Cape Cod is as well known for its exclusive country club scene as it is for its lobster rolls. With hundreds of high-end tennis facilities, Cape Cod has become a luxury tennis destination for the elite country club crowd. However, tennis on the Cape is actually accessible to every type of player, regardless of their finances.
For those who are interested in the prestige of playing at one of Cape Cod’s historic country clubs, few stand out like the Wianno Club. The club is perched on top of a bluff overlooking the Nantucket sound in Osterville, Massachusetts. The club is one hundred years old and is easily one of the most exclusive on the cape. It's as full-service as you can get, with a beach club, yacht club, incredible clubhouse, and of course a pristine tennis facility.
The club features clay courts and a staff of teaching professionals and assistant pros who maintain the facility, pro shop, and of course teach lessons to members. If you are lucky enough to belong to Wianno, or get invited to play there, be sure to bring your all-white tennis clothes, as colors are not allowed on the courts. Think of Wimbledon, with a view, and a cool ocean breeze to keep you cool during your hitting session. Doesn’t get much better!
If you aren’t a high-roller but still want to get your tennis fix on the Cape, head down to Willy’s gym in Eastham, Massachusetts. Willy’s is a full-scale gym with a focus on tennis. Their six indoor courts and four outdoor courts make it a hub for public play tennis on the Cape. They have classes and leagues for beginning juniors all the way up to nationally ranked adults, and every player in between! Don’t have anyone to play with? That’s no problem at Willy’s! They are famous for their weekly round robins where their tennis pros will match you up with players of your level for fun matches and a great workout!
If you are looking for a tennis vacation on the Cape, then the Ocean Edge Resort is for you. The resort is consistently ranked as one of the top resorts in New England. Their nine oceanside courts are gorgeous and ready for an intense match, hit-and-giggle, or a quick lesson with their USPTA certified pros.
Cate J. is PlayYourCourt’s featured pro providing tennis lessons in Cape Cod. Cate has been a member of the PlayYourCourt family for years and is one of its most beloved pros across the country. She is a PTR certified professional who brings a lifetime of tennis love to every lesson that she teaches. She teaches with positive reinforcement that players respond very well to and in turn her students improve quickly. She has been a high school coach and taken her teams to post-season playoffs and also spent time running junior programs. You’ll love your lessons as much as Cate loves tennis, that much she guarantees!