The Waterville Valley Tennis Center was again included as a Gold Medal Resort in the annual tennisresortsonline.com rankings of tennis resorts across the globe, achieving a ranking of #22. In addition, we were recognized in the poll as #1 for Best Value for Dollar and #5 for Best Setting. The Waterville Valley Tennis Center was the only New England tennis resort recognized as a Gold Medal Resort, and was the only New England tennis center recognized in two individual categories.
Waterville Valley Tennis Center Owner and USPTA Director Tom Gross, Jr. said, “We are thrilled to once again receive a top 25 ranking as a Gold Medal Resort in the World, and to be selected twice in the individual category. Our members and guests appreciate not only our 18 red clay courts surrounded by 4,000-foot mountains, but also the beautiful resort village.
Since 1884 guests have enjoyed tennis in Waterville Valley and this summer our ranking continues the long tradition of providing a first rate tennis center for vacationers.”
General Manager Rene Schwartz said, “The overall #1 ranking for Best Value for Dollar is an indication of our commitment to guests who have many choices in a crowded summer vacation market. We offer a complete tennis experience with adult and junior clinic’s, private lessons, a full-service pro shop, tournaments, daily round robins and an incredibly friendly staff. Guests staying in participating lodges receive a Freedom Pass which includes unlimited tennis court time and a variety of other recreational amenities, including access to the White Mountain Athletic Club.”
Writes Roger Cox, editor of tennisresortsonline.com said -“What the top resorts all have in common, … is a passion for tennis and a proven ability to cater to the needs of avid players.” He continues, “Terraced into a grassy hillside and surrounded by forested mountains, Waterville's 18 red-clay courts rank among the most beautiful places I've played.”
Former touring pro Clare Grabher and her husband Kurt of New England Tennis Holidays will once again operate their very high quality, 5-hour-a-day summer tennis camps on those same red-clay tournament courts. Said Kurt, "As founders of New England Tennis Holidays, we are very excited about our relationship with Tom Gross, Jr. and the Waterville Valley Resort and Tennis Center. This is our 29th year of tennis in New England and our 7th season in Waterville Valley, NH.”
The Waterville Valley Tennis Center (http://www.tennisnh.com/ 603-236-4840) opens in mid-May and continues through Columbus Day Weekend. A variety of clinics, lessons, round robins, kid’s programs, racquet stringing, tournaments and pro shop apparel are available. Reservations inquiries can be made via https://www.visitwatervillevalley.com