10 December, 2022, 04:54

Tennis Getaways: Experience Clay Turfs on a Caribbean Island 

Tennis is a truly rewarding way to break a sweat and enjoy time in the sunshine, whether you’re new to the game or have been going to tennis camps since you were a kid. Luckily in the Carribean, you can play tennis year-round on islands like Curacao, where the temperatures hover around the 80’s and the sun dominates the playing field. When planning a trip to this tropical paradise, consider adding a game of tennis on your itinerary to make your trip extra memorable. 

Work Hard Play Hard

While you may think of vacation as long days basking on a deserted beach, adding some activities that require you to move around a bit can break up the monotony and actually make you appreciate your downtime even more. A round of tennis will cause a rush of endorphins to your system, which will boost your mood. Also, the sport has been proven to lower your blood pressure and resting heart rate,  and decrease stress. It sounds like a pretty great way to spend a few hours to us! Tennis is a low impact sport, so it’s gentle enough if you experience muscle pain or are just a bit out of shape. Not only that but by hitting the court, you’ll feel a lot better about indulging in dessert later that night! 

Tennis Meets Luxury

It’s not every place that you can play tennis and breath in the salt-soaked sea air. In Curacao, you’ll have an island landscape surrounding you as you practice your perfect serve. At Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, they offer high-end facilities that include clay turf and lit tennis courts so you can play at night. The Hydrogrid® clay turfs make the ground up to twenty percent cooler than standard hard courts, so you’ll have a more enjoyable time playing on those hot afternoons. In fact, Tafelberg Tennis Oasis at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort has been named one of the best facilities in the area and features one of the four clay courts in the Caribbean. That means you’ve come to the right spot. 

Join a Tennis Program

Don’t know where to begin? Try joining the resort’s tennis program, which features group clinics, private lessons, and even junior programs for your kids. All program activities are led by pro tennis player, Jon Kooy, who was ranked as one of the top five players in the International Tennis Federation (ITF). One-hour weekly clinics start at only $20 per person. They also have a Ladies Morning every Wednesday, which creates a fun social environment for fellow Williams sisters in training. Saturdays feature Social Mixers where singles and doubles games rotate with different players, making for a fun way to start your weekend in Curacao. 

Paradise Found

At Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, you’ll have all your favorite island activities right at your fingertips. Welcoming staff, fantastic food, and a long list of island adventures are just some of the things that past guests have raved about during their stay. This is the place to experience the true tranquility of Curacao in style. Can’t wait to getaway? Check out the resort’s latest Packages & Offers ranging from spa getaways and romantic retreats to unlimited golf packages and holiday specials.