From gorgeous beachside locations to courts hidden away inside famous US landmarks there are hundreds of outstanding tennis courts around the world.
We’ve picked out 10 of the most prestigious and breathtaking tennis courts around the world that every tennis nut needs to add to their bucket list.
1. Monte Carlo Country Club
With stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, these clay courts boast some of the best views of the French coast. The Monte Carlo Country Club hosts the Monte Carlo Masters which takes place just before the French Open. While this is one of the most prestigious set of courts on our list it is the home of the Monte Carlo Tennis Academy for those who are looking to improve their game, although there is an eyewatering membership fee.
2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ranked the best tennis resort in the world according to Tennis Resorts Online, the Kiawah Island resort spans 10,000 acres across Kiawah Island. The resort is home to the highly acclaimed Roy Barth Tennis Centre that includes 22 fantastic courts, all of which boast exceptional views of the surrounding environment. The tennis center and academy is the perfect place for players of all ability to improve their game thanks to the award-winning instruction available from the pros.
3. Vanderbilt Tennis Club
While the Vanderbilt Tennis Club doesn’t offer the spectacular views or mesmerizing backdrops of many of the other courts on this list it shouldn’t be overlooked. Located deep within Manhattan’s Grand Central station is a true hidden gem for tennis lovers. The court is open for public use for $250 an hour.
4. All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club
If you’re looking for a unique playing experience then the All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club is the perfect place for you. Situated on a former corn farm and surrounded by endless fields and windmills, this court was designed to replicate Wimbledon’s famous Centre Court. Mark Kuhn, the owner of the All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club even interned with the Wimbledon groundsmen to ensure the grass was perfect.
There’s no better place to live your fantasy of winning on Centre Court and to make things even better, it’s free! All you need to do is email to make a reservation.
5. International Tennis Hall of Fame
Have you ever dream of playing on the same court as some of the biggest names in the sport? While you probably won’t be able to have a rally with Roger Federer, the International Tennis Hall of Fame was the home of the US Open from 1881 to 1915, meaning you will be playing on a court that is dripping in tennis history. For $160 an hour, you can play on the same court as some of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
However, it’s not just the court that attracts fans to this stunning location, the museum houses a wide collection of memorabilia celebrating the history of the game we all love.
6. The Boulders
The Boulders resort is the perfect example of true luxury boasting a number of stunning facilities, including the newly renovated Tennis Garden. Listed by TENNIS Magazine in the “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in America” The Boulders is the ideal location if you are looking to add a splash of luxury to your tennis trip. Not only is this one of the best tennis locations in America but its location and surrounds are what makes it stand out from the rest.
7. Il San Pietro Di Positano
Positano is a must for anyone touring the Mediterranean throughout the summer and there is no better place to enjoy the beautiful coast than Il San Pietro. Not only does the hotel have a range of stunning facilities all with fantastic views, but the highlight for us also has to be their stunning tennis court. Set right on the waters edge the court is the perfect place to top up your tan while working on your backhand.
8. Singita Sabora Camp Tennis Court
Situated in the middle of the Grumeti Reserve in Tanzania, Singita’s stunning Sabor Camp is the home of one of the most unique tennis courts in the world. While visiting you’ll probably want to take part in the full safari experience and explore the national park in a vehicle. But if that doesn’t take your fancy you can share the court with the wildlife instead.
9. Enchantment Resort
There a very few tennis courts with a backdrop as breathtaking as the one at the Enchantment resort in Sedona. The famous red sandstone formations that surround the resort enhance the picturesque landscape making it must for any tennis fan. In addition to the fantastic tennis facilities, the Enchantment Resort offers a range of activities from Golf to a number of indigenous experiences making it an ideal vacation for all the family.
10. Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Located in Nevis, in the glorious West Indies this Four Season resort gives you the opportunities to brush up on your game, while potentially brushing shoulders with celebs. The private beach resorts have a collection of tennis courts that offer stunning views of the lush green mountains to one side and the gorgeous crystal blue ocean the other. Once again this is the perfect place for anyone looking to add some luxury to their tennis vacation.
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