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Cliff Drysdale Ladies Tennis Retreat. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, FL Phone: 800-733-7987. www.experiencecdt.com/miami-tennis-retreats. Join Retreat director Scott Colebourne and his professional staff for this 5-day/4-night, ladies-only tennis retreat. The package bundles hotel accommodations with 15 hours of instruction and drills, coached team competition and match play, daily breakfast, a welcome reception, a players' party (with an awards presentation and video show), and optional spa services.
2017 Tennis Congress. Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, AZ tenniscongress.com. This event brings together a stellar team of pros—among them Gigi Fernandez, Tim Mayotte, Emilio Sanchez, and Jeff Salzenstein—for highly personalized on- and off-court focus on improving your tennis. It is currently sold out, but you can sign up on the website to be added to the waiting list.
Backhands, Vines, and Volleys Tennis Camp. Silverado Resort and Spa, CA Phone: 505-257-0200. silveradoresort.com. Silverado Resort and Spa hosts a special 2½-day camp that pairs tennis instruction with wine education and tastings in the Napa Valley. It begins with a Friday round robin and dinner followed by a half day of tennis clinics—taught by Peter Burwash International pros Katie Dellich and Quinn Saine—on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend package also includes a wine tasting class taught by Silverado's sommelier, two-for-one winery tasting passes, Peter Buswash's book "Tennis For Life," and two night's lodging. For more information visit silveradoresort.com or phone 505-257-0200.
Backhands, Vines, and Volleys Tennis Camp. Silverado Resort and Spa, CA Phone: 505-257-0200. silveradoresort.com. Silverado Resort and Spa hosts a special 2½-day camp that pairs tennis instruction with wine education and tastings in the Napa Valley. It begins with a Friday round robin and dinner followed by a half day of tennis clinics—taught by Peter Burwash International pros Katie Dellich and Quinn Saine—on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend package also includes a wine tasting class taught by Silverado's sommelier, two-for-one winery tasting passes, Peter Buswash's book "Tennis For Life," and two night's lodging. For more information visit silveradoresort.com or phone 505-257-0200
29th Tennis Fantasies Week. John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, TX Phone: 800-874-7788. www.tennisfantasies.net. John Newcombe himself heads a cast of Legends that includes Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Owen Davidson, Marty Riessen, Mark Woodforde, Fred Stolle, Charlie Pasarell, Ross Case, Dick Stockton, Brian Gottfried, Rick Leach, and Luke and Murphy Jensen. Together they put on a four-day camp of clinics, team matches (with pros as team coaches), exhibitions, and competition against the amateurs. The pros are constant fixtures, on court, at meals, and for cocktail parties and entertainment nightly. Curious to know more? Read E.J. Kahn III's blog about his experiences in 2014.
BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore. www.wtafinals.com/. WTA seasons-ending singles and doubles competition among the top qualifiers.
23rd Annual Wild Wing Cafe "Nutty Buddy" Classic. Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. This is a fun men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles event.
Mouratoglou Junior Championships. Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, Francewww.ten-pro.nl/mouratoglou/. Powered by Ten-Pro, this international tennis tournament is open to highly talented boys and girls, born in the years 2001 to 2009. There are five levels of competition—U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16—with a guarantee of at least 4 matches for each participant. Download and submit the reservation form prior to Oct. 19, 2017. For additional information, contact Ten-Pro Tournament Director Goran Novakovic by Skype at g.novakovic1 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9th Annual Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenge. The Boar's Head, VA www.boarsheadinn.com. This ATP Pro Circuit event with a purse of $75,000 has 32 players in the singles draw, 16 teams in doubles. Qualifying rounds begin Oct. 30 followed by the main draw on Nov. 1. The event benefits Special Olympics Virginia. Admission to all rounds is free.
BNP Paribas Masters. www.atpworldtour.com/en/tournaments/paris/. An ATP 1000 event held indoors in Paris.
Ladies' 3.5 Team Challenge. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. A minimum of six doubles teams play off in a round robin over the course of a long weekend whose package includes lodging, breakfast, award, and more.
Fall Women’s Tennis Weekend. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC This program bundles nine hours of round robin play, instruction, and play-action drills with supervised doubles play.
Team Tennis Challenge. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Singles, doubles, and combo mixed in World Team Tennis format. Benefitting the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Hilton Head Island.
Team Tennis & Pickleball Challenge. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, SC www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles event
Southern Senior Closed Clay Court Championship. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC Senior players from the nine Southern states are eligible to play in this Southern Championship. Age divisions: 30-90 & over men and 30-80 & over for women odds and evens. Singles, doubles, and mixed.
Stan Smith Super Series. Sea Pines Racquet Club, SC Phone: 843-363-4495. www.seapines.com/tennis/specials/stan-smith.aspx. This annual event, held over Thanksgiving weekend, bundles three mornings of clinics (three hours each) personally conducted by former world No. 1 Stan Smith with a Friday afternoon doubles exhibition. Open to players 17+ years old and NTRP 3.0+ rating. The cost weekend is $305/person.
PBI World Tennis Camp. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, United Arab Emirateswww.pbitennis.com/tennis-packages-camps/pbi-world-tennis-camp-jumeirah-beach-hotel-2. Set in Dubai on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Jumeirah Beach Hotel will stage a five-day PBI World Camp on its seven floodlit courts. Participants can look forward more than 18-hours of instruction and programming, including eight hours of group themed clinics, more than 10 hours of on court socials, point play and round robins, a welcome mixer, awards dinner, camp pictures, awards and gifts as well as the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s five swimming pools and a private beach. To book, visit PBITennis.com and mention the code TROFREELESSON in the referral section and receive a complimentary private lesson during your camp stay.
Freedom Pro Tennis Charity Exhibition. Academia Sanchez-Casal Florida, FL fvi.ticketbud.com/fvi-pro-tennis-exhibition. Madison Keys joins Bjorn Fratangelo, a former Naples junior standout, Jennifer Brady, and Mitchell Krueger for an exhibition to to benefit the mission and programs of the Freedom and Virtue Institute (FVI). All of the proceeds from this exhibition will go to fund and expand FVI’s mission, goals and programs, which includes the Self Reliance Program, Dignity of Work Initiative and Effective Compassion Training. Sponsorship packages are available. A limited number of presale tickets are available now for $25, and children age 12 and younger will be admitted for free. Food and beverages will available. Parking is to be $5 per vehicle.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN. www.ausopen.com. Roger Federer and Serena Williams are defending champions.
BNP Paribas Open. Phone: 800-999-1585. www.bnpparibasopen.com/. This combined WTA/ATP singles and doubles event takes place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Palm Springs desert, with Roger Federer and Elena Vesnina as defending champions. For lodging check out La Quinta Resort & Club, JW Desert Springs Marriott Resort & Spa, Shadow Mountain Resort, Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.
Miami Open Tennis. Phone: 800-725-5472. www.miamiopen.com. Fields of 96 men and 96 women compete in this major event held at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. Roger Federer and Johanna Konta are defending champions.
Volvo Cars Open (formerly Family Circle Cup). Phone: 800-677-2293. www.volvocarsopen.com/. A women's clay-coourt event held on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. Daria Kasatkina is defending champion. For resort lodging check out Wild Dunes, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and Seabrook Island Club.
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. Phone: 713-874-6294. www.mensclaycourt.com. Held at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. montecarlotennismasters.com/. Men's event held on red clay.
118th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, CA Phone: 805-646-7241. www.ojaitourney.org. An Open, collegiate, and junior event centered in Ojai but whose early rounds are played at venues and private courts all over the county.
Mutua Madrid Open. www.madrid-open.com. A combined men's and women's clay-court event. Rafa Nadal and Simona Halep are defending champions.
Internazionali BNL d'Italia. www.internazionalibnlditalia.com/. The Italian Open, a combined men's and women's event, held in Rome's Foro Italico.
ROLAND GARROS (French Open). www.rolandgarros.com. Rafa Nadal handily won his 10th French Open while the women's final crowned a surprising champion, Jelena Ostapenko.
WIMBLEDON. www.wimbledon.com. Garbine Muguruza and Roger Federer are defending champions.
Rogers Cup (Women). Phone: 514-273-1234. www.rogerscup.com/. A WTA singles and doubles event held on the hard courts at the Uniprix Centre in Montreal. this year.
Rogers Cup (Men). Phone: 877-283-6647. www.couperogers.com. ATP World Tour Masters event, held this year in Toronto, Canada's Aviva Centre at York University
Western & Southern Open. www.wsopen.com/. Part of the Emirates U.S. Open Series, this Cincinnati event draws top ATP and WTA players to the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
U.S. OPEN. www.usopen.org. Rafa Nadal and Sloane Stephens Kerber are defending champions.
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