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361 Reviews on “The Resort at Longboat Key Club”

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361 reviews
  • Avatar LJ

    Briana with pickleball was AMAZING for our bridal party pickle tournament. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. She was so welcoming and enthusiastic to welcome us!!! We cannot thank you enough for kicking off our wedding weekend the best way possible.

  • Avatar MM

    Briana was amazing

  • Avatar ER

    My wife and I took a private lesson with Maraj on Friday. He was absolutely superb. We have each been playing tennis for 50 years and perhaps we learned more in the one hour with Maraj than we have in all the prior lessons we have taken. On Saturday we took a morning group clinic with Sammy and this was also a great experience. We would highly recommend Long Boat Key Club and the tennis. If you are looking for a beautiful resort that also offers great tennis facilities and tennis options this is your place.

  • Avatar JW

    Sammy was our private instructor. He was incredible! Funny, knowledgeable, encouraging, supportive! I’ve been playing sports for 39 years and this is one of the best private lessons I’ve received! The pro shop was well appointed and the staff was friendly and so helpful! 5 stars!!!!

  • Avatar SM

    Wonderful tennis facility, but a couple of miles from the main resort. Great staff, lots of Har-Tru courts that were in great condition. The resort is on a beach that goes on forever. The water is wonderful and crystal clear.

  • Avatar PD

    We have a boat at the Marina and I have enjoyed the pickleball group and courts very much. The instructors generally are very young and very nice. The beach at the resort is magnificent. The food excellent, a bit pricey, but good. I was disappointed in that I took one tennis lesson and got no assistance in meeting other tennis players or attending clinics. I felt like a stranger that had no where to go.

  • Avatar ED

    Resort has all the desired amenities. While I rated the hotel exceptional, I think the atmosphere was a slightly pretentious. The tennis part of the resort was very welcoming and I think overall the staff did their best to accommodate the changes in time for the lessons I wanted. There’s no doubt I would tell friends and family alike about the experience. The instructors – Randy / Jason were excellent. Resort at TRS Coral in Cancun is the nearest I can compare this to, but the proximity of the beach here – gives this one the edge.

  • Avatar SP

    Literally had the best time at this resort primarily because it was so near the beach. The tennis courts were both bayside and beachside and instruction was excellent. Randy fixed my backhand and slice – Katelinn at the proshop ensured that the Sofi Bella shorts I purchased were ready. Immaculate facilities and amenities and there was a shuttle there to pick my group up afterwards. I highly recommend.

  • Avatar SR

    This is a great resort. The staff is incomparable, the pro shop has items that you will not be able to get anywhere. The director is excellent and highly skilled.

  • Avatar RH

    I attended the live ball clinic and had an amazing time. Thank you for the coaching cues Randy. Will definitely be joining again on my next trip.

  • Avatar PC

    Very nice tennis progarm.. multiple clinics,games, live ball and things to participate in every day. Staff and pros are super accommodating and are very strong! Briana and Katelinn run the place exceptionally, do a great job and are super nice and accommodating!

  • Avatar SF

    The Resort at Longboat Key is excellent and does not disappoint!! Can’t wait to return!

  • Avatar NF

    We played in a custom group pickleball tournament. Brianna and Connor were exceptional.

  • Avatar LM

    The pro shop staff were great. We needed to rent racquets two days in a row and they remembered which ones we rented and were very quick to assist us. The whole experience was top notch. We’ll definitely be back!

  • Avatar NF

    Brianna and her staff went above and beyond. Holy cow! This was such an excellent tennis trip and the disco tennis night was the most fun ever!! We can not wait to return! Tennis, the hotel, food and drinks exceeded all expectations!! We can not recommend The Resort at Long Boat Key enough. An annual trip to paradise for sure!

  • Avatar RH

    Everything about LBK Tennis Gardens and resort is wonderful. The staff, the pros, and the members are all amazing. It’s paradise.

  • Avatar MK

    We loved The Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key! Katelinn was so helpful in arranging our private lessons and clinic times. The pro shop is beautiful with a wide selection of tennis gear. The tennis area is impeccable and the courts are maintained beautifully. We had the pleasure of working with both Mike and Maraj who were excellent and helpful in taking our game to the next level. Our family also enjoyed meeting the other tennis members and guests and felt very welcomed by all we met. All and all, it was a fantastic experience and we are planning our next trip back. We highly recommend the Longboat Key Club and The Tennis Gardens and Longboat Key!!!!

  • Avatar MW

    You have to go to the Resort at Longboat Key Club to experience how unique and special the setting, amenities and location are. So close to SRQ, downtown and St. Armands Circle and with access to world class tennis, golf, fitness center, spa, marina, and the gulf of Mexico on a pristine beach. The pros are great and the only reason I didn’t rate the instruction the ‘ best ever’ is that I’ve been lucky enough to receive pointers from Fred Stolle, Owen Davidson, Ross Case, Tracy Austin, Taylor Dent and Johan Kreik at various tennis fantasy camps over the years. The tennis gardens at the club consist of 20 beautifully manicured har Tru courts. Director of tennis Brianna, Kaitlin, Ali, Conner and Balia kept my wife and I busy throughout our stay.

  • Avatar MW

    I’m a tennis nut and discovered this gem of a resort in 2015 and haven’t stopped coming back. The resort in on the Gulf of Mexico and has 45 holes of golf, a marina, spa and fitness center. But if tennis is your passion, the 20 court tennis gardens in the place to be. The pros and support staff are top notch and go above and beyond to make your experience memorable. Shout out to Briana and Kaitlinn who recently took amazing care of us, and Randy who holds great liveball group sessions that I’ve participated in.

  • Avatar JW

    Both Kaitlin and Briana made the tennis outstanding as they were both fun, amazing players, and so gracious. My husband and I really enjoyed while improving our tennis. The staff is prepared for all levels and the courts are impeccable.

  • Avatar RR

    A wonderful Resort !

  • Avatar SB

    The resort itself seems a little rundown, and there were staffing issues — not enough people working in the beach, and some days housekeeping didn’t get to our room. The tennis facilities were great — amazing courts The highlight of our trip was our lessons with David — a superb pro who really helped us and was positive, clear, and so encouraging.

  • Avatar GO

    Each February my husband and I take a tennis trip to Sarasota, FL with friends, and it never disappoints. We stay at The Longboat Key Club and play tennis down the road at the Tennis Gardens. LOVE the Tennis Gardens–beautiful courts and atmosphere–and the folks at the club are friendly and helpful with reservations. There are several options for clinics and lessons, and they helped us choose what was best for our group. Our pros were Ken and Miraj–both so skilled. I always take home at least one new tip (ask Miraj about his family’s secrets!) but wish I could stay longer to learn more from these guys. Maybe next year…

  • Avatar MW

    Brianna & her staff are very welcoming & friendly to guests of the resort. They reply to emails quickly & are helpful and accommodating . Randy’s live ball clinic is fast paced with good movement. I’d suggest other drills/ points play for diversity. My private lesson with Ken was super helpful to my ground stroke.

  • Avatar PC

    Thank you for a great tennis experience. Briana Harris Francois and the pro shop staff were excellent.

  • Avatar WD

    We absolutely love this Resort. Everything about it is amazing. Our favourite is the tennis resort, the staff are amazing. Our coach Sergio was the very best we hit with him every time we booked, couldn’t have asked for better. Our thanks to all at the resort ?????? Until next time thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Avatar MB

    Our 9 year old took a lesson with tennis pro, Sergio. Wonderful instruction, patient, with a perfect balance of keeping it “light” and working on her game. Would highly recommend to both adults and children for tennis lesson!!!

  • Avatar TC

    Amazing experience! We had a family reunion and the staff prepared a Round Robin Tennis Tournament for us that the family is still talking about. Thank you LBKC Tennis Team for an unforgettable time!

  • Avatar CO

    We went to Longboat Key Club for our family reunion and it was an amazing experience. Every staff member we came across was friendly and went out of their way to help us out. We also had a family tennis tournament organized by the tennis pros and it was AWESOME! They were so sweet and even treated us to snacks and champagne to finish the tournament off. Such a fun and memorable family experience.

  • Avatar MB

    Brianna was very accommodating and organized an awesome large family tennis tournament for kids and adults! We had a blast! Drinks, snacks, tennis, beautiful courts and setting!

  • Avatar RC

    I would recommend this resort to all my family and friends. Wonder experience!

  • Avatar MD

    Our experience at the Tennis Garden at Longboat Key Club was amazing! We play tennis as a family and this was our vacation this year. The staff (Brianne and Katelinn) were really friendly and accommodating. We had asked for the stadium court to play on, so we could get really nice, memorable photos and they made it a priority to do that for us. I hope you guys get used to us, because we will be back soon. The manager Brianne went above and beyond to make this a trip we will never forget. I also want to give a huge thank you to Tommy!

  • Avatar SS

    Had a great time at the Resort and the Tennis Gardens, looking forward to coming back.

  • Avatar TT

    My experience at the Resort/Tennis Gardens was exceptional. All the staff in both areas were extremely helpful, kind, and competent. The facilities were beautiful and clean. Would absolutely comes back.

  • Avatar EM

    I really enjoyed my stay at the Resort and playing at the Tennis Gardens. The Resort was beautiful and the Tennis Gardens were pristine. The Pro shop was well stocked, clean, and had helpful staff. Overall a great experience.

  • Avatar MB

    I played in the Cinco de Mayo tennis round robin. It was extremely well organized and fun. The pro shop had a lot of great merchandise and the front desk was very helpful. Cant wait to come back.

  • Avatar CH

    I played both tennis and pickleball at the Tennis Gardens on my vacation. The experience was excellent and easy. Some clubs the booking and paying process can be very convoluted, but this club made it very easy for guests. The instruction and clinics were really informative and good exercise, definitely a bang for your buck. Would recommend.

  • Avatar SH

    I had an excellent time at the tennis facility. My private lesson was one of the best I’ve ever had; it was very informative and helped transform my game in a mater of an hour with small changes. The front desk was very kind and accommodating in helping arrange private clinics and games. The clinics were a great workout and had a fun social atmosphere. Would go back.

  • Avatar CH

    The Tennis Gardens was an exceptional experience. The pro shop was neat and the staff was helpful, excited, and kind. Booking was smooth and seamless, as was paying. All the pros I met were extremely knowledgable and qualified, and the pro I worked with was professional, well versed in tennis, a good teacher, and made my lesson tough but not exhasuting. I also played in one of the clinics offered. The clinic was well organized and gave me a chance to practice the skills I had learned in my private lesson. I would absolutely come back to the Tennis Gardens and recommend it to others.

  • Avatar ID

    Delighted to be back at Longboatkey Resort. Would highly recommend this Resort. We had the best time, We particularly love the Tennis centre, the staff are amazing.

  • Avatar RK

    Everything you need to take your game to a higher level. Sammy’s and Montana’s coaching tips were very helpful. Beautiful accommodations with Gulf view.

  • Avatar PW

    We will be back!

  • Avatar WS

    Great spot for tennis and golf lovers! The staff is fantastic! They set me up with competitive matches and made me feel very welcome! Particularly the staff and pros were friendly and seemed to care about you getting the most out of your time at the resort. The courts are some of the best I’ve ever played on! The beach and the rest of the facilities are nice too. Very kid friendly if that’s your priority.

  • Avatar JD

    The Resort at Longboat Key Club is an outstanding facility with lots to offer. The pool, hot tub, and service was first class. We were there for a tennis vacation, and we thoroughly enjoyed clinics, private instruction, and “game arranging”. The pro shop offers an outstanding selection of beautiful tennis clothing with a full range of sizes. The dining experience at the Whiskey Bar was very special! This type of vacation is on the expensive side, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we are very likely to return.

  • Avatar GB

    The staff in the pro shop and fitness center are outstanding. Game arranging was excellent! It is with pleasure that I highly recommend Tania Lea, Tennis Concierge at the Longboat Key Club. Before my arrival to the club Tania had arranged a number of matches. This was reassuring. I was travelling from far up North primarily to play lots of tennis and I had never been to the club before. Tania made a great first impression. Upon my arrival, Tania completely filled my days with a variety of quality matches. On top of all this Tania gave me an excellent tennis lesson. She listened to what I was looking for and gave me that perfect mix of feedback to improve my game while letting me enjoy playing points against a tennis pro! Tania made The Longboat Key Club experience fun and educational.

  • Avatar MR

    This review is primarily concerned with the tennis facilities and coaching at the Tennis Gardens at Long Boat Key Club (LBKC), which are our favourite destination and exceptional. We specifically booked this holiday to visit the Tennis Gardens for the second time and enjoy again the fantastic coaching provided by Maraj Maharaj. We feel he is the best tennis coach we have ever had, anywhere in the world. He didn’t disappoint us, his coaching was BRILLIANT MAN, BRILLIANT! This included both his one to one lessons and the group clinics he ran, the latter he made great fun and really enjoyable. We would also like to thank Randy Ardenfriend for the excellent Live Ball sessions he ran. We plan to visit next year just to benefit from Maraj’s coaching again. Thank you Maraj and all at LBKC and the Tennis Gardens for a fantastic holiday, exceptional tennis facilities and superb coaching. During our stay the resort was undergoing extensive renovation, which accounts for the grading of some of the facilities.

  • Avatar LS

    The tennis game coordinator, Tania Lea, does an excellent job of arranging games at your skill level. The women in the pro shop are all friendly and helpful and the tennis pros are outstanding. One of the big draws at the resort is their tennis center.

  • Avatar CR

    Tennis center staff kept me playing which is the reason this is our 9th year at LBKC. Not necessary to bring a tennis partner, the (excellent) concierge has you covered. Lovey upgrades happening now to the rooms. First class! Great beaches and restaurants, it’s all here.

  • Avatar VS

    My experience with the Tennis Gardens this trip was outstanding. I called Tania, the Tennis concierge, just a few days before my arrival. She contacted me the next day with arrangements she made for me to play in four matches with members, both ladies and mixed doubles. In addition, I took a clinic with Thomas, which included a lot of personalized tips and instruction. I was impressed with the level of care and professional attention.

  • Avatar DS

    As a tennis and golf destination with a beautiful beach, the Resort at Longboat Key is an outstanding choice. Customer service is extraordinary in all areas of the resort. Tennis Gardens has an exceptional staff which includes one of the best pro shops on the west coast of FL. Sammy Avila heads a staff of pros who are engaging and knowledgeable. Special shout out to Susan in the pro shop who catered to our every need on and off the court. And the har-tru courts are some of the best we have ever played on! Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Avatar KJ

    I look forward to the clinics every year.

  • Avatar ES

    Really enjoyed my stay at the Resort at Longboat Key Club. Both tennis and golf facilities were exceptional. I recommend booking tennis lessons and clinics well in advance as schedules do fill up. Never had any issue with court availability during the day and lit courts are available in the evenings. If you need playing partners, definitely call the tennis concierge ahead of time to help set up games with other players at your level. Several of the pros are top notch and have the experience to pinpoint and work on specific weaknesses in your game as opposed to just hitting with you. After playing 3-4 hours a day for a 6 day period, I felt a significant improvement in my game. I would definitely recommend the tennis program to anyone wanting to improve their game.

  • Avatar DV

    The tennis complex and staff are exceptional. The resort is very expansive. Beautiful beach. Bikes available. rooms are large with a small kitchen. Great location. The only thing that’s lacking is the food in the restaurant and room service. Breakfast is fine.

  • Avatar SM

    The courts and facilities are exceptional. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. They will arrange matches, clinics and lessons. We highly recommend and will hopefully be back soon!

  • Avatar MW

    I’ve come down here multiple times a year for 4 years now. Its an oasis for tennis junkies and the complex is second to none as a tennis facility. Yes , the main resort is going through renovations of 3 of the 7 buildings at this time. However, it did not detract from our enjoyment of this resort whatsoever. We heard no construction noise in the suite in building 5 that we stayed in as the balcony and windows face the beautiful golf course area, away from buildings 1-3 that are being renovated now. The beach is still amazing with drop dead gorgeous sunsets every night. The marina pool and hot tub (the main pool and hot tub are being renovated as well) are great with exceptional poolside service from the staff. The spa, fitness center and golf courses are fantastic, but the tennis stands out for a tennis nut like me. The new tennis concierge Tanya was extremely diligent in calling to arranging matches, and is an exceptional player in her own right. Polly and Susan in the tennis pro shop have been taking great care of my wife and I since our first visit 4 years ago. I’ve taken tons of clinics with two of the pros Jackie and Randy (there are several other pros as well) and can attest that they are top notch. What accentuates the tennis experience for someone that comes down for a few days or a week is that the resident club members at the Resort at LKC Tennis Gardens are extremely warm and welcoming to visiting resort guests. I continue to meet new tennis contacts every time I come down here. When the resort suite renovation project is completed (phase 1 by years end, phase 2 from June-Dec 2020), the Resort at Longboat Key Club will be untouchable as an all encompassing vacation and tennis experience.

  • Avatar GD

    Clinics were great! Facilities are exceptional. Due to time of year and renovations in progress at other areas of the resort, match play arrangements may be somewhat limited until next year

  • Avatar KS

    Sammy Avila was an outstanding instructor. The facilities were great and in great condition. Very friendly and helpful staff at the tennis center desk and they got me into a great match with other out of town guests. Wish I could have stayed longer than my five days at the resort.

  • Avatar KD

    Jackie Bohannon is my favourite tennis coach anywhere and it’s a shame that we have to go as far as Florida to see her! But we are fortunate to go to Longboat Key twice a year and we book clinics and private lessons with her well in advance

  • Avatar CH

    I have been attending The Resort at Longboat Key Club at least twice each year for the past seven years. The Tennis Gardens are amazing. The courts are plentiful and immaculately maintained. The tennis pros are friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to hit with. The pro shop has the best selection of tennis clothing and equipment available in the Sarasota area. There are comfortable places to sit, relax and enjoy watching tennis matches. I can’t imagine a better tennis resort anywhere.

  • Avatar LR

    The head pro, Jackie, at Longboat Key was incredibly nice and helpful and runs an amazing doubles clinic that she allows drop-ins for. Lots of fun, great workout and beautiful club as well. I highly recommend!

  • Avatar DV

    we love the Longboat Key Resort. For the last 2 years we have gone in April and November. The tennis courts are superbly maintained and the tennis coaches are excellent. The resort itself is on a beautiful beach. I just came back from a 4 day trip there and have already booked our November trip. The girls in the tennis shop are very good at organizing your tennis and helping you pick out new tennis clothes. This is definitely a must go if you are a tennis player!!!

  • Avatar PG

    My family and I keep coming back year after year. My son and I play tennis. My son being a junior in high school / varsity tennis player. I being a 60 plus year old competitive tennis player who loves the game. Our most recent visit was the 3rd week of this past March, 2019, but like I said, we have been coming to play here for so many years. The har-tru courts are always fantastic. I don’t know how they maintain them so well. Does not matter the time of day. Coming from a club in New Jersey that maintains good har-tru courts, I know what a challenge it is to maintain courts in top condition. These are among the best you will find to play on anywhere. But that is only the beginning. The office staff goes out of their way to be helpful. I arrange lessons for my son to help him prepare for his high school spring season, every year weeks before we arrive. The office staff always does a great job helping me arrange my son’s tennis schedule, following through with me as schedules change and opportunities for more interaction with different pro presents itself. Which brings me to the pros. They are all wonderful. Personable and great instructors, they will all really help your game. Each time we go to The Resort at Longboat Key, our son works out on court with 3 or 4 pros throughout the week, getting different perspectives and instruction as well as workouts for his game. They are all exceptional and so welcoming, remembering us from year to year. For me, the staff finds me clinics and games to play in, which makes my time every bit as enjoyable as my son’s. The clinics are well thought out, fun and instructive, and the games the staff sets up for me, allows me to challenge my game with that of other resort guests and club members. Like all tennis enthusiasts, the members are welcoming and always interested in meeting new people to play with. It does not hurt that staying and playing tennis at The Resort at Longboat Key, you have access to all the restaurants in downtown Sarasota (right across the bridge), St Armand’s Circle and the rest of Longboat Key. If you are looking for a great place to go to work on your tennis and play, I recommend The Resort at Longboat Key. You won’t be disappointed. Every time I leave, I look forward to coming back.

  • Avatar PC

    We stayed at the resort for 3 nights. Beautiful courts and a great staff Arranged a lesson with one of the club pros and he was great. The staff at the pro shop arranged a mixed doubles match for us for the following day.

  • Avatar JF

    First class facility with impeccable courts that are fit for a pro event. Picturesque setting right on the bay with no shortage of courts, phenomenal pros and friendly staff/ concierge. I recommend this site for anyone looking to get away that enjoys Tennis of any level.

  • Avatar MD

    Jackie and Randy are amazing tennis pros at the Tennis Gardens.

  • Avatar MR

    Great club and amazing courts. Outstanding instruction from top level teaching pros.

  • Avatar CS

    Great coaches very friendly it also really helps you improve in the things that you need improvement on

  • Avatar JF

    This tennis pros are very dedicated to the players. The lessons are the best I have ever had!! The staff is friendly!

  • Avatar DC

    Great tennis facility. You have to sign up for Live Ball with pro Jackie Bohannon. always a challenging workout, fast paced and lots of fun. My private lesson with pro Jackie Bohannon was excellent and has helped me move my game to the next level

  • Avatar LE

    The clinics are a particular strength at the already fabulous Longboat Key Club. There is a mix of personalized trainer attention and tips with constant gameplay. Jackie is wonderful and I look to work with her as much as possible.

  • Avatar AP

    Excellent facilities: 12 or more clay courts. Jackie Bohannan is a fabulous coach. People travel a distance to take her clinics. The pro shop has good sales on quality tennis fashion

  • Avatar TW

    Longboat Key Club (LKC) is a tennis paradise that combines top level coaching and beautifully maintained courts in an idyllic setting. I am a former college player and the teaching staff here have lifted my game to a new level. I have taken lessons from 5 of the pros and they are all top of their craft. For example, Sammy is a tennis savant who brings decades of training the likes of Agassiz and other world class players to improve your game with creative drills and a sparkling sense of humor. Randy is the master of the modern game, helping players create the top-spin shots to stay in rallies against the best. And, Jacki, brings a diagnostic eye to point out how to improve your competitive skills through subtle changes during intense live game simulations. But, what’s most impressive about these pros is they are all eager to set you up with games with guests and the members. Amy is the new tennis concierge and, with a constant smile, she seems to be 24/7 vigilant to make sure you find plenty of partners for singles, doubles or mixed. Also unique is the fact that the members at the club (who hail from around the world) are incredibly welcoming to resort guests – eager to include them in their singles and doubles games. Turning to the facility, the 20 green clay courts are meticulously maintained and sit in a lush setting with pink flamingos and other wild birds strolling peacefully around (of course, not on the courts!). And, because this setting is so ideal, the one constructive feedback is it would be nice if the “Court 21” offered more food and drink options so that you could settle all day at the courts. This is a small critique because you are just a shuttle bus away from the main hotel resort that has a beautiful pool, direct access to a talcum powder soft, sandy beach and delicious foods served by a warm staff – including Paula and others who make the guests feel like long time members.

  • Avatar JR

    This is one of the best tennis clubs I have ever played at on the east coast. For all levels there is something for everyone to improve your game at the Longboat Resort Tennis Center. The staff are wonderful, friendly , coordinating and planning your tennis schedule whether it be private lessons or group clinics. The pro shop has top tennis apparel and racquets to buy or demo. Tennis pros are actually real tennis pros ! Some of them came from the Colony – on Longboat key, which was once the top destination for tennis training and tennis families. A shout out to Susan in the Pro Shop who a has gone out of her way to schedule and plan our tennis this week. Last a shout out to Randy – Tennis Pro , who inspired my kids just starting out 5 years ago. For any tennis parent with a competitive junior playing USTA/ UTR matches, Randy is in a different league and could be a high level coach at any tennis academy in the country. Any time you can have with him is special. Recommend you call ahead and book time with him if available before arriving at the Resort.

  • Avatar KM

    I had a great visit and was so fortunate to have Amy and the staff coordinating play for me. I was introduced to some amazing ladies and players and felt so welcome. Already planning our next trip back to The Resort at Longboat Key.

  • Avatar RW

    Beautiful resort w/ top notch tennis facilities. The tennis pros are fantastic!

  • Avatar EW

    The tennis center is one of the most beautiful I’ve visited and I’ve been to a lot of resorts. My boyfriend and I call this place paradise especially if you love tennis. My favorite tennis instructor is Jackie. She’s the best teacher I’ve ever had so love how beautifully landscaped the grounds are, how friendly the staff and the incredible amenities.

  • Avatar PB

    This club is clean, beautiful and very comfortable. The staff are so hospitable. The tennis pros are so friendly and effective in assessing and providing instructional needs. I loved working with both John and Tom.

  • Avatar JL

    The coaching here is solid. I’ve tried several instructors throughout the years and they’ve all offered something to my tennis game. Good sense of awareness to my personality and they don’t appear bored or as if they are a ball machine feeder. I particularly appreciate how they can keep drills going with larger groups. I cannot say enough about the level of coaching. Hard to think of a negative because every instructor has offered something fresh for me. They are really good at judging my level and keeping me on pace to keep climb upwards. Courts are immaculate

  • Avatar CD

    Just back from yet another magical experience at the Resort at Longboat Key Club. There was a group of 6 of us this year and John created a program that was perfect for us. He gave us meaningful instruction, kept us moving and challenged us along the way. We love the pro shop and came home with lots of goodies! Hope they bring food service back to the resort – it was the only thing missing.

  • Avatar IM

    Please visit and stay at the resort at Longboat Key Club. You and your family will have an unforgettable experience. The golf course is prestigious and the Tennis Center is one of the best tennis facilities in Florida. The staff and tennis professionals are very knowledgeable and very friendly. The resort at Longboat Key Club Is the perfect place to spend your next vacation!

  • Avatar JC

    The tennis courts are lovely. The pro shop has nice clothes and helpful staff. Susan went beyond to schedule courts for our annual girls tennis getaway. It can be frustrating to pay high room rates to stay at the LBKC and then be told you cannot book courts in advance. Susan recognized this and helped us out. We very much appreciated her assistance.

  • Avatar MP

    Just came back from a wonderful trip to The Resort at Longboat Key. It was one of the best tennis facilities/clubs I’ve ever been to. Everything was better than I anticipated: from the friendly and accommodating staff in the tennis shop (Sue and the other ladies), the beautiful har tru courts, the excellent clinics and lessons with top-notch Pros – John, Jen , Thomas and Mirage. I learn something different from each Pro…all adding something of value to improve my game. I have never been to a tennis facility where everyone was so friendly and the instruction so incredibly good. I learned more about my game in a few days then I have all year! Cannot wait to return.

  • Avatar XG

    I’ve never been to a tennis camp/resort where the tennis pro are so good (and diverse in their way of teaching). Every pro I played with focused on a different part of the game. John Woods (the head pro) improved my serve dramatically in 1 lesson. Miraj focused on balance, court position, shot selection. Sammy is all about patience (no need to rush on every shot). And Thomas was the perfect pro to play sets with at the end of my 1 week training. I am a 4.5 player and thanks to the pros at the Resort I am hoping I can compete against 5.0 player!

  • Avatar JS

    Best tennis resort ever! Friendly, helpful folks, wonderful courts- great all Around!

  • Avatar TT

    Great clubhouse, beautifully maintained courts and grounds. And fantastic service from club staff, esoecially Sue! Thanks for taking great care of us!!

  • Avatar AG

    great pros and super easy bookings

  • Avatar JS

    The 22nd Annual Vineyard Classic was held at this fabulous resort. My nine friends, and I, were able to have an outstanding experience staying at the resort while participating in our annual tennis tournament which was played at the Tennis Garden of Longboat Key Club. Director of Tennis John Woods, the Concierge, Sandi and the maintanence staff saw too it that everything that ensured a successful event was taken care of. They are truly service driven, wonderfully welcoming and totally professional. Awesome tennis experience. A very well maintained facility. As for the resort itself, it is a slice of paradise. The staff at the front desk, bar and restaurants were well trained and definitely provided 5star service. Food was excellent at all meals and the prices were unusually moderate for this type of resort. The beach, pool spa and firtness facilities are world class and we play to play our event here again in the years to come. Kudo’s to all. Thank you Tiffani and Kim for making it happen!

  • Avatar CC

    This was my second visit to Longboat. The resort staff were not as good as they were during my previous visit. I was surprised since the resort wasn’t as busy this time. Fortunately the tennis staff was exceptional again. They picked up where the resort staff wasn’t helpful. The tennis clinics and lessons are good. There are also local residents and other guests who want to play. The employees work very hard to find matches for you. The Key and Sarasota are great places to visit, and there are other things to do in this area. I would recommend Longboat.

  • Avatar LP

    The hotel portion of the resort is undergoing some major renovations at this time, which are needed. However the Tennis Gardens were beautiful and had excellent service! My daughter and I took a lesson and it was top notch! We will certainly be going back.

  • Avatar SU

    We loved to play there!! Just amazing!!!!

  • Avatar TS

    I found the coaching extremely helpful and importantly very simple to adapt to, which was critical for me on a 4 day break from work on my own. I used 3 coaches, John, Ron and Sami, interestingly all 3 were remarkably consistent in their approach with me which really helped consolidate learning across the stay. Session with Sami really stood out, he really is a fantastic coach but all were great. Really recommend it.

  • Avatar CC

    I came to Longboat Key Club with my whole family to play golf, tennis and just enjoy the beautiful beach. Susan and the rest of the crew at the tennis club where super helpful in getting me and my brother into clinics and setting up games with other players. Made our vacation perfect!

  • Avatar BL

    The har-tru tennis courts are in great condition. They are kept up very well. The staff is very nice and helpful. The Director of Tennis, John Woods, was willing to help make sure I got in some tennis time.

  • Avatar RS

    It is not only great tennis but beautiful white sand beaches.

  • Avatar ED

    My husband and I had a wonderful long w/e at the Longboat Key Tennis Resort. We had excellent lessons and game play. We are beginners and that was taken into consideration. We are definitely coming back this year to pick up where we left off. The accommodations were excellent for us as we did need the washer/dryer since we were playing so much tennis. The pro shop was amazing and Susan was so helpful to us. We bought some fabulous new outfits that we just could never find where we live. Your Pros were patient and considerate of our level and taught to our needs. We appreciated that aspect. We have encouraged our community to try this resort out. We are looking forward to returning. The biggest disappointment was the noise at the pool. One pool with music and tons of kids screaming and jumping around was absolutely annoying. It would be worth their while to build a kiddie pool somewhere else. Having a bar and music is inviting to adults but a total turn off when you can’t sit there because of the noise level and the splashing. This is all about tennis….so based on that alone it is worth it! Of course the beach is out of this world too.

  • Avatar BW

    I had the pleasure of visiting the Resort at Longboat Key for my 50th birthday last weekend. I came with 6 of my friends and we had a wonderful time. Four of us had a private lesson with Ron. He was perfect. He warmed us up, kept us moving and tweaked our game. It was so much fun that the time flew by! I highly recommend Ron as your pro!

  • Avatar HM

    We have just returned from a weeks tennis at the Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club, having booked a ‘tennis tune up’ package. The facilities are exceptional, and we enjoyed tennis clinics every day with either, Ken, Mirage & Ron and have learnt so much in just a week. Thank you. The Pro-shop team, Polly, Susan and Sandy, were absolutely fabulous in making us feel welcome, scheduling our clinics and lesson, and maximising our time on court, with other guests in some great doubles games. The Pro-shop is very well stocked and both my husband and I, enjoyed a little ‘retail therapy’ in between sessions. The new tennis shoes made all the difference! This was our first ‘tennis’ holiday, and we look forward to returning in the future, and would thoroughly recommend the ‘Tennis Gardens’ for a great tennis experience in beautiful surroundings. Thanks to everyone for a fab week.

  • Avatar DB

    I came to Longboat Key for the Tennis and it was amazing! I took clinic everyday and Ken the head pro organized games for me with great players. I did a fantastic lesson with Sammy and walked away with terrific instruction to incorporate into my game.

  • Avatar LD

    great facility, layout and tennis shop and professionals make it a great experience for all levels of players

  • Avatar PH

    Instruction is frankly the best I’ve ever had, tennis complex is beautiful, really excellent coaching from John and Randy – it was on another level. The resort is really well kept, beautiful rooms, heated pool, pristine area of the beach, and the food is quite excellent! I came here specifically for the tennis and will definitely be back, largely due to the quality of coaching!

  • Avatar WS

    My tennis team has been spending a weekend at LBK one weekend a year for the past 5 years. The pros are terrific (Sammy is our favorite), the courts are perfect and the lodging is beautiful. I can’t wait for our trip each year!!

  • Avatar SB

    Friendly staff. Clinics were terrific. Pro shop very well stocked and super nice staff.

  • Avatar SD

    18 courts that are in a beautiful setting and well maintained with beautiful clay and clean and welcoming amenities. The pro shop is very well stocked and the staff is excellent. All pros were great instructors each giving a new approach to the game.

  • Avatar DF

    Excellent facility. Tennis is integrated with local players so there was a reliable group for the tennis concierge to draw on when lining up matches for me. I had matches for all four days I was there. The staff was nice and cooperative.

  • Avatar TM

    We have just returned from The Resort at Longboat and I can’t commend it high enough! As a family of 4 who all love tennis, we were not disappointed in anyway. The staff are exceptional and sorted with Jon a 2:1 with our children as there was no ‘kids camp’ that particular week. Randy was an exceptional coach our kid adored him 🙂 and so were Sammy/Mirage & Ken. A particular highlight was with Jackie who ran the ‘live ball’ session, ‘wow!’ a fanastic energetic well thought out hour & a half of great tennis! I have to say the pro-shop was just the most amazing well stocked shop I have been to – I was like a kid in a sweet shop??we had to buy another suitcase to fit my purchases in – Jackie the lady who orders the tennis outfits has exquisite taste. I must also mention the wonderful attentive ladies in the pro-shop, Sandy, Sandra & Polly, you are all wonderful ladies, thank you for making our stay so amazing.

  • Avatar AC

    Tennis Pro Shop has an extensive variety of tennis apparel and gear for men, women and children. The service was wonderful, personal and attentive! The coaching staff were friendly and very experienced. Took a clinic and private lesson from Ken Howard and I learned so much in such a short period of time. Had my racquet restrung in less than 12 hours based upon my playing needs. They even arranged for a match opportunities during our stay. The facilities are beautifully maintained and the staff are friendly, helpful and accommodating. What a wonderful weekend we enjoyed at the Longboat Key Club! We’ll definitely return!

  • Avatar BI

    Beautiful surroundings. Instructor at clinic a little too basic for higher levels, but always come away with some tips long forgotten

  • Avatar SB

    Fantastic facilities with top notch instruction and clinics. Jackie was particularly good and runs a high intensity clinic that is a lot of fun.

  • Avatar JP

    I traveled to Longboat Key Resort with tennis and relaxation on my mind and I was not disappointed. We signed up for the daily clinic and also took a private with Sammy. His knowledge of the game is unsurpassed and he explained things in a way that made sense for me. He did not try to change my game, but made a few minor adjustments that will make a big difference in my technical abilities, doubles strategy, shot selection, and mindset. The tennis gardens are beautiful. They are located about 3 miles from the resort so you will need to grab a shuttle or rent a car. There was absolutely no traffic or crowded beaches while we were there in June. The resort is a little dated, but it is very clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the beaches are gorgeous. You can find packages that include beach chairs and a resort credit or possibly find a USTA discount. I’m already planning to bring my team here for a girls’/tennis trip!

  • Avatar WV

    Match arranging and private tennis lessons were fantastic.

  • Avatar KC

    My husband and I visit the resort at least three times a year and we’re convinced they have the best amenities. The clinics are thorough and helpful for what your needs are. They pair you with same strengths and handicap that good practice and games are challenging and rewarding. Never leave with visiting the ProShop. Helpful staff!

  • Avatar JF

    The pro shop staff is exceptional!!! The choice of tennis clothes are unbelievable!! I can text the pros upon my arrival and they schedule my lessons and times to play. The entire staff makes you feel welcomed!!!! My only regret is that I wish I could stay longer!!

  • Avatar BM

    Fabulous Tennis setting with awesome pros. Longboat Key is the best!

  • Avatar GH

    Great resort and Great tennis. Har-tru court are immaculate. Ken Howard arranges matches and hitting. Ken is great instructor with great insights as to how to improve your game and strategies. Best hour lesson I ever had. Gary Hurewitz

  • Avatar LC

    The Tennis Gardens are beautifully maintained and very busy all day, every day! The Staff in the Pro Shop are extremely helpful in setting up matches for you if you’re interested, as well as booking your court time, helping you find the right size among the AMAZING collection of tennis attire, and even about suggestions for fun beach walks or a good lunch out. They try very hard to get you on the court when you want to be on the court, and they go to great lengths to make sure you are happy.

  • Avatar PB

    Longboat Key offers beautiful weather and a beautiful facility close to the beach. The green clay courts are immaculate and the clubhouse is beautiful. The staff is eager to assist with game matching. Unfortunately, the Sarasota area is more of a retirement community, and finding high level players for clinics and match play may be a challenge.

  • Avatar RA

    We have been going to Longboat Key Club and Resort for the past 5 to 6 years, every year, 2 to 3 times a year. It is most wonderful and very relaxing to just get away. I smile when I hear my kids at home planning their activities for their vacation at LKB, swimming, playing in the sand, tennis, fishing & shopping. The staff know us and really take care of us. Thank you very much to Miss Jackie for your fun sunny tennis. LBK is becoming our home away from home. I really want to Make Longboat Key Club & Resort Great Again!!!

  • Avatar BL

    This is a wonderful gem for the tennis player and fan to enjoy and relax. Very professional facilities and wonderful restaurants. My family had lots of fun playing tennis and going fishing. We met a friendly professional tennis instructor Jackie B and my kids love hitting the fuzzy yellow balls. We will be back.

  • Avatar HA

    The “Tennis Gardens” at the Longboat Key Club offers 20 beautiful, well-kept har-tru courts. Amazing teaching staff and clinics! Pro shop well stocked with lots of great clothing and equipment choices. Super friendly staff. A great place to meet other friendly and welcoming players. In spite of having a lovely court-side lounge, the Tennis Gardens has very limited food service. However, there are excellent dining options at the golf course (next door) and the resort hotel.

  • Avatar RD

    The Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club are beautiful. The staff at the pro shop was very friendly and helpful. My husband and I enjoyed great tennis every day on our vacation. The staff set up matches with vacationers staying at the resort and also residents who are members of the club. Even when there were last-minute cancellations or someone did not show up for a game, Ken managed to wrangle up people so that we did not miss any of our tennis matches that were scheduled. I would definitely return to the resort. We had a wonderful time.

  • Avatar LS

    This resort is lovely. From the beach views to the tennis center, to the easy access to all the culture and dining in Sarasota. The resort units are modern and so well kept. We were happy adult “campers”.

  • Avatar LH

    The staff at the hotel at Longboat Key Club and the Tennis Gardens were extremely accommodating, fun, interesting and interested in my vacation. Arrangements were made easily and the staff exceeded my expectations with kindness, interactions and always made every request possible thru out the stay. Thank you.

  • Avatar DP

    The Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Resort is amazing! The courts are always in perfect condition, the staff is superb, and the weather perfect! This is the third year in a row that my wife and I have stayed at the resort, and every year we love it even more! The staff arranges competitive (and fun) matches for all players. This is, by far, the best tennis program at at resort!

  • Avatar SW

    21 soft courts in a beautiful setting Excellent teaching pros Excellent concierge service for arranging matches Opportunities for fun drills

  • Avatar JB

    My husband and I have been going to the Longboat Key Club every year for the past 6 years, primarily for the fabulous tennis facilities and instruction there. My husband is a 4.0-4.5 player. He enjoys the games with the players he is matched with there and relishes the privates he takes with the top tennis pros to get some kinks out of his game. I just started playing as an older adult. The pros at Longboat are superb and have become my friends over the years. I generally take a private every day and join the 1 hour clinic, which is always useful and fun. Some resorts we’ve visited have 3 hour clinics, which is far too long for me. Besides, Longboat Key is adjacent to Sarasota, which features fabulous restaurants, movie theaters, live theatrical events, and more. The club has a great pool and is right on the beach, so we often take long beach walks in the afternoons. All in all, this is our favorite place to visit, to play tennis, and to learn the game.

  • Avatar PG

    Incredibly beautiful and well maintained Courts. Staff is very competent and welcoming. Membership is not inexpensive but staying at the resort gets you full privileges. Match arrangements are excellent. Certainly the best tennis resort we’ve stayed at.

  • Avatar SM

    Great tennis program. Lots of courts. Very good instruction

  • Avatar GM

    Jackie was wonderful!!! Great pro in clinic and private setting!!! Excellent facility and staff…the best I have seen!

  • Avatar BG

    My recent holiday stay at the Longboat key club was fantastic. The desk staff at the Tennis Gardens (Susan, Sandy and Polly) did a great job putting together matches and slotting me into daily clinics and live ball sessions. The pro staff (Randy, Ron, Maraj, Scott and Jackie) did a wonderful job creating a fun, learning environment while challenging all abilities in the clinics. On top of it all I got a great deal thru the USTA discount program they have. The only weakness is I had to return home to northern new England to play indoors.

  • Avatar RG

    The pro shop staff was extremely nice and went out of their way to set up matches for us during our stay. The facilities were very great. The courts were in fabulous shape, and the weather was perfect, which made for a magnificent first anniversary trip. For private lessons, request Sammy.

  • Avatar JS

    Great facilities. Fantastic coaches. Helpful staff especially Susan in the tennis shop.

  • Avatar KP

    Excellent tennis facility. The courts are well maintained and the staff is very friendly. I especially recommend tennis pro Prakash Maraj who is a wonderful, enthusiastic teacher. His “Family Secrets” were very helpful in improving my game. He was able to see what I needed and guided me to become a better tennis player.

  • Avatar JR

    Fabulous 3 days at the resort at LBK with girlfriends for a birthday party. Loads of tennis, spa, beach and lots of laughs. The tennis facilities at LBK Club are unrivaled. Beautiful setting on a lake, meticulously maintained, just fabulous. The pros were excellent and the tennis concierge, Zo, was a 10! Can’t wait to go back. Pro shop was full of beautiful tennis clothes and shoes, love it all!

  • Avatar JR

    I just returned from a 3 day girls tennis trip to LBK. The resort is fabulous, right on the ocean, 5 star service and amenities. The tennis facility if possible is even better! They have a concierge, Zo, who is so accommodating. We only had 6 girls for our last day, and she offered to play with us and get an 8th person. Went way out of her way to make our trip extra special. The pros were great, the entire experience was 5 STARS!! Love LBK resort!

  • Avatar TG

    I had a great stay at the resort and Zo, the concierge for tennis hooked me up with great matches and pick up play over the weekend. Susan was in the pro shop was great as well. Courts were emacs late and pros were very experienced. Thanks for a great time! I’ll be sore for days:)

  • Avatar JM

    My stay at the resort at Longboat Key Club was exceptional. It emcompassed a private beach with white sand and clear water, a great pool, spacious room with fully equipped kitchenette and laundry, and housekeeping who cleaned the rooms twice a day, as well as other amenities and facilities. A variety of great restaurants were located in close proximity (1-3 miles). The Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club really made my stay even more special. The Staff were friendly, professional, and flexible. The courts were in top conditions. I enrolled in two tennis clinics with Jackie, a tennis pro, who really pushed me to play with intensity and kept me motivated. I also took 1 hour private lesson with Sammy who gave me lots of feedback and invaluable advice on how to become a better player. Lastly, I would like to thank Zo, the tennis concierge at The Tennis Gardens for pairing me up with other players for singles and doubles matches, as well as for being so attentive and providing great service which really made me feel welcomed and at home. I will definitely be back!

  • Avatar SD

    I wanted to give a special shout out to John Woods, Director of Tennis at The Longboat Key Resort, and his staff for making my vacation a truly memorable one. John is a Texas native, a Texas Tech alum and brother of former UT women’s coach Dave Woods. And after hitting with me all week, he invited me to play in a Friday happy hour exhibition for resort guests and club members along with a couple of 5.0+ ringers. But going the extra mile seems to be par for the course at the LBK Resort. In past visits, Woods’ staff has made extra efforts to find competitive matches for me, even during the slowest time of year. From the stunning clubhouse to the 20 pristine Hydrogrid Har-Tru courts to the lush tropical surroundings, this place is about as close to tennis paradise as you’re going to find. If you’re looking to combine a five-star tennis experience with one of the very best beaches in the continental U.S., then you can’t go wrong with Longboat Key.

  • Avatar RG

    Great environment. Arranged competitive matched for my wife & me. Very friendly & accommodating. Will return.

  • Avatar MO

    Matching service is the best.

  • Avatar GB

    Strengths: Finding matches for guests. Zo did a great job; courts in great condition; nice cafe at tennis club. No weaknesses.

  • Avatar PW

    A really excellent tennis destination. Susan was great at booking courts and getting my racquets restrung on time. Zoe was able to book me for doubles each day and joined us to play on our last day. A really beautiful facility, great food. Golf course was exceptionally well manicured. Excellent, well maintained clay courts. This was my third visit and I plan to keep coming back!

  • Avatar LG

    the instructors (particularly Miraj) were great!!! beautiful facility, I’d definitely go back!

  • Avatar WW

    Beautiful Facility – Friendly People – Good Pros No real weaknesses

  • Avatar AL

    Great experience

  • Avatar MD

    Fantastic tennis facility. We stayed at the Resort for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the tennis. Very friendly staff that go out of their way to make sure your tennis needs are met. Special shout-out to Susan who was very helpful. Complimentary demo rackets. Complimentary use of ball machine. Lots of tennis pros that you can book lessons with. Lots of clinics, etc. They will also find you a player at your level though I did not use that service.

  • Avatar JW

    Beautiful facility. Courts in excellent condition. Court location is in a quiet area away from any roads or noise. Very pleasant playing conditions. Multiple pros an site. Large pro shop with great selection and very friendly staff. The staff arranged match play for my wife and I. The only weakness we found was the 3 mile distance from the main resort facility to the tennis gardens. A beautiful and short drive though in an elegant area of Longboat Key, FL. The resort offers a free shuttle but we used our rental car instead. Courts were also available on site at the resort but we did not play there. We thought the short drive to the tennis gardens was worth the drive. The resort had a USTA package which we chose. Included free breakfast for the two of us, free court time and a $25 credit at the pro shop which my wife took advantage of and returned home with a new tennis outfit! We were treated very well there. Had a great trip.

  • Avatar KR

    A delightful holiday in everyway. We had a spectacular room which was incredibly spacious and with the most wonderful view of the Gulf. The highlight of our trip was our time at the tennis gardens. Jackie is a superb instructor who clearly wants you to be the best you can possibly be. Her approach, her drills, her demeanor, her focus and commitment are unsurpassed. She is the reason we return to Longboat. This is the perfect holiday for us and we are already planning our next visit.

  • Avatar MW

    I love the tennis gardens at Longboat Key, and have gone there twice in the last 6 months. Everyone is so friendly; in particular the pros! My favorite pro is Jackie Bohannon, and she is the reason I went there the first time, and the main reason I go back. Jackie is a phenomenal coach; giving constant feedback, being encouraging, really knowing the game as well as equipment, making each player feel that she genuinely wants you to improve and believes you can,… Thank you Jackie, and all the staff at LBK; I’ll definitely be back!

  • Avatar DW

    Super Friendly and Welcoming Club ! As a Guest sometimes an open environment is tricky but that was not the case on our first visit. We were invited to all functions and we were able to play Tennis twice daily and more if we accepted the inventions. 5 Star Resort because of the People, Accessibility to Member’s Activities and Facilities. Over All Service was well above our Expectations!

  • Avatar HH

    Courteous: will always find you a match or just a cout.

  • Avatar RR

    Best tennis club I have ever known, Zoe the concierge and John the head pro are top notch. I highly recommend to all my friends, and have been coming here for many years.

  • Avatar JD

    One of our favourite tennis resorts! Great facilities, great staff, great tennis!

  • Avatar AT

    Beautiful, well-groomed tennis facility. Excellent pro staff, including Sammy Aviles who has the ability to inspire change, improve technique and instill new match strategies. The resort location on the white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico is beautiful, although the lobby is small and dated, and the 10-minute ride between the resort and Tennis Gardens facility isn’t the most convenient. On balance, though, the beach location, excellent tennis instruction, clinics and friendly vibe carry the resort to the top of my list!

  • Avatar TD