Tennis Travel, a secret world of niche travel many adult players don’t realize is a thing and isn’t a secret at all! Tennis travel is a travel adventure for international adults who love tennis & want to improve their game beyond your local courts. Picture you, your racket, a nice hotel and a break away when you need it most. Tennis travel jets you off to discover a new destination, fresh players, and a hearty dose of tennis improvement – in a weeks time.
Known as a tennis vacation in the US or tennis holiday to Europeans. Tennis travel is a chance to step outside your comfort zone and play with other international adult players. And since tennis is an international game before anything else it’s a new experience to add to your tennis lifestyle.
So gear up, pack your tennis bag, passport in hand and let’s fly together! There’s more to your favorite game. Adult players take their game on the road all the time. At this point we’ve welcomed over 33 countries to play with us and many come back year after year. Leaving their comfort zone behind or bringing tennis friends along for the ride. Pick the right tennis holiday and you’ll improve your game in a week’s time.
The allure of tennis travel
Let’s face it. Practicing on the same local court or club can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day.
Tennis travel offers a refreshing escape from the neighborhood and routine. It’s a chance to break free from the familiar surroundings, try your skills on different players, and infuse new energy into your game. Whether you’re craving a change of scenery, different opponents, or just a break from your daily grind, tennis travel is your passport to excitement. No more monotony; instead, you’ll be embracing one of the best parts of the adult tennis lifestyle.
Practical Tips for Organizing a Tennis Trip: Navigating the details
When it comes to organizing a tennis trip, the devil is in the details. Before you hit the courts, it’s essential to take care of the logistical aspects. Remember tennis is highly international. Meaning you can play it in any part of the world. Where would you like to travel and play tennis?
Start by setting a clear itinerary that includes your travel or tournament dates. Is there any sightseeing you’d like to squeeze in beyond the local attractions?
How about the necessary travel documents, like your passport and visas if you’re heading to international destinations.
It’s also a good idea to check the local climate and pack your tennis gear accordingly.
Don’t forget tennis essentials like extra tennis strings if you love your strings. Bandages, water bottle, phone plan, travel noticfications on credit cards and your IDP (international drivers license) if you lan to rent a car?
Planning ahead ensures that your tennis travel runs smoothly, leaving you more time to focus on your game and enjoy the destination.
Adult tennis programs
Active adults take their passions on the road all the time. Active travel has peaked in the past couple years – especially post covid. Pickleball players have already started taking their game on the road in organized groups and padel is right behind for Europeans.
They’re not quite sure what it’s all about. Here’s the thing player. You can travel with teammates, your family, your doubles partner or of course and the most popular choice … solo tennis travel – or single tennis holidays.
Players write me all the time looking to bring private groups to a destination for training. That can be a long week or more boutique style tennis travel trip where you curate the trip. T
Most adult tennis players fly solo. And most tennis holiday companies offer both week long or weekend adult camps. These camps can range from programs not very serious about your tennis improvement over your socialization.
Popular adult destinations for tennis travel
If you’re seeking a European experience, the charming city of Mallorca in Spain is known for its mild Mediterranean climate and good tennis clubs, making it a fantastic year-round destination.
On the US side you’ll find the coastal town of Newport, Rhode Island, boasts the International Tennis Hall of Fame and hosts various tennis events, making it a perfect choice for adult tennis players during Summer. These are just a few examples of the year-round tennis hotspots that cater to travelers seeking to combine their love of the game with exploration and adventure.
For more serious adult programs stateside I recommend the John Newcombe tennis ranch in Texas. Or Saddlebrook in Florida. And of course California’s, Palm Springs, where the Indian Wells Tennis Garden hosts the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, is another favorite among tennis travelers.
Tennis travel accommodations
Tennis holiday companies should provide a range of accommodation options to suit different preferences. Whether you prefer the opulence of a 5 star hotel or the flexibility of an apartment. Apartments can be an excellent choice for those who want more space and self-catering options.
The truth is that adults who travel for tennis camps often aren’t only taking one holiday each year. So most players don’t look for 5 star holiday accommodations which is whyl you’ll often see 3 & 4 star hotel offerings. The number of players willing to pay 5 star accommodation prices just isn’t there. Or at least not up to this point.
Whether you’re seeking luxury, budget, intensive training, private lessons or you’re bringing your tennis team for team bonding & training, tennis travel accommodations cater to a variety of preferences, ensuring you have a memorable experience on court and peaceful nights rest.
Don’t sleep on tennis travel when your lifestyle needs a tune-up along with your tennis game. You can really make the most of a trip like this. The new friends alone make a difference. The coaching should be specific to you and be set up to improve your game – for real! The destination is the icing on top!
Now that you know tennis travel is a thing … where are you headed to play?