With the U.S. Open in full swing, it’s time to get inspired by the pros! Dust off that racket, put on those tennis shoes, and head on over to the nearest court you can find—and for some lucky residents, that isn’t very far. Here are seven homes featuring impressive tennis courts of their own that, just like the courts where Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have played, deserve to have a few moments in the spotlight.
26 Pequot Lane—New Canaan, CT
The amenities at this custom-designed New Canaan estate are simply unparalleled. If its extraordinary interior features, millwork and craftsmanship aren’t enough, venture out to the residence’s pristine grounds, where a heated pool and tennis court make for the perfect active afternoon outside. The state-of-the-art court additionally serves a dual purpose, and includes two basketball hoops, allowing for even more rounds of games, competition and down-right outdoor fun.
20 Cooper Road—Scarsdale, NY
Situated on 1.4 acres of land in Scarsdale’s premier neighborhood of Murray Hill, this unique contemporary residence boasts a beautiful tennis court among an array of other fabulous outdoor amenities. Relax on an oversized patio surrounded by luscious gardens with some friends and then head over to the courts to take a whack at tennis. By the time you reach set point, you’ll be ready to take a dip in the adjacent heated salt water pool—yet another amazing exterior amenity offered at this stunning home in Westchester County.
93 Riverbank Road—Stamford, CT
Everything about this historic farm house-style home is classic. From its over four acres of finely landscaped, manicured grounds to its gated entrance, preserved architecture and top-notch outdoor offerings, good old-fashioned summer fun and relaxation is inevitable. And what better way to add to this overall charming appeal than by taking part in a timeless game of tennis? As a definite bonus, the Northern Stamford estate additionally contains its own private tennis court with a clay surface for all to enjoy.
551 Hamburg Road—Lyme, CT
The opportunities are endless at this 18th-century Colonial home located on over 12 acres of beautiful, bucolic land. The property, which has been impeccably transformed into an exquisite gentleman’s farm, boasts a sloping hillside with natural rock outcroppings shaded by stands of Sycamore trees, as well as multiple meadows and fields. Surrounded by this wondrous natural environment, one will find a tennis court neighboring an exterior pool complex, pond and other appealing outdoor features—the perfect place to unwind and focus solely on your game.
69 Tophet Road—Roxbury, CT
Inspired by a Connecticut barn and designed with a distinct European flair, this custom home was constructed in 2007 with great care and the finest finishes. The nine-acre Litchfield County property presents various opportunities to stay active, with of course, a vigorous match of tennis being one of them. The residence’s private Har-Tru court leaves all tennis enthusiasts feeling more physically and emotionally satisfied as a result of its durability and flexible, high-quality clay surface.
45 Sanfordtown Road—Redding, CT
This nine-acre country compound can be described as nothing but premier. Its Har-Tru tennis court was installed by national leader Putnam Tennis Courts, a company that Forbes Magazine claims is the “standard of luxury for a tennis court.” There is also a paddle tennis court on the property, which is a professional-grade, club-level court constructed by Reilly Green Mountain, the company behind various innovations of the sport. Their many inventions and improvements such as the creation of the aluminum court, traction surface for all-weather play and shock-absorbing screen systems, have revolutionized platform tennis over the years, enabling it to be played year-round even in the coldest of climates. This charming Redding home features an impressive court just like this, which is both heated and illuminated, and ready to test your skills!
Want to play tennis on the home court of a pro? Perfect your backhand like a champion at 5 Half Mile Road, a luxurious estate in Goshen, CT that was once home to the top-ranked 1980s tennis player in the world, Ivan Lendl. At this pro athlete’s residence, recreational amenities include a custom gym with lower level basketball court, outdoor pool, play court and top-of-the-line tennis court, where undoubtedly, excellent tennis has been played.