Tennis the Club Med Way!

Sponsored Editorial

September 2022

Everyone already knows about Club Med’s legendary hospitality, but did you know that they have some of the best tennis destinations anywhere in the Caribbean and Mexico?

Attention all tennis players! As you are all too aware, the outdoor tennis season in Ontario is nearing an end. Soon, some of us will be moving indoors to play while others will be packing their racquets away for the winter. But wait, hold on a minute! Why not extend this year’s outdoor season - or kick off next year’s - in a tropical paradise where you can play with friends and family, sharpen your skills with some competitive matches as part of a tennis group or get some pointers from a qualified tennis professional. At a beautiful all-inclusive Club Med resort!

Sport is at the heart of the Club Med experience! With more than 70 resorts world-wide, Club Med has something for everyone. For Ontario tennis enthusiasts, there are 5 fantastic Club Med destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean that offer great tennis programs on pristine courts in beautiful surroundings; Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Club Med La Caravelle in Guadeloupe, Club Med Turkoise in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Club Med Cancún and Club Med Ixtapa, both in Mexico.

Each resort offers unlimited play and various organized events like group lessons, round robins, socials, and the tennis staff will even customise a program for incoming tennis groups.

As tennis players, we all dream of playing the sport we love at a beautiful resort, near a sandy beach with warm blue water amidst lush tropical plants and swaying palm trees. Let’s take a closer look at each of these destinations to see what they offer a tennis enthusiast.

Club Med Punta Cana


Club Med Punta Cana is located on a stunning, pristine, palm-lined beach which sets the stage for 100 acres of fabulous amenities. Dive into a beach vacation packed with enriching Children’s Club programming, wellness offerings, an array of culinary experiences and more than 25 included sports and activities. Besides tennis, you can try the trapeze at Club Med’s Circus School, join yoga classes, go sailing and much more. Moments of secluded relaxation are balanced with thrilling activity, making for a vacation that truly offers fun for everyone. The tennis facility includes 11 hard courts nestled in a stand of trees and lush shrubs. Night play is available. The resort offers a variety or tennis programs for children, including mini tennis on dedicated mini-tennis court for ages 4 to 7, a beginner program for kids between 8 and 10 and mini tennis camps for ages 11 to 13. For the adult guests the tennis staff organize daily round robins and mixers, or you can join in a group session or take a private lesson from one of the resort’s seasoned pros. Free casual play is available every day. Racquets and balls available on loan.

Club Med La Caravelle


La Caravelle, on the Grande-Terre "wing" of Guadeloupe, will welcome you to a superb all-inclusive vacation on this French Caribbean Island. Experience the enchanting Creole culture at the local markets and shops of Point-A-Pitre, try the authentic French Creole cuisine at the Beachside restaurant in the resort or capture the essence of the French Caribbean as you immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this vibrant island. From lush rainforests and mountainous terrains to bay sheltered coral reefs, this tropical paradise offers excitement and wonder at every turn. As well as tennis, the resort offers other sports including windsurfing, sailing and the flying trapeze. The resort’s five hard courts are surrounded by palm trees and are near the ocean. Night play is available. The highly trained tennis staff will introduce beginners to the sport and coach experienced players to improve their skill level. There are group classes for all levels six days a week and, for more serious players, private lessons are available. Free casual play is available every day. Full equipment is available on loan for each age group and level of skill.

Club Med Turkoise


Come discover a newly redesigned Club Med Turkoise, an adults-only, all-inclusive paradise in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Here, both couples and friends can learn what it truly means to disconnect. At Turkoise, adults have the luxury to do it all or nothing at all, making this the perfect vacation destination for action-packed adventure and romantic getaways alike! Located in Grace Bay of Providenciales, Club Med Turkoise offers a revamped resort center, including brand new pool, main bar, redesigned reception area, and brand-new Deluxe rooms as well. The resort has six beautiful hard courts and a large clubhouse with stadium seating. Night play is available. The tennis staff conduct group lessons 6 days a week and racquets and balls are available to borrow. Free casual play is available every day.


Club Med Cancún


Discover a fully redesigned Club Med Cancún, the ultimate all-inclusive family resort located at the tip of the iconic Riviera Maya in Mexico. With three white sand beaches next to the world’s second largest coral reef, this magnificent resort offers an extensive array of water and land sports, a variety of activities for families and kids of all ages, and direct access to ancient Mayan wonders. Enjoy an authentic Mexican dining experience, a new wine cellar, and a revamped resort center including a new main pool and lounge area. And for those seeking a luxurious and private retreat, escape to the brand-new Jade Exclusive Collection space. The perfect family getaway! The resort tennis centre has seven ocean-side hard courts surrounded by palm trees. The resort staff offer group lessons for all levels six days a week, giving players the opportunity to make real progress. 30-minute mini tennis lessons are available for kids 4 to seven twice a week and as a regular activity for kids over six. Free casual play is available every day. Racquets and balls are provided on loan. Night play is available.

Club Med Ixtapa

Tabilo taking a shot.

This all-inclusive resort in Ixtapa, Mexico is perfect for your next family vacation. Expect beautiful sunsets and nonstop fun at this award-winning resort. Soak up the sun as you lounge on our golden sandy beaches, explore the treasures of the bay from the best snorkeling spot in the Pacific, watch the newly hatched baby turtles make their first trip into the ocean and take in stunning sunset colors while kayaking around Isla Ixtapa. At Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, family fun is just around the corner. The resort tennis centre has six palm-lined hard courts in a picturesque setting. The resort staff offer group lessons for all levels six days a week. 30-minute mini tennis lessons are available for kids 4 to seven twice a week and as a regular activity for kids over six. Free casual play is available every day. Racquets and balls are provided on loan. Night play is available.

One thing is for sure, no matter what level you play at, there’s a tennis program at any of these beautiful Club Med resorts that will provide you a with a great opportunity to develop your complete tennis game while enjoying an all-inclusive vacation.

Tom Kern, who recently retired from The Badminton & Racquet Club in Toronto where he was the Tennis Director, has organized group tennis vacations for his club members for many years. Tom has often chosen a Club Med resort for his group tennis vacations. “Club Med has always given us a positive experience, from the tennis to the attentive staff. The all-inclusive feature is perfect for our groups. As soon as one tennis excursion is over, members are already asking when they can sign up for the next one. Even though I'm now (mostly) retired, I fully intend to continue with these group tennis trips to Club Med. Why mess with success?!”

Rita Lee is a travel expert at Expedia Cruises The Beach in Toronto who specializes in tennis vacations. She has sent many couples and groups to various Club Med resorts and her customers have always given rave reviews. “My tennis groups have always had a great time at the Club Med tennis destinations. Couples and individual players too! I highly recommend Club Med Cancun. The courts are very close to the ocean, so the gentle breeze keeps things cool. I have had many players who sign up for a group trip year after year. Club Med destinations promise a great tennis experience!”

For more information on Club Med tennis vacations or to book a trip, contact:

Rita Lee | Cruise & Vacation Consultant

Expedia Cruises

The Beach – Full-Service Travel Agency

2255A Queen Street E., Toronto, ON, M4E1G3


Office: 647-352-6111

TICO #50022244

Other Club Med Caribbean Destinations that offer Tennis:

Michès Playa Esmeralda – Dominican Republic

Buccaneer's Creek - Martinique

Columbus Isle - Bahamas

There are over 40 other Club Med resorts worldwide that offer tennis. Click HERE to view all.