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Top Tennis And Pickleball Resorts & Camps For 2022

Although delayed because of the pandemic, Tennis Resorts Online has once again published its rankings of the best tennis resorts and camps worldwide. This year we've added yet another category: the nation's top pickleball resorts. We based this year's tennis and camp honorees on reviews submitted between May 1, 2019 and June 10, 2022 by tennis vacationers like yourselves, and we then used that data to determine the rankings. No resort ranked in the Top 10 without have received at least 25 reviews or in the Top 25 without at least 10. The Top 5 Tennis Camps similarly required at least 25 reviews. As in the past, we asked readers to critique their stay on the basis of more than a dozen criteria that contribute to a quality tennis experience. To compute the rankings for both tennis resorts and tennis camps, we use a formula that overweights such key elements as the quality of the staff, instruction, game arranging, and overall tennis or pickleball experience while also factoring in the remaining criteria—lodging, cuisine, and dollar value chief among them. For pickleball, we took a different approach. Because we only began to ask for pickleball reviews late last year, we didn't really have a sufficient number for the results to be statistically meaningful. To compensate, we supplemented the reviews we did have with our own research into the pickleball resorts that excelled in a combination of great staff, broad-based instruction, social atmosphere, round-robin events, optional multi-day academies, and finally tournaments.
We have broken the results down into three categories: the Top 50 Tennis Resorts, the Top 15 Tennis Camps, and the Top 5 Pickleball Resorts. We also singled out resorts and camps that excelled in many of the individual features we asked players to assess, like best staff or best lodging. To see which fared best in individual areas, visit Categories.
These rankings represent the collective wisdom of thousands of tennis and pickleball players. Taken as a whole, the resorts and camps that make the list reflect the rich diversity in the tennis and pickleball vacation landscapes because as a group they also reflect the diversity of your own needs and preferences. In that sense, every property on our list is a "great" resort or camp. As I look over the rankings as a whole, I'm impressed by the depth of the field. I don't see three No. 1s; I see scores of options for a rewarding tennis or pickleball vacation. The choice comes down to one final issue: Which suits you best?

Roger Cox, Editor

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Gold Medal Resorts

Top 25 Tennis Resorts

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
  2. Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina
  3. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, California
  4. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii
  5. Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol, Austria
  6. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
  7. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida
  8. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
  9. Boulders Resort & Spa, Arizona
  10. Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis, West Indies
  11. Boar's Head Resort, Virginia
  12. Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas
  13. Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire
  1. Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Hawaii
  2. Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
  3. La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, California
  4. Omni Amelia Island Resort, Florida
  5. The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
  6. Silverado Resort and Spa, California
  7. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, California
  8. Topnotch Resort, Vermont
  9. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, California
  10. Wintergreen Resort, Virginia
  11. Hanalei Bay Resort, Hawaii
  12. Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, South Carolina

Silver Medal Resorts

Resorts Nos. 11-150 (listed alphabetically)

Gold Medal Tennis Camps

  1. Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks, Switzerland
  2. PBI Tennis Camp at Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol Austria
  3. Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Amelia, Florida
  4. Wintergreen Tennis Academy, Virginia
  5. John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, Texas
  1. Boar's Head Tennis Academy, Virginia
  2. Dave Marshall Tennis, Delaware
  3. IMG Academy Tennis Program, Florida
  4. Cliff Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton, Vermont
  5. New England Tennis Holidays at Waterville, New Hampshire

Silver Medal Tennis Camps

Camps Nos. 11-15

Gold Medal Pickleball Resorts

  1. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, South Carolina
  2. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Florida
  3. Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas
  1. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Arizona
  2. Sea Colony, Delaware

View 2022 Rankings by Category

If you'd like to rate any of the tennis resorts, pickleball resorts, or tennis camps you've attended on vacation, visit the Rate a Resort page. All the new information we gather will be used to the rankings for 2023.