Tennis has continued to grow in popularity over the past few years and with the 2022 U.S. Open in full swing, the racquet sport is top of mind for avid tennis lovers. Whether hitting the courts for the very first time or hosting a Grand Slam of one’s own, we’ve rounded up the best travel destinations for tennis lovers:
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel | Kohala Coast, Hawaii (pictured)
The iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel shines as a crown jewel on the Island of Hawaii thanks to a timeless tradition of aloha, where guests are welcomed to renew and reconnect in a setting of understated elegance. Along the stunning ocean coastline north of Kauna‘oa Bay is the award-winning 10-court Seaside Tennis Club, one of the largest and most sought-after tennis experiences in Hawai‘i. Thoughtful touches include lessons, daily clinics and round robin tournaments, and more. Tennis facilities include locker rooms, a Pro Shop, a ball machine, and racquet stringing. In 2022, all 10 premier courts at the ocean’s edge and 4 new Pickleball courts are being resurfaced with Rebound Ace to provide guests the best playing conditions possible.
EHP Resort & Marina | East Hampton, New York
One of the best times of year to visit the Hamptons is in the fall when the summer crowds have dissipated, the trees begin to transform into a sea of autumnal shades, and the balmy weather is perfect for apple picking or sipping warm cocktails by the fire. The luxurious, year-round property, EHP Resort & Marina, provides a quiet retreat in East Hampton where guests can find respite from busy city life. Standalone cottages and sumptuous suites offer kitchenettes and fireplaces in the living area, making EHP Resort & Marina feel like a home away from home. Travelers visiting New York this year for the U.S. Open can make their way East to EHP Resort & Marina where they can enjoy a tennis retreat of their own thanks to EHP’s top of the line, onsite tennis court. Guests are provided with racquets and gear as needed and can reserve court time directly through the website.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Vedra, Florida
Take swing at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s world-renowned Racquet Club, recognized as the “Official Tennis Club of the ATP World Tour.” The iconic beachfront resort along Florida’s Atlantic coast is paradise for tennis enthusiasts at every age and skill level, as the year-round Racquet Club provides an award-winning luxury tennis experience with 15 Har-Tru clay courts, private teaching courts, and eight courts lit for night play. Guests and resort members alike can participate in instructional group programs for various skill levels or work with USPTA and USPTR teaching instructors to unlock their fullest potential in one-on-one sessions. For travelers seeking a tennis-inspired escape, look no further than the resort’s Serve & Volley Tennis Package. Guests can treat themselves to the ultimate tennis vacation package that includes unlimited court time, daily drill clinics, daily breakfast, and luxury accommodations.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa | Palm Beach, Florida
The Forbes Five-Star Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a stunning oceanfront escape featuring spacious accommodations each with private balconies and ocean views. With endless amenities including a Forbes Five Star spa, two pools with private cabanas offering creative services, complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas, complimentary bike rentals, and more, the year-round seaside destination is the perfect escape as the weather becomes cooler this fall. The property boasts three Har-tru clay tennis courts, which guests can access daily from 9am-5pm and lessons from resort pros available daily from 9am-12pm. In addition, the tennis club hosts clinics and round robin tournaments with guests.
La Quinta Resort & Club | La Quinta, CA
Greater Palm Springs offers the ideal warm winter getaway and is a tennis lovers paradise. For families and friends looking for friendly competition and a variety of racquet sports, La Quinta Resort & Club offers the perfect destination. Home to 16 world-class hard courts and 5 clay tennis courts with talented pros available for instruction, La Quinta Resort was voted one of the top tennis resorts in the world, follow in the footsteps of celebrities and famed players from Novak Djokovic to Maria Sharapova. Guests can play in the resort's sunken grand tournament-style center court, expertly led by our team of USPTA-certified instructors, enjoy leisurely match play, clinics, and more. Additionally, across 45 vibrant acres, guests can enjoy five amazing golf courses, 41 temperature-controlled pools, croquet, and spacious casita-style accommodations, offering an ideal desert oasis for tennis lovers.
Image Credit: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel