Category: Resorts

Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club Returns As USTA Vero Beach Futures Venue

VERO BEACH, Fla., — The Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club will return as the host venue for the 2017 Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, the $15,000 “Futures” tennis tournament – one of the longest-running and best attended events on the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit. Grand Harbor previously hosted the event from 1995 to 2009 before being played the last seven years at The Boulevard tennis club. The 2017 tournament will be held Friday April 21 to Sunday April 30. The event benefits the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation, the non-profit tennis foundation benefiting children, named for Vero… Read More

PowerShares Series Part Of Exciting January of Tennis In Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – For the first time ever, PowerShares Series brings tennis to Orlando’s Amway Center on January 5, 2017, featuring tennis greats including John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Andy Roddick and James Blake. Tickets are on sale now. On January 2, 2017, Orlando will celebrate another first when the United States Tennis Association (USTA) officially opens its USTA National Campus in the Lake Nona Community of Orlando. The New Home of American Tennis is a state-of-the-art facility with 100 courts, housing the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions as well as the University of Central Florida’s tennis teams. The… Read More

Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Debuts $20K “Legends of Boca Experience” Featuring Tennis Great Jimmy Connors

In keeping with providing guests unique experiences, the legendary Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, debuts Legends of Boca Experience, a four-day, three-night escape featuring tennis legend Jimmy Connors. To coincide with the unveiling of the resort’s partnership with Connors, Legends of Boca Experience offers guests a multitude of luxurious amenities and activities including a chance to spend a half-day with Connors himself; receiving private tennis instruction or enjoying a round of golf and gaining inspirational insight over lunch at one of the resort’s acclaimed restaurants. After being welcomed at the airport by a chauffeured Maserati Quattroporte,… Read More

The US Open: Who Will Emerge Victorious?

The 2015 US Open will get underway on the 31st August and is the final Grand Slam event of the sporting calendar. Croatia’s Marin Cilic is the defending champion but may struggle to retain his title. World number one Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon finalist Roger Federer and two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray will all be eager to claim another major success in this year’s tournament, which will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on 13th September. Novak Djokovic has been in sensational form throughout 2015 and won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles, as well… Read More

Roof Top Tennis In Manhattan – The Founding of Town Tennis Club

by Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   While New York may be labeled as a tennis town, based on the popularity and buzz of the US Open tennis championships, it is a rather difficult place to play tennis. With a lack of real estate – or the value of real estate on the island of Manhattan – tennis courts are not seen as the best use of space. So where can you place a tennis court? How about on top of a roof! Here’s the story on how Manhattan’s Town Tennis Club was founded by 1931 Wimbledon champion Sidney Wood in his… Read More

McEnroe and Courier Kick Off New Tennis Offerings at Casa de Campo Resort

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Tennis legends John McEnroe and Jim Courier kicked off the new tennis offerings at the Casa de Campo Resort by competing a special exhibition match November 7. The appearance by the two tennis Hall of Famers was part of the resort’s effort to raise the profile of its tennis offerings at its 16-court tennis center. Expertly deemed “Wimbledon of the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure and “Best Tennis Facility” by USPTR (United States Professional Tennis Registry), Casa de Campo’s La Terraza Tennis Center is an integral component to Casa de Campo’s Sporting Life experience. The… Read More

John McEnroe Walks The Walk With Tennis Academy, Johnny Mac Tennis Project

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Throughout the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit this winter, John McEnroe commented, when asked by local media, on the state of tennis in the United States, not being shy expressing his concerns. “It’s too expensive and it’s not accessible enough,” said McEnroe of tennis in a familiar refrain at the PowerShares Series stop in Birmingham, Alabama, as seen here: But McEnroe is not just talking the talk of what should be done to improve American tennis. He is also walking the walk. On Randall’s Island, just a short lob from Harlem and Manhattan’s Upper… Read More

10 Things To Do to Truly Experience Paris While At The French Open

By “ Enjoy first class tennis experiences around the world”   What are the ‘10 things to do’ as part of your itinerary while you are enjoying Paris and the French Open. The idea behind these tips is to make your trip to the Grand Slam even more memorable by introducing you to the beautiful world of the Parisian charm and taking you away from the touristic “Must-do” that you have may have already visited several times. Here are 10 suggestions to enjoy a pure Parisian experience…. Immerse in the soulful music at Le Vieux Belleville They say a… Read More

John McEnroe Tennis Academy Creating Big Tennis In The Big Apple

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   New York City is certainly seen as one of the world’s “Tennis Hotspots” considering it is the epicenter of American tennis at the end of each summer when it hosts the U.S. Open. However, the Big Apple has an even better reputation as a 12-month-a-year hub for tennis with the increased success and attention being paid to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. Located on Randall’s Island, just in the shadow of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy features 20 courts – 10 hard and 10 green clay all available for 12-months a… Read More

Vero Beach, Florida Is A Haven For Tennis

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   One of the unsung hot spots for tennis in the United States is Vero Beach, Florida. Located nearly equi-distant between Orlando and West Palm Beach, Vero Beach was for years known as the Spring Training ground for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, but is now being more known for its tennis, especially since the Dodgers left “Dodgertown” in 2008 to conduct its Spring Training in Arizona. Most of the tennis activity in town takes place in active programs at 13 private clubs around the town, including The Moorings ( The River Club… Read More