Cooler weather swept across the Southeast this weekend, giving folks a glimpse of fall and reminding residents of all the joyful things the season brings. Among our fall favorites? Foliage — especially the kind that creeps over tennis courts, dropping leaves of red, orange and yellow in pretty patterns behind the baseline. If you’re planning a trip this autumn, look into these top tennis destinations that promise courts with views of brilliant, watercolor trees.
The resort’s six outdoor courts are open through mid-September, but when it gets chilly, four indoor courts are also available.
Guests can play on one of three outdoor or three indoor courts. Private lessons and clinics are available year-round.
New Paltz, NY
The resort’s two red-clay courts and four hard courts are available to guests and community members throughout the fall. Enjoy a tennis and lunch package, which includes an entrée, dessert and drink after you play.
With 26 indoor and outdoor courts, Boar’s Head guests are never wanting for playing space. The inn offers leagues, clinics, junior programs and private instruction.
The castle’s two courts are only open through October, but you can also book a tennis getaway for two through December, which includes one hour of court time and a one-hour private lesson at Cold Spring Country Club.