| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casa de Campo
(800) 336-5520 ♦ www.casadecampo.com.do

Casa de Campo offers the widest array of experiences found in the Caribbean. The 7,000-acre luxury resort offers choice accommodations, whether in hotel rooms and suites or spacious villas. The deluxe lodging options are accented by dining at acclaimed restaurants, such as The Beach Club by Le Cirque and La Caña by Il Circo. Dozens of other restaurants, bars and lounges give guest plenty of variety during their stay.

For those guests seeking more of a thrill, The Sporting Life has countless options for athletic excitement.

Experience 90 holes of Pete Dye designed golf courses—Teeth of the Dog, Links, La Romana Country Club and Dye Fore—Shooting Center, Equestrian Center, Polo Club, Marina for deep sea and river fishing, Yacht Club and exclusive beaches.

Called the “Wimbledon of the Caribbean,” La Terraza Tennis Club overlooks the entire resort, as well as the Caribbean Sea. The club features 13 fast-dry Har-Tru courts, 10 of which are lighted for night play. Thirty-two ball boys in crisp white tennis attire chase errant shots, which not only makes guests’ matches more pleasant, but also helps local Dominican children learn the game and look forward to a brighter future.   A former ball boy rose up in the ranks at La Terraza to become a Junior Pro, then Pro and is now representing the Dominican Republic in the race for the Davis Cup.  In Fall 2015, La Terraza will host the 38th Annual International Tennis Open, an event that attracts over 300 players from Latin America, USA and Europe.



 

Elite Tennis Travel Inc.
(914) 713-5074 ♦​ www.elitetennistravel.com

Elite Tennis Travel Inc. (ETT) builds exclusive tennis and cultural experiences in Spain. Tennis training: will be provided by masters at renowned clubs in Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid. Cultural activities include dinners at the chef’s tables, behind the scenes museum access, and winery tours. Spanish language lessons also provided upon request. Programs are designed for adults, for high school students, for groups, and individuals.

Elite exclusive journeys for adults: Our seven-day program in Spain is a world-class tennis experience. Elite Tennis can arrange a Master-Class, a conference and lunch with Toni Nadal, Carlos Moyá or Juan Carlos Ferrero. These tennis masters will help you work on your technique, precision, strategy and match play. In addition, ETT is able to plan any or every aspect of your vacation. Cultural options include visits to architectural treasures, exclusive culinary experiences, theater and wine-tasting.

The one- or two-week program in Barcelona for high school students includes tennis and physical training, language lessons, cultural experiences, 24-hour supervision, accommodations, three meals daily and transportation.

Tennis development: Our coaches are former ATP players and will work on technical and tactical parts of the game.  They are bilingual and able to offer instruction in either language. This high performance program includes four hours of tennis instruction, and two ours of off-court training. 

Cultural program: During the weekends, there are planned excursions to explore various facets of Barcelona, including its culture and traditions. Visits to local beaches, museums, and important historical sites enrich our program. 

Language program: Our schools are accredited by National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA), and offer a variety of Spanish programs. Our teachers are licensed, native speakers who will target the areas that will improve the skill of each student, regardless of their level.

Groups: Elite Tennis Travel Inc. can accommodate groups of various sizes. From teams (adult or high school) to tennis friends to families, Elite will design an experience to the required specifications.

For some programs, home stay is available. Programs are in Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid. For more information visit www.elitetennistravel.com, call (914) 713-5074 or e-mail info@elitetennistravel.com.



 

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
(808) 882-5420
www.maunakeabeachhotel.com

What makes Mauna Kea a "Top Tennis Destination?”
The legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, an architectural icon designed to coexist beautifully with the unforgettable landscape of the Kohala Coast is located on a silky white-sand crescent beach, Kauna’oa Bay. Escape to paradise where you will find 252 luxurious guest rooms, Laurance S. Rockefeller’s private collection of Asian and Pacific artwork, impeccable service, one of the world’s finest golf courses and tennis club plus tantalizing cuisine with unforgettable settings.

The 11-court Seaside Tennis Club is one of the largest and most sought-after tennis experiences in Hawaii. Each one of the 11 courts offer an incredible view of the Pacific blue ocean and on a clear day, you can see Maui in the background. Craig Pautler and his team serve up some of the most thoughtful touches available at the best private luxury tennis clubs, as well as lessons and daily clinics, round robin tourneys, and a comfortable lanai to relax in the shade.

Tennis Resorts and World's Top 100 Resorts, Tennis Resorts & Camps–Tennis Resorts Online and Top 10 Resorts in the U.S. (bi-annual)-Tennis Magazine.

Facilities and services include 11 ocean side tennis courts, a pro shop offering equipment and apparel, equipment rentals, men and women locker rooms, video instruction service, ball machine, tournament planning, racquet stringing, individual game-matching, customized special events, tennis clinics, round robin tournaments, private and group lessons.

Enjoy the many other amenities offered at the resort like the weekly Lu’au and Clambake, 2,500-square-foot fitness room and spa just to mention a few. Enjoy some private time at this world-class resort, improve your tennis game while taking in some of the most incredible views in the world and create memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. Celebrate the timeless Mauna Kea as she celebrates her 50th anniversary in 2015, visit www.TimelessMaunaKea.com for details.

The Club is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily, and can be reached at (808) 882-5420 or by visiting www.maunakeabeachhotel.com.



 

Peter Kaplan's Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy
(631) 288-4021/(914) 234-9462
www.westhamptonbeachtennis.com
Peter Kaplan’s Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy, and the affiliated Grassmere Inn, is a wonderful destination for beginners to nationally-ranked players of all ages. Private instruction and 90-minute clinics are offered daily. Camps and one-day through seven-day programs are available. The flexibility of the programming enables participants to enjoy the nearby beautiful ocean beaches, charming village, Performing Arts Center, movie theatre, wine country, flower farms, shopping, cafes, restaurants, water park and other East End attractions. Peter Kaplan, an attorney, former New York State Tennis champion, and a graduate of Cornell University, is on-site every day.

Resident students/families/teams stay at the historic Grassmere Inn, located on quiet, tree-lined Beach Lane in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., only 50 yards from the beginning of the charming village, yet less than one mile from a beautiful ocean beach. The location could not be better. The Grassmere has 22 guest rooms, all with air conditioning, WiFi, cable television and private bathrooms. Ideal for families, are two suites or interconnected rooms. A delicious breakfast of fresh muffins, bagels, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, milk and yogurt is included daily.

The Tennis Academy, located three miles away, is primarily a teaching center featuring 12 soft courts. We have welcomed participants from over 25 countries and 30 states since 2000. The Academy features an enthusiastic staff, renowned for its high-quality instruction and low student-to-staff ratio. The maximum ratio is 4:1, but the average ratio is 2:1.

Thirty-five Japanese juniors have been coming for three weeks annually, for the last eight years. They run three miles before breakfast and then 10 hours of instruction, running and matches. However, most participants seek a less intensive program, taking three to five hours of instruction daily. The staff is always accommodating and happy to tailor programs to fit the needs of the customer. Frequently, an adult team will come at the beginning of the season and return for a family vacation. There are also tennis pros who bring groups. The Academy’s staff is available to supplement visiting pros staff. The groups always have an incredible time, some having returned for 10 consecutive years. Tennis during the day, a trip to the beach in the late afternoon, perhaps a glass of wine at sunset, and then dining at a great restaurant, a movie or a show at the Performing Arts Center. Occasionally, guests are coaxed into karaoke with the international staff!

For more information, call Peter Kaplan at (631) 288-4021 or (914) 234-9462, e-mail peterkaplan2002@yahoo.com or visit www.westhamptonbeachtennis.com.



 

Saddlebrook Resort
(800) 729-8383 ♦ 
 www.saddlebrook.com
Saddlebrook Resort is the Mecca of Tennis programs. Forty-five tennis courts are nestled in beautiful surroundings, complete with all four Grand Slam surfaces that attract tennis enthusiasts from all over the world. Both junior and adult athletes train and compete, while learning cutting-edge techniques to take them to the next level. Players from the full-time preparatory school can be seen training alongside touring professionals. The program features intense instruction, luxurious accommodations, and personal attention coupled with true  professionalism from our tennis and resort staff.

Saddlebrook Tennis has the ability to cater to the true tennis athlete who chooses to participate in our demanding five-hour program, offered 365 days a year. Participants enjoy watching some of the world's best players who train at Saddlebrook, including: John Isner, Bob & Mike Bryan, Tim Smyczek, Jack Sock, Sam Stosur, Melanie Oudin and a host of other ATP and WTA players.

Saddlebrook Tennis offers three programs: Adult Intensive Clinics and Camps; Tournament Preparation Programs for Juniors; and the Saddlebrook Preparatory School & Tennis Academy.

For more information, call (800) 729-8383 or visit www.saddlebrook.com/tennis.html.



 

Sports Travel Experts
(800) 677-5295 ♦ 
www.sportstravelexperts.com
Sports Travel Experts was founded by Karl Hale, one of the leaders in the tennis industry, to provide quality service and experiences at numerous tennis sporting events around the world. We combine some of the world's best resorts and destinations, along with the biggest tennis stars, to provide the most unique tennis sporting travel experiences and events for our guests. Sports Travel Experts also provides tailored travel packages to the world's top tennis tournaments around the world.

In 2014, Jamaica Tennis Week was privileged to have tennis great Jim Courier team up with us to put on a brilliant exhibition. Guests would wake up in their beautiful villas and enjoy breakfast on the hot white sandy beaches of Jamaica, followed by tennis camps in the mornings and matches that went into the cool evenings. This created a first-class experience and unparalleled atmosphere for our guests. Our guests loved the atmosphere so much they didn't want to leave and they are all coming back in 2015!

Pick up your racquets and come join us on our Jamaica Tennis Week, April 21-26, 2015, at the spectacular Half Moon Bay Resort in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica. After the unbelievable success of 2014's event, we are anticipating an incredible year with newly planned festivities at the number one Caribbean Tennis Event.

Jamaica Tennis Week is a melting pot of players from all around the world in a festive atmosphere. The week’s festivities kick off with our opening ceremonies; followed by our popular tennis camp (10 hours of amazing clinics); the Second Annual Jamaica Senior ITF Championships; a Pro Charity Exhibition, featuring 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli; social events throughout the week; finally culminating with our closing ceremonies. We are your ticket to an unforgettable tennis experience.

For more information on Jamaica Tennis Week, please visit www.sportstravelexperts.com, e-mail info@sportstravelexperts.com or call (800) 677-5295. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you on one of our breathtaking experiences.