Whether you are an avid or occasional player, there are no residential amenities like a tennis court on the property. Perfect for tennis or even outdoor practice, a home court means you don’t have to travel to nearby courts or belong to a country club to practice your backhand. As the US Open approaches – the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament held each year in Flushing Queens, New York – we’ve rounded up the ultimate luxury homes that allow you to channel your inner Serena Williams or Roger Federer into the comfort of your garden. This year, the tournament runs from August 29 to September 11; and if you end up making it to Arthur Ashe Stadium, there are a number of packages to book, like arrival by helicopter or stay in a sumptuous suite after a match, for the ultimate tennis experience.
Cache Lake, Delray Beach, Florida
Tennis by the water, anyone? To Cache Lake in Delray Beach, Florida, you have unobstructed views of the waterway from every vantage point, whether you’re lounging in the spacious and bright living room, cooling off in the saltwater pool, or working out on your game. The fenced court, which is also equipped for basketball, is ideal for family tournaments, private lessons or the occasional rally. Between sets, enjoy the shade under the covered pavilion at the edge of the court.
Los Feliz Spanish Revival Estate, Los Angeles
Organize your own private championship in this superb Los Feliz Estate exquisite tennis court. The theater and fitness center overlook the grounds, which double as a basketball court. There is a seating area and a covered pavilion nearby. When you’re done, take a dip in the pool or bask in the sun on the terrace.
Holmby Hills jewelry box, Los Angeles
For those looking for an architecturally significant home with all amenities, look no further than this Holmby Hills Residence. Built by famed architect Paul Williams in 1936, this timeless estate exudes Art Deco glamor with period details and some of Williams’ signature like an oval lobby and scalloped sunken bar. The amenity-filled home also has a tennis court in the backyard, so you never have to wait in LA traffic to get to a court.
Stillforest Street, Houston
The house is located in the prestigious area of Piney Point of Houston, Texas, known as one of the wealthiest communities in all of Texas. It has a resort lifestyle, from the carport to the pool and tennis court. Not only is this tennis court surrounded by towering trees and greenery (read: complete privacy), but there’s a covered outdoor patio and kitchen for post-game refreshments or watching a game.
Lily Pond Lane Estate, Hamptons, New York
Tennis is one of the biggest hobbies in the Hamptons, and that $49.5 million estate on Lily Pond Lane allows you to do this on your own property. Not only is it the only lighted tennis court in the Hamptons, it is a dark sky compliant lighted court and the only private court that has professional lighting system standards. In fact, it was installed by the same design and installation team responsible for Arthur Ashe Stadium, home of the US Open.
Steven Bochco Estate, Pacific Palisades, CA
This Domain designed by Paul Williams was built in 1937 and is the former home of the late television writer and producer Steven Bochco, as well as Sylvester Stallone. Recently listed for $35 million, this Pacific Palisades home spans 1.4 acres and has park-like grounds that wrap the property in privacy. There is a well-lit tennis court, set apart from the house and pool, which can be enjoyed day or night, thanks to the stadium-style lighting.
Halsey Lane, Hamptons, New York
This perfect home on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton, New York is situated on 4.6 acres with lush lawns, towering trees and verdant gardens. It was originally built in 1980 with substantial renovations by architect Frank Greenwald. During the summer months, you can perfect your swing on the tennis court accessed by stone steps and featuring a lovely covered gazebo.
Modern Calistoga Residence in Calistoga, CA
Nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains between Napa and Sonoma, this modern Calistoga residence swaps the typical rustic architecture of the region for something elegant and striking. It’s on the market for $6.5 million, and with that you get a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, large deck and entertaining areas, plus a tennis court. Hit tennis balls with friends as the sun sets and finish your evening with a glass of local wine.
Hobble Creek Ranch, Springville, Utah
You never have to worry about hitting a ball into your neighbors’ court, considering the $49 million Hobble Creek Ranch comes with the surrounding 20 acres of land plus an additional 3,387 acres of recreational land just behind the house. You can camp, hike, hunt and ride horses on your own land – and you may never see the same place twice if you don’t want to. The tennis court is conveniently located near the house with wonderful views of the mountains just beyond.
23 Carrington Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut
It’s hard to decide which gear is the best here at this 16 hectare equestrian estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. Listed for $9 million, the home is designed and built to perfection with unique details such as 17th century stone walls and decorative millwork. There is a world class barn with white fenced paddocks and other equestrian facilities, but sports enthusiasts will also appreciate the tennis court, which is next to an orchard of mature fruit trees.