The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

Whether you drive the coast, head inland or explore the Hawaiian Islands, there’s sure to be a picturesque court with your name on it—and plenty of outdoor adventure nearby. Here are some of the best places to sneak in a game as you explore the country’s western states.

Southern California may get the most ink for its impeccable weather, but more than 300 days of sunshine and moderate temperatures make Colorado pretty darn pleasant for all its outdoor activities, too.

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

  • In Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor is an historic resort that provides access to classic Western experiences like horseback riding, fly fishing and canoeing. Guests can try their hand at some quirkier activities like archery and falconry, too—as well as the classics like golf and tennis. The Broadmoor Tennis Club has three cushioned hard-courts and two Har-Tru courts, and if you happen to visit during the winter, you can take advantage of the illuminated, heated bubble that keeps two of the hard courts in play. (Summer sneak peek: former No. 1 and seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander will be on-site for clinics the weekend of August 20–22.)


Gates Tennis Center, Denver

  • In Denver, find court time at public facilities like Gates Tennis Center and Denver Tennis Park. For game photos worthy of your Instagram feed, check into the Grand Hyatt Denver, where the fourth-floor fitness center features a rooftop tennis court and running track overlooking downtown. For picturesque play in more mountainous settings, try the YMCA of the Rockies courts in Estes Park and at Snow Mountain Ranch.

Check out the other western states featured in the "Have Tennis, Will Travel" Series:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • Hawaii