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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.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach

  • On Florida’s Emerald Coast, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort gives its guests a complimentary hour of tennis each day (before 11 a.m.). Clinics and private lessons with USPTA and USPTR pros are also available on the resort’s 12 Hydro-Grid clay and three hard courts. The collection of vacation rental accommodations (a popular pick during the pandemic) is set on more than seven miles of sugar white- sand beaches. Hotel Effie, a new luxury hotel with a rooftop pool, joins the resort in February 2021.

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TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort, Miramar Beach

  • Another popular vacation-rental resort with excellent tennis nearby is TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort. For optimal access to the 12 Rubico clay courts, go with one of the two or three-bedroom Tennis Villas. Spring In: For a little variety in your swimming spots, take an hour’s drive from Destin to Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, to enjoy the 68-degree water of the park’s large aquifer-fed spring pool.

Find more ways to enjoy safe, socially distanced activities in Florida at visitflorida.com. Also, visit the Apple Store or Google Play to download the new USTA Florida app.

Check out the other regions of Florida covered in the "Have Tennis, Will Travel" Series:

  • South Florida
  • The Gulf Coast
  • Central Florida
  • North Florida