Top 3 Summer Racquets Destinations
With summer just around the corner, many of our tennis and pickleball players are designing their idyllic summer tennis or pickleball vacation. If find yourself in the same boat, check out our team's roundup of the top summer racquets destinations in our Experience portfolio.
Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton Mountain, Vermont
Stratton Mountain Resort, a popular skiing and snowboarding destination in southern Vermont, is not often thought of as an outdoor tennis venue. But come summertime, when snowy vistas and frosty temperatures are replaced by lush green mountainscapes and crisp, sunny air, Stratton represents a quintessential New England tennis destination. Check out this northeastern venue in the summertime for panoramic views around courts led by seasoned Director of Racquets, Rob Menzies. If the views and perfect weather don’t sway you, Menzies on-court humor and passion for what he teaches will leave you with an unrivaled tennis experience.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California Near-perfect weather is met with some of the best in the racquets business when it comes to tennis and pickleball at Omni Las Costa. With a variety of on-property activities such as golf and a renowned spa, along with the nearby San Diego city center, it has an enjoyable mix of must-do's to complement your on-court instruction. While you're there, be sure to eat on property at least once. La Costa is home to over 60,000 bees that support honey productions for the resort's restaurants, located next to a beautiful garden full of herbs such as chives, basil and fennel that also garnish a number of restaurant dishes. Expect fresh and delicious on-property dining if you select La Costa as your next excursion!
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, California
If down-to-earth coastal luxury is your vibe, reserve a summer tennis camp at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Lying just feet from the waterfront, four clay tennis courts afford guests the sound of waves lapping the shore in between clinics led by the contagiously energetic and highly acclaimed Director of Tennis, Galina Bykova. Post-tennis, you can’t go wrong with a bite at any of the resort’s pristine dining venues, which are accessible by winding sidewalks flanked by lush tropical foliage and the glow of hanging Edison bulbs come sunset. Explorations off-property are best served in downtown Santa Barbara, where laid-back luxury is epitomized through a host of dining and drinks venues advertising local and international fares for even the most seasoned of palates.