Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps
Courtesy Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
The annual rankings of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps have just been published and there is a new No. 1 Resort: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida. The Omni Amelia Island first broke into the Top 25 last year after Cliff Drysdale Tennis took over management of its 23-court Racquet Park and installed Scott Colebourne as director. Since then, Colebourne has continually improved the quality and breadth of the tennis experience, for adults and kids alike.
The top camp ranking once again went to the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks held summer and fall at the Gstaad Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and winner of 12 Grand Slam singles titles, Emerson has operated his luxury camp since 1974, luring an international clientele with world-class instruction, his engaging personality, and the stunning alpine setting.
These rankings are based solely on reviews submitted by vacationers over the past year. Participants are asked not only to write a summary of their experience but also to evaluate the resort or camp based on more than 20 criteria that range across the entire gamut of the vacation experience, from the quality of the tennis staff, instruction, and programs to such creature comforts as the lodging and cuisine. Those ratings are then converted to a numerical score that determines the annual ranking, and also provide data to rate resorts in each of the crucial categories.
Club Med's Generation Cup Tournament Series
Hall of Famer and Grand Slam Doubles winner Rosie Casals and her company Sportswoman Inc. have teamed up with Tennis Media Group to bring you a new tournament circuit for senior tennis players: Club Med Generation Cup Series. The events bring together men and women 50-70 years of age to compete in a round-robin format with both men's and women's doubles and mixed.
At these five- and six-day tournaments participants vie for trophies, prizes, and free vacations. The series launches Nov. 15, 2014 at Club Med-Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, then moves to a different venue each month, culminating in the Championship round at Club Med-Sandpiper Bay in Florida in April 2015. For more information, visit www.generationcup.com, which also has information about booking a Club Med holiday encompassing each tournament.
Exclusive Packages and Specials
Discounts, room upgrades, and special packages only available on Tennis Resorts Online.
Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
All here. All yours. All pro.
Escape to the Four-Diamond Resort at Longboat Key Club and enjoy complimentary play on our USTA award-winning, 20-court Tennis Gardens. Experience golf, spa, dining, and Sarasota’s culture and nightlife. Click here now for our "Tennis Tune Up Package" Package.
Port Royal Racquet Club, South Carolina
Special $30/Person Off Group Packages
Book our team Ambassador Package for groups and receive $30.00 off per person for stays between August - December of this year. Our three-night Ambassador Package includes Two-Bedroom Deluxe villas (based on four people sharing a two-bedroom), six hours of clinics, unlimited court time, one lunch at our clubhouse, souvenirs and pro shop discounts. Our normal Ambassador discounted price is $405.00 per person, but if you mention Tennis Resorts Online when you book you will receive the extra specail rate of $375.00 per person! To make your reservation for your team tennis trip, please call Tanda at 843-686-8803 and say you want the Tennis Resorts Online special rate. We will look forward to having you vacation with us!
Julian Krinsky School of Tennis, Pennsylvania (Juniors)
JKCP Special: Save on Jr. Packages
Tennis Resorts Online has secured a discount of $250* off residential and $100 off day* bookings on any tennis camp you book at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. To get it, email email@example.com or apply online at http://www.jkcp.com and use one of these codes: for Residential camps, TRORES2014, and for day camps, TRODAY2014.
Not sure what you want? Send an online brochure request.
*Note: May not be combined with other discounts.
Saddlebrook Tennis (Hopman), Florida
Exclusive Weekend and weeklong special BOGO
From now through July 27th, Saddlebrook Resort has weeklong (Monday-Friday) & weekend (Friday-Sunday) special "Buy One, Get One" packages exclusively for Tennis Resorts Online readers.
- "Doubles BOGO Spectacular": Book a weekend clinic for yourself along with double-occupancy lodging for two, and your roommate gets the same clinic for free (of equal value or less). The clinic package includes 10 hours of instruction (in our regularly scheduled sessions), match play, and welcome fruit basket.
- "Fun in the Sun BOGO": Book a weeklong clinic for yourself along with double-occupancy lodging for two and your roommate gets the same clinic for free (of equal value or less). This package includes 25 hours of instruction per participant (in our regular scheduled sessions), match play, and lodging.
John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, Texas
TRO Exclusive: Save $100!
Tennis Resorts Online users can claim a special $100/person discount on any adult all-inclusive week-long camp program. To get it, telephone reservations toll-free at 800-444-6204 or email the Ranch. You must mention Tennis Resorts Online to get the discount. Request a brochure.
Your Recent Reviews
Every time you review a resort or camp you know first hand, you're automatically entered in a drawing for one of the two tennis vacations we're giving away: Saddlebrook International Tennis and TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort by Wyndham, both in Florida, and New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush, in Vermont.
Here's a sample of recent critiques of the top resorts and camps by other vacationers, followed by a link where you can post your own.
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