Game, Set, Match: Great Resorts for Tennis

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    Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho

    The 17-court tennis center at Idaho's Sun Valley Resort operates a Nike Tennis Camp each summer during July and August. If you're serious about upping your skills during your travels, these five to six hours of daily instruction are sure to do the job.

    Photo courtesy of Sun Valley

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    Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, SC

    Year after year the Kiawah Island Golf Resort ranks as one of the best resorts for tennis in the world. At the Roy Barth Tennis Center, you'll have your choice of nine Har-Tru clay courts and three hard courts, while the West Beach Tennis Club has 10 more Har-Tru courts and two lighted hard courts for night play.

    Photo courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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    La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA

    Palm Springs might be best known for golfing, but it also has some of the best tennis facilities in the country, including those at La Quinta Resort & Club. With 23 courts and the Southern California sun, you can improve your game any time of the year. Play in the footsteps of greats like Novak Djokovic to Maria Sharapova or sign up for a clinic to improve your game.

    Photo courtesy of 2013 Waldorf Astoria

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    The Boulders in Scottsdale, AZ

    The Boulders, ranked as one of the best resorts for tennis in the country, includes 8 partially sunken courts spread throughout the terraced tennis garden with the high desert beauty of Scottsdale as a backdrop. Choose from four hard courts, three cushioned courts and one clay court, and after your match, go for a rejuvenating treatment in the Waldorf Astoria Spa.

    Photo courtesy of 2013 Waldorf Astoria

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    Topnotch Resort & Spa in Stowe, VT

    Topnotch Resort & Spa consistently ranks as one of the best tennis resorts in the country, and by far the best in the northern United States. The tennis staff will arrange matches and round robbins or instruct players of all ages and abilities using their signature Play to Win method that focuses on technique, footwork, strategy and proper equipment.

    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotel Group

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    Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Kohala, HI

    At the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii, you'll find yourself playing with a light sea breeze ruffling your hair. The 11-court tennis complex sits directly on the stunning Kohala coast, where the staff lead guests in daily clinics focusing on skills like forehand, backhand, volley, serve and strategy.

    Photo courtesy of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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    Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Ranked as the best tennis resort in the Caribbean, Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort in the US Virgin Islands has nine OMNI artificial grass courts and another two hard courts where guests can polish their swing. A full weekly calender includes clinics, round robbins, drill sessions and guaranteed player match-ups with 24 hours notice.

    Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels

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    The Resort at Longboat Key Club in Longboat Key, FL

    Florida is famous for its tennis resorts, and the Resort at Longboat Key Club ranks among the best. The resort's Tennis Gardens include 20 courts along the gulf coast of Florida. During the summer months, the whole family can participate in tennis instructions camps tailored a variety of ability levels.

    Photo courtesy of The Resort at Longboat Key Club

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    The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO

    The tennis facilities at The Broadmoor near Colorado Springs have earned a spot among the top 10 tennis resorts in the country for more than 15 years running. Visiting Colorado during the winter? Two of the Broadmoor's hard courts come lighted and covered in a heated bubble to allow for year-round play.

    Photo courtesy of The Broadmoor

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    Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, GA

    The Jensen Brothers, winners of the French Open doubles title in 1993, lead the award-winning tennis program at Sea Island in Georgia. The resort's two tennis centers include 32 Har-Tru courts (eight lighted) and a full team of certified professional instructors ready to push your game to new levels.

    Photo courtesy of Sea Island