Game-Set-Match: The Most Spectacular Tennis Courts From Around the World

The centuries-old game is steeped in history – from legendary players, incredible sporting moments and hallowed courts sculpted to host the world-famous sport. Many of the finest tennis courts from around the world are spectacles in their own right with exquisite designs and picturesque surroundings. From cliffside courts to historic lawns, the best clay incites some spectacular tennis wanderlust. These are the 11 most beautiful tennis courts from around the world.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes

The ultimate game of tennis amidst the trees, Hotel du Cap’s centerpieces are the five clay tennis courts living under a canopy of Aleppo pines, palms and olive trees. Stunning views and high-quality courts are only half the story, there’s even a certified coach available upon request.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes tennis court
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes tennis court | Source: Pinterest

Mürren, Switzerland

In a quiet location in the centre of the car-free village of Mürren, the Sportchalet is just 300 metres from the ski area and offers clay tennis courts, free Wi-Fi, a bar, and a sun terrace. With uninterrupted views of the swiss alps, you will be wanting to spend all day hitting a game or two with your family and friends.

Source: Mürren, Switzerland Facebook

Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

The Gstaad Palace hosts the annual Allianz Swiss Tennis Open Gstaad, attracting tennis greats with its sweeping views of the Swiss Alps. If you’re interested in improving your skills at the famous spot, former number one tennis player Roy Emerson hosts teaching classes here.

Gstaad Palace, Switzerland tennis court
Gstaad Palace, Switzerland | Source: Business Insider

Cassone, Lake Garda, Italy

On the edge of the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda lives the historic Tennis Club Malcesine. The beautiful spot in the Italian Alps provides magnificent views for a quality match in any season.

Church of San Paolo, Milan

If you’re in search of a unique venue, we doubt there’s anything that will match a game of tennis inside a 16th-century Milan church. The work of artist Asad Raza, the bright orange tennis court sits beneath holy relics at Milan’s Chiesa San Paolo Converso.

Church of San Paolo, Milan tennis court
Church of San Paolo, Milan tennis court | Source: Lonely Planet

Positano, Italy

Is there a better setting for a tennis match than the sun-kissed Amalfi Coast? This hard court is part of the luxury San Pietro di Positano hotel offering terraced cliffs as a backdrop. It hardly gets much better than playing a game on the quality courts and finishing with a post-match dip in the Mediterranean Sea mere metres away.

La Quinta Resort, California

La Quinta Resort’s centre court provides unique views of California’s towering palms and rugged rock formations. The tennis resort has hosted world-class professionals like Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic in the past. Excellent weather and breathtaking surroundings ensure this remains one of the most beautiful tennis courts from around the world.

Source: La Quinta Resort & Club

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii

One of the top tennis resorts in the world sits on the northwest coast of Hawaii’s big island, in majestic Kuana’oa Bay. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club features 11 courts right on the ocean’s edge providing the best private luxury tennis club amenities, highly sought-after tennis experiences and stunning views.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii | Source: Marriott

Rafael Nadal Tennis Centre, Sani Resort Greece

It’s no surprise tennis legend Rafael Nadal has one of the finest tennis resorts in the world spanning 400 hectares in northern Greece. The impressive facility boasts eight perfect clay courts with after-games swims in the Aegean Sea all modeled after the former number one’s successful centre in Cancun, Mexico.

Rafael Nadal Tennis Centre, Sani Resort Greece | Source: Rafa Nadel Academy

Brando Luxury Resort, Tetiaroa Private Island, French Polynesia

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays, and exotic birds. The resort was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture and the prestigious grass tennis courts at this resort are one of our favorites from the list.

Source: Brando Luxury Resort Facebook

International Tennis Hall of Fame, Rhode Island, USA

If you’re a fan of the history of tennis, then this is the place to explore. From previously playing host to many major tournaments, the Rhode Island facility is now home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame honoring the game’s legendary players. Visitors can enjoy the 13 grass, 6 hard, and 1 clay courts of venture into the museum to explore the 1,900 artifacts from tennis history.

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This article originally appeared on Fancy

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