Stunning ‘Tenniscore’ Getaways for 2024 – The Ultimate Destinations to Ace Your Game! 🎾

With Wimbledon on the horizon and blockbusters like Challengers topping the movie charts worldwide, ‘Tenniscore’ is one of the hottest trends of 2024 so far with 92.5 million devoted posts on Tik Tok alone.

To honour the craze, and in preparation for the most prestigious tennis event of the summer, Perowne International has rounded up some of the best destinations and resorts to perfect your game… from glamorous hotspots in South Florida, to scenic Scottish staycations, tropical tennis escapes and secret courts in the Swiss Alps.


The Boca Raton – Harborside Pool Club Lazy River

THE BOCA RATON – SOUTH FLORIDA’S MOST ICONIC RESORT 

South Florida’s most iconic resort, The Boca Raton, leads the way in the renaissance of the ‘grand American resort’ and the transformation of Palm Beach, bringing a new type of luxury hospitality to the South Florida hotel scene.

Set amongst 200 lake and oceanfront acres, guests can experience exceptional accommodations, a private golden beach, the 50,000sq ft Spa Palmera, a championship-level golf course, Pool Club and most impressively, its globally renowned Racquet Club.

With access to six pickleball courts, 16 HydroGrid tennis courts, junior programmes, a two-story clubhouse and a dedicated concierge, the resort’s fully serviced Racquet Club invites individuals, couples and families to test their game to the max with world-class facilities suitable to all levels.

Whether as an unexpected team-building experience or fun activity for an intimate group, the Racquet Club is a state-of-the-art facility offering hours of active fun.

HOW: Accommodation at The Boca Raton Cloister starts from $400 (approx. £346) per night, per room and from $1,000 (approx. £865) for Tower per night, per room. Court fees start from $45 per adult. 


Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC – TENNIS AMONG THE PINES 

Hidden away on the southernmost tip of Cap d’Antibes, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, has been the go to destination for the most prestigious names in the world of art, cinema, literature, politics and royalty for more than 150 years, hosting myriad tête-à-têtes and luxury soirées throughout its history.

Nowadays, when one is not lounging at the iconic saltwater swimming pool, those inclined can enjoy a spot of tennis on one of the hotel’s five clay courts of professional standard.

Located within the expansive gardens, the elegant setting is surrounded by striking Aleppo pines, palms, and verdant olive trees. A team of top-level coaches are readily available to provide guests with a private session either to assist with fine-tuning one’s skills and techniques, or to challenge with a fast-paced competitive game.

Situated next to the blossoming rose garden, the tennis courts are open until the early evening for guests to enjoy at their leisure. Just in time for the summer season, the hotel has launched a debut capsule collection with Lacoste, unveiling a brand-new, limited-edition range of stylish sportswear, and marking Lacoste’s inaugural collaboration with a hotel partner.

HOW: Rates at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc start from €680 (currently approx. £592) per night.


Bawah Reserve

BAWAH RESERVE, ANAMBAS ISLANDS, INDONESIATEST YOUR SERVE AMIDST BREATH-TAKING BEAUTY

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 78-foot 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.

With just 36 beautifully designed suites and bungalows, as well as the Aura wellness centre home to four rejuvenating treatment rooms, the exclusive resort offers a sensational all-inclusive castaway island adventure experience.

HOW: Rates at Bawah Reserve start from $1,980 (currently approx. £1,518) per night for two people on a full board basis, including daily spa treatments, laundry, in-room minibar, a host of land and water-based activities. Complimentary return transport from Singapore is included when booking a five-night stay or more.


Passalacqua

 PASSALACQUA – TAKE TO THE COURTS ON THE SHORES OF LAKE COMO

Standing above the village of Moltrasio and sweeping down to the shores of Lake Como, Passalacqua is an exquisite 18th century villa that was recently voted the Number 1 hotel at the prestigious World’s 50 Best Awards.

The spectacular private home opened its doors as a 24-suite retreat after three years of restoration in June 2022 and is steeped in history, having played host everyone from Napoleon Bonaparte to Bellini to Winston Churchill.

Guests can take full advantage of their picturesque surroundings with a romantic boat trip around the lake, a guided hike through the surrounding hills, or with a match of tennis on the property’s courts, located right by the lake. Courts have phenomenal views of the azure lake, while tennis equipment can be hired form the hotel concierge.

En route to the tennis match, one can wander through the majestic, terraced gardens, featuring private hideaways and more than 15 enchanting water fountains.

HOW: Rates start from €1,500 (approx. £1,275) based on two people sharing on a B&B basis and excluding taxes. By air – 45-minute drive from Milan Malpensa International airport. By train – 36 minutes from Milan Centrale or Milano Porta Garibaldi station to Como san Giovanni Station Lake Como. By boat – 15-minute boat ride from Moltrasio to Como.


Gleneagles

GLENEAGLES – SPORTING ADVENTURE ON SCOTLAND’S GREATEST COUNTRY ESTATE  

Guests at Gleneagles can experience the epitome of sporting luxury amidst the breathtaking Perthshire hills, as Scotland’s premier sporting estate celebrates its centenary this year.

Tennis has been an integral part of The Gleneagles experience since 1924, with its pristine lawns playing host to many a friendly match over the decades. Today, the hotel proudly offers five of the finest tennis courts Scotland has to offer, complemented by top-tier tennis lessons. The estate also recently became the first hotel in Scotland to introduce padel – a hybrid of both tennis and squash.

This year, Gleneagles will host a centenary edition of its annual Glorious Garden Party, featuring esteemed tennis pros Jamie Murray, Naomi Broady, Richard Krajicek and Conchita Martinez, under the watchful umpire of Judy Murray.

The champagne and cocktails will be flowing, the music lively and the fresh strawberries will be piled high as spectators watch some of tennis’ finest talent in an epic exhibition match.

HOW: Tennis lessons at Gleneagles start from £95 for 60 minutes. Rates at Gleneagles start from £575 based on two sharing and include breakfast. 


Borgo Santo Pietro and the Rolling Hills of Tuscany

BORGO SANTO PIETRO – TIMELESS ELEGANCE IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY 

In the heart of Tuscany’s rolling hills, near Siena, lies one of Italy’s most admired hotels; Borgo Santo Pietro.

Not only home to a 12th Century villa, but a holistic spa and organic skincare range Seed to Skin Tuscany, two renowned restaurants, a cooking school, bespoke sailing yacht Satori, 300-acre working farm and beautifully manicured gardens, this family-owned property is the star of Tuscany.

Borgo Santo Pietro is home to a collection of 22 uniquely designed suites, each its own personal sanctuary of refined comfort and style, with lavish furnishings, sumptuous linens, elegant chandeliers, antique artwork, and breath-taking views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside.

Guests can enjoy a plethora of activities including exploring the grounds, lounging by the infinity pool, indulging in treatments at the flagship spa, enjoying private art lessons, local wine tours, and more.

Guests can also immerse themselves in the extraordinary natural environment while perfecting their tennis skills. Lawn tennis is available for enthusiasts to play on the estate’s artificial grass professional-grade court and private coaching can be arranged by the dedicated hotel team to improve one’s skills during their stay.

After a long match, the Michelin-starred restaurant, Saporium, and relaxed, intimate sister restaurant, Trattoria Sull’Albero, captivate the senses with a ‘farm to fork’ philosophy inspired by the abundant harvest of Borgo’s organic gardens. To complete the epicurean offering, Borgo Santo Pietro has its very own wine label that is grown and produced within the estate.

HOW: Rates at Borgo Santo Pietro start from €875 (currently approx. £751) per night on a B&B basis. 


Il San Corrado di Noto

 


DISCOVER THE LESSER-KNOWN REGION OF VAL DI NOTO STAYING AT IL SAN CORRADO DI NOTO  

Italian island escapes don’t get much better than Il San Corrado di Noto. A transformed ancient masseria in Val di Noto, Sicily’s serene UNESCO World Heritage destination marks the first boutique resort of its kind in the region and is the perfect option for travellers looking for a slice of Sicilian authenticity, fabulous food, exceptional service, and an incredible tennis court to match.

Active aficionados can awaken the mind, body and soul with an open-air game of tennis on the hotel’s private court and improve their play with the help of a dedicated tennis coach. Guests of all ages and experience are welcomed to the sport in the ultimate spot overlooking the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

With heritage and wellbeing at its heart, the resort is home to just 26 suites and eight pool villas, two swimming pools, including an expansive 100m long heated pool as well as a spa, comprising a hammam, Finnish sauna, frigidarium, solarium and relaxation space, fitness suite and tennis court.

ther experiences include private outdoor yoga classes, wine, cheese and olive tasting, as well as cooking classes and truffle hunting. Perfect for sun drenched days, the resort also operates a private beach club in the summer months which is located a short drive from the property, accessible via a complimentary shuttle service.

HOW: Rates at Il San Corrado di Noto start from €750 (currently approx. £641) per night on a B&B basis.


Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR – TENNIS EXCELLENCE IN SIEM REAP’S LUSH TROPICAL LANDSCAPE

Nestled within the leafy French Quarter of Siem Reap, Cambodia, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is the perfect destination for tennis enthusiasts, offering a sophisticated tennis experience on its 15 acres of manicured land.

Boasting a sprawling tennis park with two professional courts and a dedicated resident coach, the hotel provides comprehensive training and lessons tailored to all skill levels. With immaculately maintained courts set against the lush tropical landscape, guests at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor are treated to a spectacular tennis experience, whether engaging in a friendly match or honing their skills with expert coaching.

Beyond the courts, guests can immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of the region, with iconic sites such as the majestic Angkor Wat Temple just 7km away.

The hotel itself is a haven of luxury, featuring a 33-metre pool and a sumptuous spa offering traditional Khmer and modern treatments. After a day on the courts, indulge in afternoon tea accompanied by live piano music, followed by cocktails at the esteemed ‘Elephant Bar’.

HOW: Rooms at Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor start at £237 per night. 


Suvretta House

SUVRETTA HOUSE – ENJOY A GAME OF TENNIS AT ST. MORITZ’S GRAND DAME

Suvretta House is one of Switzerland’s most iconic heritage hotels, set in a pristine private estate nestled amidst the rolling valleys of St. Moritz, and celebrated for its unparalleled natural beauty, spectacular vistas and effortless glamour.

The fairy tale-esque hotel is steeped in history and culture, and has long since been on the map as one of Europe’s finest destinations, having first opened its doors over 100 years ago. The 181-room hotel has its own private ski lift, offering unrivalled access to the wildflower covered slopes and 93 miles of spectacular hiking paths.

The hotel is also home to a fabulous clay tennis court that looks out over the Engadin valley, with views over Lake Silvaplana. Guests can pick up a racket from the sports outhouse and get playing, whether it be a friendly round of doubles or an intense singles session, where friends can watch from the Stube terrace above. The nearby Engadin Golf course also allows golf lovers a chance to play within the picturesque mountains.

On the sun terrace at the Suvretta Stube guests can enjoy the infamous Swiss Fondue surrounded by verdant pines, or in the evenings guests can opt to dine at The Grand Restaurant, the opulently chic, candlelit fine-dining restaurant, where executive chef Fabrizio Zanetti celebrates his market-fresh Swiss cuisine with international panache, whilst a pianist plays softly in the background.

HOW: Summer rates at Suvretta House start from CHF 490 (approx. £330) based on two sharing a Double Standard Mountain Room on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner).

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