The Great Escape: Best Tennis Resorts

It’s time. Grab your racquet, hop on a plane and go play somewhere amazing! There’s nothing like an escape…and who knows, maybe the pro at one of these destinations will tweak your game to new heights.  Here are some of the top tennis resorts in the world waiting for you, hand-selected by former pro circuit tennis player and travel expert, Adriana Isaza of Elite Tennis & Travel. Lose yourself and play…OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION RESORT

39 Beach Lagoon Road / Amelia Island, Florida

Known for great tennis programs for adults; small groups; individualized instruction

QuickStart programs for kids under-12; after-school junior programs; and a summer junior day camp

Great fitness center; Beautiful location & beaches



62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive / Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Beautiful tennis courts & good pros

Game matching for adults

Private instruction, clinics and round robins

Kids’ programs during the summers and busy holiday periods

Great location near the beach



Kaiserweg 1 / A-6353 Going / Austria

Magical, rejuvenating location

Great tennis pros and academy

Operates year-round

Guests enrolled in the PBI camp program get two hours of group instruction each morning (maximum student:pro ratio of 4:1).

Midweek campers also can participate in a singles tournament, whose winners are invited back for a special Masters tournament in November, and close out their stay with tennis Olympics (a series of on-court games) for prizes.

Hotel guests not in the program can take private lessons, play matches (the staff will find opponents), play in a free weekly doubles round robin, and during slow weeks join other guests and campers for midday doubles with the pros.

During busy weeks, the staff also stages an exhibition or puts on a performance of the lively PBI Tennis Show, an exhibition of juggling and ball control combined with a spoof of different playing styles.



CH-3780 Gstaad, Switzerland

Great for a romantic tennis week

Tennis legend Roy Emerson conducts six-day tennis camps on the hotel’s four red-clay courts

Unbelievable vistas, luxury and food


S.S.195 Km.39.600 (09010) Pula Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

12 tennis courts – 10 clay, 1 natural grass, and 1 synthetic – all floodlit for night use

International professionals on hand throughout the season, from April to October. Such as Pat Cash, Jonas Björkman, Paul Haarhuis, Claudio Mezzadri, Karel Novacek and Charlie Steeb

Head coach at the Forte Village Tennis Club and Tennis Academy is Rocco Loccisano, a former top Australian; once trainer to Wimbledon champion Pat Cash

1-to-1 or group tennis courses for all age or standard, from beginner to high level

Offers superior rackets for hire, a stringing service, and a specialist Babolat and Lotto store



Pinney’s Beach, Charlestown, Nevis West Indies, Caribbean

10-courts: hard and red-clay

Well-run program of adult and junior clinics, social mixers, game matching, and private lessons, men’s round robin that brings together tennis-playing staff, locals, and guests

Gorgeous beaches; fitness center



La Romana, Dominican Republic

“Wimbledon of the Carribean” country club style La Terraza Tennis Center in this “sporting life” luxury resort with golf, sailing, polo & more…

13 “immaculately maintained” har-tru courts

25 USPTR certified staff

Private tennis lessons year-round, tournaments, exhibitions

Rental equipment is available in the Tennis Pro Shop



Punta Mita, Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, Mexico 63734

Great tennis staff

Tennis instruction for all levels

Private lessons, junior tennis clinics

Kids for all seasons clinics

Game matching; junior program; ball machine; racket rental; stringing services



5007 Estate Shoys, Christiansted, Virgin Islands

“Gracious . Elegant . Legendary.”

Tennis Magazine called The Buccaneer “the best tennis resort in the Virgin Islands”

Group lessons for adults and juniors; Pro shop

Annual tournaments for guests’ participation

Pairing up players; Weekly round robins; Doubles drills for ladies; Cardio Clinics

On Sundays you can play with the local members


LA MANGA CLUB (Sport & Leisure)

Calle de Atamaria / La Manga Club Resort, 30389 Cartagena, Spain

28-court club (red clay, hard and artificial grass) and former Davis Cup at 1,400-acre villa resort

Next to 5 Star Hotel Principe Felipe

Tournaments for Adults Mondays & Fridays

Mix doubles on Wednesdays

Ladies Doubles on Thursdays

Junior Tournaments for different age groups during the week

La Manga Club has been an Official Partner of the European Tennis Federation since 2009

Host to clubs and teams from across Europe for their clay court training, as well as a number of high level European tournaments and tennis events




Adriana Isaza Bio: Colombian National Tennis Champion 1984-1987; Junior Wimbledon 1985; Junior French Open 1985, NCAA All American First Team; Silver medalist Pan American Games Indianapolis 1987; University of North Florida Athletic Dept. Hall of Fame Inductee 2008; WTA world ranked top 280 1988; USPTR Certified Tennis Professional.

Adriana Isaza, organizes junior and adult tennis experiences around the world. She can be reached at or via email at For more about Adriana, you can read her story here on Courtgirl Mag.