Monte Carlo Country Club
Ever dreamed of slicing a shot on the shores of Italy? Or serving an ace in the Swiss Alps? From cliff side clay to endless grass, these five magnificent courts should be on every tennis player's bucket list.
Monte Carlo Country Club—Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
Dazzling views of the Mediterranean Sea surround these clay courts located on the French coast. Located in neither Monte Carlo nor Monaco, the courts are actually just outside Monaco's northeast border. The Monte Carlo Masters is played here just before the French Open, and the resort is also the base for the Monte Carlo Tennis Academy.
Roy Emerson Arena—Gstaad, Switzerlad
In the middle of the beautiful Swiss Alps, this court is named after Australian Roy Emerson, who won 28 Grand Slam titles in both singles and doubles. They run weeklong tennis programs, where visitors play tennis for five hours a day in a stunning setting at 3,000 feet elevation. This rigorous program combines the intensity of training with the beauty of the nature.
Antigua Curtain Bluff
Antigua Curtain Bluff —Antigua, Carribean
The four scenic courts at Curtain Bluff Resort are just a few steps from the beach, with bright white sand surrounded by beautiful palm trees. They offer a team of tennis coaches and some big-name players. After tennis, you can jump into the sea for swimming, kayaking, sailing or snorkeling on the nearby reef. If you enjoy a peaceful environment, quiet beaches and friendly islanders, then this is the place for you.
II San Pietro di Positano Resort
Il San Pietro di Positano Resort, Italy
Carved in between towering cliffs on the beach near the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, this tennis court sits alongside the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. To recover after a grueling tennis match, visitors can enjoy private beaches and typical resort activities like kayaking and sun bathing.
The Infinity Tennis Court at James Goldstein Residence—Los Angeles
Built by architect Duncan Nicholson, the famous James Goldstein Residence in the Benedict Canyon is home to this infinity court. Nestled into the hillside and peaking onto the Western horizon, this court is separated from the L.A. skyline by only a 42-inch glass partition, similar to an infinity pool. The privately owned court has played host to CEOs and screenwriters and was even featured in the film, "The Big Lebowski."
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