Month: July 2012

Waterville Valley Tennis Center

For 127 years people have been playing tennis in Waterville Valley, NH, but what many people don’t know is that the 18 red clay outdoor tennis courts have been consistently ranked as some of the best in the world.  This well-kept secret, set amid the peaks of the White Mountains National Forest, is inspiring as well as world-class. The Waterville Valley Tennis Center was named “Top 50 Resorts in America” including “Top 5 Resorts for Families” in the 2010 Tennis Magazine awards. The center also received the Gold Medal Resort ranking, landing at #13 in the world during the 2010 annual rankings by the great tennis travel writer Roger Cox and his tennisresortsonline.com listings of tennis resorts across the globe. Tom Gross, director…

Tennis Vacations

SWING THERAPY IN THE SWISS ALPS: ROY EMERSON TENNIS WEEKS OFFERED THROUGH SUMMER 2012 AT GSTAAD PALACE Tennis camp includes lessons led by Grand Slam record holder, plus luxe accommodation at glamorous palace address  June 2012 (Gstaad, Switzerland) – Perfect your swing in the Swiss Alps this summer. Gstaad Palace invites tennis aficionados ages 16 and up to learn from one of the most successful tennis players in history with the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks at Gstaad Palace in Switzerland. The exclusive tennis camp at GstaadPalace offers seven days and 25 hours of tennis lessons through summer 2012. Roy Emerson is an Australian tennis pro who holds an overall record…

Tennis Instructions

TIPS FOR YOUR TENNIS VACATION The following is an excerpt from Kelly Gunterman’s book TENNIS MADE EASY ($19.95, New Chapter Press, www.NewChapterMedia.com) on how to best prepare for a tennis vacation. Going on a tennis vacation may be more work and more fun than you expect. Here are some things to consider before and during your trip to tennis school. Do some research and find the tennis school that best fits your needs. There are a few schools with great reputations. Some resorts offer other activities for the non-tennis members of your group and may be fun for you after your tennis sessions. Don’t expect too much: Tennis school is a lot of fun but if your expectations…

Places To Play

HAS A LOT TO OFFER – ESPECIALLY TENNIS! By Charles Bricker It ain’t the Biarritz frequented by the British royal family during the golden years of the 20th Century, but it still has great restaurants, great beaches, great surfing, great weather, a great sense of bonhomme with its tourists and — I’m saving the best for last — great tennis. Among the first things I do when I arrive in a new French venue is find the best clay courts and start working on finding hitting partners, and I didn’t have to wait long after arriving at the Biarritz OlympiqueTennis Club. So there…