By Roger Cox, Editor
Ordinarily, one of the requirements to be listed on Tennis Resorts Online is a resident teaching professional not only to offer lessons but to organize other programs as well. Rustico Resort on Canada's Prince Edward Island does not meet that requirement; on the other hand it has six grass courts, a couple of well-attended summer grass-court tournaments—one for juniors, one for adults—and an oceanfront setting in an area of the country where resort tennis is extremely rare. Owned and operated by the Langdale family, this ecologically sensitive 200-acre rural property overlooks Rustico Bay on the north shore of Prince Edward Island. Guests bed down in suites and cottages all with satellite television, full modern kitchens with microwaves and dishwashers, DVD players, and private decks with views of the bay. They have access to those six grass courts as well as to a par 72, 18-hole golf course, a heated saltwater pool, and to nearby bike and kayak rentals as well as to the beaches and national parks on the island.
Very few resorts have grass courts, certainly none as intimate or remote as the Rustico Resort. Nevertheless, for comparison's sake, also take a look at:
Lodging options range from a junior suite to a 4-bedroom cottage.
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Seasons. The main tennis season runs from late spring into fall
Travel Instructions. By Air: Rustico Resort is roughly 20 minutes from Charlottetown Airport (YYG), which is served by Air Canada, Delta, WestJet, and Sunwing.
General Tourist Information. For information about vacationing on Prince Edward Island, visit the Tourism Prince Edward Island website or phone toll-free, 1-800-464-4734.