A truly universal game that can be played for life, tennis is the most popular individual sport spanning the globe with more than 1 billion followers. Known as one of the four "Grand Slams" alongside Wimbledon, The Australian Open and French Open - The US Open is the crown jewel to the summer sporting season. Whether inside or out, some of today's urban developers are designating valuable square footage at multimillion-dollar developments to private regulation-size tennis courts. No longer an afterthought, tennis is gaining prominence as a must-have amenity. Here are four courts across the country to practice your backhand on.
Taking the lead in the new trend is the three-tower mega-development, Waterline Square, designed by starchitects Rafael Vinoly, KPF, and Richard Meier. Apart from its waterfront location and sky-high luxury condominiums, the development has its own 2.6-acre park and over 100,000 square feet of fitness and wellness amenities, also dubbed, The Waterline Club. Inside the club is an indoor tennis court, complete with scoreboard and has ample room for spectators to watch you practice like a tennis pro.
We head down south to Miami Beach for an outdoor tennis experience—after all, it's the sunshine state. At Arte Surfside, a collection of 16 luxury condominiums in Surfside, residents can practice their forehand, backhand, spin, and lobs on the rooftop tennis court. The court crowns the ultra-luxury oceanfront development’s dedicated amenities building, which also boasts a spa, fitness center and billiards lounge.
Meanwhile, on the West Coast in Los Angeles, Cavalleri Malibu, which was formerly an old gated rental complex, has been recreated into a luxury condo complex boasting classic Spanish Mission architecture and a reimagined landscape designed by Pamela Burton & Company. This resort-like property is located near Point Dume and Zuma Beach and includes a 52-foot swimming pool with spa, outdoor dining pavilion, yoga terrace, acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and two tennis courts.
Clear Creek Tahoe
In Tahoe, the luxury development, Clear Creek Tahoe, is a sports heaven, featuring a premier golf course, mountain biking, skiing, lakes and more. The real highlight here is the three Italian Red Clay Har-Tru tennis courts, which are the only red courts in the Sierras. The courts are also the same style as those used for some of the world's best tennis tournaments, including the French Open. Residents can enjoy impeccable views of the Sierras while serving up there best slice serve.