September 14, 2015
Top Tennis Destinations in the Carribbean
If you’ve been tuned in to the US Open semi-finals, and you’re feeling a little inspired to pick up a tennis racket and test your swing on the court, Caribbean Journal Editor, Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon compiled a list of the best tennis resorts in the Caribbean. Check out the list below:
Curtain Bluff, Antigua -Â The popular all-inclusive tennis program includes four hard courts steps from the sea and instruction by a trio of much-loved pros who are particularly good with children and beginners. The year-round series of tennis events feature clinics and pro-am play with international tennis stars.
Half Moon, Jamaica – With 13 courts (all lit for after-dark play) you’ll never have to wait to lob a few over the net at this classic Montego Bay resort. A team of pros, certified by the International Tennis Federation and US Professional Tennis Registry, are on hand to give private and semi-private lessons beginning at just $60 an hour.
Tryall Club, Jamaica – Set on a breezy hillside overlooking the sea, the four Agile Turf courts and five Nova Cushion hard courts have been played by several pros, including the Williams sisters, and there are two dozen pros on staff to help you play like them.
Casa De Campo, Dominican RepublicÂ – When you call yourself the “Wimbledon of the Caribbeanâ€ you better have the tennis cred to back it up. This sprawling resort does, with 13 Har-Tru courts at La Terraza Tennis Center; more than 25 pros; and even a team of “boleritosâ€ (ball boys) to wrangle stray balls.
Caneel Bay, USVI Caneel’s Peter Burwash International-directed tennis program is delivered on nine courts (two hard, seven artificial grass) and recognized as one of the best in the world, not just St. John. Social swingers will enjoy the twice-weekly round robins, pairing guests and local players.
Four Seasons Nevis – Brush up on your racquet skills on six hard and four clay courts under the watchful eye of Nevis Peak at this Peter Burwash International tennis facility. The resort has an unlimited tennis program, which covers five hours of lessons, three tennis clinics, and unlimited use of the courts and ball machine during your stay.