| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
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Albany Tennis Academy

(242) 823-5979

WindsorHighSchoolatAlbany.com 

GrantDoyle@WindsorPrep.com

Located on New Providence in The Bahamas, the Albany Tennis Academy is set on the 25-acre campus of Windsor High School, adjacent to the renowned, luxury resort community of Albany.

The unique day and boarding school combines an academic curriculum based on the Cambridge system with unprecedented athletic and training academies for both tennis and golf.

Powered by former world number one Lleyton Hewitt, the Albany Tennis Academy delivers an intensive training and development program for aspiring student-athletes, with personalized instruction, conditioning and guidance from an expert team of coaches and staff, including Albany Tennis Academy Director Grant Doyle.

Student-athletes train on Windsor High School’s cutting-edge facilities, which include the latest PlaySight smart court technology, a fully interactive technology which monitors and tracks all activity on the court and offers professional-level analysis and evaluation tools.

For parents or families visiting Albany Tennis Academy student-athletes, the ideal place to stay is the luxury resort community of Albany. The collective vision of its founders–Joe Lewis and the Tavistock Group, and golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els–Albany features an unparalleled combination of surroundings, architecture, service and sporting amenities including an 18-hole championship golf course, a mega-yacht marina, fitness center with lap pool, boxing ring and CrossFit course, spa and salon, a racquet center with Har-Tru courts and a paddle court, numerous pools, including a kid’s waterpark, and a variety of restaurants.

Albany’s boutique hotel is made up of a collection of private residences, from villas to luxury marina residences, providing some of the finest accommodations in the Caribbean.



Casa de Campo

(800) 336-5520

CasaDeCamp.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 Cana by II 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 gold 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. 


Elite Tennis Travel

(914) 713-5074

EliteTennisTravel.com       

Info@EliteTennisTravel.com

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.

2019 destinations

►Indian Wells, Calif.: Join Elite Tennis Travel for tennis in paradise. The desert will be in full bloom, and the stars of the tennis world will all be shining at Indian Wells. Ticket, hotel and spa packages available.

►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 the Cuban National Tennis Team. 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, Monaco: 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. 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.

►Rome, Italy: The world’s most elegant game, played in Europe’s Eternal City. Join Elite Tennis Travel for Grand Slam-level tennis in a timeless setting along the Tiber River. Culture, cuisine and shopping opportunities abound.

►Custom trip planning: Don’t see your bucket list trip listed here? Get in touch any time, and Elite Tennis Travel will plan it for you!


Evert Tennis Academy

10334 Diego Drive S  Boca Raton, Fla.

(561) 488-2001          

EvertAcademy.com

The Evert Tennis Academy is located in the beautiful town of Boca Raton, Fla., nestled in a beautiful residential neighborhood. Evert Tennis Academy’s convenient location is only a short drive from the beaches of Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and is roughly 30 minutes away from Palm Beach (PBI) and Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) airports. The Miami International airport (MIA) is also only 45 minutes away.

Chrissie, John and their father, Jimmy Evert, established the Evert Tennis Academy in 1996. The Evert Tennis Academy quickly became, and continues to be, the home to countless national and international junior players, best college players and some of the world’s finest pros.

Evert Tennis Academy offers personalized and individualized programs the all year-round for junior players worldwide, including Holiday Camps, Summer Camps, Pre-Tournament Training and Full-Time Programs (year/semester). If you are a basic player looking to get instruction that is more technical or if you are a highly-ranked national player looking for some intense competition, Evert Tennis Academy has a program for you.

The Evert Tennis Academy campus contains 23 courts, which offer two types of playing surfaces, including 12 hard courts and 11 clay courts. Moreover, the Evert Tennis Academy has two secondary sites with over 25 courts to conduct its program, including a private club, which is only minutes away from the Academy. Our campus also has one girls dormitory and one boys dormitory, a cafeteria, a strength and conditioning room, a massage and athletic training room, a clubhouse, and an academic classroom.

 

 


Fisher Island Club

One Fisher Island Drive      

Fisher Island, Fla.

(305) 535-6000

FisherIslandClub.com         

Reservations@FisherIslandClub.com

Ranked one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world and now number one in the East Coast region of the United States by Tennis Magazine, Fisher Island’s Mediterranean-inspired Racquet Club offers play on 18 courts, three types of playing surfaces (two grass courts, two Decocushion hard courts), nine Har-Tru clay courts, and five European red clay courts–all surrounded by lush green hedging that ensures complete privacy, inviting members and guests to pass shots day or night.

Fisher Island Club’s landmark resort blends the charm of the past with the best-in world-class amenities and recreation. If your idea of a perfect love match is played at an exclusive, private island tennis center, look no further as Fisher Island feels a world apart, yet it’s close to all of the excitement of Miami and Miami Beach.

Fisher Island Club recently completed the conversion of Courts Eight and Nine to “French Open” European red clay courts. The Club is now one of few tennis facilities in the world to offer all four “Grand Slam” surfaces–a very special accomplishment! Fisher Island invites you to come by its Tennis Center and try out its brand new courts for yourselves. You will love the way they play!


Gleneagles Country Club

7667 Victory Lane    

Delray Beach, Fla.

(561) 860-8794

GlenEagles.cc           

Membership@GlenEagles.cc

With perfect temperatures year-round, every day feels like a vacation when you are a member at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla.

With 20 Har-Tru night-lit courts, one hard court, and four pickleball courts, the Gleneagles Tennis Center is a tropical paradise where former resident pros Ivan Lendl and Steffi Graf honed their craft. The USPTA-certified staff offers private and group lessons for all ages. Never worry about finding a game, as Gleneagles Country Club’s tennis concierge will place you in games and monitor your satisfaction. If you are looking for competition, you can play on one of 25 teams in nine different leagues for both men and women at various levels. After your game, enjoy a complimentary beverage and relax on the patio. If shopping is on your mind, the Pro Shop has the latest styles at member-friendly prices.

In addition to tennis, Gleneagles members enjoy some of the best amenities in South Florida, with a 100,000-square feet main clubhouse that features three restaurants and two bars, a brand new Healthy Lifestyle Center encompassing a spacious fitness center, tranquil spa, and resort-style pool, in addition to 36 holes of Championship golf.

Set in the seaside town of Delray Beach, between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Gleneagles Country Club is close to award-winning restaurants, shopping, museums, beaches and a vibrant downtown.

Gleneagles is regarded as one of the best values in South Florida. Prices for homes and garden residences start in the $100,000 range. Country club joining fees start at $35,000.


Peter Kaplan’s Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy

(631) 288-4021          

(914) 234-9462

WestHamptonBeachTennis.com     

PeterKaplan2002@yahoo.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, 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.


Tennis Fantasies with John Newcombe and the Legends

Contact Steve Contardi: (800) 874-7788

TennisFantasies.net  

SteveC@TowneProperties.com

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, Luke and Murphy Jensen and more. 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 2019 offers two great programs:

►March 7-10, 2019: Tennis Fantasies (Men and Women)

►October 20-25, 2019: 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!