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


 

MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL

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


 

BIO-HOTEL STANGLWIRT

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.


 

GSTAAD PALACE

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


FORTE VILLAGE RESORT

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


 

FOUR SEASONS RESORT NEVIS

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


 

CASA DE CAMPO

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


 

FOUR SEASONS PUNTA MITA

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


 

THE BUCCANEER

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


 

 

 

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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 elitetennistravel.com or via email at info@elitetennistravel.com. For more about Adriana, you can read her story here on Courtgirl Mag.