Best Destinations for Tennis Vacations (2023)

If you’re looking for an opportunity to get away and chance scenery while soaking up some good weather, going on a tennis vacation might be the fix you need!

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced tennis player, the world has a few incredible tennis locations that will make you holiday fun and enjoyable.

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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa – Palm Desert, California

When we think of Palm Springs or Indian Wells, we usually think of the BNP Paribas Open.

However, just a few minutes away is a magnificent resort that goes above and beyond for tennis players.

This is one of the largest hotels on our list, but it has a great selection of tennis-specific amenities. The hotel itself has 884 rooms, two golf courses, two pools, a putting course, a massive spa and fitness centre, and four different restaurants.

What makes it special

15 hard courts, three green clay courts, two grass courts, three Peter Burwash International tennis professionals, a busy event schedule and pickleball available every day.

All levels of tennis players can flock to this resort to find a competitive match, drill session or round robin tournament.

Just a warning you may get lost a couple of times trying to find your way around and you will have to pay a pretty penny on accommodations/amenities.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – Kohala Coast, Hawaii

This hotel is located on the big island’s northwest coast, with stunning ocean views.

There are 11 hard courts within feet of the crashing ocean waves, creating a picture-perfect backdrop.

What makes it special

All age levels can enjoy private or group instruction, daily clinics, social tennis events and round robin tournaments.

Additionally the hotel has about 260 rooms for lodging, seven dining areas, an 18-hole golf course, private beach, fitness centre and a spa/salon so you can enjoy your vacation experience to the fullest.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne – Key Biscayne, Florida

This luxury resort on the island of Key Biscayne allows you to play tennis while also enjoying the Caribbean experience. With a secluded setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the resort is minutes away from Crandon Park and downtown Miami.

The Cliff Drysdale tennis centre, which keeps the facility busy all year, provides plenty of tennis activities on-site. Daily clinics, private/group lessons, junior instruction, and private events are held on the 10 green clay courts and one hard court.

IMG Academy – Bradenton, Florida

Many top tennis pros enjoy vacationing/training at the IMG Academy for its state-of-the-art facilities and pristine weather conditions. The academy has grown over the years to become a mecca for the professional sports industry. This is largely thanks to legend tennis teacher Nick Bollettieri who wanted to create a unique training environment for top junior players and professionals to train all year around.

The academy does have instruction for all levels of tennis players, but most clinics/lessons are geared towards higher level league and tournament players.

What makes it special

The tennis facility has 33 outdoor hard courts, 18 outdoor green clay courts and four indoor hard courts available for daily usage. Plus players will get top notch instruction everyday from pro level coaches with access to a spa, fitness center, lodging and on-campus dining. Their program is pretty demanding with 5-hour training sessions per day, but it is worth it when you see your end of season or tournament results.

Baha Mar – Nassau, Bahamas

If you want fun in the sun and non-stop activities on your next vacation, then check out Baha Mar. This mega resort is perfect for tennis players and non-tennis players! Located on the north coast of Nassau overlooking the great Atlantic Ocean, you will find breathtaking views and premium amenities whenever you choose to stay.

The resort itself is comprised of three different hotels, a giant casino, private golf course, spa, a grottoed pool with waterfall, dozens of restaurants/cafes/bars, several art galleries, fashion boutiques and a privately landscaped 3,000 foot beach.

What makes it special

Additionally there is a phenomenal tennis facility run by Peter Burwash International professionals with six hard courts, three har-tru clay courts and one grass court all lighted so you can play whenever you want.

Horseshoe Bay Resort – Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Horseshoe Bay Resort is a great option for tennis players that want to take a quick weekend trip away without paying a high price. This resort is uniquely situated just west of Austin and right next to Lake LBJ in the Texas country side. For players of all levels and ages, this place is a great spot to go because of the different tennis activities and courts available. Junior players will find three dedicated Kids’ courts with daily instruction and competitions to perfect their game.

What makes it special

Adults will find six red clay courts, eight hard courts, an artificial grass court and eight pickleball courts.

The event calendar is busy with private or group lessons, regular clinics, tournaments and round robins. In addition the resort has three options for accommodations, five restaurants, three golf courses, an 18-hole putting course, four pools, a spa, a fitness center and a white-sand beach along the lake.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis – Nevis, West Indies

This is another excellent option for all levels of tennis players, as it was one of the first Four Seasons Resorts to include a premium tennis facility.

You’ll never get enough of the great atmosphere, friendly people, and laid-back Caribbean vibe in the beautiful West Indies. Despite its smaller size (196 rooms and 50 private villas), the Four Seasons brand ensures that the resort is built with luxury in mind. If you don’t feel like playing tennis, you can take a walk along Pinney Beach, go golfing, relax at the spa, work out in the fitness centre, learn to scuba dive, or even go snorkelling in the crystal clear water.

What makes it special

The activities here are built for fun no matter your age and skill level. Whenever you do decide to play some tennis, there are 10 different courts you can pick from with four hard courts, four red-clay courts and two Astro-turf courts.

Additionally there are five courts lighted for night play, daily instruction, regular clinics and premiere events so you can enjoy your time in the Caribbean sun.

Happy travels!