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Playing Tennis in Sarasota County

Sarasota County is well-known as the cradle of golf and a beach-goers paradise. For those who would rather swing a racquet than a club, there are plenty of options for different levels of dedication to the sport.

Perfect your backhand and ace your tennis game in Sarasota County. A variety of venues offer courts for players from novices to experts.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club has plenty of bragging rights in Florida. Recognized as byTennis Magazine as the "Number One Tennis Resort on the Gulf Coast of Florida" and one of the "Top Ten Tennis Resorts in America", the tennis gardens feature a USTA-certified stadium and 20 Har-Tru tennis courts. Resort guests can take lessons from professionals and children, aged 8-17, can participate in tennis camps.  The on-site restaurant, Court 21 Café & Lounge  offers fuel before or after your game.

The Cedars Tennis Resort on Longboat Key is another option to play at a exclusive destination. This resort, with 10 well-kept HarTru courts, is complete with a junior Olympic swimming pool, a fitness center and bicycle availability for some cross training.

Guests staying at the Manasota Beach Club offers shaded courts just a stone-throw from the Gulf of Mexico.

Sarasota Sports Club, located in central Sarasota County and a few miles from Siesta Key, offers 19 Har-Tru courts and offers lessons and clinics for adults and children.  In addition to 29 tennis courts, Sarasota Bath and Racquet Club features five racquetball and three squash courts.

Payne Park Tennis Center, conveniently located in downtown Sarasota, features an additional 12 tennis courts and Siesta Beach offers free, public tennis courts just steps from one of the world's best beaches.

If observing tennis from the grand stands is more your speed, then join us for the Sarasota Open in April.  Watch professional players square off in this annual competition.

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