Tennis is sophisticated & chic sport, centered around tradition, fashion & class, but these chic tennis courts take the sport to a whole new level. Whether you want something private, thrilling or significant our list of the world's chicest tennis courts will not disappoint.
THE COURT WITH ALTITUDE & ATTITUDE
It probably comes as no surprise that the world’s highest tennis court resides in Dubai at the world famous, seven star, Burj Al Arab. Resting at 690 feet, the grass tennis court features a magnificent view stretching in every direction of Dubai. Good luck finding a ball boy for this match.
THE COURT IN TWO COUNTRIES
While Monte Carlo Tennis Club is technically in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France it lies just across the border from Monaco & features a striking view of its turquoise waters providing a beautifully chic contrast against the deep red clay. A tennis court of such significant location is not a coincidence, it host the Monte Carlo Masters Tournament preceding the French Open each year.
A COURT FOR INSIDERS ONLY
Located in the picturesque Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck, NY, the Astor Pavilion was commissioned in 1902 by Ava & John Jacob Astor IV. Created by notable American Architects McKim, Mead & White to be an elite custom sporting pavilion exclusively for the families use. In addition to the striking design, this indoor arena also boasts bowling alley, squash courts, outdoor tennis courts, a shooting range & even the country’s first indoor swimming pool.
Always more than a game, tennis has always been a sociable pursuit where whom and where you play defines the whole experience. An entire culture has developed around this chic pastime. From Wimbledon to other prestigious venues around the globe, tennis courts are a place to see and be seen--and admire the skill of the players, of course. Crisp, sporty tennis outfits by the likes of Lacoste and Fred Perry--beautifully showcased here--epitomize a relaxed yet active life. The Stylish Life - Tennis will inspire you to brush off your volley--or at least dream about taking part in this leisurely, sophisticated world.
THE TENNIS COURT FOR CHAMPIONS
Newport, RI was home to the playground of the wealthy elite during the Gilded Age. Today it still attracts an affluent crowd & seems & appropriate home for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Clad in weathered shingles with traditional grass courts it is a true New England statement. In 1881 it hosted the first National Lawn Tennis Championship.
THE COURT OFF THE GRID
There is something ethereal & chic about being in the rugged coastline of Scotland. Juxtapose the craggy hills with the bright & pristine court in the Scottish Outer Hebrides & you are in for a tennis treat that is a retreat.
THE COURT WHERE COURT-SIDE IS CLIFFSIDE
In one direction your opponent, and the other two others that may challenge your match? Towering cliffs & the glistening Mediterranean Sea, make it a near impossible court to focus on a the ball. If you think you have what it takes or just want an excuse to play tennis in Italy, visit Il San Pietro di Positano resort.
THE INFINITY COURT
In Los Angeles everyone has an infinity pool, but imagine if your hillside home had an infinity tennis court. With this in mind you can imagine the private court of choice has to be the one behind James Goldstein's house - a house featured in some favorite Hollywood hits.
Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art celebrates the origins of the game in Birmingham and explores the ways in which tennis has inspired artists from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. The book guides us from the origins of the game as a genteel pastime for the upper classes, through its codification as a sport, to the international high-earning power game of today. It illustrates the changes in fashion associated with the sport and the important role tennis played in the emancipation of women in the early part of the twentieth century. The book contains a survey of images of tennis in art from the 1870s onwards, and detailed examinations of the works are placed in a wider social, historical, and art historical context.