As any serious tennis player knows, you need easy access to a court to practice nailing that ace serve. For the fabulously wealthy, it might mean meandering just a few feet from your back door. However, there are options for folks to work on their volley with just a short stroll to a private community court.
With the Miami Open (March 18–31) underway, South Florida’s reputation as a tennis lover’s paradise is in full view. Most Sunshine State mansions come equipped with a pool or outdoor kitchen, but fewer flaunt a tennis court. Some lucky condo owners also have access to a tennis court where they don’t have to fight with the public to hone their skills.
From exclusive Fisher Island to Palm Beach, here are six retreats with a distinct advantage for Florida home buyers:
Price: $22.5 million
Fisher Island finery: Of course, this 7,630-square-foot unit built in 2016 on Fisher Island is glamorous. And the numerous tennis courts residents of the Palazzo del Sol community have access to is a huge perk. In fact, tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki recently moved to this exclusive enclave.
This five-bedroom, 6.5-bath unit includes 2,500 square feet of terraces, a sleek Boffi kitchen, hand-painted wall coverings, and bronze hardware.
Price: $33.9 million
Two courts strong: This 25,000-square-foot, custom-built mansion—with eight bedrooms and 13 baths—defines resort living. Not only are there grass and hard-surface tennis courts but there’s also a viewing area so friends and family can watch you lob balls over the net.
Price: $13.75 million
Pretty in Palm Beach: This six-bedroom estate boasts plenty of luxe amenities—including 489 feet of private lake frontage on a double lot—and chief among them is a private tennis court. Have your tennis buds crash overnight in the guesthouse, and host elaborate poolside parties thanks to the full outdoor kitchen, rock waterfall, and open-walled cabana.
Another perk? The nearly 12,000-square-foot mansion comes with an elevator.
Beachy keen: At over 6,300 square feet, this place is extremely large for Miami Beach. The seven-bedroom property built in 1933 features Mediterranean charm (vaulted beam ceilings and plaster walls) and modern comforts (the sweet home bar!).
That it’s sitting on a nearly 38,000-square-foot lot means there was plenty of room to build a tennis court and a pool.
Brand-new with tennis access: Tucked into the Entrada Estates community, this new, glass-walled villa right on the canal feature its own private dock. The five-bedroom home boasts a four-car garage, media room, and showroom kitchen equipped with high-end appliances (including a wine cooler). Balconies, terraces, and covered patios all offer amazing views.
Naturally, whoever snaps up this property gets access to a private tennis court in the community.
Cool condo: Here’s proof you don’t have to spend a million bucks to have a private tennis court. You can stay within a reasonable budget thanks to this gleaming two-bedroom condo—with a chef’s kitchen, two terraces, and all-white interior—at the Paraiso District.
Retired Spanish tennis player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and French tennis player Gael Monfils both own homes in the district. Residents can play on any of six tennis courts and also enjoy the rooftop pool and paddle court.