Just as the game can provide a comforting escape, Florida is a perennially perfect spot for a winter getaway, especially for tennis lovers. Glorious weather and an abundance of facilities are a natural pair, and the state’s beaches, trails and national parks provide plenty of off-court adventure, too.
Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples
- The west side of Florida delivers some of the best sunsets, beaches—and tennis resorts. Naples Grande Beach Resort has 15 Har-Tru courts, five lit for night play. The beachfront venue is set on 23 acres and also offers an 18-hole championship golf course if you’re in the mood for a more leisurely pursuit. Go Shelling: If you’re exploring the beaches north of Naples, swing by Sanibel Island and master the “Sanibel Stoop”—peer down to search for your favorites among thousands of shells.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Sarasota
- On an island across the bay from Sarasota, The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s 20 Har-Tru courts offer consistent playing conditions thanks to an underground HydroGrid system, and a tennis concierge is on hand to arrange matches or help restring your racquet. The nearby beachfront with charming Old Florida boardwalks will put you in a Sunshine State of mind.