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.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach
- The Racquet Club at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, a 30-minute drive from Jacksonville, has an extensive history of tennis excellence (along with a grand hotel). Some 80 years after its beginnings as a single clay court, it now boasts 15 Har-Tru Hydro-Grid courts in an enviable location between the ocean and undulating fairways. Another bragging right: it’s the official tennis club of the ATP tour. Tee Time: The resort’s golfing amenities are just as impressive and picturesque. Stroll the lush green fairways, wind your way around lagoons and take on steep bunkers and a sea breeze on the Ocean Course and Lagoon Course.