Tennis Vacations

tennis vacationsAre you the type of traveler that likes to spice up your trip with some activities? If so, tennis vacations should be on your radar. Similar to golf getaways or biking trips you will not only improve your skills, but also spend quality time with friends and family.

If you’re planning a tennis vacation, there are a few options to choose between. Choosing a vacation rental near a tennis camp will provide total immersion into the world of tennis. Another option would be to buy tickets to a major tennis tournament. Watching the pros is sure to help you improve your swing. A final option is to choose a beach rental that also has tennis courts. This way you can lounge on the beach guilt-free with a margarita in hand after a tennis lesson or two.

Tennis Camps

Across the country there are tennis camps both for adults and kids. A little research will go a long way here, as some camps are for athletes looking to really develop their skills while others are just for fun. Tennis vacations are one way to bring your family together over an activity and watch everyone get a little competitive. Some of the top-rated tennis camps in the country are the Nike Amherst Adult Tennis Camp in Massachusetts, Cliff Drysdale Tennis in Stratton, Vermont and Wintergreen Tennis Academy in Virginia.

A tennis vacation is also a great excuse for multiple couples or groups of friends to get away. Sign up for one of these tennis camps and spend your days improving your skills, and your nights eating great meals and sipping on glasses of red wine in the privacy of your spacious vacation rental.

Tennis Tournaments

Some travelers prefer to watch tennis rather than play. This can make for one of the most relaxing tennis vacations, where you don’t even bring a racquet along! Throughout the U.S. there are tournaments that draw big crowds and celebrities from across the planet. The ultimate tennis vacation will be one that includes seeing today’s tennis stars, such as Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. Make this happen by booking tickets for the U.S. Open in New York City, held every year in late August to early September. Book a vacation rental in New York City and split your trip between sightseeing and watching one of the most competitive tournaments of the season.

tennis vacationBeyond the U.S. Open, there are many other tournaments to plan tennis vacations around. Head to Delray Beach Florida in November for the Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic or Key Biscayne Florida in March for the Sony Ericsson Open. Watching the professionals might just inspire you to work on your own tennis skills!

Beach Vacation Rentals with Tennis Courts

Not all tennis vacations have to be completely centered on the game. Another option is to choose a beach vacation rental that offers tennis courts nearby. This way, you can include some heart-healthy exercise in your otherwise relaxing vacation. Hilton Head, South Carolina is one popular destination for travelers looking to combine outdoor activities and beach time. Here you will find opportunities for playing tennis and golf, along with beautiful beach rentals.

A tennis vacation can also be planned along the coast of Florida (everywhere from Naples to Boca Raton has tennis courts), California, Hawaii or Arizona. Choose this type of tennis vacation if you want to casually work on your skills. If you’re interested in some coaching, choose a rental near a tennis camp or tennis club instead. Active vacations are one part of a healthy lifestyle and tennis will be sure to get your competitive juices flowing!