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  • Avatar MM

    My wife and I have had multiple trips to the ranch, once for an incredible tennis fantasy week with some of the games best pros, and once a general trip. Both times we had an amazing time. The food, tennis, location, and people are truly memorable. We plan to come to “The Ranch” often in the years to come.

  • Avatar JS

    A diamond in the rough of the Texas Hill Country. The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch was my 1st tennis tennis vacation, and it felt like I was in tennis heaven. The pros, staff, & coaching were exceptional! I felt like I knew the pros more by the end of my stay than the ones I get coached by back at home. 10 hrs of tennis for the weekend, karaoke/dance party, amazing atmosphere, what else could you ask for?!? Will be coming back with more friends!!!!

  • Avatar BF

    We love newks and can’t wait to come back next year!

  • Avatar SC

    We love coming to the John Newcomb Tennis Ranch and resort. So happy to have the chance to play a sport we love with friendly staff and friends and in this beautiful Hill Country setting. We’ll be back!

  • Avatar JD

    I’ve had the best times of my life here. The tennis is great! The staff is wonderful. I’ve met some amazing people that have become lifetime friends. Will definitely keep coming back!

  • Avatar AF

    Great place, activities, staff & family feel.

  • Avatar AA

    FANTASTIC experience at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. I came for their weekend program & it blew my mind. I thought I was in tennis heaven!!! The pros were amazing(Brent, CJ, Roshi, Adrian, etc.), the staff was so friendly, & what they produce is absolutely “World Class!” Cheers mates. Can’t wait to come back!!!

  • Avatar SN

    Incredible facilities with very welcoming staff and overall provided a really enjoyable on court experience. Will definitely return and recommend to any tennis lovers looking to improve their game!

  • Avatar BT

    THE BEST TENNIS EXPERIENCE EVER!!!

  • Avatar CG

    The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is the best! Been coming for several years with a group of my ladies. The tennis, the pros, everything I’ve experienced at NEWKS are top notch. You feel like you’re part of the family. Can’t wait to come back!!!

  • Avatar SB

    Great Pros, Great Staff, Fantastic price! Loved covered courts as a backup if it rained or if to windy to play outdoors. The food was pretty good. Clean rooms. Have re-booked over and over. We go 2 times a year. (we may start going 3 times a year!)

  • Avatar PG

    Think “better than average sleepaway camp.” The place is not posh, but the Adult Weekend Getaway is comfortable, easy and fun. Since my first visit as a self-described intermediate beginner looking for confidence to bridge from private lessons to match play, I go solo once or twice a year. The group has numbered from 12 one weekend to 40 for another, including a ladies’ league group of 10 that flew in from Colorado, with ages ranging from late 20s to 3 or 4 retirees; the camp staffs as many pros as needed to keep a low ratio. Every single pro I’ve met there has been really knowledgeable and friendly. To restate the obvious, the getaway is about tennis. You play all day, indoors or out, rain or shine. I would not recommend this place for absolute beginners or the non-player who just wants to tag along. The program is packed and doesn’t lend itself to halfway participation. Accommodations range from 2-bunk cabins to hotellike rooms with balconies and even townhouse-looking units I saw only from outside. Lodgings are clean and comfy but spartan, a great place to stow your stuff, lay your head and relax under a hot shower, but you won’t be tempted to lie in all day. The food is best described as hearty and moderately healthy camp fare served buffet-style. You won’t see aspic (or chicken nuggets, for that matter), but the enchiladas or the turkey sandwich you build after 3 hrs on the courts will taste scrumdillyumptious. The last night is FUN. I have fond, if slightly sodden, memories of impromptu midnight tennis after an evening of chatting and dancing. I’m ready to go back this fall.

  • Avatar RW

    Tennis fantasy is an rare & exceptional experience. you are one of 60 to 100 campers. you will be coached and taught by 12 to 16 Pros who have won Grand Slams.They are legends of the game, (namely John Newcomb, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Mark Whitford, The Jensen brothers etc.. They put you into one of 4 teams, then they coach you, on court, while you are playing matches. for 3 to 4 days. There are 2 days of drills and basically one on one coaching. You eat with them, drink with them and have a lot of fun. You socialize with your fellow campers and the Legend Pros. Food is good and plentiful, beer is unlimited, so is the wine at dinner. I’ve been there 9 times. Some campers have gone back every year. 1 week in the fall for guys level 3.5 & up. 1 week for mixed in the spring.

  • Avatar PB

    Always Looking forward to another wonderful fun tennis experience. Meeting new tennis,people,meeting our friends there and most,of all the pros.

  • Avatar MM

    Thinking about a tennis vacation. Then think no more because there is really only one place to go. The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. The wife and I have been going for years,and we can both honestly say that we NEVER had a bad time. Deep in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country,the setting is beautiful as are the grounds;big shout out to those who keep it looking that way. Accommodations are just what you need. Hey folks,this is a ranch and not one of those overpriced resorts. Shout out to housekeeping for keeping the rooms clean. Food is terrific and very nourishing. Shout out to the kitchen staff. Oh yes,the tennis. Let’s just say whether you are a serious tournament player,or a beginner or somewhere in between,then Newks is the place for you. Whatever YOU desire,the fantastic pros will do their very best to make it happen. It’s really YOUR ranch from the time you check in until you check out. You want clay courts,they’ve got clay courts. You want covered courts,they’ve got those as well. You want individual attention in order to refine a specific stroke, they will work with you to help achieve YOUR goals. The drills are designed around the game based approach philosophy in that each is simulating actual match play. These drills not only allow you to work on technique, but they also test your fitness as well. Trust me,you will improve,but most importantly,you will have more fun than you thought possible both on and off the court. Adrian,Nick,Adam and all of the pros are there for one thing,and that is to make sure you have the time of your life. Trust me,you will. There is one problem however: the time goes by way too quickly but by the end of your stay,you will say:I’ll Be Back!!!!!!! I can just about guarantee that you will be back….again and again and again… It’s an addiction,but a good one to have. Overall assessment: BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!

  • Avatar JR

    Best in the World Tennis instruction. Rooms and food could be a bit better but outstanding coaching and vacation spot!

  • Avatar ZC

    The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch (Newks), has changed my life, I want to spend every day in New Braunfels, TX on the ranch. There’s no place on earth with a more positive and revitalizing energy. Everywhere you look, whether it be at the staff or the customers, there’s always a smiling face. 10/10 would recommend to any tennis lovers of all levels to choose Newks next time you want to live out your tennis fantasy.

  • Avatar JV

    I’ve being going to Newks for 5 years and have never had a single complaint about it

  • Avatar AR

    High energy clear instructions

  • Avatar BA

    John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is by far one of the best tennis resorts for groups looking to have fun and practice their skills/technique at a very affordable rate! I’m from Chicago and have been going to their weekend Adult tennis camp for the past 5 years. It’s so popular with my Chicago tennis teams/friends that I’m bringing 20 people this year! Location: it’s less than an hour from Austin and San Antonio airports so it’s really convenient. We love to hang out in Austin after the weekend camp is over. Value: accommodations, meals and 6 hours of tennis are all included in one weekend package. I’ve been to a few tennis camps around the country and Newks is far by the least expensive without compromising on a great tennis experience. Staff: if you want to have a fun tennis getaway, the pros at Newks definitely deliver! The camp director Adrian and his staff always bring the energy, friendliness, fun and great tips. They keep you moving with dynamic drills, music and coaching. Accommodations: this is a tennis ranch, so it’s more rustic and less of a 5 star resort. But that’s why my group loves it. It’s all about tennis. There’s a pool and hot tub, but we really enjoy the 2 bedroom/2 bath condos that sit right off the clay and hard courts. And all the accommodations are close to the main hall. Entertainment: other than the tennis, the nightly entertainment by the staff is one of the reasons we visit Newks every year! The pros stay on the ranch and join the campers for Aussie style games, karaoke and camp fires. We really enjoy the fun and friendly atmosphere and the camaraderie amongst the staff and patrons. If you’re looking for a fun, affordable, memorable tennis getaway with a group, couples or even by yourself, than John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is the way to go!

  • Avatar DS

    This is our favorite place to go and play tennis and enjoy life. We loved it so much we got married there during the lockdown! It holds a very special place in our hearts. The food is wonderful and we always meet the nicest people. Tennis drills keep you moving the whole time and we always learn something new. Adrian does a fantastic job on the adult side and Fossil Phil is incredible with the kids. We will continue to go back year after year.

  • Avatar LP

    Just returned from a weeklong camp at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. I have been to many well run tennis camps, but this one was by far my favorite. Intense tennis training in a fun environment with other tennis enthusiasts. The pros were terrific and I left with not only improved skills, but practical ways to make continued improvement at home. I found that many of the other campers are repeat visitors (some as many as 7+ times) and I can see why. If you are looking for a camp whose focus is on improving all elements of your game, this is it. Camp is ideal for single travelers given the fun and welcoming atmosphere. Shoutout to Adrian who runs a great program. Can’t wait to go back in 2022!

  • Avatar MF

    If you haven’t been to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch for a weekend getaway or for a fantasy camp recently, you’re missing out. The program has been markedly upgraded in the past 2 to 3 years and is a can’t miss week or weekend. As someone who has been going at least 2 x year for the last 20 years, I am appreciative of the changes in the last 2 or so years. Adrian and Mitch are two of the most fun people around yet incredibly profession. The energy is fantastic and the exception tennis instruction is only exceeded by the after hours social life.

  • Avatar RR

    I loved it. They worked me hard and instructors were absolutely great, so much energy and enthusiasm. Food was incredible, Ranch was kept spotless. Living quarters were extremely comfortable and clean. We had a problem with our room and, with no hesitation, they accommodated us and changed our room! Six of us went to the Ranch and all 6 of us want to go back again.

  • Avatar CK

    Tennis. This is what Newks is. Truly… Newks is one of the few places I can come to and feel both on vacation and at home. People say this place doesn’t change, I disagree, it only gets better each time I come. This year I came with my nephews and had them join the junior camp while I plaid in the adult camp with Adrian and Gregor… they haven’t stopped asking me when they can come back. Truly a dream for an uncle to hear, Phil, Mitch, Mariel and Esther run a truly world class junior tennis camp experience. We’ll be back, just have to wait a couple more months! Find the time to give your tennis game the best gift you can give it, get yourself to Newks!

  • Avatar FB

    Amazing time spent at the ranch! Staff were great and just a very joyful time for all

  • Avatar ED

    It’s the perfect destination for tennis and so many other adventures. It has a unique history and it is very close to two very popular cities. Definitely a place to visit with loved ones, on your own, or for business or leisure travels.

  • Avatar HP

    I owe most of my best and favorite memories that involve a tennis racket to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. While of course I love the tennis instructor from such a vibrant staff, it is also the amazing off-court experiences that I will truly cherish.

  • Avatar TB

    By far the best tennis vacation! Went above & beyond my expectations. Job well done NEWKS!!!

  • Avatar MB

    John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is AWESOME!! Our son as gone to their Summer and Winter Youth Camps for several years, and each time he has had an amazing time and improved his game. The campus is BEAUTIFUL, the courts are excellent and plentiful, and the coaches are top notch! You won’t find a better value, better coaching, more beautiful setting or more fun experience anywhere! Their High School Winter Weekend Camps are terrific as well! We highly recommend!

  • Avatar CA

    I had an exceptional week at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch! It met all my expectations and then some! The coaches were all professional and personable. Adrian, Gregory #legend, Price, Hunter, Juan and Chris are top notch instructors and gave us great direction with every lesson. My game improved! I was not able to volley, lob, and serve return confidently until they were covered by the team of coaches. This def is more valuable than private lesson imo because you are more invested in the development of your tennis game while being in the ranch, living and breathing tennis for a week. The coaches all have great personalities and always made us feel welcomed. My group and I, again, had an amazing time and I couldn’t of asked for a better time out! Money, travel, and time well spent! I came out of this camp a better tennis player for sure! I also started listening to more country music which is a great thing!

  • Avatar JT

    Just finished a girls trip to John Newcombe’s Tennis Ranch and had a BLAST!!! This was my first tennis camp experience, but have to say it will definitely be hard to beat. Three of us stayed on the ranch for their full week program and couldn’t have asked for a better vacation. Here are my thoughts about the trip: Tennis – We opted in for the full week of tennis (full of 3 hour mornings and 2.5 hour afternoons — WOW)! Before coming to the ranch, wasn’t sure I’d survive! For reference: We are used to hitting 2-3 hours at a time, 2-3 times per week at home. Let me tell you, the tennis pros did an amazing job tailoring to our skill set. Not only was the pace perfect, but we each came back better players and with fitter bodies 😉 Insider Hint: We brought in a massage therapist three evenings of the week for 1-hour deep-tissue massages (YES — talk about fair-weather tennis players!!) However, this was KEY to playing 100% the next day and learning/making the most out of our time there. Pros – Adrian, Hunter, Price & Gregor Honestly: the nicest/coolest guys work at the ranch!! Not only are they REALLY good tennis players that know how to clearly articulate their coaching tips, they’re also extremely hospitable, friendly and HILARIOUS!! (+bonus: they’re all AMAZING dancers) — the evenings are full of nothing but laughs & good times!! Every day, the pros rotate with the multiple adult groups at the camp. I found this to be really beneficial — getting new perspectives on different techniques. One way or another, one of their suggestions/tips would stick with my playing style. The Ranch & Food – The Ranch is a BEAUTIFUL gem just outside of San Antonio. The tennis courts are cleanly kept and even though the majority of courts are outdoors (both clay and concrete), they have a fair number of indoor courts for rainy weather — so you won’t miss out on a single day of tennis! The food at the ranch was REALLY good as well. Three meals a day – buffet style – with MORE than enough options to leave full and powered up for your next lesson. Only miss: found that the bar would close a little early some nights. Although there were a few liquor stores nearby, we didn’t have a mini-fridge to keep our drinks cool…didn’t stop us from having a great time though! Accommodations – The three of us stayed in a room with two queen beds and one bathroom. More than enough room! The beds were comfy, bathroom had good space, but honestly we didn’t need to spend much time there since the staff kept us busy during the days & exhausted in the evenings that we went straight to sleep! Down-side: Unfortunately, by the time we booked our trip, all the rooms with in-suite laundry were taken. This would have been KEY with all the dirty tennis outfits…not that we ran out of clothes, but the dirty laundry would make the room smell if it wasn’t air-packed away! Other Notes – As I mentioned, I went with two others to the ranch and we had an amazing time! I would definitely recommend going with friends around the same level — they do a great job of keeping you all together on top of introducing you to others and meeting new people. Would I Go Back? 100% YES To all the staff at John Newcombe’s: Thank you for an AMAZING vacation week at the ranch. Couldn’t have asked for a better time – you all exceeded our expectations (which were high to begin with lol) and we can’t wait to see you again soon!!

  • Avatar JT

    WE HAD THE BEST WEEK EVER AT THE RANCH! Highly recommend for those looking for lot’s of tennis (30+h over the 5 days), lot’s of laughs and a great team-family environment!

  • Avatar DA

    I’ve been to The Ranch on several occasions now since 2018. It’s an easy drive from Houston (or many other areas in Texas for that matter). While the hill country setting is incredibly calm and beautiful, the hard work you put on the courts with the pros is the most rewarding piece of the vacation. The pros are not only supportive, encouraging, informative, and very good at what they do, they’re also very easy to talk to and understand while your get some of the most consistent and repetitive practice you may ever experience. It’s hard work and it’s not to be taken lightly, and it’s so worth it.

  • Avatar BD

    I look forward to visiting The Ranch every year! I’ve been going to the Ranch for nearly 10 years and every time I end my week having learned something new. 30 hours on the courts over 5 days certainly helps me groove my strokes. The pros are great and although the instruction is in groups, they are always willing to work with you. Tell them your goals for the week and they will focus on that for you throughout the week. The more you interact with them, the more you will get. This is THE best bang for your buck that you can get anywhere.

  • Avatar MS

    An absolute thrill from beginning to end, the best resort for personalized coaching for any level. An incredible experience with people who will become family forever.

  • Avatar TH

    The absolute GREATEST tennis resort I have been to. I am an annual attendee due to the camaraderie, facilities, and the staff!

  • Avatar JG

    Newks is the model tennis camp that everyone else strives to be. Every instructor has an Amazing skill to impart the knowledge you need to continue your game after the instruction i have attended Newks weekend programs for almost 20 years at least once a year. I always learn a new technique or idea to improve my game. I also bring organize a group of ladies to attend the weekend camp once a year. The talented pros learn everyone’s name, talents and always an interesting tidbit about each individual lady and make each of us feel so empoweried. I have attended lots of tennis programs and camps, but Newks is consistently a top program!

  • Avatar GJ

    Newks is such an amazing place to play some tennis and meet some cool people ! It was really accommodating to tennis fanatics and beginners as well! I’ve always loved going there and will always recommend it to my friends

  • Avatar JM

    This place rocks! They have something for everyone, and I couldn’t recommend the team enough.

  • Avatar MD

    I have been attending this camp for 10 years. The staff provides a wonderful experience and I look forward to going back every year! Not to mention the beautiful area where JNTR is located.

  • Avatar RL

    I recently attended Newks and must say my experience was fantastic. The energy from the staff was second to none. The staff exhibit incredible teamwork which translates into a tremendous all-around experience on and off court. The instruction from Adrian, Greg, Ryan, et al was superb and, as a bonus, they made me laugh all day long. Even though I should have been exhausted after 7 hours on court that Saturday, the Newk’s staff’s enthusiasm powered me through! Highly recommended for anyone!

  • Avatar AH

    Last fall my family and I wanted to get away for some fun in the Hill Country. I chose John Newcombe tennis Ranch because I’ve been there before and it’s always been a great time. The Scenic Hills and trees and beautiful countryside always make it feel peaceful and scenic with plenty to do in the area. We always have a great time whether we staying at the ranch or go out for a bit of fun in green or other areas close by. The tennis instruction and the tennis activities are unmatched to any other place I’ve been. The Pro Shop is always well stocked with creative fun things to buy. I’ve never had my kids participate in the kids programs but knowing how well they’ve done over the years and watching them through their exercises and practice you can tell it is a top-notch program. Everyone you meet there whether it’s staff or other guests are always friendly and sociable. We’ve never had a bad trip or bad experience. The rooms are great and the food is delicious. And when the kids are out having a good time it’s a great place for the parents to sit back and have a little bit of a romantic evening. I can’t wait to go back again soon. A few years ago we had a couple go with us and it was just us for adults and that was a great time too because we got to hang out more at the bar and go out on the town. I also know that if you’re lucky sometimes you can even see John Newcombe or other famous players around the ranch. Lots of historic photos and lots of stories that the staff and owners can tell. It’s a fantastic time.

  • Avatar CB

    Wonderful food Top class rooms Excellent hospitality and the tennis coaching was SUPERB fun and so well worth it. It was the most wonderful experience and I would do it again as soon as I can Thank you to all the staff and coaches. You are a family away from my family

  • Avatar WW

    Great atmosphere! High energy, very tennis centric program. Accommodations were good, though not resort quality.

  • Avatar EM

    If Disney World didn’t exist, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch would be the happiest place on earth!

  • Avatar DA

    Nestled in the cute little Texas town of New Braunfels, Newks ranch is your one stop shop of tennis camp. Clay and Hard courts, night lights, pool/spa, fire pit, bar and restaurant. I love that the condo’s wrap around the courts for a great view of the action. The tennis staff is experienced, motivating, and darn right fun. I’ve been going for over 15 years because I love this place. Cheers.

  • Avatar CM

    If you’re thinking about visiting “Newks” you should do it and you’ll be glad you did. The coaches make tennis even MORE fun and the instruction they give is worth while. Your tennis game will improve if you practice what they teach. The facility, located in Texas hill counrty, is clean and has everything you could want–well-maintained hard and clay courts, outdoors and under cover; a gorgeous swimming pool; great food and areas to go hiking. I don’t have anything negative to say except that I am unable to go there everyday!

  • Avatar MM

    The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is a great place to improve in tennis, as the staff provides quality pointers on the development of different aspects, from the mental game to the fundamentals, and even how to be more successful in match play. I have made friends there over the years who I still keep up with. The atmosphere there is strongly encouraging. The pros are able to create successful and beneficial matches for each player, giving you a variety of opponents with a different playing style. Aside from tennis, the ranch offers a variety of recreational activities that are very entertaining. The food is good as well! I could not imagine going back to any different tennis camp each summer and winter and look forward to the years to come.

  • Avatar CG

    I have been working here as a pro here on the weekends while I have been at college and it is a great place for kids to get away, meet new people, and better their tennis game. It has a friendly atmosphere and the staff makes it easy for the campers to learn new things.

  • Avatar AS

    Great tennis instructors. Learn so much and so fun!!!!

  • Avatar DN

    I grew up going to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch and eventually joined the ranks of staunch tennis camp fanatic turned camp counselor turned academy pro. While most would say I’m easily entertained, I’ve never been nearly as easily impressed, but Newk’s impressive with very little effort apart from honest intention to bring people of all ages and skill levels together to share in the camaraderie of sport and kinship. Little did I know that first summer of ’99 Newk’s would prove the single most magical and remarkably communal diversion from the monotony of being a teenager and fuel my love for tennis and fitness for decades to come. Apart from necessary expansion and a handful of luxurious upgrades to accommodate increasing popularity, the Ranch has changed very little about the way it conducts business and is still headed up by a swarm of incredibly sharp and sidesplittingly hilarious Aussie tennis elites. If you’re reading this, please take these words for truth: the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is the most dynamic, engaging, unassuming, heart-expanding, team building, non-judgmental tennis getaway on the planet bar none.

  • Avatar MB

    Lots of drills but very little individual instruction. Many of the ‘Pros’ are 18 year high school students. Too much tennis in a short amount of time. 8 hours of drills in one day is too much for an adult body. Then another four hours the next morning. Some of us had more. Several of us came home with injuries.

  • Avatar AM

    We took a large girl group to Newk’s and we had a BLAST! Not only were the pros professional, but they were fun and encouraging! We actually went back the following year bc they were amazing! Nice, remodeled units to stay in, food was great, no complaints at all!

  • Avatar EF

    This is my favorite place for many years now. You step into this beautiful tennis rach and you feel at home from the get go. The staff becomes family and I’ve been friends with them ever since. The skill level of coaching is always so challenging and the accommodation very comfortable and all you need after a day of hard work on the courts. Then to have the exceptional food and entertainment, can’t beat it and that’s why I always will go back for more.

  • Avatar CT

    Awesome camp! The pros were the best! They were so patient with one of our group that was brand new to tennis! Facilities and food were top notch!

  • Avatar CD

    In my opinion, Newks is the greatest place in the world to play tennis. No matter what the occasion, do yourself a favor and go!

  • Avatar CA

    Awesome tennis camp. Great location. Staff very friendly. Drills are fun and address the entire game.

  • Avatar CR

    Strengths are the great people that show up for the tennis. Good players and fun folks – lots of fun tennis and camaraderie. The clinics were not always the promised 4:1 ratio so less hitting and more waiting than optimal at times. Chris, the main pro, is a great personality and tried to keep the energy up. I did get a few useful pointers from the pros and we still hit a lot of balls. Rain on Saturday night meant playing on soggy clay courts on Sunday which was not so great, but don’t know what the covered courts would have been like. I went for the 3 days of tennis – Friday through Sunday. The Friday evening clinic is barely an hour, and Sunday ends up being less than 2 hours of tennis rather than 3, loosing 30 minutes to “chalk talk” at the start and 30 minutes after for “awards”. So what looks like 1 full and 2 half days of tennis is closer to 1 full plus less than a half. For those of us with time off at a premium, it would be better to start earlier on Friday or go later on Sunday and call it 2 days. Still a great value for the price, with all meals and accommodations and lessons included. The food was great and just right for a tennis camp – plentiful and tasty but still reasonably healthy with lean meats and good options for veggies and always a big salad at lunch and dinner…and always a nice dessert. Best to go with a buddy or group of friends for the party atmosphere. The place generally seems a little tired and in need of some TLC and sprucing up around the grounds and so forth. The room was pleasant and comfortably furnished. One serious deficiency – no ice machine or readily available ice for water, for sore joints, etc., you have to ask for ice from the kitchen or bartender or front desk attendant…unless you get clever and start hoarding it from the ice set out for drinks during meals. No surprise then that there’s no ice bucket in the room!

  • Avatar DR

    A must for all junior players. I spent many months there as a junior. It was a great experience. Most of the senior management remain – only gives confidence that the experiment will be all the same, but better due to more investment in facilities.

  • Avatar AM

    FIRST RATE TENNIS CAMP The Newks’s tennis program is not only FUN but amazing because it caters to each person’s level and is great prep for competitive league play. My group goes at least once a year. Chris and all the pros bring tremendous energy and have a great sense of humor and explain things effectively and clearly. They are skilled and passionate about teaching and can zoom in and identify problem areas in each individuals strokes. A weekend at the ranch will for sure bring your game to the next level! I can’t wait to return!

  • Avatar KW

    Really fun. Lots of balls.

  • Avatar GZ

    Very customer friendly, relaxed ambiance, extremely tennis focussed. Perfect for any tennis afficionado.

  • Avatar AT

    John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, a place where I found my passion in tennis. This place is full of big personalities with a lot of heart for the game. I trained in the academy for 6 years. Within my first year, I went from a beginner level who had never played a tournament before to being a top ranked player in the state and playing in national tournaments. I can attest to the quality of the training and instruction, with the emphasis on the “this ain’t no country club” mentality. Fossil Phil is the heart and soul of this ranch and there is no other man who loves the sport more and who can motivate you to dream big, strive for greatness and push the limits. All the coaches make the atmosphere fun while providing top level instruction. I will always share a special bond with the fellow students and staff I made through the academy. The academy fosters a community centered around the sport and the willingness to work together, train hard and achieve goals. “Team, Family, Team” was a motto coined during my years and it rings true to this day. I made lifelong friendships that span the globe. Thank you, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch for the tennis, the discipline, the work ethic, the friendships and the memories.

  • Avatar KS

    We’ll run camp out with great instruction and a fun atmosphere.

  • Avatar LF

    I spent many years of my youth going to Newks. I started off at the camp where they would place people in different groups according to their experience level and they made each group so much fun! All of the staff was incredible and so easy to get along with and they really helped improve my game. Each day when practice was done, there were different activities people could participate in such as soccer and things alike and it was really easy to make friends in these friendly competitions. The amentites of the camp were really nice as well because you lived with groups of people and always had the best time. After spending many summers at the camp, I decided to go a step further and join the summer academy which was a bit more intense but super beneficial for my game. The academy focused more on tennis but there was still free time in the evenings and on the weekends. The times I spent at Newks were some of the best of my life and I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

  • Avatar MK

    The director, Chris, knows what he’s doing. His direction is spot on. They do a wonderful job accommodating the program to what you would like to work on in addition to running a variety of drills. They also try to give you a social experience. I would say that some of the “younger” pro’s at times are a little more interested in placing/putting the ball away rather giving you the chance to hit another ball. This is not the entire group. This is a place for fine instruction and many hours on the court. You can’t beat the value, and I’ve been to other resorts.

  • Avatar CM

    The environment the workers create makes you feel right at home! Located in the beautiful Texas Hill country, there really is no place like it. If you ever get the opportunity the go stay at Newks Ranch, TAKE IT! They accommodate all needs, gratefully!

  • Avatar EL

    Great atmosphere ! Lots of drills and live play.

  • Avatar DB

    This is the best value of the tennis resorts. Excellent tennis instruction and drills all week long, or all weekend long if you prefer.

  • Avatar SS

    Lots of tennis fun with professional and friendly staff.

  • Avatar FQ

    Great place to spend a week training tennis, great facilities with a healthy environment, I recommend it a lot!!!

  • Avatar GD

    I loved Newks! Great people, environment, coaches, etc. I’ve been about three times and I absolutely loved it. I definitely learned a lot along with having a good time!

  • Avatar JH

    This camp was amazing. All the tennis you could ever want to play plus extra events in the evening for socializing. The Pro’s are fantastic and they work so hard to make sure you get the most from their program. The lead pro Chris is especially hard working and so fun! The only weakness I would mention is the rooms. In the two bedroom condos there is one really nice big room and then one tiny one yet the charge for both is the same. On the positive side of the accommodations, the food was great. I would definitely go again.

  • Avatar BK

    I attended this tennis camp many times and I absolutely loved it. Everyone there was so friendly and the instructors were always pushing us to succeed. I met a bunch of friends at Newks, who I am still friends with today, and it was one of the greatest experiences. Between the fitness with Fossil Phil and the Get Newked games, I had a great time! I never had any problems, which led me to go there so many times. I highly recommend going here to have fun, meet new friends, and play tennis!

  • Avatar PK

    I had a great time at the resort and thought everything and everyone was top notch. I thought the food was terrific and the tennis pros very nice and very knowledgeable. The accommodations were very nice, simple but very functional and neat, and clean. Bathrooms were comfortable and stylish. Chris Jacques is a very funny, larger than life type character, who kept us laughing but also was always working to make us better tennis players. He made the trip especially fun and memorable with his antics and dry one liners “nice facial expressions Steve!” or “Let’s show some enthusiasm Sam!” I would definitely go back and highly recommend.

  • Avatar EB

    Went from not knowing how to play in 7th grade to being State champ in Singles by my sophomore year thanks to the individualized coaching and relationship with the coaches at Newcombe. They make sure everyone feels like family. They push you when you need pushed and love ya when you need loved. The resort is tucked away in beautiful TX country and is a relaxing get away where you can be as serious or fun as ya want. The staff is hilarious while also informative. Both my mom and I have partaken in adult camps as well and have met lifetime friends. The instructors and staff are amazing. The Texas sun doesn’t hurt the whole experience. Highly recommend.

  • Avatar EM

    John Newcombe Tennis Ranch has an outstanding team of tennis instructors!!! They are excited! Passionate!!! Positive!!! I have 3 daughters, 13, 9 and 3…… my older girls were introduced to the game through Newks Quick Start Program when we first moved to New Braunfels, where the Newks Tennis Ranch is located. Relocating and saying good bye to our home town was a bitter sweet feeling…. New School’s and a new neighborhood…. Moving to a small town and being the new kid wasn’t easy for my girls, but coming out to Newks and being around these young exciting people with such positive Can Do attitudes helped my girls find their way!!! I’m deeply grateful to The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch “ Newks” for being so incredibly encouraging! Fantastic! Encouraging! And am so happy to see my girls enjoying Tennis!!!! A timeless sport! A life long sport ! I can see my daughters coming back to Newks Ranch for a lifetime!

  • Avatar BV

    1.Overall wonderful experience 2.Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, entertaining, & funny 3. You leave feeling like you have most definitely worked hard at learning something but you have just had a relaxing vacation too 4. The drills are fabulous and you work hard but at the same time you are having fun

  • Avatar AH

    Great place to go for beginners and advanced tennis players!! Great drills & Great food!! Staff is very friendly!! Can’t wait to go back!! Chris is awesome!! I also had the privilege of meeting John Newcomb!! ??????

  • Avatar EB

    John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is the best place on this planet for improving your tennis and having great fun at the same time. Newks has a special feel to it. You can’t help but love it. The coaches are amzing and the facilities are world class. Everyone there makes you feel like you are on a big team but it also is a very relaxing place to be. Tennis and fun are the most important things to the entire staff and if you are looking for those things Newks is the place to be.

  • Avatar CJ

    Newks is truly the happiest place on earth to me. I’ve gone at least once a year for the past 10 years. Every single member of the staff from the courts to the kitchen to maintenance and everything in between is hardworking and dedicated to providing the best possible experiences. I could not give a higher recomendation.

  • Avatar EE

    John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is a top notch organization. Very few businesses today operate with the high level of expertise and energy as they do at Newks. The motto “Team-Family-Team” is one that they live by, and lifelong friends were made here. I was able to have many opportunities that would not have been available to me without this organization and many of my best childhood memories were at the academies and camps I attended. If you are looking for a upscale country club feel for your vacations and getaways there are some new options but that is not what makes Newks what it is. If you are looking for exceptional instruction and fun above all else then this is the place for you.

  • Avatar CH

    I always have a great time when I visit JN. The pros are great to work with and very informative and patient during the lesson. The listen to what your struggling with and formulate a strategic lesson to make your game better.

  • Avatar ED

    I’ve been going to Newks since I was 12. I started out going to their junior camps and then their tennis academy. Once I was an adult, I worked as a pro at their academy. This place will forever be a part of my life. Every time I go back I feel like family. The Team Family Team motto is real. I’ve made lifelong friends and connections. The training for the academy is also world class.

  • Avatar AK

    Phenomenal place! Great tennis, great staff, and beautiful location! Whether looking for a summer camp for your kid or a getaway weekend for yourself, a trip to the ranch will not disappoint. And they make you feel like family.

  • Avatar AP

    Such a great atmosphere to be around! Super nice people and a lot of tennis! He perfect summer camp and academy combo. Staff is super energetic and are great with the kids on and off the court. It is in the middle of nowhere so you do feel like you are at camp. And the WiFi is spotty… but other than that it’s great!

  • Avatar AG

    The Ranch is an amazing tennis facility!!! They do it all! From adult clinics, weekly and weekend, to junior academy and summer camps. The ranch is where I learned how to play tennis and because of it my life has forever been changed. Phil Hendrie and Chris Jacques are the most top notch directors you have ever seen. I hope everyone in the tennis world gets a chance to experience this amazing venue.

  • Avatar CC

    Most amazing tennis experience! Prepare to work!

  • Avatar CL

    We absolutely love Newk’s. The tennis is great, the instructors are awesome. We always learn a lot when we go, but the main thing we love about Newk’s is that it is always SO MUCH FUN! The instructors are super nice and easy and fun to hang out with. Again, the tennis is awesome, but so is having a beer by the outside fire pit in the evening. Highly recommend!!!!!!!

  • Avatar DB

    Fun experience with a genuine team!

  • Avatar BC

    I found some of my closest friends here and it was a great tennis experience. I would recommend all my tennis friends to go. They put you in the tennis level you need to be in and play some great competitive tennis.

  • Avatar AJ

    Took my family to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch and Wow were we all blown away, by its professionalism, enjoyment and character. Coming from Australia it bought us back home and added with the unique Texas charm and spirit! Tennis was competitive and fun with all of us coming away better tennis players, but more importantly a new enjoyment for the game. Staff where friendly professional and so much fun Accomodation pleasant and comfortable, food outstanding For us we will be back and more than once 100% the best family experience we’ve had together. Go Newks!

  • Avatar AC

    The staff is great, in particular the Director Chris Jacques. He has tons of experience and balances great expertise with loads of laughter! You will surely have a good time.

  • Avatar AC

    If you want to think of a tennis camp of a life time memory. This is theeeee camp! I went to Newks in ’91 as a junior. I am back now in 2018. It is like seeing your long lost love again. What has been consistent and stay consistent? The love and friendliness here. Scott Jacques has made all this possible. Scott has a big heart and he will make sure everyone is well taken care of with passion and love. Even a beginner will turn into a believer after this trip. I can guarantee that. I have heard two testimonies already while leaving the camp. They both said they want to play more tennis. The grace of this camp can be felt everywhere! How can we not win after this camp?! This camp preaches grace. And grace always wins. Bring this to your tennis game and you will see instant results. They made us feel special in our own way?! Isn’t that what tennis is all about? It will change your tennis game, your life. There’s a reason why this is the second best tennis academy resort in the world. You will gain a lot of knowledge without any pressure or even knowing it. It is that cool! I am talking world class training without even acknowledging it. That is consistency… Talk about staying modest and humble. This is it!

  • Avatar MW

    This is the best tennis camp. I have been here four times and wanting to go again. I’m also planning on going to the other camp in Florida. Keep up the good work

  • Avatar AR

    Just returned from a week at the Tennis Ranch. It was an exceptional week of excellent instruction. Strengths: individual attention, high quality feedback, consistent positivity. I also greatly enjoyed watching the Academy Students who were inspiring in both their abilities but also in their total acceptance of a bunch of 3.5 to 4.0 over 50’s watching their drills. Food was delicious and plentiful. Chris, Weston, Hunter and Eric all were dedicated to the task at hand of improving the play of a foursome of very average players. I went with my 78 year old dad who has never really taken a lesson and he had a great time. I definitely will return. I also enjoyed side adventures to New Braunfels and Austin. All other camps were super expensive, this one is super reasonable and extremely worth the money.

  • Avatar JR

    Strengths – Instructors were very willing to customize, esp. if you told them exactly what you needed to work on – Chris, Hunter, and Tyler were fantastic and always eager to help with specific actionable tips – Very positive social atmosphere with regular shared meals – Nice hearty breakfast buffet – Great value for the dollar – If you are a strong player, pros will often be matched up to play with you (at least for me) Weaknesses – Some instructors were basically robotic feeders and didn’t really offer any advice – A bit too much match play for me (probably 20% of time) as I wanted more drills to focus on skill development – Too many of the drills and games (and even doubles play) intermixed very disparate levels (e.g. 3.0 and 4.5 probably should not play doubles together) – Limited food variety at lunch and dinner can get tedious – My children also did the youth tennis program, but none of them could tell me any specific advice they got (hard to say how much to believe this though) Overall This is a great place for the dollar and I’d highly recommend it. I also went to Saddlebrook this year. I’d say that while I got more in terms of tennis development from Newks, my child got more out of Saddlebrook. Of course, Saddlebrook has a much posher facility, but it also costs much, much more.

  • Avatar GS

    I have been going to Newks for 25 years now, or thereabouts, because I have lost count. I just keep coming back, usually during mid October for the weekend right before the Legends Week. It is a busy weekend but feels like an old friends’ homecoming trip because of the great friends I have made at the Ranch for well over two decades. I love this place so let me just be clear about that from the get go. Anyways, strengths. The emphasis is on fun here and that is the primary reason why I keep returning. Sure, you can drill til you drop in the daily clinics and drills, particularly if the Texas heat is upon you. You can also find good doubles and singles match ups if your body can withstand all the tennis. Chris Jacques remains in charge of adult tennis at the Ranch and he has become a dear friend as well as a great pro. Chris’s style is Aussie laid back and that continues to work for me. His cadre of teaching pros, which gets replenished somewhat each year, continues to be strong. This is not a camp intended for those who want a lot of individual attention and lessons. It is really much more of a group phenomenon. That said, any guest can arrange for private lessons if they so choose, you just gotta find the time to do it and of course, private lessons are not part of the affordable camp fee. The condos are not 5 star and there always seems to be something idiosyncratic about them, but they are comfortable and close to the courts. Great places to hang out with your mates. But if you are looking for 5 star accommodations, this ain’t your place. It remains rustic with no illusions of being a Michelin property or resort. As for the food, the food on the Ranch is served buffet style and while it is not gourmet by any means, hey, it does the trick. If you want to explore local cuisine, you can always make excursions in to New Braunfels for BBQ and other good food, and the 45 minute trek to Austin puts you in culinary heaven. As for weaknesses? My pet peeve has always been the hot tub. They only have one and it is relatively small. While they replaced the old tub a few years ago, the new tub in my view is only somewhat better. Wish they would invest the $s in a bigger tub so that more of us could enjoy it over the long weekend. Another weakness in my view is the older har-tru courts. While these have underground hydration, these green clay courts suffer from inconsistent hydration and are not on par with other tennis locations that have good har-tru courts. Would be awesome if Newk and company would be able to put out some $s to upgrade these courts for those of us who really need the softer surface. The hard courts, by the way, were in rock solid shape overall on my last visit. One other very minor critique. For years, one of the things I looked forward to with each visit to Newks was getting my Newks Ranch T-shirt which used to be given to each guest. This year, the Ranch no longer provided the free T-shirt. I don’t really know why this was but what I can say is that some of the 1st timers that I brought with me to the Ranch this past October were disappointed in not receiving their T shirt. They wanted to wear it proudly upon returning home and my feeling is the shirt really does help promote the Ranch. Oh well. Otherwise, let me finish by saying that I have encouraged many many friends to visit the Ranch over the years, and many have and many continue to do so. And, those of us who do return again and again do so for three primary reasons. One, it is all about the fun. Two, we have made incredible friends. And last but not least, Newks is truly a great tennis camp. I will be back in October 2018!

  • Avatar EJ

    I only attended the adult tennis camp (did not stay or eat there). It was a smaller group of 7-8 people in the heat of July in Texas. The instruction was terrific and I really enjoyed myself. It was 5 hours of tennis a day and was a terrific value. I would attend again.

  • Avatar SS

    It is hard to beat the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, why? Well their pros are first notch. They actually do care more about you then about themselves , are very versatile and you are going to get a ton of ball hitting up to 2 sessions 5 hours per day. Also afterwards, they make an effort to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with you during your stay. It is not a customer experience, it is more like family. I have been there about 6 times and will go back again, heck they even know my name down there , try to find a resort where you are not just another number, at Newks you won’t feel left out. Guaranteed!

  • Avatar AC

    It’s the best tennis program in the country! Amazing pros who make it fun while implementing the very best instruction!!!

  • Avatar TC

    I went to the John Newcombe Ranch twice in 2016. The first time was in March, I was part of a small group of 5 people. We had two pros on court for the entire time. The instruction was fantastic and the accommodations were wonderful. We especially liked the food, which was on site and inclusive. My game improved from this short week. The second time I went there was for the Halloween weekend with a bigger party of 15. We joined anther 36 players for a great group of 51. The visit was incredible. The staff was able to give the same level of attention and assistance to the large group as the small. Once again, my game improved. During the Halloween weekend we attending the Halloween party. It was so much fun we are going this year at Halloween again. I strongly recommend this resort because of the amazing level of instruction and the fun, total vacation, experience.

  • Avatar CR

    Absolutely awesome tennis venue- legendary bunch of pros who live and breathe the sport. These folks know the game better than anyone and clearly love sharing all of their skills and experiences with anyone who passes through- 10 out of 10 from a genuine Aussie- if you are looking for the ultimate tennis experience look no further than Newks!!!!!

  • Avatar FR

    My fourth trip to Newk’s was every bit as good as the previous three, so I guess you can conclude I’m a satisfied customer. There are several things that keep me coming back: high quality instruction, a great attitude on the part of the staff and guests, comfortable lodgings, good food, warm sunny days, and all at an affordable price. If you’re looking for fancy, up-scale amenities, Newk’s may not be at the top of your list, but for a fun and beneficial tennis experience, it’s tough to beat. (Tip: go to the nearby winery for a surprisingly good tasting event.)

  • Avatar AH

    The John Newcombe is a state of the art tennis resort in which one feels the positive vibe at the moment you set a foot on the place.The moment you step on the court,you feel the energy the Professional Staff brings in. Not only are they great at giving outstanding instruction,but they are also high level ex college players or at some point Professional Tennis Players.They are very down to earth individuals,and you will easily make a connection with them,or in case of the Adult Program grab a beer with them.It doesn’t matter what your skill level or whether you are a clay courter or a indoor warrior,I can guarantee you that you will feel the satisfaction of playing your best tennis at the moment you put your racquet in the bag.Don’t forget to bring your kids to camp too.Their junior program is world class.Not only will they improve their tennis and matchplay,but will have their time of their lives off and on the court.The overall experience the JNTR is once in a lifetime opportunity to fall in love with the game of tennis for the first time or renewing vows.By the time you leave,I can guarantee you will not only feel good about yourself on and off the court,but also you made strong friendships with the staff.The magic of this place happens when you return,because I guarantee once you return you will feel like you never left.

  • Avatar BC

    Love every aspect of it! The tennis pros are amazing! Courts are in great shape! Adult weekend program is incredible and so much fun! We even had a lesson from John Newcombe himself! Can’t say enough good things about it.

  • Avatar CM

    Love, Love, Love going to Newks! I recently wore a Newks sweatshirt while on a trip from Texas to Ala. and a complete stranger spotted it in the Atlanta airport. She came up to me and it stemmed a conversation about how great it is to attend events at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. I like that it’s a “Ranch” not a “Country Club” but some may find the accommodations rustic. It has a hometown atmosphere, even if you’re not from Texas, like me. The pros make everyone feel welcome and are gifted at improving a player’s tennis game, no matter their level. My family includes intermediate, strong-intermediate and advanced players of 3 different age groups. We’ve all taken advantage of either the weekly clinics, the academy commuter program and the summer camps…Newks truly has something for everyone.

  • Avatar JB

    Excellent pros, welcoming atmosphere. Very laid back and relaxing vibe. Can go with friends or by yourself and know you are going to have a great time either way. Pros are great at teaching different skill levels in same group but able to tailor it so everyone gets what they need.

  • Avatar MA

    We love going to John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. The instructors are personable, fun and energetic. They do work you hard, but in a very fun and engaging way. This is a tennis camp and you will get a lot of tennis instruction. At the end of the day, you are TIRED but in a very good tennis playing kind of way. The accommodations do need work but the beds are comfortable for a good night’s sleep after a long day of instruction. The food is good and believe me, you will be hungry! My husband and I enjoy our time we spend there. If you are looking for a luxury tennis resort, this place is not for you. If you are looking for fun, intense tennis instruction with a rustic feel then look no further. The instructors are very hands on and they are fun!

  • Avatar SN

    Me, my teenaged son and six tennis ladies all participated in the weeklong camp session. The pros were skilled and enthusiastic, the staff was very flexible with my son attending some Juniors and some Adults sessions. We enjoyed the swimming pool and hot tub. The food was outstanding and fun to eat in a family atmosphere with our fellow campers and the pros. Overall, it was a very good “bang for the buck.” We would definitely recommend this to others and we would love to go back.

  • Avatar KH

    I participated in a tennis camp from April 2-9. The tennis instruction was great. There was a small group (14) people during the week I was there and I really got know everyone and play with everyone multiple times. The only thing that I was confused by was on the friday morning session (our last session). The night before, the weekend group arrived. There about 20 or so people. I didn’t realize that they would be joining our friday morning session. It completely changed the dynamic of the camp for the group that I was in. The drills were different, there were quite a few different pros that I didn’t know and that didn’t know me, and a lot of new tennis players. I did not enjoy this session. It was difficult to play with that many new people and I felt like I was not able to continue working on what I had been working on all week, because the new pros did not know what I had been working on and the drills were different to accommodate the large group of incoming players. It would have been helpful to know this ahead of time and/ or to keep the groups separate for their last session.

  • Avatar BJ

    Simply the resort that does it best on the combination of fun and serious improvement of your game. Staff can’t do enough for guests on and off the court.

  • Avatar PH

    I’ve been to a good number of adult tennis instruction camps. This was my first time to do a full week. I loved the ranch setting in Texas. Weather was ideal, the staff, meals and accomodations were great. The instruction was outstanding – the right pace and amount of content for 5 hours a day. I would go back without question and would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve their skill level and also have a good time.

  • Avatar JM

    If you are looking to improve your tennis game then look no further than the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. I guess that is why my wife and I have been there 10 times in the last four years. We have done the weekend clinic eight times and the weeklong clinic twice. You will get more tennis then the body can handle and an overload of useful and specific info tailored to your game. To me the best thing they do is to keep it to a 4 to 1 ratio, 4 guest per pro. No standing around here, you will work your butt off while getting lots of constructive instruction and have a great time while you are doing it. The ROI (return on investment) is fantastic. Our 10 hours of instruction at the weekend clinic cost about 70% of what 10 hours of lessons would cost at my local tennis facility. Not to mention that the price also includes the accommodations and 10 great meals. The staff is HIGHLY trained and very personable. I’ve been there so much that I now stay in contact with one of the directors over a shared hobby. Already planning the next visit.

  • Avatar DS

    Newk’s is unique! I am a Coach Education Tutor and Tennis Director in the UK and we have been taking players there from our programme based in Liverpoolfor over 20 years and I have to say the experience is life changing! There’s an unbelievably friendly atmosphere there – you are always made to feel part of a Tennis Family, whether it’s on the Junior Camps, Academy or Adult Programme. Everyone goes away feeling they’ve done well and counting the days untill the next visit! Great coaching team led by Phil Hendrie on the Academy and Chris Jacques on the Adult Programmes – both totally motivational and committed to ensuring each and every player is valued. Our players always feel they can let go on court and work like they’ve never done before! The coaching is active, high intensity and above all, total fun! Accomodation is great too as are the meals and there’s plenty of potential great local excursions for the evenings if you’re there for the week. I have visited many resorts in the USA and its always been a great experience but this is the one we will always go back to – miss the Newk’s experience and you’ll miss out!

  • Avatar EW

    Lodging and food are a bargain. Tennis facilities and tennis instruction are top notch. We have been many years in a row now and our group continues to grow as we spread the word of the remarkable value and experience. Highly recommended!

  • Avatar CB

    This is a fantastic camp. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable about the game of tennis. The cabins and facilities are great as well. The adults even get to have fun at night dancing and adult beverages at the club bar. Will definitely go back. The kids even got to meet Mr. Newcombe.

  • Avatar MG

    I had heard about the John Newcombe Tennis Camp but had never attended. I just attended this last weekend and it made me realized I had really been missing out. FANTASTIC camp, FABULOUS pros and staff – It was the best money I have spent in a long long time. I learned so much from the pro’s – they were all so knowledgeable, friendly and FUN – what an awesome experience I will be coming back over and over and bringing and telling everyone I know. Thank you for an incredible experience. The accommodations were perfect I loved being right on the courts – the food was so good and the service great. I really can only think of one thing that would of improved it would of been if I could of stayed longer — Great time and Great memories made. Thanks again for one of the best times i have had in some time.

  • Avatar SA

    The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is an excellent tennis camp. We were two tennis leagues vsiting from the Houston area and we all felt that we came away with new skills and an even greater love for the game. The pros kept us busy on the court with very few breaks. We enjoyed the way the camp is set up where you basically work on your own skills so you are not evaluated and put into specific groups which can cause hurt feelings and resentment. The pros made it a lot of fun while at the same time constantly letting you know what you did well but also correcting your grib, your swing etc. – the reason you were there! The food was delicious. I cannot think of any weaknesses – perhaps a few more lit sign to make it easier to find your way around the camp at night!

  • Avatar CH

    We LOVE our time at Newk’s!! The food is wonderful, the on site condos are wonderful, and the instruction is second to none. They do a wonderful job of balancing great instruction with accommodating their guests and making it a wonderful vacation. We take our children who do the kids camp, and it is amazing as well. They mean it when they say ” team, family, team”! We return from Aladka year after year because it never fails to be a wonderful experience. I would not hesitate to recommend this resort to anyone.

  • Avatar RW

    Rec’d a call from the pro a few days before attending camp to find out about my needs. One hour hitting session with pro on day of arrival was great way to unwind and eval by staff. Pro to student ratio was 2 or 3 to one, better than the stated 4:1. Pros were very attentive, gave valuable feedback and available as needed and at ate meals with guests. A week-long program of 4 1/2 days resulted in23 hours of tennis, a very good value. Played on well maintained clay entire time per group choice. And-the hitting and the pros were all fun.

  • Avatar DG

    You get the most tennis for the least cost when you compare getting more hours on court and less cost than at other resorts. Country location with deer coming right up to you, yet not too far from I-35 and minutes from San Antonio or Austin if flying in. Not only is the tennis instruction great, but the pros are hilarious entertainers as well, and go out of their way to make sure you get whatever you want, inviting requests. Pros even entertain at Sat night Karaoke and dancing, so have something for everyone. Home cooking type food is great too.

  • Avatar BW