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September

Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2017

33rd Annual Banana Open Challenge (closed). Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, SC Phone: 843-785-1152. www.palmettodunes.com/activities/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments/. Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles, Combo Mixed Doubles, and 55+ Doubles and Combo Mixed Doubles, all open only to those who have played in another local Banana tournament.


Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017

Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, FL sundialresort.com. This USTA-sanctioned event offers competition in Men's and Women's Sngles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles for age divisions 30s, 40s, and 50s as well as Men's and Women’s Singles and Doubles NTRP-rated divisions 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0. A special player resort rate will be available to attendees. Draws close September 27. Registration is available online at TennisLink. Resort tennis information is available through tennis@sundialresort.com or phoning 239-395-6037


Sept. 29-Oct. 1,, 2017

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.


October

Oct.4-8, 2017

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.


Oct. 6-8, 2017

Ladies' 3.0 Team Challenge and 8.5 Ladies Combo. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL Phone: 850-267-7114. www.sandestin.com/tennis. These two separate events feature a minimum of six doubles teams, each playing in a round robin against the other similarly rated teams over the course of a long weekend. One flight pits NTRP 3.0 teams against each other; the second flight consists of 8.5 combo teams comprised of a 4.0 and a 4.5.


Oct. 11-15, 2017

Ladies Retreat by Cliff Drysdale Tennis. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, FL Phone: 800-733-7987. www.experiencecdt.com/amelia-island-tennis-retreats. Join director of tennis Scott Colebourne and his professional staff for this 5-day/4-night, ladies-only tennis retreat. The package bundles oceanview accommodations with 15 hours of instruction and drills, coached team competition and match play, daily breakfast, an awards banquet and players' party, dinner in Fernandina Beach, and optional spa services.


Oct. 13-15, 2017

Adult Singles Weekend. Van Der Meer Tennis, Shipyard, SC The focus is on singles play during the 8 hours of group sessions. Among the topics to be covered are singles strategy, strokes and patterns; how to approach the net; shot selection; serving; movement patterns; and match play. 


Oct. 13-15, 2017

Kiawah Island Junior Tennis Championship. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC USTA-STA level 3 sanctioned event. Age divisions 10-18, boys and girls, singles and doubles.


Oct. 16-20, 2017

La Manga Club Tennis Academy with Leon Smith. La Manga Club, Spainlamangaclub.com/sports-leisure/tennis/tournaments-events/special-week-leon-smith. For a full week this fall, British Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith will be offering advice, tuition and tips to help players improve their techniques at Spain's La Manga Club, a 28-court facility near Cartagena that serves as the Lawn Tennis Association's official overseas training base. The package bundles two hours of daily on-court instruction and drills with lodging, breakfast, and access to the spa, fitness center, golf courses, and the resort of La Manga's extensive facilities. the week is capped off by a gala dinner, hosted by Smith. In addition to the two-hour daily instruction and drill sessions, Smith will also host a gala dinner preceded by a Q&A session. 


Oct. 18-22, 2017

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.


Oct. 19-23, 2017

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.


Oct. 20-22, 2017

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.


Oct. 20-22, 2017

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


Oct. 15-20, 2017

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.


Oct. 22-29, 2017

BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore. www.wtafinals.com/. WTA seasons-ending singles and doubles competition among the top qualifiers.


Oct. 27-29, 2017

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.


Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 2017

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 proglobus@live.nl.


Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2017

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. 


Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

BNP Paribas Masters. www.atpworldtour.com/en/tournaments/paris/. An ATP 1000 event held indoors in Paris.


November

Nov. 3-5, 2017

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.


Nov. 3-5, 2017

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.


Nov. 10-11, 2017

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.


Nov. 12, 2017

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


Nov. 15-19, 2017

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.


Nov. 24-26, 2017

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.


December

Dec. 3-7, 2017

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.


©2017 Roger Cox


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