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2024 Summer Getaways


Pack a bag, grab your racquet, and head to one of these scenic destinations for an unforgettable weekend.

By Cory Sekine-Pettite

If you still need summer vacation plans or would just like a long weekend getaway, several nearby resorts offer tennis enthusiasts picturesque scenery, world-class courts, renowned amenities and entertainment, and so much more. Continue reading to find your new favorite beach or mountain getaway.


Sea Island
Sea Island, Georgia

If a sports-focused getaway is your cup of tea, the Retreat Tennis Center at Sea Island is where you want to be. It features 14 Har-Tru tennis courts, and eight pickleball courts (currently used for group clinics, private lessons, and open play). Additionally, Sea Island is one of the few Forbes Five-Star U.S. resorts with squash facilities. Further, guests can make use of two international softball courts and one North American hardball doubles court. Plus, the Squash courts are located within the Fitness Center.

Sea Island Tennis Center

With expansive settings and five miles of private beach, Sea Island offers guests an array of beautifully appointed accommodations from which to choose, including private cottages, elegant guestrooms, and spacious suites. With a host of off-the-court activities, the availability of private lessons and custom clinics, Sea Island is the perfect getaway to improve your game. seaisland.com | 855.572.4975


Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Miramar Beach, Florida
Serving up the best tennis experience in Northwest Florida, Sandestin has 12 world-class HydroGrid clay and three hard tennis courts, six pickleball courts, a wide range of experiences including private lessons with pros, a highly ranked Junior Tennis program, and fun round robin tournaments for all skill levels. A dedicated group sales team and tennis coordinator are available for tournaments and retreats. Individuals are encouraged to visit sandestin.com/offers-packages for upcoming promotions and packages.


Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers 1,000 luxurious accommodations, from studios and 1-bedrooms to 3- and 4-bedroom homes and villas. Additionally, it offers 85,000 square feet of versatile meeting space so the resort is ideal for both relaxation and business retreats. Additionally, guests are treated to seven miles of pristine beaches, 19 swimming pools, and a 226-slip marina. Enjoy an array of water sports, children’s programs, fitness facilities, award-winning Spa Lilliana, and the vibrant pedestrian village. Sandestin.com | 850.267.7114


Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Tennis and pickleball lovers near and far can book their perfect weekend escape at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island and enjoy tennis and pickleball court time, lessons, clinics and more. Hilton Head Island remains evergreen year-round, making the 2,000-acre resort an ideal weekend destination.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Palmetto Dunes offers 17 Har-Tru tennis courts (four lighted), 24 pickleball courts (all lighted) as well as a well-stocked, 1,800-square-foot pro shop. Eight of the pickleball courts have recently been resurfaced with a Nova Sports USA all-weather surface system. Along with the courts and the beach, Hilton Head’s generally mild climate makes the Lowcountry ideal to enjoy one of Palmetto Dunes’ three award-winning, championship golf courses, as well as miles of paved bike paths, or explore Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina for a variety of dining, shops, and entertainment. PalmettoDunes.com/tennispickleball | 866.287.2679


Big Canoe Racquet Club
Jasper, Georgia
The South’s premier mountain resort community is just two short hours north of Atlanta in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounded by quaint towns and wineries, Big Canoe offers something for the entire family. Big Canoe is an outdoor lover’s mountain paradise, boasting a 27-hole golf course, pickleball and tennis courts, hiking and Jeep trails, and five lakes.

Big Canoe

Visitors can rent a pontoon boat, or sit on the beach, read a book, and sip a frozen cocktail while the kids enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, rock slide, paddle boards, kayaks, and one of two pools. Send the kids to golf, tennis, pickleball, or fishing camp while you take a yoga class or enjoy a relaxing massage.

Let Big Canoe customize a weekend getaway for your tennis or pickleball group! With four coaches on staff, they can create a weekend of clinics and lessons to fit your needs and budget. With two indoor courts, your tennis weekend is on — no matter the weather. bigcanoepoa.org | 706.268.3367


Spectrum Resorts — Turquoise Place
Orange Beach, Alabama
With Spectrum Resorts, you can enjoy every second of your vacation without stressing over the details. You’ll have everything you need right at your resort, with priority access and premium perks that promise a VIP experience at Turquoise Place. If you want to brush up on your technique or learn some new skills, you can participate in one of multiple tennis clinics, which are open to any skill level and are offered for adults and children.

Turquoise Place

Earlier this year, Turquoise Place opened its new amenities deck which promises endless excitement and relaxation for guests of all ages. The centerpiece is a breathtaking, 300-foot water slide that winds its way down from the top of the new parking deck to the C Tower pool, offering an exhilarating ride. Additionally, families will delight in a splash pad, providing hours of entertainment for children. All guests can enjoy these new amenities, but to enjoy exclusive benefits, such as discounts on shopping and dining, guests are encouraged to make reservations directly through Spectrum Resorts online. turquoiseplace.spectrumresorts.com  | 866.348.9112


Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort
Miramar Beach, Florida
Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort overlooks more than a mile of soft white sand beaches and features six championship clay courts and five pickleball courts. The Tennis Center consistently receives high marks for overall tennis experience, tennis staff, and instruction. Additionally, the staff’s like-level game matching always earns Hidden Dunes high praise. What makes the Hidden Dunes Resort experience most memorable is their ability to arrange match play with similar skilled players. With this amenity, Hidden Dunes now ranks #1 in the USA according to tennisresortsonline.com.

Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort

The resort offers direct access to the beach where White Diamond Beach Service is available to provide umbrellas, beach chairs, or watersports rentals. In addition, White Diamond offers private beach bonfire services for guests. On property, three swimming pools along with playground, picnic areas, basketball court, horseshoes, and cornhole offer outdoor activities for everyone in the family. hiddendunesdestin.com/resort/tennis | 850.269.2590


Camp Creek Inn
Inlet Beach, Florida
Framed by tall pines and lush, emerald-green fairways, Camp Creek Inn is a tranquil, charming, and intimate escape from the typical Florida beach towns, featuring an elevated yet comforting ambiance and touches of Louisiana-inspired architecture. Camp Creek Inn exudes a feeling of laid-back luxury from the moment you arrive. Guests gain access to amenities only available to Watersound Club members, including two championship golf courses, over one mile of private beach, a state-of-the-art wellness center, brand new tennis and pickleball facilities, six dining venues ranging from beachfront casual to elevated fine-dining, and more, all providing an impeccable level of service that will have you booking your next stay before you say goodbye.

Camp Creek Inn

Camp Creek Inn has eight lighted Har-Tru clay tennis courts and eight lighted pickleball courts onsite. Junior Tennis Camps are available seasonally for young, aspiring tennis stars who are currently involved in tournament play. Throughout the year, they host various mixers that incorporate play and fun, whether it’s a holiday doubles tournament with food and drinks after, or a morning brunch on the Pro Shop patio. campcreekinn.com | 866.987.2942


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