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The Boulevard Village & Tennis Club

Vero Beach, Florida

By Roger Cox, Editor

This $4 million club, with its 13 Har-Tru courts, pro shop, adjacent fitness center (its suite of equipment chosen specifically to meet the needs of tennis players), and a free-form swimming pool, is the focal point of 32 courtside villas, whose appearance was inspired by the architecture in Key West. You can bed down next to the courts in a one-to-three-bedroom villa or a little farther away in a two-to-three-bedroom townhome, both having fully equipped kitchens and washer dryers. Dining is limited to sandwiches and salads at lunch in the clubhouse, supplemented a few nights a week by similarly light dinners. But there are numerous restaurants and a beach a mere five-minute drive away.




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Pro Shop: 772-234-6867
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Much of the programming focuses on members; however, Kurt Grabher, who runs the highly regarded New England Tennis Holidays, spends mid October to mid May in Vero Beach and will, on request, put together a custom-tailored program designed around the specific needs of individuals, groups, or teams.

Courts & Fees. There are 13 Har-Tru clay courts outdoors 7 with high-quality lighting for night play. Court fees: None.

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Fitness Center. The well-equipped fitness center with windows on the outdoor swimming pool has a stretch rack, Cybex machines, dumbbells, and freeweights all chosen with the needs of tennis players in mind.

And ... There is a free-form swimming pool adjacent to the tennis courts.

Lodging

This 22-acre triangular-shaped property has courts at one end bordered by 32 one-to-three-bedroom villas and 66 town homes, also one-to-three bedroom but with attached two-car garages, at the other. The villa I stayed in had a fully equipped kitchen, washer-dryer, and patio facing the courts.

Restaurants

The Sports Bar in the tennis clubhouse serves lunch from Tuesday to Saturday and light dinners (sandwiches, salads) from Monday to Friday. My villa had coffee and a coffeemaker but I otherwise had to lay in my own supplies for breakfast.

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Rates and Reservations

New England Tennis Holidays runs "Stay and Play" programs on request from October through April. That package typically includes 4 hours/day of tennis clinics, lunch, lodging in a 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom villa, and access to the pool and fitness center. Alternative lodging available in a nearby Marriott hotel. Rates below are per person/double occupancy; lower rates for larger groups. Tennis only rates are also available.

Dec. 14, 2015-May 1, 2016
2-day: $519/person. 3-day: $729/person. 5-day: $1,069/person.

Instruction Only
1 Day: $160. 2 Days: $309. 3 Days: $449. 5 Days: $699

The Boulevard Village & Tennis Club
1620 Boulevard Village Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32967

Travel Essentials

Travel Instructions. From I-95 take the Vero Beach exit 147. Head east on Rte. 60/Osceola Parkway for 8.4 miles. Turn left (north) on Indian River Blvd. and continue for 2.7 miles. The club is on the left.

General Tourist Information. Visit the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce website or contact them at 772-567-3491 or the Vero Beach section of the Visit Florida website.