5 Bucket List Tennis Courts

5 Bucket List Tennis Courts
We've all played tennis on a court that could double as a parking lot. I've played on courts that actually did double as a parking lot. But you do what you have to do to play this great game. After all, tennis is the priority, not the aesthetics.
But sometimes you'll come across a court so beautiful that the tennis itself becomes secondary.
Here are five courts that are so breathtaking that you won't even remember the match.

1. Il San Pietro Di Positano, Italy

Photo courtesy of Federico De Cesare Viola

Nestled between the cliffs and seaside along the Amalfi coast of Italy, this court is owned by Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano and reserved for their guests lucky enough to play a game or two. 
The area is a utopia of its own, with its luxury hotel home to a blissful getaway of extravagance and old world traditions. Couple that with its hardcourt adjacent to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea and you'll find yourself taking extra long changeovers to absorb the view.

2. Enchantment Resort, Sedona Arizona, USA

Photo courtesy of Mark Lipczynski 

Located among the Red Rocks of Sedona's Boynton Canyon, these courts will immerse you in nature and otherworldly surrounding views. 
The resort is a stunning facility set on 70 acres of natural Southwestern terrain, with sprawling views and an oasis of wellbeing.
Most appealing to us, of course, are the three hard courts set at the foot of the towering red rocks, giving you one of the most dramatic views you will ever find from the baseline. 

3. Vanderbilt Tennis Club, NYC

Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Tennis Club

Most would be surprised to know that you can play tennis inside one of the most famous train stations in the world. The Vanderbilt Tennis Club sits on the 4th floor of Grand Central Terminal, right in the heart of New York City.
You'll be hitting groundstrokes knowing that you're directly beside the Chrysler Building, and only a stones throw from the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre, Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Below you is the most recognized terminal in all of America, and quite possibly the world.
The club boasts a regulation sized court, a junior court, two practice lanes and a fully equipped fitness room. 
Best of all, the Vanderbilt Club is open to the public! So next time you're in Manhattan waiting for a train, make sure you have your racquet.

4. All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club, Iowa USA

Photo courtesy of All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club

When you think of Iowa, sports and a corn field your mind probably diverts immediately to baseball and Field Of Dreams. Well, in Charles City Iowa, this is the Court Of Dreams. 
In the middle of the countryside sits a little slice of Wimbledon. A lifetime dream of Mark Kuhn came to fruition September 6th, 2003 when he and his wife Denise built a stunning grass court modelled after the All England Tennis Club. 
Impeccably manicured turf, white picket fences and even strawberries and cream will transport you to London in an unforgettable experience.
The club is open to public bookings, so be sure to bring your Wimbledon whites and maybe even a wood racquet. 
Do yourself a favour and take a look at their site and read more of the fascinating story behind this unique tennis court.

Photos courtesy of Allison Maze Vancura

        5. Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Grumeti Tanzania 

Photo courtesy of Singita Sabora

You've had your point interrupted by a ball rolling on your court, but have you ever had one haulted because a zebra walked across the service line? That's a genuine possibility at Singita Sabora Tented Camp.
Located in Grumeti, Tanzania, this once in a lifetime tennis court tops our list of most amazing tennis court in the world. Where else can you see a wildebeest, giraffe and maybe even an elephant while you're warming up your serves?
Not only is this a bucket list tennis court, this is a bucket list life experience as you camp in a modern and elegant luxury tent in the middle of 350,000 acres of protected African wilderness.
It features a fitness centre, wellness centre, swimming pool, gourmet dining and guided safari tours. 
You can be forgiven for not keeping your head in the match on this court.


So if you had to choose one of these courts, which one are you playing? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for 5 Bucket List Tennis Courts Pt 2!

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