| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Boca West Country Club
(561) 488-6990 ♦ 
Located in Boca Raton, Fla. in Palm Beach County, Boca West Country Club is renowned for its first-rate recreational activities. Early 2017 will mark the opening of Boca West’s $50 million new Golf & Activities Center. The new Center will include a restaurant gallery, porte-cochere, golf shop, activities ballroom, and locker rooms. 

The Country Club's reputation in golf is equaled by its $1.8 million Tennis Center. Fully dedicated to the racquet sport, there is a lighted stadium court and seating for more than 300, a U.S. Open Cushion court with four Pickleball courts and four additional Pickleball courts currently under construction.

Boca West members have access for members to USPTA staff for tennis clinics and private lessons for instructions, drills, techniques and strategies.

Boca West is the proud recipient of the 2013 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award. Tennis enthusiasts looking for superb amenities in a beautiful private country club setting have the opportunity to see many WTA and ATP touring pros and other world-class players who frequent the courts.

Adding cachet to the Club’s brand is the partnership with WTA rising star Christina McHale, who most recently captured her first career singles title at the Japan Open.

The Tennis Center’s courts carry a feature-worthy status of their own. There are 31 Hydro-courts, three of which are lit for night play. It is a sought-after destination, hosting championship tournaments and exhibitions, including the USTA French Open Wild Card Tournament from 2006-2010.

Boca West is the number one private residential country club in the country, and number one private club, of all types, in Florida statewide. Boca West Country Club has been a Platinum Club of America, Five-Star Private Club, since 1997.


Elite Tennis Travel
(914) 713-5074 ♦​ 

Elite Tennis Travel designs exclusive tennis and cultural immersion programs across Europe, the Caribbean and beyond. Whether your dream trip includes high-performance tennis training, premium access to world-class ATP tennis tournaments, or VIP-only cultural experiences, Elite Tennis Travel will create the perfect tennis holiday for you.

2017 destinations
San Juan, Puerto Rico: Travel and train in style with Puerto Rico's hometown hero, Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez. After mornings of intensive training at the renowned Conquistador tennis resort, you'll discover the Island's hidden treasures through the eyes of its most famous native.

►Havana, Cuba: Be part of the revival of Cuba's tennis community through Elite Tennis Travel's one-of-a-kind cultural exchange program. Forge unforgettable ties with local Cuban players at our first-ever U.S.-Cuban round-robin events. Meet the Cuban leaders, coaches and players that are shaping the future of Cuban sports and politics. Appreciate the fascinating art, architecture and music of Havana—before the crowds rush in.

►Monte Carlo: Perhaps the most stunning tennis venue in the world, the Monte Carlo Country Club is well worth the trip for the Rolex Masters tournament. But when coupled with Elite Tennis Travel's VIP access to the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, the Monte Carlo experience becomes the tennis trip of a lifetime. We'll break from tennis to explore nearby Nice, shop the couture boutiques, and relax at one of the regions luxury spas.

►Barcelona, Spain: Elite Tennis Travel's signature journey, built around the Barcelona Open, is a client favorite for good reason. Daily tennis coaching at the historic Club Real de Barcelona is followed by delicious indulgence in wine-tasting, private dining, and day-tripping across the spectacular Costa Brava.

►Charitable Giving and Relationship Building: Elite Tennis Travel is committed to building the sport of tennis worldwide by enabling young people from diverse backgrounds to discover and develop their passion for the sport. Each of Elite Tennis Travel’s cultural immersion trips includes a charitable-giving and relationship-building opportunity within the host country.


Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
(808) 882-5420 ♦ 
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, along with a comfortable lanai to relax in the shade.

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

Enjoy the many other amenities offered at the resort, such as beach activities, children’s program, a weekly luau 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. Mauna Kea’s timeless magic endures. Visit OnlyMaunaKea.com for details.

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


Peter Kaplan's Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy
(631) 288-4021 ♦ (914) 234-9462

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, clinics, one to seven full- and half-day camps are offered. The flexibility of the programming enables participants to enjoy the nearby beautiful ocean beaches, charming village, Performing Arts Center, movie theatre, wine country, shopping, cafes, restaurants and nearby water park.

Resident students/families/teams stay at the historic, newly-renovated and highly-honored Grassmere Inn, located on quiet, tree-lined Beach Lane, 50 yards from the beginning of the charming village, yet less than one mile from a beautiful ocean beach. The Grassmere's 22 guest rooms all have air conditioning, WiFi, cable TV and private bathrooms. Ideal for families are two suites or interconnected rooms. A delicious breakfast is included daily.

The Tennis Academy features 12 soft courts and features an enthusiastic staff, renowned for its high-quality instruction with an average student/staff ratio of 2:1.

Most participants seek a less intensive program of three to five hours of instruction daily. Visiting tennis pros bring students with Kaplan's staff available to supplement the pros. Here, you can play tennis during the day, go to the beach and have a glass of wine at sunset, and then dine at a great restaurant, or take in a movie or a show at the Performing Arts Center.

Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy is the only academy in the world the USTA selected for the members benefits program for both juniors and adults. And Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy is annually selected among the top 25 in the world and number one in the East by TennisResortsonline.com.

Programs including accommodations and tennis instruction begin at $99 per person/day.


Topnotch Resort
3800 Mountain Road ♦ Stowe, VT 05673
(800) 451-8686 ♦ 
Set within 120 acres of woodland at the foot of Mount Mansfield in the village of Stowe, Vt., Topnotch Resort blends the gracious charm of a ski lodge with the luxurious amenities of a world-class resort. The boutique resort offers 68 guest rooms, two restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a 35,000-square-foot spa. Additional accommodations can be found in a variety of resort homes.

Surrounded by Vermont’s legendary Green Mountains, Topnotch Resort provides travelers with a four-season, luxury New England retreat with skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, biking, paddle-boarding, golfing and more all nearby. The Tennis Center at Topnotch is open year-round, featuring six outdoor courts—all with stunning mountain views—and four indoor hard courts, offering winter guests the optimal ski and tennis experience.

The Tennis Center at Topnotch, an official partner of Adidas, is consistently ranked number one in the Northeast, and one of the “Top 25 Tennis Resorts” by TennisResortsonline.com. The Resort’s top-rated Tennis Academy offers more than 30 programs for all ages and levels of play, including a full lineup of lessons, clinics, private instruction, and the newest tennis technologies, such as Dartfish and iPlaymate, led by seasoned pros, including Tennis Director Milan Kubala. Designed to leave guests feeling a sense of ultimate achievement and advancement in their game, Topnotch Tennis’ “Play to Win” teaching philosophy provides students an edge in all three critical areas of tennis—strategy, technique and footwork. A Junior Academy for kids, ages five through 14 is also available.


Tennis Fantasies With John Newcombe and the Legends
Contact Steve Contardi: (800) 874-7788


Enjoy the best tennis vacation of your life! Tennis Fantasies with John Newcombe and the Legends, the original tennis fantasy camp, is your chance to play tennis and rub shoulders with the all-time greats of the game. Join host three-time Wimbledon Champion John Newcombe and his "mates" at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas for a most memorable tennis event.

The legendary staff will include International Tennis Hall of Fame Members John Newcombe, Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, Owen Davidson, Mark Woodforde and Charlie Pasarell, as well as Grand Slam winners Ross Case, Marty Riessen, Dick Stockton, Brian Gottfried, Rick Leach and The Jensen Brothers, Murphy and Luke. Together, more than 150 Grand Slam titles and hundreds of other major championships are assembled under one roof! Learn, play and mingle with tennis royalty.

Tennis Fantasies 2017 offers two great programs:

March 2-5, 2017: Tennis Fantasies for Men and Women

►​Oct. 20-25, 2017: Tennis Fantasies, Men Only

On-court activities include clinics, team competition, and "fantasy" pro-am matches. After tennis, guests will enjoy the "Aussie-style" hospitality of the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. The Ranch is located just outside of New Braunfels in the rolling Hill country of central Texas, 30 minutes from the San Antonio airport. The crystal clear water of Canyon Lake, the Guadalupe River, and the Comal River are just minutes from the Ranch.

Accommodations at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch are one- or two-bedroom condominiums or a courtside room. The Ranch has 32 deco-turf and four Har-Tru courts, eight lighted and four all-weather covered courts for guaranteed tennis every day.

You don't want to miss this magical tennis adventure. Join John Newcombe and his "mates" for the best tennis vacation of your life!