Last but certainly not least, is the ultimate tennis-lovers gift that serves up more than just the game. A stay at The Courts in Borrego Springs, California is the perfect present for that someone special who is in desperate need of a relaxing getaway while still supplying their tennis fix.

Located in-between San Diego and Palm Springs are four courts ranging in colors surrounded by stunning mountain backdrops. The club conveniently sits within the Anza-Borrego State Park which is the largest state park in California. In the clubhouse is where guests can score rare on-court apparel, equipment and tennis accessories. Relax, grab a cup of coffee, mingle with others, read a book on how to perfect that inside-out forehand, or go take a dip in the pool. The options are endless and somehow this place always leaves guests wanting to buy more time.

Our Top Picks at The Courts:

The Campers

In my opinion, the only way to really get the full experience at the desert oasis is by clearing all weekend plans and staying in one of the campers located just behind the 70s-infused tennis club. Not only are these campers comfy and cozy, they are downright groovy with their vintage throw pillows, curtains and color palettes. Not to mention, guests can choose from an array of cassettes and jam to oldies but goodies all night long.

(Pro Tip: Have that bonfire, roast some marshmallows and take in the beautiful starry night. This town is dedicated to preserving the night's sky as California's one and only dark-sky community. So when the sun sets, be prepared to have a flashlight.)


The Day Pass

If staying for a full weekend isn't an option, it's still worth the trip and that's where the lovely day pass comes in handy. Bring a racquet bag and don't forget that swimsuit and enjoy a leisurely day at The Courts. Showers are also available on-site—so don't worry about hitting the road mucky. For $20, this option still allows enough time to play a little tennis, enjoy the warm temps and a nice lunch at one of the local spots just up the street.


Court Swag

As mentioned previously, in the clubhouse is where tennis enthusiasts can find an assortment of tennis treasures. Need a new grip? Make sure to grab a "Bageled" grip, while I can't promise it will lead to nothing but 6-0, 6-0 victories—it sure does make a powerful statement. Graphic t-shirts, vintage apparel, dampeners, water bottles, books and more are all available for purchase.

It truly is difficult to leave without more swag and there's something for everyone.