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Sugarbush Resort
New England Tennis Holidays

Warren, Vermont

By Roger Cox, Editor

New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush Resort, Vermont
Courtesy Sugarbush

Set in northern Vermont's Mad River Valley, Sugarbush made its name as a winter ski destination. That said, it has always had a seasonal flip side when the snow melts and attention focuses instead on tennis, golf, hiking, mountain biking, and other forms of mountain recreation, with a particular focus of luring families. Over the decades it has been the home to a series of summer tennis camps, most recently those offered by the long-running New England Tennis Holidays.

Tennis Features

From late spring into early fall, New England Tennis Holidays runs a classic tennis camp, consisting of five hours a day of on-court instruction and drills supplemented by videotape analysis on packages that include the option of lodging and some meals. The remainder of the year it offers clinics and private lessons by moving indoors. Several things set these sessions apart. Its director Kurt Grabher has been running camps in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Florida for some 30 years. Not only does that long experience give him a finely tuned sense of what campers and can reasonably accomplish but it has also encouraged him to hire experienced pros, people who are often teachers and coaches during the rest of the year. (See NETH Tennis Staff for more about the instructors.) One or more of them shares dinner with the campers, which furthers the camaraderie.
Courts & Fees. There are four Har-Tru which cascade through the trees near the Sugarbush Health & Recreation Center, which has indoor two hard courts. Court fees: Free to guests and camp participants outdoors; $20/hour indoors.

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New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush Ratings
( 322 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating
Instruction
4½-Ball Rating
Junior Tennis
3½-Ball Rating
Dollar Value
4½-Ball Rating


Bridges/Green Mountain

GREEN MOUNTAIN TENNIS ACADEMY is an ADULT TENNIS CAMP at Bridges Resort that compliments an already well-rounded tennis program. 1.5, 3 or 5 hour clinics, jr. camps and clinics, private lessons, round robins and pro exhibitions are all part of your stay in this tennis lovers paradise! bridgesresort.com/tennis

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Ratings

(651 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4½-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
5-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Game Matching
3-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
3½-Ball Rating Cuisine
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating


New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush Ratings
( 322 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
3½-Ball Rating

Other Recreation

Golf Courses. The resort has a one 18-hole championship course open from May into October.

Sugarbush Golf Club: Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed this 18-hole course. It has a classic mountain layout, notable for its great views and for punishing errant shots. Par: 72. Length: 5,231-6,464 yards. Open May to October.

Fitness Center. Located adjacent to the tennis courts, the Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and Jacuzzis and a complete indoor fitness center offering a climbing wall, cardio equipment, free weights, circuit training, and squash and racquetball courts. They run over 25 hours of group fitness classes per week, yoga, Tae-kwon do, and aqua aerobics among them. The indoor facilities include saunas, a co-ed steam room, personal training, massage rooms, and the tennis pro shop.

And ... Hiking trails abound, including a scenic 11.5-mile stretch of the Long Trail along the crest of the Green Mountains. The region is also laced with back roads suitable for bikers, both mountain and road. There's also a zipline.

Children's Programs

From late June to late August, the resort runs a variety of day camps for children ages 3 to 18. These include tennis, golf—or tennis and golf—mountain biking, adventure (biking, ziplining, hiking) camps.

Lodging

Accommodations at Sugarbush comprise a variety of condo complexes, with units ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. The newest of these is the Clay Brook at Sugarbush at the new Lincoln Peak Villages at the base of the mountain. Its units range from studios to five-bedroom suites, all with full kitchens, many with gas-log fireplaces. Finally, though not part of the resort, there is also the elegant Pitcher Inn, part of the Relais & Châteaux group, in Warren Village.

Restaurants

In summer, there are some half dozen choices, beginning with Rumbles Kitchen in the Clay Brook. There are other choices along the access road or on into the nearby town of Warren itself.

See Also

If you want a mountain resort with children's programs, you should also look at:

Rates and Reservations

Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush offers both accommodations at an inn and various types of condominium lodging.

Visit the website for current rates

Sugarbush Resort
1840 Sugarbush Access Road
Warren, VT 05674
802-583-2381
Toll-free: 800-53-SUGAR
Web Link: www.sugarbush.com

New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush

New England Tennis Holidays uses the Clay Brook Hotel, whose 61 residences range from studios to five-bedroom suites, and Slopeside condominiums. Rates quoted below are per person/double occupancy. During summer and early fall, sessions include five hours a day of tennis, lodging, breakfast, lunch, and dinner (no dinner the first night), taxes and gratuities. Single occupancy rates also available as are tennis-only rates.

May 26-June 29, 2017
2-days: $625-$745/person. 3 days: $925-$1,115/person. 5 days: $1,395-$1,719/person

June 30-Oct. 9, 2017
2-days: $655-$749person. 3 days: $965-$1,195/person. 5 days: $1,485-$1,869/person

New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush
Warren, VT
Toll-free: 800-869-0949
Web Link: New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush

Travel Essentials

Seasons. The outdoor tennis season runs from mid May into early fall; however, the indoor courts allow play year-round.

Travel Instructions. The nearest airport is Burlington International, a 45-minute drive to the north.

General Tourist Information. Visit the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing website or contact them at 6 Baldwin Street, Drawer 33, Montpelier, VT 05633-1301; Phone 800-VERMONT (800-837-6668).

©2017 Roger Cox

Ratings

(651 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4½-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
5-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Game Matching
3-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
3½-Ball Rating Cuisine
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating


New England Tennis Holidays at Sugarbush Ratings
( 322 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
3½-Ball Rating


Bridges/Green Mountain

GREEN MOUNTAIN TENNIS ACADEMY is an ADULT TENNIS CAMP at Bridges Resort that compliments an already well-rounded tennis program. 1.5, 3 or 5 hour clinics, jr. camps and clinics, private lessons, round robins and pro exhibitions are all part of your stay in this tennis lovers paradise! bridgesresort.com/tennis

Elite Tennis Travel





Bridges/Green Mountain

GREEN MOUNTAIN TENNIS ACADEMY is an ADULT TENNIS CAMP at Bridges Resort that compliments an already well-rounded tennis program. 1.5, 3 or 5 hour clinics, jr. camps and clinics, private lessons, round robins and pro exhibitions are all part of your stay in this tennis lovers paradise! bridgesresort.com/tennis

Elite Tennis Travel



©2017 Roger Cox