Wimbledon is fast approaching and every year we always look forward to this quintessentially British sporting event. What’s not to love? Strawberries and cream, Wimbledon whites, celeb-spotting, getting dressed up (if you have a ticket) and of course, the actual tennis itself and seeing all the greats battle it out on the show courts. There’s just something about the spirit of the 2-week tournament that makes one feel compelled to get on the court and throw a few swings of the racket. At the end of the day, it’s a fantastic way to exercise, combining a mixture of agility, speed, power and cardiovascular training all in one. Whether you’re a complete beginner, hit a few balls every now and then, or you’re a regular at your local courts, we thought it would make for very aspirational content to show you some of the world’s most spectacular tennis courts, in case you fancy booking one yourself! Why not?
Hidden away at the Southernmost tip of the Cap d’Antibes, the award-winning Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is considered one of the most beautiful properties in Europe – and the world. With a glittering history and illustrious past guestlist, Eden Roc has played host to the great and the good from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Picasso, Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor. Guests of the iconic hotel can also enjoy a spot of tennis during their stay in either of the hotel’s five high-quality clay tennis courts. Located within the hotel grounds, the courts are surrounded by Hotel du Cap’s striking Aleppo pines, palms and olive trees. A team of top-level coaches are readily available to provide guests with a private session either to help them improve their skills and techniques or to keep them up to speed with a competitive game.
From sunrise to sunset, guests at Singita Sasakwa Lodge can experience an unparalleled East African safari, complete with leisure activities that include a truly unique game of tennis. Found within the 350,000-acre Singita Grumeti Reserve in Tanzania and overlooking the Serengeti plains, the court offers nature enthusiasts the chance to try their hand at a friendly match whilst wildlife stand in as spectators. Guests can rally in the midst of the African wilderness surrounded by incredible reserve views and feel a sense of immense freedom and stillness. Post-match, guests can cool down with a rewarding dip in their private infinity pool or head to the Wellness spa for a well-deserved massage.
Where two worlds collide, practice your aces against one of the most incredible backdrops for a tennis court. Jet off to Arizona to find The Enchantment Resort, which is surrounded by the towering red rock walls of Boynton Canyon, combining the rugged grandeur of the Southwest landscape with equal parts luxury. Open to all abilities why not book yourself a session with a pro and wow your friends with your newly adopted racket skills?!
Open only in the summer months, this jaw-dropping Swiss mountain location at Sportchalet Mürren offers 4 sand tennis courts with probably the most spectacular view of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Now this is a high-altitude sport we can get on board with! No need to bring all the gear, they have racket rentals available for both adults and children of all levels plus there are also shower and changing facilities on-site too. Guests are welcome to book a court individually or they can book onto a tennis week with the pros which run regularly over the summer.
Accessible only by private seaplane, Bawah Reserve is an off-the-beaten-track group of six tropical islands nestled in the Anambas Islands, Indonesia. Bawah Reserve offers guests the opportunity to explore an untapped paradise of 13 beaches, three lagoons and 100 hectares of lush forest amidst a remote area of natural beauty with seas reputedly ten times more diverse than Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Situated in the midst of the awe-inspiring permaculture gardens, lies the 78ft Bawah Reserve grass tennis court with a viewing pavilion where guests can embrace their inner Federer, trying their hand at the heart racing game with racquets, balls and nets provided by the resort.