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bharat 12-12-2011 07:43 AM

beach resort with tennis in FL?
 
hey All

We are planning to go to florida for a week during christmas

any ideas for a beach resort that will also have tennis? I want to squeeze in a couple of days of tennis lessons/drills during the week with a good pro

the wife doesnt play tennis, so need a place near the beach and also other stuff to do

thanks

TennisCoachFLA 12-12-2011 11:32 AM

What area of FL. are you heading? NW, SW, SE, or NE? Longboat Key Club, Tops'l, Ponte Vedra Inn, Boca Raton resort, Saddlebrook, Naples Grande.

All great. (Saddlebrook is pretty far from the beach but it is heaven all its own).

Power Player 12-12-2011 11:42 AM

Longboat Key is still open?

sureshs 12-12-2011 12:28 PM

Why don't you take me along for free?

atatu 12-12-2011 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Power Player (Post 6171615)
Longboat Key is still open?

Longboat Key is the name of a town, not a resort. Maybe you are thinking of The Colony at Longboat Key ?

Power Player 12-12-2011 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atatu (Post 6171874)
Longboat Key is the name of a town, not a resort. Maybe you are thinking of The Colony at Longboat Key ?

Indeed I was. I played a Jr. Tournament there as a kid.

Loved that place.

TennisCoachFLA 12-12-2011 02:21 PM

Longboat Key Club is indeed the name of a resort featuring tennis on Longboat Key, and is still open. The other major resort on Longboat Key, called the Colony, did close. Longboat Key is the name of the island and the resort on the island bears the name Longboat Key Club.

http://www.longboatkeyclub.com/

mary fierce 12-12-2011 06:55 PM

I thought the Colony had reopened, after resolving the financial issue with the condo owners there. Nice beach there, plenty of clay courts, good pros, rooms are all suites with kitchens.

TennisCoachFLA 12-12-2011 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by mary fierce (Post 6172282)
I thought the Colony had reopened, after resolving the financial issue with the condo owners there. Nice beach there, plenty of clay courts, good pros, rooms are all suites with kitchens.

You may be thinking about when it closed the first time in 2008. It the reopened in 2009. Closed for good August 2010. Some rumblings about reopening by the condo owners running it, but I believe it remains closed as of this time.

http://www.colonybeachresort.com/

It was pretty hammered as the dispute was about who pays for maintenance.

gavna 12-13-2011 03:33 AM

Club Med Sandpiper in Port St Lucie ( near Jupiter and north of Palm Beach) has a great all inclusive plan and tonnes of tennis. They revamped the facility last year and have a decent Tennis Academy now and a strong Tennis program. With all of the activities offered and a pretty good location the price is right. Main issue I always had was it was not "on the beach" it has a beach on the intercostal and like 4 pools. Check it out on the clubmed.com site.

dropshotlob 12-13-2011 10:58 AM

boca raton resort and club. very nice.

TennisCoachFLA 12-14-2011 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by dropshotlob (Post 6173399)
boca raton resort and club. very nice.

Oh yeah, a sweet cub indeed!

ollinger 12-14-2011 08:58 AM

Stay with my inlaws in Lake Worth; about 10 perfectly maintained Har-Tru courts in their complex. Do you like your tuna salad with or without celery?

Pro_Tour_630 12-15-2011 04:33 AM

I recommend the haute tuna salad with beluga caviar on the side instead of the celery :)

dr325i 12-18-2011 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by TennisCoachFLA (Post 6174592)
Oh yeah, a sweet cub indeed!

sweet, yes, overpriced, indeed.
I would suggest to stay at some decent condo in Boca and play at any of 300 courts available for $5-6/hr...

TennisCoachFLA 12-18-2011 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr325i (Post 6180275)
sweet, yes, overpriced, indeed.
I would suggest to stay at some decent condo in Boca and play at any of 300 courts available for $5-6/hr...

Ha, I totally agree with you. Now if he can just sell that idea to his wife!


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