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The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
(305) 365-4500   
Key Biscayne, Florida
On Florida's southernmost barrier island, this sophisticated Atlantic resort conjures images of the Colonial West Indies with its elegantly appointed accommodations, meticulous attention to detail and golden-sand beach setting.

Designed by tennis VIP and current ESPN commentator Cliff Drysdale, the resort's Tennis Garden is the largest and most complete of any Ritz-Carlton worldwide. The 10 clay courts and one hard court are each lighted for evening play, and when he's in town, Drysdale himself oversees day-to-day operations. Otherwise, a team of USPTA-certified pros conducts a variety of comprehensive daily workshops, round robins, and individual and small-group lessons. Highlights include adult shot clinics, Thursday doubles' nights, Saturday mixers, and two- and three-hour fast-paced drill clinics. Also available are the services of a private Tennis Butler, a staff pro on hand to provide cool mineral-water spritzes, cold towels and beverages, and game-improving tips.

Off the Court
In addition to sun-bathing, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing from its pristine Atlantic beach, the resort boasts a 20,000-square-foot ocean-view spa offering more than 60 luxurious body treatments and massages. The spa-adjacent Wellness Center hosts yoga, aerobics, tai chi, body sculpting, Pilates, and Spinning classes, as well as an aquatic kickboxing program and an outdoor running camp; personal trainers can tailor programs to meet each guest's individual fitness goals. Although there is no golf available on-site, the resort can arrange tee times at the Crandon Park Golf Course, a five minutes' drive away.
Accommodations and Dining
The resort's 402 non-smoking rooms and suites each feature balconies or terraces overlooking the property's tropical gardens, Biscayne Bay, and the ocean beyond. Standard amenities include fluffy robes and slippers, fully stocked mini-bars, and marble-accented baths with European toiletries and full-length mirrors. The property's two on-site restaurants are Cioppino, which serves simple Tuscan cuisine, and the indoor-outdoor Cantina Beach, which features Mexican specialties served beneath a Baja-style thatched roof. Both offer breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views.
The "Island Tennis Getaway" package includes accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, unlimited court time, twice-daily tennis clinics, lunch, $25 daily pro shop credit, fitness-center access, and valet parking.

  • Rates start at $629 per person, based on season and availability.

Tennis Rates

  • Court fees: $15 per person, per day
  • (Includes unlimited play, one can of balls, refreshments, and towels)
  • One-hour private lesson with Cliff Drysdale: $300/person (Click here for info on the Drysdale Fantasy Camp
  • One-hour private lesson with staff tennis pro: $85-$95/person
  • Half-hour private lesson with staff tennis pro: $50/person
  • Adult shot clinic: $35/person

*Prices may vary
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Kids' Stuff
The Tennis Garden hosts a number of clinics for children ages 3-14, each organized by age and skill level. Non-players hang out at the supervised Ritz Kids' pavilion, pool, and playground.

The closest airports are Miami International (MIA, 15 miles) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL, 36 miles). With advance notice (and a fee), the resort can provide transportation from either location.

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