Ahead of the 2023 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, taking place August 28-September 10, here is a roundup of some of the best destinations to play and celebrate the game:
Sensei Porcupine Creek - Rancho Mirage, CA
Sensei Porcupine Creek, which opened in November 2022, has converted a 230-acre private estate, nestled against the Santa Rosa mountains in Rancho Mirage, California, into an ultra-luxury wellbeing experience. The tranquil and intimate setting features a small number of hotel rooms in the former estate house, as well as private villas clustered throughout the luxurious property. Renowned for its private golf course, world-class tennis facilities and notable guests, Sensei Porcupine Creek offers world-class spa, nutrition, movement, and other wellness and sports programs. The property houses three world-class tennis courts that were built to reflect the courts of the nearby Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which hosts the annual BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, making it a popular spot for tennis professionals to train. The courts are open to guests both day and night and offer two plexipave surface courts and one Har-Tru (clay) court. Year round, tennis enthusiasts can book the dedicated Tennis Optimal Wellbeing Programs to hone their skills while improving their overall health, productivity and game. This sports performance package layers in one-on-one lessons with Sensei’s onsite tennis professional Caroline Vis, who was a former Pro and Wimbledon semi-finalist, video analysis, and more. Sensei Porcupine Creek has recently announced an exclusive three-night tennis program for guests taking place Dec. 7-10, in partnership with the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The program will be led by former professional tennis player Tommy Haas, who competed on the ATP Tour for more than 20 years and earned 15 titles throughout his successful career, including reaching a World No. 2 ranking. Guests will partake in a blend of Sensei’s existing world-class wellness and tennis offerings, paired with specialty experiences only available to guests of this program, complete with court time with Haas and Caroline Vis; exclusive access behind the scenes at the renowned Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and a chance to play where the pros play on the 16,100-seat Stadium 1.
International Tennis Hall of Fame - Newport, Rhode Island
As part of the global tennis community, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is committed to preserving tennis history, celebrating its champions, and educating and inspiring a worldwide audience. Within the property is an incredible museum that holds over 1,900 artifacts of tennis history including unexpected themes including the evolution of tennis fashion. Through the resources and education provided for visitors, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is a vital partner in the growth of tennis globally. It is especially unique as the property features 13 grass courts, 6 hard courts, and 1 clay court, which is open to the public for tennis enthusiasts to play along with membership options to practice in the location where the greatest tennis players have been valued and honored since 1954.
Baha Mar - Nassau, The Bahamas
As the leading luxury resort destination in The Bahamas, Baha Mar is home to iconic oceanfront hotels including the richly refined Rosewood Baha Mar, playfully hip SLS Baha Mar and the stylish and modern Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. Guests looking to stay active during their stay can pay a visit to The Racquet Club at Baha Mar, and explore 9 tennis courts, including 6 professional hard courts, 2 clay courts, the only grass tennis court at a resort property in the Caribbean, and brand new pickleball courts. The Racquet Club program is directed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, a worldwide leader in services and instruction for all ages. The Baha Mar Racquet Club offers court rentals, lessons, and classes focused on conditioning and drills, as well as tennis and pickleball court rental. The Pro Shop offers top-of-the-line equipment for rent or purchase. Reservations can be made in advance for private tennis and pickleball lessons or court rentals, as well as beginners Tennis 101 classes, daily and evening drills, and junior tennis classes and programs. Adventurers can also explore the resort's exclusive Baha Bay luxury waterpark, which is set amidst 15 lush acres overlooking the stunning Cable Beach and offers an array of aquatic experiences, or tee off at the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Royal Blue Golf Course which was uniquely designed as two courses in one. The resort also features more than 45 restaurants, bars and lounges, the Caribbean's first and only flagship ESPA spa, and over 30 luxury retail outlets.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa - Rancho Santa Fe, California
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property and has garnered a reputation as one of the West’s most sought-after five star resorts. A sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, this Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property near Del Mar, California offers 49 luxuriously-appointed, guest casitas with their own patios and fireplaces and 3 opulent private residences, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for your next weekend escape or extended family gathering. Situated across 45 acres of lush gardens and citrus groves, this Forbes 5-star rated Resort and Spa features rejuvenating wellness, fitness, and world-renowned tennis programming. The signature restaurant, The Pony Room, showcases Rancho Valencia’s commitment to fresh and sustainable culinary practice with its distinctive Coastal Ranch cuisine in an enchanting and delightful al fresco dining atmosphere.