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  • Avatar JH

    I love coming to Topnotch every summer and winter. The tennis academy is great. The instructors are very attentive and genuinely interested in improving your game and skills. The resort itself is of a very high standard and close to Stowe mountain, so great location for skiing. The grounds are beautiful and overall ambience is of quiet luxury.

  • Avatar HK

    Simba youre the best! Thanks for the special attention!

  • Avatar MM

    Beautiful resort, great staff. Tennis and pickleball coaches were amazing! Fitness instructors were great and accommodating to injuries. Facilities were kept very clean. I definitely plan to return later this year.

  • Avatar KW

    Simba is a wonderful instructor who is greatly skilled with a terrific courtside manner. He has high energy and is very encouraging. Highly recommended.

  • Avatar GL

    The tennis center makes Top Notch a destination! Their staff and programs are extraordinary!

  • Avatar CZ

    The Top Notch tennis staff members are exceptional in every way – accommodating when you call for lessons and court times, and provide excellent feedback on the courts. I love the tennis community there!

  • Avatar CR

    The tennis instruction at Topnotch is excellent. I frequently take small group lessons and my tennis has improved tremendously over the past couple of years. There is a great variety of daily tennis and pickle ball clinics to choose from. They are for all ages and abilities. The pros at Topnotch are high energy, fun, and they want to help you get better at tennis which I love! The junior program is also excellent. I have 3 kids all of whom have had group lessons and private lessons, they have always thoroughly enjoyed playing at Topnotch. I highly recommend!

  • Avatar RW

    The tennis setting and instruction at Topnotch is really topnotch. The town of Stowe has so much more to offer too, year-round.

  • Avatar AK

    The tennis staff is very enthusiastic in making sure you get your time worth. Coach Simba is outstanding. He has worked with my 11 year daughter for more than a year. My daughter has come a long way from where she was as tennis player more than a year back. I have been to maby tennis academies in Florida and i certainly tell you that coach is one of the best not only in Vermont but all of North East and beyond. My daughter has more confidence in winning tournaments and all that credit goes to coach Simba who has led and guided her to this level in tennis. I would recommend Tom Notch Tennis to any one who wants to have private, semi private or group lessons here. The staff is also very friendly and professional and with the feel of of a resort, it’s just amazing.

  • Avatar KR

    The tennis staff is a refreshing blend of warmth + constructive coaching. It’s a high energy / positive place to play!

  • Avatar RK

    The staff at Topnotch Tennis Academy are wonderful and accommodating. They offer one on one lessons, twice weekly cardio and daily clinics. There is something for everyone! I’m relatively new to tennis and have taken lesson with the junior and senior pros. I always have a great time while improving my game. They have year round in door courts as well as seasonal outdoor courts.

  • Avatar MK

    Topnotch is an excellent tennis destination. There are 4 great indoor courts that are climate controlled for play during the winter as well as many outdoor clay courts. There are clinics and round robins daily and the private lessons are superb as well, no matter which instructor you choose. My wife and I love playing at Topnotch as much as we can.

  • Avatar GD

    There are absolutely no weaknesses to this resort! The tennis program is especially amazing!!!

  • Avatar SS

    TopNotch has amenities and services that truly stand up to its name. The tennis center instructors provide personalized, skilled, and friendly service making it a wonderful climate for developing your tennis or pickle ball game. Also, the newly renovated tennis facility is beautiful!

  • Avatar GZ

    I have had on average of 2 to 3 hitting sessions a week with the exceptional tennis staff during the six months that I am in Vermont every year. I find the tennis staff exceptional in teaching attitude and positive attitude. Simba Happy is an amazing director and runs fantastic clinics for children snd adults. I’ve been playing tennis for 50 plus years and very much appreciate having this first rate facility and teaching available to me. It’s really first class.

  • Avatar JM

    Topnotch has been.a favorite resort for our family for over a decade. We just returned from another ski/tennis vacation and loved it. Tennis Center has been recently upgraded under expert leadership of Simba Happy. Excellent instruction. Highly recommended.

  • Avatar RW

    Just returned from a terrific week at Topnotch, highlighted by its tennis camp. Coaching by Simba Happy & his team is tops, IMO, based on their 2 hour morning Adult Academy + a private lesson I squeezed in between family vacation obligations. I left each Academy with clear takeaways for my game and was amazed at how coaches Georgi and Jamie were able to quickly spot areas for improvement and share actionable tips to practice in the moment and after–thus avoiding the ‘one-size-fits-all’ trap in many group clinics. So also, my lesson gave me many clear takeaways for forehand, backhand & serve [we didn’t focus on volleys]+ valuable ideas about how I can coach & mentor the next generation of tennis enthusiasts, starting with my grandchildren. Speaking of of whom, my boy-girl twins took a terrific Junior Academy with Georgio, and I came away amazed by their progress after 2 hours.

  • Avatar JK

    We did five days of 2-hour clinics at Topnotch and would return again. The instructors were excellent, engaged, and kept things moving- I really can’t say enough good things about them. They have a total of 6 outdoor har-tru courts and four indoor hard courts. If the weather is bad, indoor courts are used. But the summer Vermont weather is glorious for tennis and we had great weather. Overall we either used 2 or 3 courts, depending on overall participants (maxed out at 12, I believe)-each court had a pro. The levels of players varies each day (from 3.0-5.0) but the instructors try to put similar-level players together and tailor drills to skill level, after observing everyone. We are 3.5 and 4.5 and both felt challenged, although the 4.5 had a few days where he was the best player (not all days though) and oftentimes the pros would step in and play in the drills so that was great, particularly for the strongest players. We both prefer to play singles and although most drills involve 2 players per side, we felt like the instruction was useful regardless of whether you play singles or doubles. We didn’t stay at the resort and instead stayed in downtown Stowe but it was an easy 8 minute ride every morning for the 9:30 am clinics (which was a great time to do clinics…not too early but left the rest of the day to enjoy). It is a bit cheaper if you stay at the resort (and even cheaper if you buy the tennis package)—all prices are online so you can decide what works for you. They have a nice locker room if you need to shower (note: I couldn’t find a hair dryer in the women’s locker room). Simba Happy runs the tennis program and he was delightful to be around and does a fantastic job. We both learned things during our week at Topnotch and felt like we got a great workout each day. These clinics are geared to teach and not just give you a good workout, which we both appreciated. We would definitely like to return and would recommend Topnotch to others!

  • Avatar JK

    Resort was very pretty and had a nice outside setup and pool area. The tennis instructors were friendly and knowledgeable and were able to critique missteps quickly. They were approachable and flexible to what our group requested to work on. I definitely felt they were experts not only in the sport but also in how to break down and teach technical aspects of a player’s game.

  • Avatar MF

    Simba, Jamie and Cole were fabulous. We will be back!

  • Avatar JL

    The pro staff was incredibly accommodating and the setting was perfect. It’s now going to be a regular destination!

  • Avatar EC

    I’ve enjoyed being a both a member and guest at Topnotch Resort and Spa & Tennis Center. Director Simba Happy, Elite pro Jamie Watson & Certified Pro Cole Hennessy are all exceptional humans and great instructors. I’ve had the pleasure of working with both Jamie and Cole and can tell you they have an almost unlimited amount of patience and understanding for the optimistic or pessimistic players. Rather than repeat an instruction when I don’t comprehend (or correct), Jamie & Cole both change the explanation or direction so that I grasp the over all concept and can execute the task. I am so pleased with my continued growth and development and growth on the court. I happily recommend this location and all of the pros that work here.

  • Avatar GZ

    I’m 61 years old and I’ve played tennis my whole life. I think the indoor and outdoor courts are a fabulous feature especially in the winter time and I think the professionalism of the Tennis program is outstanding is currently run by Simba Who has a very special demeanor and is an outstanding head tennis pro. I am in Vermont for six months of the year and play at the stove top notch resort at least twice if not three times a week. It is a wonderful setting and a very special facility. I am very appreciative of the improvements that have been made to the indoor facility specifically.

  • Avatar EF

    Tennis staff are extraordinarily talented!

  • Avatar CG

    Simba in the best!

  • Avatar AP

    Amazing place to play tennis Incredible tennis director who is skilled at teaching and runs a high-functioning shop. Highly recommend without reservation !

  • Avatar VI

    Simba and the staff at the tennis centre are top notch ; )

  • Avatar GD

    Topnotch is an AMAZING resort with the most energetic and welcoming staff you will ever meet in your entire life! It has the best tennis program I’ve ever experienced and I cannot think of a single weakness!

  • Avatar KR

    Amazing tennis pros who take the time to work with you on an individual basis. Great options for group and individual clinics & lessons for all abilities. Upgraded facilities with tons of amenities. Fun & friendly environment. Love spending time here.

  • Avatar JL

    Love, love, love this place!

  • Avatar DF

    The tennis program at Top Notch in Stowe, is, well, top notch. Simba and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable, talented instructors who make the game fun and engaging.

  • Avatar AH

    The tennis pros are first class – experienced, knowledgeable, patient & kind, but still push you to grow and develop They crest a fun atmosphere Simba is amazing!!

  • Avatar SS

    The tennis offerings are what I have most experience with. I play 2-3 days per week in private lessons/matches. The tennis pros and staff are just that, Top Notch. This is a space where I feel welcomed, challenged, and learn from the best.

  • Avatar TB

    Amazing consistency, great tennis pros, spa and overall employee staff. Great experience, every time!

  • Avatar SA

    Topnotch tennis is unsurpassed, particularly when you’re working with the incredible head pro, Shaun Zemanek. He’s the best pro we’ve worked with anywhere around the globe. The resort is lovely, the setting heavenly, and dining options in the area are great. Don’t miss it.

  • Avatar AM

    Topnotch Resort is a stunning “mountain modern” design with gorgeous Mountain views, excellent food and beverages. And, oh yeah, great tennis.! We have enjoyed this place for about 10 years now and it remains our favorite vacation of the year! Consistently excellent tennis with Shawn Zemanek every morning followed by a delicious lunch on the patio overlooking the pool. Then off to hike or bike in the afternoons. Beers and hot tub in the evening! The best people, tennis, activities and nourishment all in one. We’ll definitely be back!

  • Avatar EA

    We were staying at another resort, and when rain cancelled our hiking plans, we made reservations for a private lesson. Lucky us! Simba Happy was an amazing instructor…super positive attitude and excellent explanation of the mechanics. Our timing was good too, because my husband was able to roll into a doubles game after our lesson. The indoor facility was excellent…good lighting and enough insulation so we could hear what Simba was telling us. (at our home court, we are in a bubble, and it’s hard to hear what anyone says). Overall, very happy with our experience and looking forward to going back! We felt very welcome by the staff and the local players.

  • Avatar LR

    Coaches were very nice and helpful.. didn’t try and change everything you have learned. They did try and give you something to work on, and make you better, as you were thinking about some things as you went!

  • Avatar PB

    Return every year to Top Notch for tennis camp and enjoy it !!

  • Avatar GP

    I have been going to Topnotch tennis for many years. My tennis team does a yearly trip every year. I love the pro’s there. They are great with all levels, and help with everyone’s game. Can’t wait to go back next year!!

  • Avatar PB

    Return every year to Top Notch for tennis camp and enjoy it !!

  • Avatar AF

    Top Notch has fantastic facilities and rates

  • Avatar LB

    We are a family of four and we play here indoors all the time during the winter months. We have taken lessons all over and we can honestly say that Shaun and Simba are among the best pros you will find. We take weekly clinics, cardio tennis, junior classes for the kids, family tennis lessons and I do ladies USTA team practice with Shaun. You will not be disappointed with your lessons with them. Shaun and Simba have more positive energy than you can believe, they are excellent teachers both strategically and technically and, if you just want to hit, they are also fit athletes who play great at a high level. What more could you want?

  • Avatar SA

    My husband and I have returned to Topnotch at least once a year for the last 10 years for the two main reasons many of us take tennis vacations — the instruction and the environment. We’ve had the pleasure of working the the Topnotch staff, and in particular Shaun Zemanek, over the years and consistently find that we work hard, our game improves, and we have an absolute blast. We find nothing more satisfying that landing back in our hotel room in a blissful state of exhaustion and excitement over what we’ve accomplished. Shaun won’t baby you — so don’t expect him to be obsequious! Do expect great insight and adjustments to your game that you can take home and actually implement. The daily academy at Topnotch breaks participants into small groups (no more than 4 per court w/ a coach) at like levels. They do a great job of making sure everyone on the court is challenged, moving, and learning. A demo and summary by Milan at the start and end of the session ties key points together. We’ve travelled around the world to various tennis resort locations and Topnotch remain at the top of our list. What a bonus that the location is in Stowe with all its incredible scenery, hiking, and food. Lastly, the spa at Topnotch is outstanding and can massage away all those sore muscles! If you haven’t been to Stowe and Topnotch, you’re missing out on an incredible tennis holiday.

  • Avatar CR

    While the staff at Topnotch is great, the facilities are not. The indoor courts are dated and look terrible. There is so much stuff behind the curtains that it is actually dangerous. I have run into crap behind the curtains numerous times. The curtains are also ripped, as is the ceiling. The lighting is awful. There is so much mold and ball fuzz in there, everyone gets allergic reactions at some point while playing. The bathrooms are also dated. It’s a bummer considering this is the only indoor facility within miles, you’d think they would try harder to keep it up and attract people outside of Stowe. The outdoor courts are worse, with the exception of the “pro” court, which rarely available in the summer/fall. The courts are often covered in leaves, trash, and haven’t been swept. Most people in town go to Stowe Tennis Club in the summer, for good reason. Topnotch needs to step it up for everyone. However, the pro staff is fantastic. I can’t say enough good things about their energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of tennis!

  • Avatar NV

    Excellent staff, location and resort experience. Indoor facility a bit dated and needs some TLC. Overall a great spot.

  • Avatar MD

    Our children just finished up their session yesterday afternoon. My husband I were just saying how wonderful everyone at TopNotch is. The coaches are all so good with the kids making an hour long lesson productive and fun! The gentleman at the front desk, the coaches are all friendly and pleasant to be around. They truly make tennis a fun experience.

  • Avatar SJ

    The tennis instruction at Topnotch is superb. I get excellent instruction and hit lots of balls. I’m so impressed that the pros can work with all levels on one court and still make it fun & competitive. I always get a great workout ,and pick up a tip that helps me with my game. The academy and stroke of the day are always a great start to my day! Simba has a great cardio tennis class composed of running, groundstrokes, volleys & playing out points.

  • Avatar TB

    An outstanding and always consistently outstanding tennis experience! I have been playing at Topnotch for 25 years and just when I say this was the best tennis day ever, tomorrow gets even better. Great pros!!!!!! Great program!!!! Always!

  • Avatar AC

    Since visiting Topnotch Resort for the first time 2 years ago I have been back several times. The resort is great for families year round but it’s the tennis that brings me back. I travel regularly for leisure and will always try to incorporate tennis into the trip. I find most often tennis programs are seasonal and limited however Milan and his team at Topnotch always have something running and their one on one coaching is fantastic. I’d highly recommend Topnotch tennis for any level tennis player any time of year.

  • Avatar JW

    Great Location for winter sports. Have indoor courts in the winter and outside , Har Tru, for the summer. the hotel is very nice with great services and friendly staff. I high recommend Head Tennis Pro Shaun ! Knows the game and techniques well !

  • Avatar TC

    I told my wife I wanted to attend a tennis camp for my 60th birthday and feel extremely fortunate that she picked Topnotch Tennis. Milan, the director, developed a 6 day program just for me. I had two, hour and a half sessions every day. The thrust of the program stressed how you start each stroke and how you finish each stroke. If those two pieces are done correctly the middle of the stroke will take care of itself. Milan’s philosophy is that you will create small variations that will fit your swing but the general stroke preparation and stroke finish must be there if your game is to improve. I came to the program with a more than solid backhand and a fickle at best forehand and left with the best forehand and backhand that I’ve ever had. Also I came it with a very strong serve and he tweaked one small thing that improved my first serve percentage from 60% to better than 80%.

  • Avatar TC

    I told my wife I wanted to attend a tennis camp for my 60th birthday and feel extremely fortunate that she picked Topnotch Tennis. Milan, the director, developed a 6 day program just for me. I had two, hour and a half sessions every day. The thrust of the program stressed how you start each stroke and how you finish each stroke. If those two pieces are done correctly the middle of the stroke will take care of itself. Milan’s philosophy is that you will create small variations that will fit your swing but the general stroke preparation and stroke finish must be there if your game is to improve. I came to the program with a more than solid backhand and a fickle at best forehand and left with the best forehand and backhand that I’ve ever had. Also I came it with a very strong serve and he tweaked one small thing that improved my first serve percentage from 60% to better than 80%.

  • Avatar LH

    Milan,Simba and Shaun were great coaches to have for our 3 day weekend of tennis. They kept it simple, fast and positive and after playing for so many years, I still learned something that will improve my game.

  • Avatar SW

    I would strongly recommend Topnotch Resort to anyone interested in a tennis-oriented vacation spot. The setting is lovely and a short drive to the town of Stowe. The tennis program is fun and rigorous, with great morning clinics, private instruction, and beautiful courts, Special shout-out to Tennis Director Milan and head pro Sean—they are outstanding.

  • Avatar SA

    Always a pleasant experience. Great courts and teaching staff. Beautiful location in Stowe. However, it was on the pricier side as sleeping and dining accommodations were not part of the tennis package when I went there. Stayed at the Green Mountain Inn so there was always that extra driving to do to make it back totennis camp. All meals were eaten independent of the tennis program. I find that Total Tennis has offered me the greatest bang for the buck.

  • Avatar CS

    I am a 4.0 player and worked a few times with Milan at Topnotch both times indoors. He is the real deal. His insights in the game are brilliant. He makes just a few adjustments to my game with big dividends. I enjoy working with him so much I am making him my only coach, even though I live 300 miles away. Aside from tennis, Topnotch is fantastic. The place is excellent to relax and unwind, and the staff is all first rate. My only gripe is the long drive from NYC. However, this will not deter me from being there regularly and maybe one day buying a second home in Stowe.

  • Avatar ML

    All strengths. Excellent instruction from truly dedicated professionals. I have attended Topnotch tennis camps for forty years and the quality of instruction has always been top-notch. The courts are very well maintained and there are four indoor courts to use in the event of rain. I have recommended their tennis program to many friends.

  • Avatar CM

    great value for this 2 day tennis academy with 6 hours of instruction. 4:1 ratio taught by highly skilled and enthusiastic tennis pros. Individual critiquing of skills and tips to improve followed by tennis drills. The pros then incorporated the stroke into a simulated “live” play on the court. Very enjoyable! I learned new skills and will definitely return next year!

  • Avatar JH

    We did a Sat-Sun morning tennis academy with Shaun and Milan in September. Each day was 3 hours long but it did not seem like it because the drills were changed up and we kept moving (even though it was pretty hot). We enjoyed it very much and found it very useful. There were no real negatives except for the hot humidy in September. Thanks,

  • Avatar AC

    I spent 2 consecutive days at the academy. 3 hour sessions each day with a primary focus of ground strokes and volleys. The head pro Milan is very professional and personable. The assistant pros were all great as well. The resort facilities overall are fantastic and accommodated my family with 3 young children very well. There was a wide range of skill levels at the clinic and players were evaluated and separated based on their abilities. I look forward to returning for another round at the Topnotch Tennis Academy.

  • Avatar KA

    Fantastic staff- very knowledgeable and professional. I came for a wedding with zero tennis attire and they completely outfitted me and threw me in a group with similar skills. Weakness- accommodations are a little pricey but that is to be expected at a resort like this.

  • Avatar PF

    Very good instruction No weaknesses to comment in

  • Avatar PW

    I had a wonderful mini tennis getaway at Topnotch Resort. Booked a room for one night — arrived on a Thursday afternoon, had a private lesson with one of the pros and then a three-hour clinic the following morning. Great mix of drills and doubles play, with pros who really know their stuff and seem to really enjoy being there. Everyone involved, from the reservationist to the tennis pros, couldn’t have been nicer or more professional. The setting is spectacular and serene. Amenities were great. I’m a bath/hot tub person and bathtub in my hotel room bathtub was one of the best I’ve ever had. (I also managed to get some Jacuzzi time in at the outdoor pool. Beautiful!) Went for an early-morning run before the tennis clinic along a breathtaking 5-mile trail that connects Topnotch to the village of Stowe. Perfect way to start the day. Will definitely be making Topnotch a regular destination.

  • Avatar RS

    This is an awesome place to play tennis and work on improving your game. The staff, led by Milan, is very enthusiastic about tennis and helping everyone improve, regardless of level. Our teenage daughter also played in clinics and enjoyed it a great deal. The courts were great, and it is a luxury to have indoor courts when it rains. The Stowe area is full of other activities as well, and great dining options. Weaknesses: Topnotch Resort is a little pricey for a week stay and they need to work more closely with the tennis program to support if more fully, since it is a real gem for the property.

  • Avatar RS

    If your family loves to play tennis, this is the place. Wonderful morning adult clinic AND also a junior clinic. The pros are knowledgeable, fun and will help you improve your game. On lovely days in VT (VT is a beautiful state to vacation) you play on clay courts, but if it RAINS on your tennis vacation there are indoor courts as well. In your spare time, the recreational path is fun to walk, run or bike. Other fun family things to do in the area – horse ride or zip line or hike. This is a great spot.

  • Avatar AF

    Staff I worked with at 3 hour clinic were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. My needs were quickly assesssed and I received ongoing constructive feedback throughout play. Having indoor courts available was advantageous as it rained the day on my clinic.

  • Avatar HC

    First of all, the resort is located in Stowe and it has breathtaking views and wonderful infrastructure. The tennis camp itself is one in which you feel very comfortable from the beginning. Milan has operated the camp for many years and he and his pros (a) know what they are doing; (b) communicate well with the guests; and (c) enjoy the results as much as those attending. These guys really seem to enjoy their jobs and we felt it! The tennis camp was a wonderful experience and we will definitely return.

  • Avatar BG

    Great matching and individual attention.

  • Avatar LT

    Topnotch is an exceptional destination for tennis, serenity, spa, fitness, hiking, skiing, bike riding – just about anything you would like to do. My tennis friends and I have made it a tradition to return to Topnotch annually – we first started going about 20 years ago. We have always thoroughly enjoyed the tennis instruction. The resort is spectacular, with views of Mt. Mansfield and lovely accommodation. There are many choices for excellent restaurants in the area, or it you prefer, high quality local markets for take out options. I would highly recommend Topnotch.

  • Avatar AC

    We were just there 8/2016, our 4th year there. My husband loves it, looking forward to go there every year. My two kids also love it there, the only issue is there aren’t many top players for them to play with during that time of year. Staffs there are great, we know most of the pros there now. Will definitely go back

  • Avatar KD

    Topnotch tennis center provides the perfect combination of fun and discipline. The pros are full of energy and know exactly how hard to work you based on your skill and desires. Simba and Shaun have been there for years, and I can’t say enough good things about those two. It’s clear they have an extremely strong background knowledge of the game and understand how to find the gaps in your game and work on them. The environment is beautiful and inviting. You, honestly, cant go wrong.

  • Avatar PR

    Milan Kubala and his staff are exceptional. My wife and I have taken lessons with him for 3 or 4 years in a row now and we agree he is the best tennis instructor we’ve ever had. We can’t believe how quickly he can spot issues and make improvements. All the tennis staff are friendly, helpful, and professional. We try to get to Topnotch twice a year and would go more if we could! If you want to improve your game and enjoy beautiful VT countryside (great skiing) try Topnotch.

  • Avatar BW

    I brought two friends and gave them a them a private tennis lesson on me . They thought it was just hitting a ball over the net . They were amazed at all the mechanics involved in tennis . Thanks to a great teaching from the head pro. They developed a new respect towards tennis and now love to play and learn . I still hear my friends talk about the experience a year after he fact and how great their experience was at Topnotch tennis resort . I go there as often as I can to build on my tennis skills . I have never been disappoint . The mountain atmosphere is breath taking .

  • Avatar JH

    Great facility in wonderful location. The Pro’s are incredible…so friendly and talented with adults and kids.

  • Avatar MN

    Really enjoyed the staff – very friendly and supportive.

  • Avatar SJ

    The clinics at Toonotch are outstanding! They have a daily clinic which specializes in a particular stroke, forehand, backhand, volley, etc. You get a great work out and hit lots of balls. The instructors can adapt to any player level and make it both fun & challenging for everyone playing. The private lessons are also great! Simba & Sean can pick up on anything you need to work on and bring your game to another level. It’s the best tennis instruction I have experienced!

  • Avatar HW

    We had a lot of fun taking clinics and private lessons.

  • Avatar KG

    I had a fabulous experience at Top Notch Tennis academy both last year and again recently. The pros are fabulous, both incredibly knowledgable and friendly. They tailored the instruction specifically to our group’s requests and needs!The facilities are beautifully nestled in the mountains of Vermont; clean, up-to-date and inviting. The ability to use the spa after a few hours of vigorous tennis made all the difference in the world!

  • Avatar LV

    I have been coming to Topnotch since 2011. No only is the resort fabulous, they have the best tennis set up. Anyone can attend the tennis clinics, academies or reserve court time, you don’t have to be a member or a guest. This is a great all year resort for health and fitness. Private lessons, three hour Academies outside on the clay courts and premier instructors. Cardio tennis and specialized clinics for backhand, forehand as well as serving can give you just the edge you need to move to the next level. The team of professionals work exude health, fitness and a sincere desire to help you excell in the well with all ages and levels. The spa is the ultimate and the pool is as well. I’ve been a member since 2012. I thought I was in good shape when I moved up here, but this is a special place. I’ve never been so happy with my game and my health. Be prepared to win.

  • Avatar DW

    Love the program

  • Avatar DS

    Milan Kubala leads a tight and motivated group of instructors. Very precise yet relaxed learning environment, much attention to every detail is given. Will visit again this year, had a very fulfilling experience last year, as did my friends.

  • Avatar GN

    Certainly one of the best in the Northeast. The quality of the pros and staff is as the name implies – Topnotch. I would certainly recommend this tennis program to anyone.

  • Avatar ST

    My wife and I have been to Topnotch Resort many times. The tennis pros and academy are excellent. The 3 hour morning sessions focus on different things each day and you can start any day. They keep the number of players to four per pro. One great advantage is that they have indoor courts to use if it rains. My wife does not play tennis but Topnotch Resort has many activities she likes. There is a local theater group that does a good job. The weather in July and August is pleasant compared to the oppressive heat and humidity in the Washington, DC area. There are many good restaurants in and near Stowe. Burlington also has interesting things to visit.

  • Avatar KW

    Tennis academy is great. Instruction is personalized, perfect for our group.

  • Avatar RM

    Unbelievable tennis and other activities. Love this place.

  • Avatar MP

    Topnotch tennis courts are located on the stunning grounds of a Stowe resort. Clay courts overlook the mountains; they are beautiful spring, summer and fall. Indoor courts cover rainy days and winter months. Tennis instruction is terrific, absolutely top notch. Also, tennis instruction is fun and the repeat clientele speaks to this. Topnotch provides excellent spa, swimming and dining facilities in a beautiful mid-century modern building. Even more courts could only enhance the present set up.

  • Avatar SB

    Still love TopNotch. The location, Resort, Facilities, and Tennis team are all TopNotch. It’s a magical place located in the mountains of Stowe, VT. We love the resort, outdoors, Stowe, and the spa and gym are great for after a long hard day on the tennis courts with the team there. Its an amazing outdoor natural location with everything you can want and more as far as the location, rooms, food. (The food&drink are amazing) Last year they upped the bar and talent behind the bar with the new management. SUCH a smart decision. Real bar-men and amazing chef and cook staff. We don’t want to leave the resort. The Tennis Team: Milan,Sean,Simba and Chad are all on the top of their game. They give great lessons and provide feedback and attention. I learn a few new things, tricks, every-time I visit. We do lessons, clinics and play a little too. They push you to learn, and get better and exceed expectations. Milan runs a tight ship, but he’s one of the best in the country for that same reason. You get what you pay for here, it’s not cheap! It’s a top tier, resort, and experience, and the tennis and location and courts are really maintained well. We love it and go back every summer with our family. What I think it needs: I’d love to see an upgrade to the indoor tennis complex across the street one-day? And or at least an internal upgrade to the carpets, couch, chair, and tv. It’s a bit old school in there.

  • Avatar PK

    Went to the Topnotch Academy for 3 days. Excellent instruction. Excellent drills. Will go back again. Stayed at Stowe Lodge instead of Topnotch Resort. Excellent accomodations and service. About 5 minutes away from the Tennis. Will stay there the next time I visit.

  • Avatar AC

    We have been going there for the past 4 years. The resort is nice and the staffs are awesome. My kids and husband did the 5 hr academy for 3 days, always get good and helpful instructions and have fun doing it. Milan and crews are professional and knowledgable.

  • Avatar LG

    Well run program in a beautiful setting. Knowledgable and enthusiastic staff

  • Avatar WA

    Flawless experience at Topnotch Tennis Academy. It was our first time, and although we where concerned about playing 3-4 hours of tennis every day, the team lead by Milan (Head Pro) made our time absolutely fantastic! Although relatively new to the game (enthusiastic beginners!) we saw concrete improvement through the week we spend there. Attentive coaching with a nice blend of personalities, it’s just hard to find something bad to say about our experience. A great mix of fun, serious, practical learning of the game and real improvements. We left promising ourselves to be back soon. Also great for a long weekend out between lovers or with your kids, family. If anything, I would augment the light intensity for the indoor courts. Other than that, the facilities are well maintained, the tennis shop has plenty of quality material, and the rest of the resort, with its spa amenities, inside and outside pool in addition to the attraction in the region (45m from Burlington) make Topnotch a great place for relaxation and great tennis!

  • Avatar CC

    Fantastic instruction and great energy from all of the pros.

  • Avatar DS

    This tennis club offered a first class experience in terms of attention to my needs and specific skill set. I learned more in 3 days than I have the entire year before that in another club. The tennis director, Milan, is especially perceptive and can pick up subtle cues of your game to help you advance. I will definitely be back for the summer tennis camp, and am looking forward to further improving my game. Thank you, Milan, and Topnotch!

  • Avatar SB

    Top Notch is one of my go-to places to learn, play and enjoy tennis around the globe. They have a great staff, Milan and team are awesome, and the facilities are solid. Sure, the indoor courts need a new building, touch-up and some better, newer franiture areas inside, but the place is still a fantastic resort, with great outdoor courts. TopNotch has a great spa, pool, and food along with the Tennis staff make this my #1 in the NorthEast, US. Note: The winters can be brutal in Stowe, but if you ski, why not try it once We prefer the summer months as we can go outside and enjoy outdoor Tennis as well. The staff are great, patient and professional and very solid. They are all former players and great coach’s. The Spa can fix you up as well as pools and fix you once you’re stiff and or have injuries as well. I look forward to going every summer a few times and enjoying Stowe, the outdoors, and the competitive Tennis at TopNotch.

  • Avatar CE

    Great Pro Tennis Team: Milan, Shaun & Simba. Great facility manager: Chad. You will always feel welcome. Summer on the outdoor courts is simply magical.

  • Avatar MP

    topnotch tennis is top notch! Love it!!

  • Avatar GK

    Top Notch is consistently rated high, but we found it mixed. The hotel is adequate, but not special. The lobby bar is particularly disappointing–noisy, impersonal with poor service–no atmosphere. Outdoor pool ok–beautiful view–kids separate is nice.
    Tennis courts are good surface har-true, not swept after each round and chain-link fences show general lack of investment. Instructor Shaun among the best we have ever met.

  • Avatar JA

    The coaches very professional and provide good guidance. Having not played tennis over 15 years, the Director of Tennis (Milan)and Gabrielle were my coaches and reminded me how much I used to love playing this sport. Many thanks.

  • Avatar AK

    I just returned from 3 days at Topnotch Tennis Academy and I had a fantastic time. The 3 hour morning mini-academy was well structured and Milan and his staff do a great job of grouping similar level players. The lessons were well organized and informative. This is my second visit to Topnotch and I am looking forward to returning next year!

  • Avatar CL

    My husband and 10 yr. old daughter just spent 5 days here playing tennis 3-5 hours/day and can’t say enough good things about it. The instructors are terrific — they keep the 3 hour drills constantly moving, while providing a very personalized critique and lots of fun. My daughter got just as much out of it as we did, notwithstanding the varied levels of the children playing. There are a lot of things to do at Top Notch and in the area generally, but the Tennis Academy is far and away the best for exercise and game improvement and overall fun.

  • Avatar DB

    Fantastic tennis instruction. My wife and I are 45 level players. While there were no individuals similarly rated, the pros took time to work with us. As a result, we ended up learning more in four days at top notch that we have in the last few years of multiple weekly tennis lessons. Enthusiastically recommend going, but make sure to book deep tissue massages if you play the 5 hours, you will need it. Great job Milan, Sean, simba, tonya and Stephen.

  • Avatar SH

    TopNotch tennis Academy in Stowe Vt was the BEST tennis experience I’ve had. The program is run so professionally by MILAN, and the pros are all highly experienced. PAULA was our instructor for most of the 5 days we attended. She was highly intuitive and observant & communicated individually to each of us what we needed to work on to improve our game. Her tips were really effective. She’s accurate in her assesments and demonstrates everything so you can really visualize the correct techniques. She has an engaging personality that made the long sessions fly by! We also loved having SIMBA teach us too- he had such a great , positive way about teaching that we had a ball & learned so much! We have played tennis for years – but this was the best time we’ve had in any tennis program.

  • Avatar JB

    Pros were professional and offered many tips for improvement. Each day was a focus on a different stroke which allowed plenty of time for fine-tuning and variations. Pros kept it moving and fun for all levels. Extremely friendly staff and incredible views of the mountains were a bonus! The food at the restaurants Flannel and The Roost were outstanding! The entire staff at the resort seems determined to make sure you are having a great time…you will, if you go!

  • Avatar GN

    The tennis is terrific but the amenities that are offered as part of the resort including the year round beauty of the surrounding area makes this resort deserving of its name and hard to beat. Always worth the trip which I make in a regular basis.

  • Avatar SL

    One of the best level tennis academy in Vermont I start playing with Milan and the rest of team on 2008. Thanks to them , my tennis just got better and better I can’t wait to my next trip to the mountain to book some high level tennis hours .

  • Avatar PH

    Make a trip to Stowe for some great tennis instruction. My team comes here every year before our USTA season starts and receive awesome instruction from the basics to stategy (they will tailor it to whatever you want). The pros are great and make it a lot of fun. After some hard work on the courts, you can go spend the day in the beautiful Top Notch Spa!

  • Avatar LB

    The pros are what make this resort top notch(pardon the pun)! I learned more in one lesson there than I did all winter at my home club. They really know where to help you improve most in a short time. I rebuilt my entire game within 6 lessons!

  • Avatar JB

    My husband and I loooove our vacations at the Topnotch. We use the resort year ’round – in the summer it is tennis and hiking; in the winter it is tennis and skiing (both downhill and cross country). While the skiing is world class, the tennis instruction is even better. The pro’s at Topnotch are so excellent that we have stopped taking lessons back home. I give the tennis pros at Topnotch my highest recommendation, and I have taken lessons all over the country and many different resorts, clubs and camps.

  • Avatar LH

    Very strong instructions from pros Milan and Shawn. You get more than your money’s worth of information to improve your game and take it to the next level. Both are expectionally strong at knowing where you were ability-wise during your last visit. Both either have exceptional memories or keep great records of what you worked on last and they can review and build from there.

  • Avatar CA

    Great camp for adults to get the competitive edge for all levels of play, from club level to nationals; I’m a USTA 4.0. Also, the best kids program in New England! They have fun while improving there game!

  • Avatar CD

    I can only speak about the tennis programs and courts. strengths: This is a place with a friendly staff who run the tennis courts efficiently. The pros are very good. weaknesses: The lighting on the courts is terrible as it is insufficient.

  • Avatar JH

    I learned more in 3 mornings at the Academy than I have in 5+ years at my local club. Fantastic instruction, high intensity (read workout) and enthusiasm from the coaches in a beautiful setting & facility. The only downside: I wish there were better players but that’s not a reflection on the staff or the Academy. Highly recommend – you won’t be disappointed.

  • Avatar MC

    A great resort, in a wonderful setting. Great tennis courts, we played on the clay outdoor courts, and had excellent lessons from Stephen. high intensity work with great pointers to improve our game. Overall fantastic experience.

  • Avatar MS

    Excellent instruction with pros who balance fundamental understanding of tennis instruction with personal skills and attention. Good pro to student ratio as well. Excellent facility. Would highly recommend to players of all ability levels.

  • Avatar OS

    Very nice resort with a wide variety of sports. Up-to-date luxury rooms and excellent dining. Northern Vermont also has perfect tennis weather in August. If you like cardio tennis, you’ll love the clinics here, which focus more on running and less on instruction than other places that I’ve been. Biggest weakness for advanced players: Topnotch seems to attract relatively few advanced players (only one other >4.0 during the week that I spent there).

  • Avatar TR

    Excellent pro/player ratio – from two to four on a court with a pro – never more enthusiastic knowledgeable pro’s pro shop needs top notch tennis t-shirts

  • Avatar MR

    Great coaches who identify the “big band for the buck” things to work on that you can take home and make the most of, rather than try and dramatically change your game. You can have fun, play good tennis, and learn some things that will make you a better player without feeling frustrated and overwhelmed (as I, at least, have been in past tennis camp experiences)

  • Avatar RG

    I just got back from 3 days at the Topnotch Tennis Academy and was very happy with my experience. The first day I had an instructor who was very nice and upbeat, although she was used to coaching juniors so the drills were pretty basic. I was then lucky enough to receive 2 days of instruction from Shaun, who was incredible. He gave a lot of personalized attention and was extremely motivational. I met some wonderful people, and you can’t beat the beautiful mountain setting. I will definitely be returning.

  • Avatar AW

    Great coaching and programs. I always have a fun time playing there.

  • Avatar LF

    Best pros I’ve ever had! Milan, Sean, Simba – they are all great. They are super friendly and enthusiastic – high energy all the time. The ratio is never more than 4 players per pro. And they give you individual attention and can work with any level if player. I started as a beginner last summer, worked on my game over the year, then returned again this summer for the 3-day clinic and really had a blast and learned valuable corrections that will really improve my game. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Avatar LT

    Excellent instruction with instructors we Have developed a positive relationship with over the course of a decade or more. A very special place that we continue to go back to year after year.

  • Avatar CM

    Great pros, high-energy, positive attitude, strong teaching

  • Avatar MS

    Our family visited many tennis resorts in U.S. and overseas and Top Notch is by far the best experience overall. Exceptionally professional approach by staff who are highly qualified and dedicated to improve your game. I am a 4.0 player and my kids are highly ranked in junior tennis. On par with many pro camps.

  • Avatar SC

    TopNotch has OUTSTANDING tennis instruction, a wide variety of lesson formats including customized instruction programs, and a spacious modern tennis facility which is set in an idyllic mountain retreat location! With skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer to round out your tennis, it’s a great place to go all year round.

  • Avatar JB

    The very best tennis instruction. Truly “top notch”. All of the pro’s are a cut above. Complete dedication to their craft, to the art of teaching in general, and to the overall success of their students. Having this indoor/outdoor tennis facility holistically woven into the resort is also a huge benefit given that extraordinary recreational options available not only at the Topnotch resort but also within the larger Stowe community. Stowe, VT: where there are more tennis courts per capita than anywhere else in the US! Definitely a must for a tennis enthusiast. Can’t recommend this enough.

  • Avatar LS

    Milan runs a great tennis program! My friends and I have been going there once or twice a year for several years. The resort is absolutely beautiful. Shaun Zemanek is the head pro and we absolutely love his teaching style and enthusiasm. We come away with something new every time.

  • Avatar WH

    We absolutely loved Top Notch on our first visit. The tennis instruction was amazing-the best I have ever received on vacation. We decided to visit after reading the amazing rating in the USTA best tennis resorts. I truly learned some wonderful tips that I implemented on my serve and forehand. Milan runs an amazing program. Loved Simba Happy-he worked me hard and taught me a ton. Our girls ages 5 and 8 absolutely loved the kids’ tennis program. We hope to return.

  • Avatar AM

    TopNotch never disappoints! This was our 4th Fall visit to the resort for the Tennis Academy program. Milan Kubala (director)and Shaun Zemanek (pro from Australia) delivered, once again, an extremely rewarding 9 hours of tennis! Shaun’s energy is unrivaled and he had us moving and hitting like we never have before. His teaching will bring anyone’s game up a “notch, or two!”
    As for the rest of the resort: the spa services, pools, hot tubs, waterfuall are all amazing. The restaurant (Norma’s) was our home for the majority of our meals. The staff, across the board, from tennis, to spa, to front desk, to concierge were very attentive and friendly. We look forward to being welcomed back by them for our 5th visit next year!

  • Avatar RS

    This is my third time back to Topnotch. I took advantage of the US Open package and packed my 4 day stay with private lessons for my self and my 8 year old. Milan runs a consistent and fantastic program. Shaun is the best pro I have ever worked with especially when it comes down to breaking down swing mechanics. He was able to really take both our games to the next level. I have done the academy in the past and will continue to make this place a repeat visit.

  • Avatar TR

    great instructors. beautiful setting

  • Avatar SD

    I recently spent 4 days at Topnotch. The tennis program was excellent as advertised. Milan runs a superb program. The 3 hour clinics were focused and fun. My lesson with Charlie was a huge help in focusing on the technical aspects of my game. . Overall, Topnotch was an excellent resort. Great pool and Norma’s provided a truly enjoyable dining experience. I will return soon.

  • Avatar LK

    Outstanding tennis and spa. Head pros Milan and Sean hospitable and excellent. Enjoyed 4 lessons with Charlie in my week and game benefitted meaningfully. Repeat customer who will definitely return. Weakness: because of timing of Academy could not schedule morning 90 minute lessons. Fine restaurant lacks simple menu to complement fine fancy fare.

  • Avatar JB

    I signed up for the adult morning tennis academy and the kids for the children’s morning academy for 5 days. I am still a beginner and knew that the academy is really more for players around the 3.0 level. After speaking with the staff and the pros at home, it seemed like it would probably work out. I knew I could make adjustments in the program if I needed to as well.
    The head pro Milan and staff do an amazing job with assessing players and forming groups. On the first two days I was grouped with another player who had similar weakness and it was very valuable to watch her. On other days when there were not as many players and he was unable to group me, he proposed a 1.5 hour private lesson and also suggested a family academy for a day. The three of us had very different needs and they did a fantastic job of making sure we could all benefit from a tailored tennis program. I think the quality of the instruction was exceptional.
    I can’t really think of any weakness except that most of the children’s program took place on the indoor courts. It was hot out and my daughter preferred it, but my son would have liked to play outside for a bit.

  • Avatar RL

    Topnotch is a top choice for a tennis vacation and a relaxing getaway all at the same time. Milan runs a terrific program for adults and juniors. All of the pros are well equipped to work with any level of player and can help them make progress. They really focus on turning “hitters” into “players”. They’re personable, fun and eager to get you to work and smile while you are learning and sweating.
    The 3 hour youth and adult academy classes are excellent and they match you up with players of similar ability. The private lessons hone your skills even more.
    On top of everything, you are playing and hopefully staying in an idyllic setting. The resort is beautiful, friendly and relaxing.

  • Avatar CM

    We spent a 1-week tennis vacation at the resort and we wished we had stayed longer. Everything exceeded our expectations. The tennis facility director, Milan Kubala, and his staff of instructors provided the best tennis instruction , by tailoring the classes to fit the needs of the players at each level of ability. The swimming pools and the spa were also beautiful, as were the surroundings and the food. Only one weakness: it would be nice if unlimited court time ( whenever courts are not taken by classes) were included in the tennis package. We checked with the front desk and currently it is not (though Tennis Resorts online states it is included) [Editor’s Note: The reviewer is correct and that information has been updated to on TRO to reflect the current policy].

  • Avatar JR

    I cannot recommend the facility at Topnotch Resort and its professional staff highly enough. It is a beautiful resort and its tennis facility is impeccably maintained. The head pro Milan runs a full, well organized instructional program. A particular expression of thanks to Matt Bacon for working with me so expertly for my four day stay. I will definitely be back.

  • Avatar AC

    We just recently came back from Topnotch. Did 2 days for 5 hours each. The 9a-12p was intense and very instructional. And the match play from 2-4p was helpful. My kids,(they are tournament players) 15 & 12 had a great time. They were given contructive advise on how to be a better player. We would totally go back and do a week instead of just 2 days next time.

  • Avatar DM

    The instructors at the tennis clinic were great! I learned more in 2 days than I’ve ever learned. It was great!

  • Avatar ER

    We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at Topnotch. Marlin and his team have a wonderful 3 hour academy clinic every day, my husband and I were originally signed up for two days – we had so much fun the first day that we planned to do a third day. However, our travel plans changed unexpectedly and Marlin was instrumental in helping us out with our last minute cancellation, which goes to show that the customer service is truly “topnotch”.
    Hotel was very comfortable, we enjoyed the spa, pool, and fitness center. We also had some very memorable dinners, largely due to the great recommendations from the tennis academy staff and fellow students.
    All in all a great time and with it being a short 45 min flight from NYC, we are looking forward to returning soon!

  • Avatar PG

    My family and i went to Topnotch without any expectations except to have fun and introduce our 5 1/2 year old daughter to tennis. What a magnificent surprise. Milan presence is ubiquitous; every pro reflects his passion and professionalism. While there is a distinct process and format it is not cookie-cutter. Everyone gets individualized attention and made to feel special. Meghan was brilliant with our daughter after three 1:1 lessons and now loves the game. Will definitely return soon. Best vacation ever.

  • Avatar KM

    We just returned from Topnotch Tennis Academy and will definitely be back! The instruction was excellent and fun. We met some wonderful people and had a great time. The proshcooks in need of some cosmetic upgrades, but overall the facilities and setting are wonderful.

  • Avatar SA

    We just returned from our third visit to Topnotch’s tennis program and resort and are thrilled to report that it’s as wonderful as we remembered it from two years ago. Head Pro Shaun is a gift coach and a highlight of this program, although he’s accompanied by a great team of coaches who are all led by Milan in a very professional and organized program that caters to all levels. The program offers small group instruction that is consistently excellent.
    We’ve been to other camps and Topnotch remains our hands-down favourite. It helps to be nestled in the beautiful town of Stowe and supported by a resort with excellent amenities, a fantastic spa, and outstanding service. Great tennis, wonderful resort, beautiful location…. what else is there?

  • Avatar MR

    Wow, what a wonderfull pet friendly resort. Super tennis, great food, attentive staff, casual low key atmosphere. We came for the tennis and loved that and everything else.

  • Avatar LF

    Topnotch was excellent. Milan and his staff gave wonderful attention to each person in my group. They managed to cover everyone’s needs in the two days we were there. They gave each of us something to go home with to work on. I would definitely have my team go back there again.

  • Avatar PM

    I had a superb time while staying at Topnotch Resort & Spa. The food was great, the staff were friendly and welcoming, but what I was most impressed by was the Tennis centre. They have got fantastic pros working there. I had two lessons with a delightful young lady called Meghan and she helped my game improve greatly and I cannot explain how happy I am with her teachings. Overall, I recommend Topnotch. I plan on going again this summer.

  • Avatar PH

    This place is FABULOUS – our tennis team goes every year in March/April for some great tennis instruction which is SUPER DUPER and then the resort and spa makes the trip complete. After 3 hours of great tennis drills and working with Pros specific to our team’s needs, my team is ready for some relaxation and treatments at the Spa. In six years I’ve had 12 treatments that have all been ABOVE AND BEYOND! We stay in the condos which are always homey, comfortable, clean and have everything you need.

  • Avatar CF

    Top Notch Tennis Academy is a great place to play and bring families. The instruction is “top notch” and they cater to all abilities and strengths. I would highly recommend this resort and the head pro, Milan Kubala is outstanding.

  • Avatar HS

    Milan, Shaun and Megan are inspirational instructors.

  • Avatar FH

    As a member of Top Notch and a tennis player I fin d the Total program excellent. The surrounds are beautiful and facilities really special. There s a need for more tennis courts.

  • Avatar JP

    Exceptional tennis academy. Spectacular setting. Stowe is amazing.

  • Avatar LB

    Love Stowe Vt and Topnotch for Tennis and other outdoor pursuits. Tennis is really “Topnotch”. I have done the academy as well as clinics. All the instructors are knowledable and I have seen them work with beginners to league players. Drills are fun and keep moving with all levels in mind. Will definately be back again and recommend to my friends.

  • Avatar MF

    My husband and I came to Topnotch for a tennis getaway. We were blown away by the facilities, and especially the tennis. The pros were excellent, the academies worthwhile, and the overall experience absolutely enjoyable. We’ll be back next year!

  • Avatar KF

    Excellent tennis instruction. Milan Kubala is the best instructor I ever had. My game improved the most at Topnotch.

  • Avatar CM

    The pros are fantastic teachers and high-energy motivators. We love the program and the staff. Great with A players to kids.

  • Avatar CA

    Great area for a vacation, single, couples, or families. Activities for all, and tennis for all who want it!; plenty to do for those who don’t play, too. Outstanding instruction to win matches, as well as accommodations and food options. Equal to my other favorite resort: La Valencia, in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca.

  • Avatar NA

    The Topnotch Tennis Center has four great indoor courts for Winter enjoyment and outdoor courts for beautiful Summer tennis. Tennis pro Shaun Zemanek is a terrific coach for adults and children – perfect blend of technical pointers, fun, and pushing one to do their best.

  • Avatar ED

    Great juniors program. Nice to be able to play year round with their indoor courts. Also, the amenities at the resort and wonderful to enjoy after playing tennis all day.

  • Avatar SK

    We stay at high-end tennis resorts often. Topnotch isn’t the most luxurious, but is quite comfortable, and set in the beautiful Vermont mountains, with wonderful summer weather. The adult tennis program was excellent, with a high pro-to-student ratio, and, importantly, indoor courts to fall back on if the weather is uncooperative. This is a critical aspect.
    But what set this tennis resort apart from all the others we’ve been to was the amazing ability of the teaching pros to entertain and teach our 7 and 9 year olds. If you have young kids, this is your resort. Somehow they found young pros who know tennis and kids — extremely rare in our experience. Kit, Dave, and Megan (among others) received rave reviews from our kids, and we watched one of the days from a nearby court and saw that they were teaching tennis, not just entertaining. This was for three hours a day. We will be back on this strength alone, and I hope the resort holds onto and finds more pros of this caliber.

  • Avatar DM

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay, especially the tennis. We felt very catered to. The pros were patient (as a 3.0 I needed that) and very knowledegable (husband as a 4.5 needed that). They split us into groups by ability and focused on our individual shortcomings. It was very personal. The pros were inspiring and always upbeat. The flair provided by pros from different countries was intriguing. Having views of the mountains made it more exciting. It was our first time participating in a tennis vacation clinic. We look forward to going back!!

  • Avatar KP

    Amazing facilities and a wonderful, friendly and skillful staff. Great all around!

  • Avatar CF

    Topnotch Resort and Spa offers some of the best tennis instruction available. Private lessons and clinics are very reasonable and offer an opportunity to rapidly improve your game. The other amenities at the resort make any visit to the resort one to remember.

  • Avatar PM

    Everything about Topnotch is superb. The instruction was one of the best I have had and Shaun was an exceptional teacher that has a warm and friendly personality. I am trying to figure out how fast I can get back there for more. I highly recommend this experience from both a resort and tennis experience!

  • Avatar LB

    Excellent, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great indoor facility, can’t wait to go back this summer and experience the outdoor courts. Stowe is a quaint and fun town to explore.

  • Avatar CF

    I stayed at Topnotch for both business and pleasure very recently and I found the days/nights I spent there to be a fantastic experience. Their tennis facilities are without a shadow of doubt top notch (sorry I had to slip that in there)….but seriously I would totally recommend Topnotch’s tennis academy to anyone whatever level you are at. The instructors I found to be friendly, experienced and pretty good players when all was said and done 🙂 I was very happy with my stay at Topnotch and I certainly plan on staying there again next time I find myself in northern Vermont.

  • Avatar LM

    My family and I spent a glorious post-Christmas getaway at Topnotch and stayed in one of their resort homes. While my husband and kids took to the slopes, I played tennis at the Topnotch Tennis Club. My pro, Sean, really helped my game and I’ve played some of the best tennis since. We’re heading back in a few weeks and I can hardly wait to hit the courts again.

  • Avatar MO

    I found the staff,friendly and professional.I have had many lessons and been to other tennis resorts.This was the best experience ever.You cannot do a week of tennis lessons/clinics here and not improve every aspect of your game.In one hour,Milan(headpro)improved my service toss,my forehand,and my stratergy. Play outdoors in the beutiful mountains of Vermont.

  • Avatar WM

    Shawn, Nick and Milan were wonderful instructors who help you raise your game to win, this is our 2nd year in a row at the camp. they make it fun also. We plan to return next year, love the tennis, the spa, the food and the Stowe area.

  • Avatar FR

    The entire ‘resort experience’ at Topnotch Resort and Spa was, “I died and went to heaven.” The indoor pool and hot tub kept my knees going as did the outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub. There are 2 outdoor pools: one is an ‘adults only’ pool that is a real God-send. The on-site restaurant, “Norma’s” served really good food, done with a flare, at reasonable prices. The staff throughout the were all excellent from top to bottom.
    Three hours of tennis from 9AM-12noon was perfect and the instructors were all very knowledgeable and extremely flexible and willing to listen: something some teaching pros have a difficult time doing. Nick introduced some new teaching drills that were a lot of fun and helped greatly. The pro shop was not the most up-to-date and we were not video-taped, but I did leave with two game-changing ‘adjustments’ which after 30+ years of playing and a dozen or so different tennis camps, is a real accomplishment!

  • Avatar CR

    I’ve been to several Tennis camps over the years.Most of them good ones.however after coming to Topnotch for the first time a few years ago i won’t go to any other. Milan and his staff are amazing.Each instructor Shaun,Nick,Tony and the rest of the pro’s bring something unique to the table.without changing anything major in my game each year when I return home my game is at a new level.Most importantly it’s great fun.

  • Avatar RG

    This was at least my fifth time visiting Topnotch. Milan and his staff run an outstanding tennis program for players of all levels. The instruction by the pros, Shaun and Tony and the rest, is exceptional. They can take anyone to the next level. And, it is impossible to beat the beautiful setting of the resort.

  • Avatar MS

    My tennis team went for an end of the season experience, which was in April, the off season at Top Notch. Initially we did not get the rooms we expected, but the response of the staff was tremendous, open and accomodating. Although we were there off season, the staff attention was tremendous. The spa facility lovely, the staff professional, and the experience, rejuvenating. The tennis pros were talented and positive. We would definitely recommend this resort!

  • Avatar CS

    Milan and his team were amazing as was the resort. Will definately make this a yearly adventure. Check out the Challenge Tennis Package and then add on spa treatments for the ultimate nirvana!!!!

  • Avatar PB

    A wonderful adventure in a lovely place. The tennis was great. Instructors were professional and courteous. Supportive and thorough in stroke work, clinics and game suggestions. I plan to return.

  • Avatar CC

    love it – guest of many years

  • Avatar KE

    My mixed doubles team was lucky enough to have a match scheduled at Topnotch indoors this past December. This tennis facility is really beautiful. The courts are very nice and viewing area is very comfortable. The woman’s locker room – complete with real wood lockers – was the nicest I had ever been in.

  • Avatar AW

    AWEsome All coaches are great been going there for yearsvery consistent

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    Over all amazing experience here. The kids had the best time of all. They offered a outstanding program for kids and they all seemed to have a wonderful time. The instructors were hands down the best our family has ever had. I would suggest this resort to any family couple or individual looking for a great vacation.

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    this was great.it was a wonderful . i learned alot coming. thanks.

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    I have visited Topnotch several times with my wife and children several times and have nothing but good things to say. I am an advances player my wife a beginner and my 13 yrs & 7 yrs dughters all found themselves in ability appropriate groups. not only did they last the 3 hour morning sessions but begged to come back in the afternoon for more. The instructors could not be nicer and patient with all levels. They work you hard and make it fun at the same time. Every year we leave as better players and cant wait to return. I highly recommend for a family or couples.

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    TN, has a superb tennis program that caters for all ages and levels. We found our tennis improved hugely after participating in several clinics there. The coaching staff is exceptional and friendly, which makes for a very pleasant experience.

  • Avatar JH

    STRENGTHS: For all services and facilities Topnotch can’t be beat. For East Coast tennis resorts it is the KING of all of them. the courts are lovely, a pure pleasure to play on them. Pros are both exceptional teachers and diplomats. Even in snowy winter the indoor courts shine like Florida. Restaurant services make Paris look like a Coney Island hot dog stand. Yes, I’ve been to both.
    Of the 20 or so tenis resorts I have been to, Topnotch is super great with luxury to spare. The guests are “well off” but friendly with nothing that they have to prove. It is a cool laid back companionable atmosphere.
    WEAKNESSES: Heaven has few weaknesses. I did see a skunk there one night. It was shiny and well fed. Sorry no moose. But you can get husky sled dogs to pull you in the winter. Also horse drawn sleds.

  • Avatar EL

    A group of us (women players 3.5-4.0) have gone every year for the past 9 years to Top Notch for a fall weekend of tennis clinics (~12 hours on the courts). Milan and his staff have delivered every year on the quality of their instruction, their drills, their pace and their fun. We will surely return again next year for our 10th fall weekend!

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    The pros are very good at customizing their program to meet the needs of our fairly large group. Invariably, we walk away with a new way to look at a shot/strategy/situation. Advice about mechanics is nicely balanced with situational strategies, which are equally important. The pros are also very warm, kind, and not easily shocked, which our group certainly appreciated!! Year after year they bring out the best in us, which is why we keep coming back.

  • Avatar AM

    Just got back from 3 days at topnotch. Had a great time. Tennis instruction was excellent, coaches are very enthusiastic. Yoav in particular, an ex-tour coach, is great. They now only do the 3hrs in the morning (which gets reduced to a 2 hrs individual session if no other participants show up in your group as happened to us a couple of days). Presumably you could take individual lessons in the afternoon if you wanted more.
    But Stowe is a beautiful place and there are lots of other activities on offer (hiking, biking, canoeing etc) if you want to mix things up a bit. Topnotch resort is 4 miles up the road from the town and a bit secluded so we were happy with our decision to stay in town at the green mountain inn and just drive over for the tennis.