of my instructors, aside from Roy himself, have been a #1 doubles player in the world, a captain of a David Cup Team, and very skilled players all who follow the Emerson approach. although it's not cheap, it's much better value and experience than anywhere else."—G.W., Adv. Int., April 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Absolutely loved every aspect of it. It is pricy but worth it"—T.M., Int., March 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Set in the Alps, and playing on red clay courts at the Palace Hotel or the village of Gstaad, I can not imagine a more delightful place to play tennis. Roy Emerson is delightful and actively involved in all sessions. The mix of Suisse and international teaching professionals (many with tour experience), makes for a low key but valuable learning experience. The Palace Hotel is delightful. With an international group of attendees, I found it an outstanding tennis and social experience. I will be returning this July for my ninth year."—T.C., Int., March 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "I loved every minute. My husband and I went in 2016 and 2017 and those were the best vacations we ever had. The town of Gstaad is wonderful and the view of the mountains made waking up every morning a special treat. But the real treats were Roy and Joy Emerson who are wonderful hosts, dedicated to giving every guest a great experience. My husband and I play at different levels but they arranged the small groups so we both had great tennis. Roy is an insightful teacher and seems to take great pleasure helping middle aged ladies improve their strokes and their strategy! I have an aversion to hard courts and Roy always made sure I had a clay court. One half day is devoted to a picnic in the mountains which is impossibly beautiful. Roy collects terrific pros from all over the globe and they are enthusiastic, fun people who are also great teachers. I cannot recommend the Roy Emerson tennis week more strongly. It's simply the best --and I have been to a lot of tennis camps."—A.T., Int., March 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Tennis heaven. My wife and I have been to the Roy Emerson Tennis Week twice and would like to go every year. The whole experience is extraordinary. The setting is breathtaking. The hotel, the service and the food are spectacular. But we went for the tennis and that was even better. The facilities are terrific with indoor and outdoor courts available depending on the weather. The pros and the quality of the teaching were superb. While the play or drills are usually in groups of 4, there is enough individual attention for a given student's "issues." Roy Emerson and his wife Joy are absolutely delightful, charming and hilarious. Roy's personality pervades the entire experience with a love of tennis and his sense of humor to offset the inevitable frustrations of trying to improve your tennis. And Roy is not just a figure head. Although he has been doing it for decades he is actually on the court teaching every day. The other pros are from around the world and it makes for a fabulous adventure."—C.T., Adv. Int., March 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "If you are a tennis afficianado, this is definitely THE premier tennis camp for you. Playing on perfectly groomed red clay tennis courts surroudnded by the majestic Swiss mountains is the experience of a lifetime. Roy Emerson and his amazing tennis teaching staff, all of whom have either played in one or more of the four majors, and/or captained a Davis Cup team, give you their undivided attention. With a ratio of three players to one professional for each 2.5 hour hour session (2x per day) you have an opportunity to improve one major tennis skill each day i.e. serve, overhead, volley, backhand, forehand, slice, doubles strategy. Last time I was there one individual was a raw beginner and every morning session they had one-on-one instruction. Every morning and afternoon Roy spends a lot of time figuring out the best threesome for each group. You get to play some mixed, women’s/men’s with individuals all at your level. Roy’s sense of humor and genuine interest in each individual no matter how old or young or experienced or novice you are makes you feel completely embraced into that session’s tennis family. Additionally, Roy’s wife, Joy always ensures that all is running smoothly, and is available to help figure out excursions or shopping tips for everyone. Ten years ago, the first time I attended I went solo and I must admit I was quite nervous but after the first evening’s welcome cocktail I knew I was going to have a lot of fun. Most of the people I met the first evening had been attending for 15 years and I befriended two ladies who had been coming each year for 30 plus years, one of whom, now in her 90’s still participates in back to back sessions every year. You would think that those individuals who return every year would stick to themselves but that is not the case. Every newcomer is embraced into the group. I’ve since attended as a couple, or with a group of friends, and each time I return, the experience is somehow even more enjoyable.The Palace Hotel in Gstaad is truly a five star hotel. The food is amazing, the service outstanding, and the staff ensure that every need is met even before you think about asking for something. They remember your preferences for your morning coffee, any allergies or dietary restrictions you have and even whether or not you have a favorite cocktail in the evening. I’ve only been able to attend every other year because of the distance from California and can you imagine how impressed I was the second time I was there, after a two year absence, that I was called by name and asked at breakfast if I still liked my latte extra hot? Every morning when I awaken and look out of my hotel window and look at the magnificent view I am humbled by the majesty of the mountains and find myself being reflective and appreciative of life. The hotel rooms are comfortable and the housekeeping staff are available to attend to every need. It’s not just about the tennis at Roy’s tennis week. It’s also about meeting interesting, sophisticated, and intriguing individuals from all over the world, forming friendships, relaxing over a pre-dinner cocktail, walking into the beautiful town of Gstaad to do some high end shopping, being treated to a “picnic” in the mountains catered by the Palace Hotel and enjoying the views and the sunshine. Of course, there is also the Spa to indulge yourself as often as you like. The huge outdoor hot tub is a favorite gathering place after the afternoon tennis to relax those muscles after two active tennis sessions each day. The last evening everyone gathers in Guildo’s restaurant where Guilio sings opera and Roy entertains us with stories from the years he was on the circuit. I pretty much know all the words to Waltzing Matilda now and sing it along with all my fellow campers with more and more gusto each year. I love the sophistication of the hotel, getting dressed up for dinner, and being thoroughly spoiled and attended to in every way. I don’t know of any other program or hotel where you get this big of a “bang for your buck”. The wine cellar is world class and the kitchen tour definitely worth a look see. The only think I can’t comment on is the junior tennis program or children’s program because I have no experience with it. One thing is for sure, you can count on my being there every other year whether I go alone, with a partner, or a group of friends. Tighten your seatbelt, you are in for the experience of a lifetime."—C.S., Adv., February 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Want the best overall tennis camp experience ever; get “Gstaadified”. How ?, simple, pick a week or two in summer & attend the Roy Emerson Tennis camps in Gstaad Switzerland. There are four definitive parts to the Gsaatdification process: Step 1- The Tennis. Roy Emerson himself is in charge of this. He gives daily lessons/demonstrations; usually covering a stroke or aspect of the game, to begin the day for the campers as a group. Then he turns you loose with staff of exceptional teaching pros. AM sessions were practice , a break for a sumptous lunch, PM for matches. When I attended we usually had 2- 3 players with one instructor; sometimes 1-1 for AM sessions. Frequently, a doubles game would break out with 3 campers & a pro; great playing kessons. Frosting on the cake, Roy would bounce from group to group to give a few Aussie Pearls. Afternoon camper vs camper matches, doubles & singles. Roy has an unbelieveable knack of putting players of near same ability together; so matches were competitive & fun. Learn a lot, play a lot, laughed a lot. This not a boot camp experience; it’s a fun tennis experience with a big hunk of learning for all kevels of players. STEP2- Joy Emerson takes over this step; the ultimate camp organizer & hostess. From the moment you sign up till you leave she is there for you. Makes sure you’re room is right, throws a great welcome dinner; first class mid week picnic (catered by Gstaad Palace hotel) up on the mountainside; a midweek dinner at local restaurant, then a real blowout farewell dinner. Joy makes your tennis week Joyous. STEP 3- A rather nice setting for a tennis camp; no, correction please; an absolutely unbelieveable setting. Beautful, breathtaking mountains & valleys, fresh mountain air, not too hot, not too cool. Hey, this is Gstaad, one of most premier european winter destinations and unreal in the summer. The red clay courts framed by some of the best mountain scenery in europe; give me a break. STEP 4-you get to eat three splendid meals a day in first class dining venues. First class 5 star service, why not ! your staying at a 5 star hotel; the famous Gstaad Palace. This place has a luxurious spa facility, indoor & outdoor pools & jacuzzis, and really great sekection of massaged with a spa staff that knows what they are doing. Great grounds and unreal views from rooms, lounges & dining areas. In a word it’s an experience. So this is how I got “Gstaadified” & why I strongly reccommend you consider getting “Gstaadified” too. And to top it off you get to spend a week in the Swiss mountains with two of the nicest people my wife & have ever met. Great Ambassadors for Australia; Joy & Roy Emerson. And oh yes , Mr. Emerson has a bit of a tennis pedigree"—H.S., Int., February 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is truly tennis heaven! The setting is spectacular, the Palace Hotel is beyond compare with warm and personal staff. And then there's the tennis: ratio of pros to participants is 1: 3 and of course Roy's daily Instruction peppered with stories and jokes is a highlight, beautifully maintained clay courts with indoor courts readily available if rain. It has been a privilege to attend tennis weeks!"—S.R., Int., January 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "Nothing to say except "tennis heaven". Superlatives abound in all areas of the week-long experience. It's an addition that grows with each visit. It's what we always say to friends after another great experience. Not only is Roy's attention to each participant's play, he expertly groups players to each of their advantages, not too much competition nor any misfits. The threesomes are augmented by caring professionals that play just a little bit better than the participating trio. And Joy coordinates all details seamlessly. The hotel staff compliments the Emerson's attention to detail so that the week passes before you know it. And toward the end of the week the positive glow of improvement usually extends to an eager finish playing Saturday morning taking those last heavenly strokes before having to leave after savoring the last delicious lunch."—M.M., Adv. Int., January 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "it is literally my favorite week of each year!"—L.M., Adv. Int., January 2018
  • 5-Ball Rating "I have attended the camp several times. It is like a wonderful dream come true: Roy‘s fantastic tennis knowledge, his great sense of humour and energy, his excellent team of pros, his lovely wife Joy and last but not least the wonderful hotel. I can‘t think of a more wonderful tennis camp and can highly recommend it!"—F.T., Int., December 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—S.M., Adv. Int., December 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Outstanding accommodations, delicious meals, breathtaking views of the Swiss mountains, all this and 5 hours of tennis instruction per day from Grand Slam Champion Roy Emerson and some of the best pros from Switzerland and places all over the world. I have attended Emerson Tennis Weeks for the past 4 summers and I can't wait to return next year."—M.F., Int., October 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Superb location, and outstanding service by staff at the resort. Roy Emerson and Joy Emerson take care of each attendee with great care. Roy and the pros give outstanding help to each to improve consistency as well as to improve technique. Each day is well organized. It is an awesome experience."—R.R., Adv. Int., September 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Phenomenal week. Everything was perfect. From the Gstaad Palace Hotel and it impeccable service, to its incredible setting on the Alps, to the involvement of Roy Emerson in all activities, to the great relationships you build throughout the week with people from all over the world. I have been to many solid tennis camps but this is a once in a lifetime experience."—B.M., Adv. Int., July 2017
  • 4-Ball Rating "A top notch camp in a beautiful setting with a charming host and teacher in Roy Emerson and a great supporting team of pro's. Fabulous facilities at the hotel, an energetic programme of tennis clinics and matchplay/competition and great leisure facilities when off duty. Wonderful food and a fun BBQ in the alps midweek add to the sparkle. Top rated, a total treat."—F.S., Adv. Int., April 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "The staff is very knowledgeable and gave me great tips on serving. I loved all of my instructors. Roy is so charismatic and I can listen to his stories all day. The week is well organized and covers everything so you are not left feeling like you missed out. The hotel, the surroundings, the service, the food and the picnic are awe-inspiring. I cannot think of a weakness."—E.K., Int., April 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "the most amazing hotel we have ever stayed at and the best tennis instruction we have ever received EVER"—B.B., Int., March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "The Roy Emerson Tennis weeks in Gstaad, Switzerland marry a stunning alpine setting with high quality tennis instruction by none other than the legend himself, Roy Emerson. I loved the intimate structure of the week, not too many people, but enough to have a range of levels of play and the opportunity to meet lovely people from around t he globe. Roy is hands on with daily instruction and several opportunities for social interaction. The Palace is pristine in location, amenities and service with gracious and attentive staff. This will be one of the best tennis weeks of your life. I honestly have not one negative thing to say. I went by myself and was somewhat tentative about that, but within a few minutes of arriving I felt the warmth of the staff and resort. Later that afternoon we had a cocktail party wherein I met interesting, well traveled tennis fans and became fast friends. It was a superb experience and I will be back."—H.P., Adv. Int., March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "The Roy Emerson Tennis Week is the opportunity of a lifetime. If you are considering a tennis vacation or tennis camp, do not miss this chance to attend this world class, second-to-none experience. Seriously. I'm a 5.0, former collegiate tennis player and am so thankful that I signed up for this experience. First and foremost, Roy and Joy are incredible hosts - I learned about life, tennis history and of course, tennis from each of them. Roy is a true raconteur and his stories will keep you entertained all week. The setting is absolutely sublime. The courts, the hotel, the views, the food, the spa are all truly second to none. In fact, I think the value on this experience is exceptional. There is instruction/game play for any level. Roy will make sure you get your work in regardless of your ability. Trust me, I like nothing more than to exhaust myself on the courts, and Roy saw to that daily. He brings world class instructors from around the world. I can't recommend this highly enough. I will be back and will be bringing family and friends on future weeks. So, while Roy is still doing this camp, do it! You will not regret it. Oh, and PS, I found this camp via Tennis Reviews Online. So, I'm returning the favor to you.."—M.S., Pro, March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Tennis heaven! Roy does a superb job accomodating all levels of players with everyone receiving individual attention throughout the week. Pro to participant ratio is excellent: 1 pro to 3 participants. A good-humored atmosphere while really honing tennis skills. And, of course, at a 5 star hotel in the beautiful Swiss Alps where everyone is family."—S.R., Int., March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "A wonderful tennis experience in the Swiss Alps. All levels of tennis focus are addressed by the camp with a proper balance between tennis and enjoyment. A very diverse international participant list contributes to the overall experience. The Palace lodging, food and facilities are world class. If there is a weakness, it is not being able to participate fully in all the other fun activities available in Gstaad given the tennis focus. This is best addressed by staying longer."—T.C., Adv. Int., March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy Emerson and his team run a fantastic service that goes beyond improving your game, don't get me wrong you do that too! The setting is unbelievable with the Gstaad Palace offering every comfort imaginable, both food and service being superb. I wasn't even a tennis buff, before I grumpily accompanied my wife the first time I went, and since then have been an absolute convert. It is an amazing holiday with tennis at its heart, and I would not pass up on it The whole week is structured brilliantly and flashes by all too fast, with a real comradery formed and friendships that continue from one year to the next. I couldn't think of a nicer place to play tennis and with the presence of Roy all week long on the courts, laughs are guaranteed!"—A.B., Int., March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "The Gstaad Palace is an iconic hotel, and for all the right reasons, in spite of being palatial, it feels like home as it is still run by the family that own it who are very much hands on with the staff and guests. Returning each year for Roy's tennis week is a treat in every sense, everything is familiar, the staff are fantastic, and the food superlative. Meals are served either on the beautiful sunny terrace overlooking the mountains, or in their beautiful dining rooms, with an air of elegance but informal and friendly too. The grounds of the Palace are beautiful with the Spa and pools being a focus for after tennis activities. The massages are some of the best I have ever had. Moving on to the tennis, we couldn't be in better hands with Roy and his team, who make every session such fun to be on court. Instruction is followed by supervised play, and everyday lends itself to getting better in an atmosphere of fun and competitiveness in equal measure, with the right mindset, it couldn't be more enjoyable. The coaches are fantastic, and the week is split up by a gastronomic picnic up in the mountains....Sound of Music style, as we have a lovely sing- a-long to end an amazing afternoon away from the courts, deepening already well formed friendships, it is a laugh! It is a unique set up, can't be bettered, because the level of professionalism yet familiarity are beautifully balanced, and Joy, Roy's wife, steps in quickly if there are any niggles, which there rarely are, ironing them out to meet everyone's approval. Lastly I don't even need to describe the accommodation at the Palace as it is nothing short of sumptuous, you wouldn't expect anything less! So one word of advice....GO!"—M.B., Adv. Int., March 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Seven years ago, having never picked up a tennis racquet, my husband asked if I would like to learn the game. I understood this was a sport that occupied a lot of his time. I saw other women playing tennis and I never really had the opportunity. My husband took me out and begun to give me instructions. He lost his patients after a time and we decided to employ a pro to work with me. I worked hard and started to really like the exercise. After a year we decided to go to Europe for vacation. We found the Roy Emerson Tennis Week through the internet. When we made the reservations I thought I would be sort of excluded, and I would just be watching. Wow, was I wrong. Roy, himself took me aside and worked with me. He instructed the pro's on what he thought I needed. I will never forget the attention I received and how much better I played after one week. I left with so much more confidence, to really be a player. Each year we find a way to go back for a week of outstanding food, magnificent scenery and great tennis. We stay in an actual palace for the week and are truly treated as royalty. You have access to a spa, with professional therapist, to give you one free massage, a work out room with machines you have never seen before. The indoor pool is vast and heated with more water massage machinery if you chose. All this is included in the price along with a trip for an outdoor picnic surrounded by the most beautiful mountains in the world. I can only tell you one thing, that I am tremendously proud of, I AM NOW RATED AS A (4.0 ) AND GOING BACK FOR MORE. Anybody interested in improving their game, should not overlook this outstanding week of learning and playing the game of tennis with several great players watching and improving your tennis. Good Luck"—M.R., Int., March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Start in Geneve, Switzerland and hop on the modern train through the most beautiful breathtaking country mountains in the world. When it stops in Gstaad you will have a personal car and driver pick you up and drive you to a real Palace on the mountain, that will receive you, as a most important person. That evening, you will personally meet the great Roy Emerson and his wife Joy. They will explain the weeks activities on the beautiful red clay courts that are at your disposal during the week. You will also learn that they have set up how the pro's will carefully be working with you individually, to improve your game. Breakfast lunch and dinner are so special, that you will be begging for the recipes. When the week is over, and you have become close friends with Roy and Joy, you will have a better forehand, backhand, and serve, and be already planning how you can do this unbelievable tennis dream again."—L.R., Adv. Int., March 2017
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Living the luxurious life at the Palace Hotel while having first rate instruction and play 5 hours per day-- how could it get any better?! Roy and the pros work with you in small groups. Their goal is to maximize the quality of your game and strokes...they don't try to change what you bring."—S.C., Int., March 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "I had the great pleasure to once again join the Roy Emerson Tennis Camp in Gstaad last September. It was a wonderful week! I felt very welcome and was very happy to improve my tennis with the great and always encouraging Roy Emerson and his excellent team of pros. The camp takes place at a magnificent five star hotel. This tennis camp is truly unique!"—F.T., Int., February 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Absolutely fabulous Tennis Camp! Roy Emerson with his stunning knowledge and experience and his great sense of humour, together with his wonderful team of pros, made our tennis improve so much! We had such a wonderful time that we booked a second week right away. Superb hotel and food too. It can't get any better! We can't wait to be back next year!"—F.T., Low Int., February 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Best tennis camp ever!! Don't take my word...schedule a week next year and you will experience what everyone is talking about."—J.B., Adv. Int., September 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—P.V., Adv., September 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating "What a tennis week! Top quality coaching, in the top quality Palace Hotel, surrounded by the magnificent décor of the Swiss Alps. Sure, tennis camps are meant to improve your tennis skills, and this one hits the spot... adding luxury + friendly unpretentious fun to it. That is why so many players want to return again and again, I am one of those."—C.D., Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "You come once and you have to come back and tell your tennis friends to come along... that's that kind of a week. The training is first class, the Palace Hotel is sumptuous and the food divine. Roy Emerson, the charismatic tennis Legend, brings in his casual sense of humor and runs this tennis week smoothly and efficiently. Loved it !"—S.T., Low Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "If you love spectacularly relaxing vacations, or you're passionate about tennis, or healthy living, or a sense of community, or just plain luxury - Roy Emerson gives it all to you at his tennis experience at The Gstaad Palace Hotel. The fairy tale setting and one delightful moment after another flitting from great accommodation, food, tennis activity, friendships, humour, dreamy relaxation seems like several heavens all compressed into a week. This is one week in the year I build my entire vacation calendar around. It's Roy of course, larger than life and everpresent, infusing personalised instruction, demos and humour to make the hours of tennis feel like a breeze. And each of his handpicked tennis pros are great too. At the end of the week, you'll Realize you've never slept or eaten better, you'll feel stronger and lighter, and your tennis game has automatically improved. The only thing is you'll never want it to end and you'll never enjoy any other vacation as much. So Gift yourself a week and all the memories with Roy in the Palace Hotel - in our lifetime, we've all earned at least one visit to RETW. Life will feel blissful and complete then."—V.R., Adv., April 2016
  • 3½-Ball Rating "Great program in a lovely location. Can't beat the accommodations, food and staff."—A.M., Low Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy and Joy Emerson are such wonderful people who host an outstanding week of tennis. The five hours of dedicated tennis instructions during each day of the week provided the perfect combinations of drills and competition.The setting is beyond beautiful. The resort is paradise. The tennis is magnificent.Roy and his chosen pros so passionately invest their time, so closely with every player and make that little corrections which greatly enhances our game.The accommodation and staff at Gstaad Palace hotel are a role model of excellence for Luxury hotels.Dinning experience have always revealed newer heights for taste buds."—J.C., Adv. Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is a great week of tennis instruction as well as tennis playing. Demo's are done each morning and afternoon by Roy Emerson and then a set of three players at matching levels plus one tennis professional move to a court to first practice what was demonstrated in the lesson, then play fun tennis for the remainder of the time allocated. The tennis professionals come from all over the world including Switzerland, South Africa, Australia, USA, & France to name a few. Most, if not all have excelled in tennis and have played tennis at the highest level including French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, and Australian Open. It's obvious that Roy Emerson chooses the professional players who teach in Gstaad not only for their outstanding tennis ability and talent, but also for their friendly, caring, thoughtful, patient, and considerate approach to their students. It is amazing to be on the court with them, to learn from them, and have them share with us their love of tennis. Even though this tennis camp is great in terms of value for money, it is often the cost of the airfare & travel time from USA that makes people think twice about it. I would encourage anyone who even starts to think about going to go, because if you can only go once -- it will be one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you will recall with great enjoyment and pleasure -- and you will unknowingly become the reason why most of your friends will make plans to attend. The Palace Hotel is an exceptionally fine hotel with service and food that equals the tennis experience. After the first night most staff were calling me by name, knew my preferences for tea/coffee, sparkling/still water etc. The hotel became my home away from home, only I didn't have to do anything other than relax and enjoy being spoiled after a fantastic day of tennis. I would recommend that if you didn't easily adjust to time change, to arrive a few days ahead. In Gstaad you are playing at altitude so that could be a negative for some people. Everything else is a big POSITIVE!"—M.P., Adv., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "Everyone knows Roy is brilliant with a tennis racquet, but what sets apart his camp in Gstaad amongst many other factors which I will be coming to, is he knows how to teach the game incorporating a whole lot of fun. His sense of humour is second to none! For me tennis has to be about enjoying yourself and believe me that you will on and off the court. The setting is unbeatable the Gstaad Palace high up on a hill overlooking the chic town which you can walk to in a matter of minutes. What I find most impressive about the Palace is yes the old fashioned luxury of course of the hotel, but the really down to earth friendly service that is accorded to one and all...these guys are old hats at the game, and the experience blazons through Meals are outstanding and the layout of the pool and tennis courts and lovely terrace on which we lunch weather permitting is just bliss. The week is broken up with plenty of little treats such as an afternoon up in the mountains picnicking in such a heavenly surroundings you feel Julie Andrews will burst onto the scene singing "The hills are alive with the sound of music!" and then in complete Emmo style the afternoon ends with Waltzing Matilda belted out even by the local farmers! How can you not enjoy yourself? Don't get me wrong though the tennis is seriously good too.Roy picks up immediately on what you need to work on and can be devilish by sending you off on a one to one with a coach for the afternoon to sort it. Lucky if you can roll out of bed the next day! All the coaches make you feel good about your tennis and it is fun to rotate amongst them, each day, all of them adding to your game in a special way. It is like one big family and jokes galore whilst you feel you can't run another forehand down, somehow you do! Oh I guess I could ramble on endlessly but I hope you have gathered a sense of feeling, it is special, no words do it justice, and always lurking in the background is Joy (Roy's wife) making sure all little niggles are ironed out immediately and without fuss. Cannot recommend it enough, just go!"—M.B., Adv. Int., April 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating "You won't have a better experience anywhere. The Palace Hotel is one of the best in the world and the staff treat you like family. Food is exceptional, enjoyed with mountain views. But Roy Emerson's tennis camp is exceptional. Roy and Joy immediately welcome you, overlooking every detail personally. All of the instructors are magnificent and don't try and overhaul your game. Roy is on court with you all the time and gives everyone personal attention. Once you attend you'll come back year after year."—M.C., Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "There are no weaknesses, in the week's experience that is. Only in players trying to improve their games. But that too is helped by the excellent and personal instruction of Roy's select team of pros. Roy himself is the pro-player in chief and always willing to spend individual time with participants. The exquisite setting of Gstaad and the Palace Hotel combine to make this "Tennis Heaven". Not an exaggeration."—M.M., Adv. Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "“Outstanding Tennis Experience in a World Class Setting! Simply the Best!” My wife and I could not have been more impressed with the very experienced and professional team of coaches, the red clay tennis facilities, the 5 Star Hotel/Spa accommodations and very friendly staff, the excellent hotel restaurants and, of course, the amazing mountain views in all directions. The Tennis Camp was a supreme experience which included expert instruction, friendly doubles play and great social activities. Everyday of the one week Tennis Camp was simply the best and we left with great memories, some new found friends and with plans to return soon. Many of our fellow participants have attended the Roy Emerson Tennis Camp numerous times which is the best testament to this one-of-a-kind experience. Special thanks go to Ramesh and his team of outstanding coaches (Danny, Michelle, Patrick, Marcus, and Nick) who made our experience so memorable."—P.B., Int., April 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy Emerson has set up a great tennis program aimed at satisfying YOU. He managed to put it in a gorgeous location at a top notch hotel where the staff provide friendly, excellent service. Due to a family emergency, Joy and Roy could not attend our 2015 week. While disappointing, it gave us the privilege of meeting Roy's daughter Heidi and Neil Murray, who were wonderful substitutes. The program ran as smoothly as 2014. It also emphasized what great choices Roy makes in selecting assistant pros. They were all very skilled, patient and helpful, and were key to making it a terrific week of tennis. The special touches of a mountain picnic and dinner at a Swiss restaurant topped off a very unique experience. We expected 2014 to be a one-time visit. We returned in 2015, we're looking forward to 2016 and plan to come back as many years as possible."—M.F., Int., March 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "SUPERB Experience! I have attended many national and international tennis camps, this one takes the cake! Roy is a hands on, involved at every level, patient instructor who worked tirelessly with me to improve my game. Motivating, knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor, Roy made sure that we all benefitted from this many years of teaching experience .On and off the courts this vacation has been consistently outstanding!! Another asset of the camp is the international team of fit tennis pros who will give you a good run for your money. They will chase each ball down, play out balls and cover the entire court in doubles. :)) The setting in the Swiss Alps is a dream come true, as is the Palace Hotel which lives up to its royal name While Roy is on the courts, his wife Joy organized fun picnics, Swiss evenings & dinners filled with music and camaraderie. This camp is without a doubt an absolute ACE which should not be missed!"—I.V., Int., March 2016
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The majestic and magnificent Swiss Alps surround the Town of Gstaad where you will find the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks at the world famous Gstaad Palace Hotel. We consider ourselves "regulars" having enjoyed and participated in Roy's Tennis Weeks over many years and we look forward to our next trip. Needless to say the accommodations in the Gstaad Palace Hotel are first class. The meals are included in the package and are classic european, excellently prepared and presented by Gildo, who is the top chef at the hotel. His pasta dishes are unbelievable. Now for the tennis. Beautiful red clay courts, maintained under the watchful eye of Roy who is always present on the courts when there is play. He never tires of giving advice to the participants regardless of their level. The number of guests is limited so that everyone gets personal attention from him and the several professionals he invites to the camp. You can play as much or as little as you desire and of course there is the delightful town of Gstaad to explore. A fun thing is the picnic high in the mountains and watching how swiss cheese is made. For a super tennis vacation, out of the ordinary, Roy Emerson's Tennis Weeks are highly recommended. PS. The short train trip on the narrow gauge railway to Gstaad is delightful, with great views of the Swiss Alps."—A.M., Adv. Int., March 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "Nestled in the awe inspiring Swiss Alps is the Town of Gstaad where the world famous Gstaad Palace Hotel is to be found. There during the sum mer months 12 time Grand Slam champion Roy Emerson presides over his famous Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks. The Hotel is exceptional with the reputation of catering to some of the most discriminating guests in the world. The courts are red clay and always in top condition. The food is superb. Roy is always there on the courts, couching, commenting and cajoling as only he can do with wife Joy assuring that each guest will have a wonderful tennis experience and vacation. Ana and I have participated in the Roy Emerson Tennis weeks for five years and each time we leave it is with the anticipation of our next visit which we are now planning. Highly recommended for a fabulous tennis vacation and all around travel experience."—M.A., Int., March 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "I highly reccommend the Roy Emmerson tennis camp at the Gstadd Place. It is truly enchanting and tennis experience was five star. The instructors are very high level and do a great job of working with every player on their court. I made some great friends and learned more about tennis in a week of the Emmerson camp than I have learned in my ten years of playing. The Palace is exceptional. The overall experience was world class!!!"—K.O., Int., March 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "If my friends are in love with tennis, love to eat in one the most beautiful hotels in the world, setting on top of a site where you can be surrounded by the Swiss Alps I would send them to Roy Emerson's tennis week at the Palace in Gstaad, Switzerland. That alone would be the most worthwhile weeks of their tennis life. If you choose the week in July you would also understand that the Swiss Open is walking distance from your hotel. Many of the highest ranked players warm up with their coaches right next to you The food (Paid for in the deal) was so good that it strikes you easily as one of the finest restaurants you have ever visited. The service is of the highest level. I can go on and on about this wonderful place, but just to let you know how great it was, it was the third time my wife and I went back. All, and all, you really get a lot for your money. Free instructions from real pro's, trips to the ever great Alps mountains and all the great tennis you want twice a day. We have tried them all and you just can't beat this one."—L.R., Adv. Int., March 2016
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is more than a tennis camp, it is a first class vacation where tennis is the focus. The teaching staff come from all over the world and are very interested in improving your game, while providing you with a fun tennis experience. . The setting is the Palace Hotel, one of the Leading Hotels of World, surrounded by the Swiss Alps. The courts are red clay and easy on your legs. This is truly a six star tennis experience which is why I return year after year."—S.C., Int., October 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Great tennis. Great setting. Great group of people (some have become close friends). Great food. Highlight of my year! Roy, Joy and the pros make for a great experience. My game improved every year."—J.V., Adv. Int., September 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating "In addition to improving my tennis game with the excellent 4 to one student to pro ration, in a spectacularly gorgeous location at the Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzeland, there is the awesome fun of working with and learning from Roy Emerson. Accompanied by his charming wife Joy, we are treated to an exceptionally entertaining week. It is one of the most fun weeks I have enjoyed over a 12 year period. The food, the spa, the other participants are all fabulous. There are no weaknesses."—B.K., Adv. Int., September 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating "BEST TENNIS CAMP EVER! Joy and Roy Emerson have been hosting this camp for several weeks every summer for over 40 years. Roy, one of the best players ever, remains passionate about teaching and every summer assembles a special group of pros to assist him. This takes place in a spectacular alpine setting at the exquisite Gstaad Palce Hotel. The week always goes by too quickly and leaves you counting the days until you can return."—J.B., Adv. Int., September 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "My husband and I had an unforgettable experience at the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks. We are dedicated tennis players, always looking for great instruction to improve our game. Not only did we get extremely helpful and rigorous instruction under the watchful eye of Roy himself and an outstanding international cadre of tennis professionals, but we simply had a wonderful time! Nestled in the Alps, Gstaad is an inspired location for any outdoor activity. If you have a day of underperformance on the court, never fear as one glance at the majestic mountains put things in proper perspective. The comeraderie among players grew strong in the course of the week, making meals and the special picnic in the mountains lots of fun. We can't recommend this unique opportunity enough. It is world class, and unforgettable."—B.E., Adv. Int., April 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating "Excellent instruction, outstanding accommodations, delicious cuisine and well run in every way. Roy Emerson has the highest social intelligence I have ever encountered. He imbues the entire experience with his love for the game and for life."—S.H., Int., April 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating "Warning: This week is addictive ! Too much of fresh Swiss air, of superb surroundings, of comforting Spa, of superlative meals & wines... A great tennis experience, the Pros are so competent, and fun too. To top it all you meet very interesting people... So BEWARE !"—S.T., Low Int., April 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "My blue heaven! I have been going to Gstaad Switzerland to play tennis w/ Roy and his wonderful son Antony since 1999. It truly is a magical place and an unbelievable experience. Not only is the tennis 5 star but the hotel and its staff and the Swiss picnic is a memory unable to ever forget. Also going to a Swiss restaurant during the week is so good I had to go work out the next morning before tennis. Roy and Joy are delightful people; very special indeed! There are no weaknesses here; just get your tickets early and book with joy and hopefully you will be able to see the Swiss open which is spectacular. Roger, Stanislaw, Richard Gasquet all practice at the hotels gorgeous clay courts which are impeccable groomed all day. And lots of photo opportunities especially at breakfast when all the players are eating on the grand terrasse as are all the attendees. I usually go for 2 weeks because its incredible tennis and a beautiful setting. The Scherz family that owns and operates the hotel really know how to spoil and pamper you. Oh and how can i forget about the spa and Pilates studio- simply amazing. If you want yo spoil yourself this is the tennis vacation one would never forget!"—S.M., Adv. Int., January 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roys's Tennis Camp was fantastic. If you are a beginner or a very advanced tennis player it is the place for you. You are placed with people of your playing level. Everyone who attends have a really fun time. Roy instruction of each technic was demonstrated by the other Pros at the clinic. Socializing with people who have your same interest was so enjoyable. I would highly recommend the Gstaad Palace and Roy Emerson's Tennis. My husband and I actually stayed for 2 weeks at Roy's Tennis Camp at the Palace. Roy and the Palace is a 5 star rating!!! A must add to anyones "buck list""—I.S., Low Int., December 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "It was amazing, both the Palace and Roys' Tennis Instruction. Roy's Tennis Week is the best Tennis Camp I have ever experienced. Roy is a 12 Grand Slam holder and all of his instructors were previous Pros themselves. The ratio of instructor to student is 1 to 3."—R.S., Adv. Int., December 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "My experience at Gstaad Palace as an attendee at Roy Emerson Tennis Camp was extraordinary. The tennis instruction was top notch- appropriately instructing and correcting without being imposing or demanding. My fellow 'campers' were from all over the world and while being tennis players and enthusiasts they have other lives, professions and interests. They were cultured and interesting people and that was an added benefit to the fun! The Gstaad Paiace is sonething special. If you have the time and the means to attend this camp do so. It is a most memorable vacation-trip-place and most importantly- tennis experience!"—M.R., Int., December 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is the most fabulous tennis camp ever as I can only repeat as a long time returnee. First of all the magnificient setting of the superb Palace Hotel in the Bernois mountains of Switzerland is second to nothing. The pro team, the tennis session and above all Roy Emersons professional and encouraging advice all put your game on the right track. At the end of the week, typically on Friday night at the fareeell dinner you make a firm decision to come back next year."—P.H., Int., October 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Best tennis week of our lives: Roy, Joy and Antony are consummate professionals, but their friendship really creates the memories. The instruction, facilities, accommodations and spirit of the week will bring us back for as long as they will have us. We are world travelers and very enthusiastic players and we can say without reservation there is nothing that compares with Roy Emerson Tennis Week. Spread the word---these guys are the best."—G.K., Adv., August 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Roy Emerson tennis weeks at the infamous Palace Hotel in Gstaad is the Tennis and Hotel Experience of a lifetime. With Roy Emerson each attendee receives direct tennis instruction from Roy along with his infectous wonderful down home personality. Staying at the Palace Hotel is also an unforgettable experience with the Italian wait staff and the local owners"—T.L., Adv. Int., August 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "I just returned from the Palace Hotel in GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND, where I again totally enjoyed Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks! It is just outstanding in every way. I seem to return every year and it never disappoints. If you are an expert, or like me just a "club player", Roy is able to match you with the perfect combination of players and instructors so that each day is a fabulous experience for everyone. What could be better than good tennis, a five star hotel, fabulous food, a great spa and learning from Roy Emerson!"—S.C., Int., August 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "This year, I was finally old enough (16) to participate at RETW. It was so worth the wait! Even though I was nervous to participate as I knew that I might be the youngest person there, everyone made me feel so welcome and I learned so many new game tactics (many from Roy himself) as well as greatly improving my technique. Thank you Roy, Joy, and all of the fabulous pros! I am looking forward to coming back next year...."—T.A., Adv. Int., August 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Every time I attend RETW, my passion and enthusiasm for tennis is renewed! The instruction is first rate and the setting unsurpassed. The pros correct in a gentle and understandable manner, and have incredible patience. Over the next year, I will be processing all the information which has been given and my game will improve! This visit, my daughter had the privilege of being coached by Roy - she felt that she learned more during that time than she had over the last seven years! Roy and Joy (his wife) make the RETW a pleasure and we can't wait to return next year!"—V.M., Int., August 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—C.M., Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "A wonderful week...Roy runs it personally, assisted by some great coaches from around the world. The programme is well structured with plenty of court time as well as opportunities to relax in a fantastic setting."—K.S., Adv. Int., April 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—S.M., Adv. Int., March 2014
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Excellent tennis coaching delivered by internationally acclaimed coaches. The hotel is in a magnificent settling and a good mix of majority tennis, with additional opportunities to see something of the beautiful Swiss countryside. The formula works!"—R.C., Adv., October 2013
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy is a genius and has an sense of humor that engages players of every level. We met great friends for the first time, learned tips constantly from the expert instructors, and enjoyed the heavenly surroundings. We cannot find fault in the schedule, the facilities, the instruction, or the friendship. It is truly a family and there cannot its equal."—G.K., Adv., September 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—L.O., Int., September 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Its in an exceptional setting. Mr Roy Emerson is an exceptional person and is the heart and sole of the camp and is very professional. His tips are invaluable especially for doubles play. Stellar food and exceptional service at the resort with other activities like hiking, para gliding, golf available in case of a non tennis playing partner. Meet rather Interesting people. The only low light would be if the weather plays spoil sport and even then there are indoor courts. The high light is the gourmet picnic mid camp. Service and cuisine and spa at the resort commendable."—S.M., Adv. Int., September 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "This was an excellent opportunity to got lots of individual attention from pros and really make a marked improvement in my tennis game. The hotel was absolutely outstanding - and we were treated like VIPs because we were associated with Roy and Joy. I also came during Swiss Open week so got to see lots of tennis stars in person around the hotel and on the court."—M.M., Adv. Int., September 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Quite outstanding - both the coaching the place and the ambience."—M.R., Adv., September 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—N.K., Int., July 2013
  • 5-Ball Rating "For a tennis buff ,experiencing & indulging in wonderful environment located in the midst of tranquil & serene place tucked away in the rolling mountains of Alps with alternating snow topped peaks...healthy and an enticing spread of fresh food....served with a touch of personal care is The Palace Hotel at Gstaad for you....
    At the grand slam Roy Emerson has won 28 titles which includes 12 singles titles. At the Swiss Champiomships in Gstaad, he has won 5 singles titles & 4 doubles titles and has been running a TennisCamp for the last 40 years at the Palace Hotel. His passion to part with tennis strategies spreading to very basics along with pros of international achievements is an ultimate experience for all tennis-passionate players. Stories of tennis pros of yesteryears shared by Roy are once in a life term experience across the dinner table. Like the best of wine..year after year every visit to Roy Emerson's tennis week grows with wonderful cerebral tastes and memories ......with huge looking forward to the next season....Joy, Roy's wife has always been the main person behind the meticulous happenings of the tennis week.."
    —J.C., Adv. Int., July 2013
  • 5-Ball Rating "Wow! What a week. If you want to work on the focus aspect of your game, this is the place for you because the scenery is absolutely breathtaking and you'll have a hard time concentrating on the court. The week's planning is flawless, the instruction is top rate, including incredible hands-on instruction from Roy himself, and there is a good mix of levels to ensure you're matched with others who are comparable to your play. The accommodation is stunning and rivals the best hotels I've stayed in around the world. What more can you ask for? Would love to balance the review with weaknesses, but have absolutely none to report --- even with my most critical eye. Can't wait to return....."—S.A., Adv., July 2013
  • 4-Ball Rating "This is definitely a tennis week like no other. You should definitely come away with some improvement to your game, but there is just one problem - if Roy is watching and making some of his inimitable comments, it's hard to concentrate and hit a good shot and not collapse with laughter!
    To play on the courts at the Palace with the hotel behind you and the glorious mountains in front of you is magic - the crack of the ball off the racket is pretty good too! Roy and his great team of coaches make you work though - not a problem, as you can then do justice to the fabulous meals prepared by master chef Peter. Halfway through the week you get a respite: a picnic lunch in the mountains and an afternoon free to explore the village or relax in the spa.
    Roy's lovely wife Joy is an expert on the region, and can always tell you the good places that are worth a visit, and the best hiking and walking trails. What more could you want - other than a forehand like Nadal and a backhand like Federer?! After a week with Roy and co., anything is possible!"
    —B.C., Int., March 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Most outstanding tennis camp I've ever been at. Staff is extremely friendly and professional too. The food at Palace Hotel itself is worth the journey. However, the very unique thing about this tennis camp is that Roy Emerson himself participates and shows how it should be done. There is no better way than learning from such a successful former pro like Roy. By the way, don't waste your time and try to beat him on the court - even tough he is already in his middle 80s, you won't stand a chance. Just amazing!
    Most outstanding tennis camp I've ever been at. Staff is extremely friendly and professional too. The food at Palace Hotel itself is worth the journey. However, the very unique thing about this tennis camp is that Roy Emerson himself participates and shows how it should be done. There is no better way than learning from such a successful former pro like Roy.
    By the way, don't waste your time and try to beat him on the court - even tough he is already in his middle 80s [Editor's Note: He's 76, actually], you won't stand a chance. Just amazing!
    Since a was a child, I've been coming regularly to the Roy Emerson Tennis Camp - always had the best time there! I'm continuously leaving stronger than before. Besides the fact that I'm factually improving my tennis skills each day, I fancy the lovely athmosphere on the courts. Roy's unique sense of humour makes every excercise to be an unforgetable experience. Can't wait for the 2013 camp to begin!
    Since a was a child, I've been coming regularly to the Roy Emerson Tennis Camp - always had the best time there! I'm continuously leaving stronger than before. Besides the fact that I'm factually improving my tennis skills each day, I fancy the lovely athmosphere on the courts. Roy's unique sense of humour makes every excercise to be an unforgetable experience. Can't wait for the 2013 camp to begin!"
    —D.L., Adv., February 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Roy Emerson Tennis Week in Gstaad has to be the most amazing tennis experience in the world. From the stunning setting, to the superb hotel accommodations, spa, and food, I dreamed of returning before I even left. The tennis instruction is top notch, and Roy and Joy Emerson's personal involvement with the group provides assurance that quality of experience is their number one goal. If asked, I could not think of one thing I would change about the Roy Emerson camp experience, except maybe talking to God about the weather.....which, by the way, was perfect four days out of five. Five stars out of five for this heavenly tennis camp experience."—D.H., Adv. Int., February 2013
  • 4-Ball Rating "Roy introduces each stroke and gives great tips. Each of the pros are really good. Lots of great clinics and match play. the hotel is fabulous and the Service excellent."—B.P., Adv. Int., February 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Great intense tennis clinic under guidance of the legendary Roy Emerson and his enthusiastic tennis staff. The setting in the beautiful Palace Hotel surrounded by mountains is second to none. Food, service and Spa facilities of the hotel are superb. Highly recommend this Tennis Camp!"—C.C., Adv., February 2013
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—M.R., Int., February 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Incredible experience! Roy, Joy and all the pros made me feel very welcome. The Palace is a place you should absolutely visit in. Coaching was great and I got lot to my game from the week. The atmosphere during the whole week was fantastic. I'll be back!"—T.R., Int., February 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "During July 2012 I made my second visit to the Gstaad Palace for a Roy Emerson Tennis Week, and I was delighted to meet again so many of the friends I'd made when I attended in 2011.
    Gstaad is a perfect picture-card Swiss village, and the Gstaad Palace is an excellent base, not just to play tennis but also to eat excellent food and to relax after the intensive tennis sessions. It was also nice to see that most of the coaches from 2011 were on court again (and they generally remembered my weaknesses from the previous year!)
    The coaching is of a very high standard but it's also great fun - Roy's great sense of humour helps to make it so.
    I've booked to attend again in July this year and I'm looking forward to another great week."
    —G.M., Int., January 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "one of the best weeks i've ever had, the Tennis instruction level, the hotel, the food and the group - was great !!!"—J.N., Int., October 2012
  • 4-Ball Rating "It is a tenniscourse with a very high level: the course itself has a very high level and the hotel has a very high level."—R.T., Low Int., October 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Excellent week of tennis and relaxation. Very well structured and great group of people"—S.J., Int., October 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The best tennis camp ever - it was so great that I participated twice this summer. My tennis improved and there were players for every level. Roy and Joy Emerson and their team are terrific, professional, always in a good mood and ready to teach and make sure everyone has a good time."—F.A., Adv., September 2012
  • 4-Ball Rating "The Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks are fabulous! They're held at the beautiful Palace Hotel in Gstaad, a ski town that is surrounded by beautiful mountains in Switzerland. Roy brings in young teaching pros from all over the world, and there are never more than four students on a court with a pro. The hotel has a very nice new spa, a 25-meter swimming pool and an indoor-outdoor pool as well as a large jacuzzi.
    Each guest is given a free massage during the week. On one day, some of the cooks from the Hotel kitchen put on a nice picnic at a cheese farm in the mountains. The scenery there is spectacular. The week begins with an evening reception where the teaching pros are introduced and ends with a farewell cocktail hour and dinner. My husband and I look forward to going back to the tennis camp every year because we enjoy it so much."
    —M.N., Adv. Int., September 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "In a nice area, the mountains with good weather, 5 star hotel, with the 5 star lessons of Roy Emerson and his gently pro's. Is was my 2nd time in Gstaad and I would be there next year."—O.O., Adv. Int., September 2012
  • 4-Ball Rating "The tennis coaching is excellent, with a dedicated team who's individual and combined experience is arguably second to none, led by the great tennis legend Roy Emerson. Like all tennis holidays you may want to get an idea in advance of standard and ages to help you gauge the week that works best for you and/or your party. The team mixing and integration ensures everyone gets lots of play throughout the week, covering all areas of the game whilst being incredibly sociable.
    The position is beautiful with mountains surrounding the tennis courts. Alternative arrangements are made if it rains as this is predominately outdoors. The atmosphere is fun, friendly and active and a rapport is built with all guests, between each other and with the coaching team. Pack lots of clothes (along with your sense of humour) as you certainly work-out! As this is a beautiful hotel with staff that take great pride and attention to ensuring you have a fabulous stay, you'll probably want to dress up in the evening to compliment them, the other hotel guests and the setting.
    I would definitely book this again and the percentage of repeat visitors speaks for itself!"
    —S.L., Adv. Int., September 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "In a word, the experience of attending Roy Emerson's Tennis Weeks is surreal. There was not a single part of the time we spent in Switzerland that was not world class. It's truly difficult to pick a "best" part of the trip and there are an insufficient number of superlatives to describe the tennis, the views, the hotel staff service, the food, the accommodations, the other players in our camp, and the pros.
    Most important of all was the amazing atmosphere created by Roy and Joy Emerson. During the months leading up to our trip, they patiently answered our myriad questions and wee cannot say enough about what gracious hosts they were during our stay. Would we do it again? Absolutely!"
    —D.G., Adv., August 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—M.G., Adv., August 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "It was beyond expectations, and has topped the list of our most memorable vacations. Once we got past the first day of inspired mountain views, spectacular hotel comforts, and charming staff… we realized the inspiration starts all over again each day. There was not a single session on the courts that we didn't catch ourselves staring off toward the slopes and valleys – we did try to stay more focused during service returns and overhead smashes.
    The food, like everything else, is top quality. Don't miss the picnic in the mountains!
    The pros were dedicated to improving my game. It's hard to top the experience of Roy Emerson, Ramesh Krishnan, Antony Emerson, and George Bezecny.
    In the end, Roy and Joy Emerson have created an amazing tennis experience in the Swiss alps. Everyone is made to feel apart of a larger family, eager to return. We look forward to next year."
    —C.M., Adv., August 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "As a relative newcomer to the sport, I was looking for a week of concentrated tennis coaching in a nice environment with first class accommodation. Of course, the name 'Roy Emerson' was the first attraction to this camp, but I also asked my Swiss friends their opinions on the Gstaad Palace. Their views convinced me that this would be the right location and I duly signed up for a week in July 2011.
    I have to say I wasn't disappointed in any way. Both Roy and Joy made everyone feel very welcome from the start and it was nice to mix with nice people from a variety of countries. The tennis coaches were all very experienced and above all, patient. I received a lot of individual coaching from Roy and from the other coaches and I can say that my modest game improved significantly as a result of this week.
    The Palace Hotel is excellent with first class facilities and fine dining and the lunchtime picnic in the mountains was quite delightful. I'm going back again in July this year."
    —G.M., Int., February 2012
  • 5-Ball Rating "I attend the Roy Emerson Tennis week in September 2011. Roy and Joy Emerson are the consumate hosts. They both warm and hospitable. Also, Roy's Aussie sense of humour both on and off the court was very entertaining. Because most of the coaches also stayed at the resort it meant that they ate and socialise with everyone. This I found to be a fantastic touch to the week at Gstaad.
    The biggest stength of this tennis week is that each player is exposed to wide variety of coaches (including Roy himself) and they cater for a diverse range of standards. Being a regular club player, I was concerned about the level of play and the amount I could learn. I was pleasantly suprised in that I learnt something from each of the coaches and that the organised scratch matches were mainly of a high level.
    This setup had its downside in that I found that certain coaches to be more suited to my style of play than others and because of the rotation system, I was unable to spend more time with them. Having said that, I found the experience with each coach to be pleasant and I noticed that Roy endeavoured to cater for everyone and all requests that were made.
    The accommodation at Gstaad Palace was impeccable. My room was superb and the staff at Gstaad Palace were friendly and polite. The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional in the restrauant.
    The only small issue I had was that it was not clear what food and drinks were included and excluded from the Roy Emerson week package. Of course this is only minor issue because the friendly staff at the Gstaad Palace were happy to clarify this, but it would have been nice not to have to do this.
    Be aware that some of the drinks at the Gstaad Palace bar are very expensive, but I suppose this is to be expected in a 5 star hotel! However, if you stick to the package deal provided, the week represents good value.
    Overall, I rate this week very highly and would not hesitate to recommend it to my fellow tennis players."
    —T.N., Adv., January 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Time is money. Time here was well spent on what I felt to be personal instruction. The mighty man himself, Mr Emerson would start each of the 2 daily sessions with a demonstration and insight to the world of tennis that us mortals only see on television. His anecdotes should be serialised.
    The coaches are very sharp; my game was tested to the full. Fitness was notably missing in my game. It was good to have one on one sessions, practice, try, develop a bigger repertoire. The setting is peaceful and beautiful, but it could have been held in the forecourt of a prison and still be brilliant, for the tennis was what I went for and what I got. Pairing up was always judged right by the coaching team, so there was no disparity in games.
    Everyone was offered Mr Emerson's expert knowledge both individually and in a group that he takes in all sessions. Yes, I was holding the racket too hard, but due to the years of using shovels I didn't notice, but he spotted it at 100 yards!!. Light hands, and let the racket head go in the direction of the ball, great insight, words that I'll remember and take with me on court.
    Yes, you may have to re-mortgage the house, but what you'd get is a week of the best tennis of your life, and from a man that is so genuine, he seems to be a long lost uncle!!
    The Emerson family are there, his wife Joy is a good hostess and makes you feel at home and welcomed. His son Tony, is one of the coaches and has the patience of a saint, will stay on court with you knocking 'till you are tired; not very long!"
    —E.M., Int., January 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "This is as close to a Utopian experience for a tennis player as possible. The setting is amazing, with beautifully maintained clay courts laid out with a view of a glacier even in the summertime. The tennis is both challenging and instructive: Roy demonstrates a separate stroke or strategy twice a day,which is then followed by a two-hour session with either Roy or one of the seasoned pros.
    The week is filled with humor and good cheer, all with an exquisite array of great food and wines, a professional hotel staff that is mostly constant over the 10-years we have been there,and, if more is needed, an Olympic-size pool and world-class spa. Joy Emerson adds the final touch of fun and grace to the week, and by the end of the week you feel like you've joined a tennis family."
    —T.S., Adv., December 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "simply put have had a great time. The pros, the setting, the company have been wonderful. As long as i am physically fit i will be coming annually to Gstaad and Roys camp. I cant wait until my teenager can join me at the camp and receive the occasional caustic yet spot on pearls of wisdom from the Great man himself. I am a decent player but 2 little hints from Roy and my game has improved dramatically this year.
    I would probably prefer a few more drills tossed in but one plays so much tennis during the week that it probably has little impact. Gstaad Palace is a sight to behold and the general atmosphere is incomparable no matter what level of tennis one plays."
    —V.E., Adv., December 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "2011 marked our 6th tennis week in Gstaad with Roy and all his wonderful instructors! The tennis is amazing and the Palace Hotel is unparalleled in service and cuisine. Joy and Roy Emerson's attention to detail makes the week a joy. When you break down the hotel, meals, and instruction - the value is unbeatable. You could not have the same experience anywhere else in the world. Weaknesses: somedays the mountains are only gorgeous instead of breathtaking."—K.S., Adv. Int., November 2011
  • 4-Ball Rating "This was our 10th visit. Great pros, beautiful facilities, terrific group of participants from around the world, plus the warm atmosphere created by Roy Emerson and his wife Joy. Roy makes the program work for players of all ages and levels. Hotel is over-the-top in elegance, great food and service."—S.S., Adv., November 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Only positives. The people, the hotel, the setting, the tennis - it is an experience, a delight. Everything and everyone is professionl and everyone cares. Best vacation and best tennis ever."—S.E., Int., November 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The Camp is professionally run. Roy's enthusiasm is infectious.He pays individual attention to everyone and makes learning a joyful experience. All the Coaches are trained so well to look at individual needs. Joy Emerson brings in the homely touch.Both of them take every effort to ensure that you and your wife are well taken care of.We are vegetarians.They spoke to the Chef and the MatD so that we did not go hungry.
    The Spa and the ambience of the Hotel is outstanding. The Palace is ideally situated with the best view of the mountains."
    —K.V., Int., November 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "A ten out of ten experience on every level. The tennis instruction was extraordinary. Without wanting to change my whole game, I was given wonderful advice for great improvement for all aspects of my game. The location is stunningly beautiful, the accommodations and food five star. Totally recommend the experience without any reservation and can't wait to go back again."—P.E., Int., October 2011
  • 5-Ball Rating "Paradise, with the best tennis instruction I've ever had. I look forward to this tennis week every year. Roy, the pro's, the participants are all great. The Palace Hotel in Gstaad is truly 5 star."—J.V., Adv. Int., October 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Best tennis experience ever! Roy and his staff are excellent with new and returning players alike. The instruction, the setting and the social aspects were all wonderful. We even got to sing with Roy and the pros at dinner - remember, "Down the Middle Solves the Riddle!""—J.T., Int., October 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Great Tennis and Culinary Expirience"—A.B., Int., October 2011
  • 5-Ball Rating "I have played tennis at many resorts in the US and Europe but this is by far and away the best week of tennis you will ever have. Roy and Joy are the perfect hosts for an unforgettable experience. The player/coach ratio provides lots of individual instruction and Roy's ability to match you with players of similar abilities will always provide you with good competition. And you will play LOTS of tennis.
    I am a strong intermediate player and my wife is intermediate and we both felt that the coaching was perfectly tailored to our individual levels. And the setting in Gstaad in unrivaled - the mountain views will you make forget any bad shot in a moment. The lodging, food, and service at the Palace is truly five-star - the individual service at the hotel matches the individual coaching you receive on court. Be sure to take the tour of the kitchens and wine cellar as well. The week we spent was not just the best week of tennis we have ever had, but the best vacation ever."
    —E.E., Low Int., October 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Why would anyone go away to tennis camp for a week in Switzerland? The answer is so very simple. This is the best camp in the most beautiful location with wonderful instructors all led by the grand master himself, Roy Emerson. This was our tenth visit, our second visit this year. We went this year in July and in September and the weather is actually more spectacular later than earlier. The hotel and staff are gracious and most important to me: not off-putting.
    The hotel is formal but the staff makes me feel right at home even though they are used to dealing with the "hoity-toity" and "high and mighty" all winter long. Wake up to the mountain views, wander down to breakfast in your tennis duds and be sure to get fruit, granola and if you want, eggs to order, Swiss cheeses, and homemade breads (and dozens of other choices.) Then its out to the courts for a morning full of tennis instruction mixed in with doubles games. Then it is time for a shower and lunch on the covered veranda. It would be too difficult to convey how wonderful the food tastes after the morning tennis. Then after a brief rest, it is back to the courts for more instruction, but more emphasis on doubles play.
    When the tennis day is over, it is time to get ready to hang out in the huge stainless steel hot tub with its soothing jets and chat with other campers. When it's time for dinner, you can dine with your partner or join other campers who come on their own.
    There is no place quite like it in the world and there is no one else like Roy Emerson who is probably the most insightful instructor you will ever meet. Then, there is Joy, Roy's beautiful wife who quietly makes sure that everyone is where they want to be doing what they want to be doing.
    This is the best... There is no other way to say it."
    —J.M., Adv. Int., September 2011
  • 5-Ball Rating "The setting was the most inviting. A 100 year old classic European hotel set in a quaint yet upscale resort, Gstaad. The clay courts are as much a part of the ambiance as the hotel. When I saw them on line is all I wanted to do was play on them. The spa is as elegant as any I have been in. The camp includes board and the food was 5star. I heard a camper say "this is a food camp with tennis on the side".
    Roy, a great personality, is so fundamental about his tennis that he breaks it down in simple fashion which I completely understood, visualized and implemented. His staff is very hands on and helpful and available. Patient for the beginners yet challenging for advanced players. I received a lot of individual attention,instruction and private time with a pro.
    My wife attended and didnt play but had her days full with activities and joined us for all meals, which we could chose alone or socializing with other campers. Very easy going. Well worth the trip and value. I will be back."
    —M.H., Adv. Int., September 2011
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy Emerson has an uncanny ability to assess your strengths and weaknesses from the first few shots - and to move you around during the week, matching you with other players and coaches who will ensure you play some of the best tennis of your life! And laugh out loud while doing so!
    The quality is as high as you could imagine - whether we are talking about the tennis, the teaching or the Palace - quite literally - where the camp is based. The mountain scenery is spectacular - and so is the food - but I bet what you will really remember is the wonderful people - the extraordinary hotel staff, the charismatic tennis pros and, in our experience, many of your fellow players.  "
    —A.M., Int., January 2011
  • 4-Ball Rating "fantastic scenery, great professional tennis coaches, friendly atmosphere, good food, excellent wine,  "—M.P., Adv., January 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating "This is the ultimate tennis week. If you love tennis, you'll love Roy and his crew of coaches - especially his son Antony. The coaching is spot on, you'll never have a dull moment and you'll be in the lap of luxury at the Gstaad Palace.
    It is a great privilege to be coached by the great Roy Emerson and everyone gets a fair share of his time and attention. Cross racquets with Roy and your crossing racquets with a true tennis legend.
    And if you want something a little special in addition to the tennis, the Spa at the Palace is amazing, the villages are gorgeous and the social events organised by Roy's wonderfully lovely wife, Joy are even more special.
    I've now been twice and I can't wait to go again.  "
    —C.S., Int., December 2010
  • 4-Ball Rating "In 2004, the USTA magazine had a centerfold in the February issue which was aerial photo of the tennis courts at the Palace Hotel. We were in out family room and I told my husband that we would need to go there that summer. He stated that he had never really had any interest in going to Switzerland. I told him that nonetheless, we were going to Gstaad, Switzerland come summertime so that we could go to the Emerson Tennis Week.
    I have reminded him every year since that time that I was right. We eagerly look forward to our camp week every year. The camp is true luxury and so much fun. Roy Emerson is the pro of all pros. He can assess your game in the first 15 minutes of the first session on Monday morning. He will remember from year to year what your strengths and weaknesses are and will put together instruction that is tailor made for your game.
    Roy and Joy (Roy's wife) make you feel so welcome that you will instantly feel at home. It is a camp where you can go as a couple or as a solo traveler and have a great time. It is definitely a camp where if you go once, you will be hooked. I must not omit mentioning that the hotel is incredible, the staff is extraordinary, and the setting is spectacular. Gstaad is about three hours by train from Geneva. You really don't need a car during your week at the camp.
    Tennis sessions are from 9:30 to 12:00 and 2:30 to 5:00 every day except Wednesday when the whole camp goes to a lovely mountain top to have a traditional Swiss picnic. This is when I remind my husband how he had never wanted to go to Switzerland. He is getting sick of the reminders.  "
    —J.M., Adv. Int., November 2010
  • 5-Ball Rating "it is the only place to go ! period, nothing like it and nowhere better to go than the Palace Hotel with its fabulous staff, service, location and food. Roy Emerson and his team are one of their greatest assets! Top notch , gold medal qualtiy stuff.  "—L.D., Adv. Int., November 2010
  • 5-Ball Rating "For ten years I have attended Roy's and Joy's Wonderful Week of tennis at the fabulous Gstaad Palace with my doubles partner. It's something we look forward to all year, starting the day camp ends while we are on our way back to the US. Many of the pros have become personal friends, staying in touch through the years, and the hotel Staff welcomes us back as if they've been waiting for us all year. It's hard to top an experience like that!!!!"—B.K., Adv. Int., October 2010
  • 4½-Ball Rating "If you and your mate enjoy tennis, then the Roy Emerson Tennis Week at the world famous Palace Hotel in Gstaad Switzerland will be unforgettable due to the following:
    1. Excellent daily personal attention to your forehand, backhand, volley and serve 2. Fabulous instruction directly from Roy himself 3. A five star hotel at reasonable rates with five star personal service from the Palace Staff. 4. The beauty of Gstaad in the Swiss Alps and the quaintness of the surrounding Saanen valley.
    This is an unforgettable tennis vacation experience and one that stands above all tennis vacations"
    —T.L., Adv. Int., October 2010
  • 5-Ball Rating "the setting is beyond beautiful. the resort is heaven. the tennis is magnificent. those three sentences sum it up.
    each july i look forward to my week in gstaad. the days start with the sun shimmering through the mountains and resting on the red clay tennis courts. then breakfast on the patio overlooking the swiss countryside. followed by a lesson from one of the greatest players in history. roy emerson takes the time to watch every player closely and make those little corrections which can greatly enhance your game.
    this is followed by three hours, which pass like minutes, on the courts. top notch instructors culled from around the world work with individual players. after the morning lesson a sumptuous lunch again on the patio. then return to the courts in the afternoon for more tennis.
    the evenings include: spa treatments by the pool, cocktails in the elegant bar, or resting on the lounges in gardens which look like they were drawn from a henry james novel. the days fly by, the knowledge, and skill gained last a lifetime."
    —S.T., Adv. Int., October 2010
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Absolutely Perfect. Extraordinary man Roy Emerson brings together a group of tennis pros from around the world with a group of persons such as my self of all ages who love to play and watch tennis and on top of that hear all Roy's lifelong wonderful stories about the tennis world )and hear his sage wisdom about how to approve one's game). On top of that throw in the most beautiful mountain, hotel, food, and staff and you might say you have quite a wonderful stay. Going every summer has become tradition for me which I hope continues for my lifetime."—M.A., Adv. Int., October 2010
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The Roy Emerson Tennis Week set in stunning Gstaad is a must for anyone who wants to raise his or her game to that next level. As you get on to the courts in the morning each day, the great Emerson himself is at hand - ready to coach and coax you forward with patience and humour. The learning, one feels, is almost osmotic: subtle but very effective. The camp is organized around multiple levels - from those at a pretty basic level all the way to seasoned types. In each case, Roy and his battery of exceptional pro coaches take the trouble to examine your game, help you make the necessary corrections - often just enough to make all the difference. And it's not just your game, it's about court craft and strategy too: better ways to approach the net, and when to deploy your repertoire of strokes...the learning is terrific. And at the end of a long day, get pampered by the great staff, the spa and the top-of-line food at the Grand Palace Hotel. As evening draws close, watch the sun set behind the gorgeous snow-clad peaks. My advice: do it!"—A.R., Adv. Int., October 2010
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is the third consecutive year I have been to Gstaad, Switzerland to attend one of Roy Emerson's tennis weeks. I am completely and utterly hooked as indeed is the case with so many others. Once you have been you won't want to go anywhere else! I understand 85% return so that statistic speaks for itself. The reason a week in Gstaad is so enjoyable is because of the beautiful setting, the Gstaad Palace hotel (one of the loveliest hotels in the world) and of course the exceptional tennis instruction. Roy Emerson has such a natural way with him making it all sound so simple and he has his son, Anthony, along with half a dozen handsome, skillful Swiss coaches,to demonstrate how easy it is! By the end of the week, after five hours instruction each day, every muscle starts to ache but Roy's sense of humour is enough to distract even the heavily disabled! The only weakness I can bring to mind is the Swiss franc so start saving now and you'll never regret visiting the best tennis camp in the world!"—J.G., Low Int., October 2010
  • 5-Ball Rating "Tennis, the food and the atmosphere are fantastic!"—G.C., Adv. Int., October 2010
  • 5-Ball Rating "Loved it! Perfect. Great pros, wonderful people, beautiful place. Just so, so nice. Can't wait to do it again! My game even went to the next level as a result of this tennis vacation."—L.C., Low Int., September 2010
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—B.F., Adv. Int., September 2010
  • 4-Ball Rating "Just got back from a Roy Emerson Tennis week at The Palace, Gstaad. I had the most fantastic time, it was absolutely wonderful. Great coaching, great company and 5 star accomodation and dining. Perfect setting and very hard to beat.
    It was the best time since I used to go to Summer Camp as a kid. Definitely going back next year and hopefully will make it an annual event. If you like tennis and the good life, this is 100% for you!!"
    —I.S., Adv. Int., July 2010
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Fantastic week! I have been there 5 times adding an extra week each year!! Great coaches, spectacular location the finest of the finest... It is nice to be remember each year by the hotel staff " welcome home"... Great way to improve your game while meeting people fromm all over the world and having fun. And if you are single do not worry, you are never excluded... Highly recommended!!"—E.M., Adv. Int., March 2010
  • 4½-Ball Rating "After repeated encouragement from friends whose 2010 visit to this camp will be their 10th, I decided to give it a try. On the theory that actions speak louder than words, I will start by saying that 2010 will be my third consecutive year attending and last year I was lucky enough to stay for 2 weeks.
    What was so special? I will not be able to capture it all but will mention a few things that stand out. Roy Emerson is not a figurehead who lends his name to this camp. He is the camp. He doesn't make short appearances. He is on the courts before anyone else and leaves at the end of the day. He personally works with some groups and he spends a lot of time and energy getting to know everyone to ensure each is placed in the proper court and has a good time.
    Roy and his wife Joy are delightful, accessible and it has been a privilege to have gotten to know them and consider them great friends. The next best thing are the people (coaches and players) the Emersons have attracted over the years. A very high percentage of each group consists of repeat visitors from different parts of the world. In the 2 years I have attended, I have made wonderful friends.
    The hotel and the surroundings are spectacular and, if 5 hours of tennis per day is too much, there are fabulous hiking trails and opportunities to do other things like ballooning, paragliding, or simply relaxing in the spa. I have travelled extensively throughout the world and can say that the service at the Gstaad Palace is among the best I have experienced. If you love tennis, great people, getting pampered and having a good time, this is the camp for you."
    —M.N., Adv., March 2010
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Aside from the beautiful backdrop of the Swiss Alps and the idylic town of Gstaad at the 5 star Gstaad Palace, you get top notch tennis instruction by Roy and his team of instructors. Its an intense week of tennis but Roy's charm permeates through the program. He has created a unique culture at the camp so you find that despite physically pushing yourself through 5 hours of tennis a day, your will also often find yourself laughing and smiling. The spa is an ideal spot to unwind after a long day on the courts -- probably one of the best in Europe in my opinion. This was my first tennis camp vacation and I know that I will be returning in 2010. I now understand why over 90% of participants in my week were either returning participants or newbies like me who hope to return. Roy Emerson's tennis week is a hard habit to break!"—C.L., Low Int., November 2009
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I attended Roy's tennis week 2 years running and cannot wait to go again next year. A whole week of informative coaching, lots of exercise, delicious and nutricious meals in the most relaxing atmosphere. My tennis has improved dramatically. Roy, Joy, Antony, Heidi and all the coaches are delightful as are the staff in The Palace Hotel."—Y.A., Adv. Int., October 2009
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Roy is a wonderful man - one of the great tennis players with plenty of stories of life on the tours, insights into other players as well as a terrific coach. He is interested in YOU, and gives you full measure. You are surrounded by the Swiss Alps while you play and at night you can enjoy the full ambience of the 5* Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland along with amazing food."—R.R., Adv. Int., October 2009
  • 5-Ball Rating "When you start with Gstaad, Switzerland, add to it a five star hotel renowned for its food, accomodations, old world service, what more is there to say...? Well, you can talk about Roy Emerson and his family. Roy, his wife Joy, and son and daughter each play a role in making, both your stay in Switzerland, and the tennis, a most memorable experience.
    I am an above average player, who was unsure that I wanted to participate in what one would believe was a "group" lesson. My fears quickly evaporated. Roy prepares for each class religiously. He knows your name, how you play, and how he can help you. He arranges the groups so you are constantly being challenged. The ratio of instuctors to students is near perfect. I never had a day where I felt cheated of an instuctor's time. Roy has learned to make a group lesson an "individual" lesson, every day. There wasn't a day when I didn't learn something new, or be reminded of a long forgotten way of hitting the ball.
    This review wouldn't be complete without mentioning, the "fun" you'll have learning tennis from Roy. Whether it is the Aussie style or just Roy, you will find yourself laughing with Roy and walking around with a big grin on your face. The only complaint I heard, was on the last day when my many new friends and I, couldn't believe how fast the week had flown by...I'll be back!"
    —M.P., Adv., October 2009
  • 5-Ball Rating "What can I say. Roy Emerson is the best. A week with him and his wonderful family and staff from both Switzerland and the rest of the world is marvelous. I am in heavan. Couldn't ask for a better time playing and learning from the best in a beautiful setting and food to die for. Hope to go back and back and back."—M.A., Adv. Int., October 2009
  • 5-Ball Rating "Roy and Joy Emerson are very lovely people who host an outstanding week of tennis. The 5 hours of dedicated tennis instruction during each day of the week provided the perfect amount of drills and competition. I was sad to leave, and actually considered attending again during the same year. Lovely time!"—M.H., Int., October 2009
  • 5-Ball Rating "Returning to the Roy Emerson Tennis Week for a second time, I was struck by how fresh, energetic, helpful, and fun the experience was. Of all the tennis camps and lessons I have known, this is the best. The instruction is first-rate. Roy does not just give his name to the operation; he is the lead instructor and is in the midst of everything that goes on.The other instructors extend themselves as well.I enjoyed getting to know them on and off the court.
    The Gstaad Palace Hotel has comfortable rooms, fine food, excellent service, and a stunning setting. Where else can up toss up a ball to serve and see snow capped mountains? Roy told me I should be looking at the ball not the mountains. Roy and Joy work hard to make the week memorable for everyone. The mountain picnic and the dinners are full of stories, laughter, and new friendships. I hope I can attend again and look at the ball rather than the mountains when I'm serving."
    —W.P., Adv. Int., October 2009
  • 4½-Ball Rating "The week at Roy Emerson's in Gstaad is exquisite. The mountain setting is absolutely out of this world. The Palace Hotel is an incredible institution (fully renovated spa). And the environment and tennis instruction is perfect. Roy provides personalized instruction for everyone, and the team of pros is not only very congenial, there are lots of great players -- to cite in particular his son Antony. On top of that, they kit you out with a nice set of goodies."—M.D., Adv., September 2009
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Wonderful coaching in simply magnificent surroundings. Every individual is given personal attention to improve their game in friendly and efficient way guaranteeing that everyone's tennis improves and above all everybody has a lot of fun."—M.P., Adv., September 2009
  • 4½-Ball Rating "the best the best the best and only the best.. fabulous hotel, great staff.. Roy and Joy Emerson (doesnt get any better) they have great coaches and Gstaad Switzerland.. need I say more.."—L.D., Adv., September 2009
  • 5-Ball Rating "This is one of the best weeks of tennis anywhere. It's great tennis, food, and atmosphere. Roy and Joy are fantastic hosts and they assemble pros from around the world. It's an amazing week."—S.S., Adv. Int., April 2009
  • 5-Ball Rating "My 2008 summer trip to Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks in Gstaad was my second at this fabulous destination... treated like royalty in every respect. The Palace Hotel is premier; the rooms are gorgeous, the views to die for, and the food is unsurpassed. But even more incredible is spending hours on the tennis courts with Roy and his world class pros, receiving personal attention at every turn. Regardless of whether you are fairly new to the game or have been at it for decades, you will learn more in one week with Roy than you would in years at your own club. I hope I can return again and again. Roy and his family are so inclusive and make you feel welcome in the warmest way."—B.M., Low Int., January 2009
  • 4½-Ball Rating "High quality coaching staff and wonderful scenery lead by a tennis legend. What more could a tennis player want. This is an outstanding camp with plenty of coaching each day for all ages and standards. I enjoyed it that much that I was eager to get on court each day despite my aching 61 year old limbs.
    spaceThe accommodation and staff at the Gstaad Palace hotel show why Switzerland has such a good reputation for luxury hotels. The accommodation and food was sumptuous and the staff helpful and friendly. For example, although the building is not fully adapted to the needs of my wife's wheel chair the staff were extremely helpful, even removing a door from its hinges to help us get better access.
    spaceI wholeheartedly recommend Roy Emmerson tennis weeks."
    —G.M., Adv. Int., January 2009

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Rates and Reservations

The prices for the Emerson weeks include lodging for six nights, instruction, all meals, one massage, use of the swimming pool and gymnasium, and taxes. For information and reservations, email Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks.

Emerson Weeks: June 23-29, 2019
From CHF 4,800 single, CHF 4,200/person/double (non-participant in same room, CHF 3,400)

Emerson Weeks:June 30-July 6, July 7-13, 2019
From CHF 4,800 single, CHF 4,200/person/double (non-participant in same room, CHF 3,400)

Emerson Weeks: July 14-20, Aug. 25-31, 2019
From CHF 4,800 single, CHF 4,200/person/double (non-participant in same room, CHF 3,400)

Sept. 1-7, 2019
From CHF 4,800 single, CHF 4,200/person/double (non-participant in same room, CHF 3,400)

Gstaad Palace
CH-3780 Gstaad, Switzerland