Mission Inn Resort // Central Florida’s Complete Package of Tennis and Golf Programming Alongside a Pristine Resort

Mission Inn Resort // Central Florida’s Complete Package of Tennis and Golf Programming Alongside a Pristine Resort

Mission Inn Resort is a quaint, secluded resort offering all aspects of tennis among its other top-rated amenities.

Mission Inn Resort puts Howey in the Hills on the map as a prime destination for its premier recreational and relaxation activities, like its golf courses, spa, fishing, dining and tennis programming. With six clay courts, two hard courts, a full service pro shop, and a group of tennis staff members who pride themselves on their customization and quality of clinics, you’re going to be set in this Central Florida location. With golf and wedding accolades to match its tennis, Mission Inn truly produces the complete package for all of its members and guests.


Membership // Amenities // Tennis Program // Overview

Whether you’re interested in arranging a morning tee time, afternoon spa treatment, evening tennis lesson, or all the above, Mission Inn can accommodate all of your desires from their 1,100 acre property. Visit the resort as a getaway destination or join one of the the two membership options to enjoy their all inclusive atmosphere just 35 minutes northwest of Orlando. As a semi-private club, you are also able to venture to Mission Inn’s tennis courts to snag some court time if you are simply passing through town or staying elsewhere. Allow us to introduce the resort that includes two golf courses rated among the “Best Courses You Can Play” and “Top 25 Courses in Central Florida” according to Golfweek and a tennis program that’s just as recognized, named among the “Top 25 Resorts and Tennis Programs” by World Tennis Magazine.

If your travel or relocation itinerary shall lead you towards Howey in the Hills, or you’re interested in gathering membership information for a seasonal home, head to Mission Inn’s website HERE to learn about how to begin your member experience. Choose from being a Golf member, or pick the Social Membership option, both of which give you access to the tennis courts. If you’re a Golf member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Unlimited golf on El Campeón and Las Colinas 18-hole championship golf courses
  • Priority for tee times and reservations at restaurants and holiday events
  • Charge privileges in all restaurants and shops
  • Unlimited use of the driving range and complimentary GHIN system
  • Private Cart Program
  • Special rates for cart rentals & guests
  • Bag storage and lockers available for an additional fee
  • Social events calendar with all the holidays
  • Monthly member newsletter and member directory

Social members benefit from the following:

  • Special rates for hotel accommodations, tennis, marina, trap & skeet, fitness center, pool and hot tub
  • Special rates at Spa Marbella.
  • Access to Marina del Rey with boat and slip rentals available
  • Special fishing on resort locations for members
  • Use of the “Pasatiempo” recreational park
  • Walking & jogging trails

In 2017, “El Campéon” golf course will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and golfers around the globe have entertained their swings and skills on this course. Rated #2 nationally in the 2015 Golf Advisor surveys, this course produces a challenging yet rewarding course for both vacationers and natives. Alongside this course is “Las Colinas,” another renowned course situated on Mission Inn’s property and backed by beautiful homes in the gated community. Through this community, close to 350 homes sit beautifully behind gates on the same grounds as the resort and its amenities. By living on property, you should choose from either membership option and commence a lifestyle of convenience and luxury, all in your own community. With 300 available lots, you’re becoming so close to fulfilling your aspirations of owning that dream home.

The Mission Inn tennis program holds its own and remains walking distance from this brilliant community, renowned golf, fitness center, spa and dining options. With customizable getaways, league play throughout the year, adult and junior clinics and a world class junior academy that sees annual recognition from the pro tour and beyond, you’re bound to secure the schedule you’ve been looking for. As a member, you have full access and benefits to the courts, the programming, private lessons and member events. The two hard courts situated near the Resort are complimentary to resort guests.

For ladies, weekly clinics are available on Tuesday and Thursday, from 9-10:30am. Cardio tennis works up the heart rate for an early-morning exercise from 7:30-9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Both men and women enjoy group clinics and drills targeted towards their specific needs and league seasons.

Offering USTA leagues throughout the year, Mission Inn produces two ladies’ teams and one men’s team each season.

Private lessons, as well a group lessons are available with any of the four full time teaching professionals. You can also secure your own court time online or over the phone with rates set at $10/person/hour for resort guests to utilize the clay courts.

Customize your own tennis getaway package depending on your schedule and commitment level, or allow Mission Inn to offer their versions HERE. Filled with morning and/or afternoon tennis, before and after video analysis and evaluation, refreshments and even a scrimmage for all involved, these getaways truly give you the best of all worlds when you’re on the Mission Inn Resort property.

Monthly events are open to the public, members and resort guests and create an energetic and lively gathering on the courts. Themes such as Breakfast at Wimbledon, Battle of the Sexes, Member-Guest mixers, and more offer an experience quite unlike any other. On Saturdays from 9-11:30am, a monthly Round Robin Mixer entices a friendly battle on the clay. For juniors, a program for 5-9 year olds on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5-6pm introduces the game though fun and encouraging games and drills. For beginner and intermediate yellow ball players, a clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm highlights important aspects of the game while still creating an energetic environment. Elite training from Monday-Friday from 3:30-6pm brings out the competitive juniors who yearn to reach their highest potential.

Cesar Villarroel, Mission Inn’s Tennis Director, holds an incredible tennis background of over 20 years that has seen the likes of ITF, WTA and ATP players. Villarroel is a Level One USPTA & USPTR instructor, certified through the National Endurance Fitness Training Association, listed among the Top 100 Tennis Coaches in the USA by Peterson’s Tennis Camps and Clinics, and a member of the Wilson and Adidas Tennis Advisory Staffs. His recent coaching background includes partnering with Justine Henin and her former coach Carlos Rodriguez to form Six Sense Tennis Academy, where Monica Puig, 2016 gold medal champion, trained. With brilliant success, Cesar turned this academy into the Cesar Villarroel Tennis Academy just over five years ago and sees players from around the country and the world travel to Howey in the Hills. Options include weeklong or monthly training or a full-time academy with on-site boarding in the luxurious condos near the Mission Inn Resort. If you’re striving for a tennis scholarship to college or have your sights set on a future on the pro circuit, this academy fulfills those aspirations, and an evaluation could take place in the near future should you show interest HERE. Training includes on and off court work, including nutrition assistance and fitness and agility programs. As a boutique academy, according to Villarroel, he specializes his training to a select amount of players that truly have the passion and drive to become the best they can.

Summer Camps encourage juniors of all ages to attend the tennis clinics at Mission Inn. Whether you’ve recently purchased your first racquet, plan to compete for the local high school, or are taking a break from the full time academy, these camps offer an option for all in attendance. Options include day camp and full-time, and those rates can be located HERE. Mission Inn also plays host to an average of six USTA sanctioned tournaments each year for both adults and juniors.

Mission Inn Resort can accommodate over 650 annual events, including local gatherings, extravagant weddings, seasonal brunches and meals, or corporate gatherings. With a team building course next to Marina del Ray, and banquet rooms alongside the 176 well-kept guest rooms, this Florida destination can exceed your expectations from all aspects. The pool, jogging trails, trap and skeet shooting range, powerboat and eco-touring activities, and all around inclusive atmosphere will lead you towards Mission Inn’s quaint lifestyle every chance you have. Mission Inn truly has developed its location on the map in central Florida due to its renowned golfing experience, beautiful wedding packages, and inclusive tennis programming.

Visit the relaxed town of Mount Dora during your stay at Mission Inn, or grab a bite to eat at the famous German Bakery, Yalaha, just down the street from the resort. Situated at 184 feet above sea level, you’ll be able to note that your trip to this historic town of Mount Dora led you to the highest point in central Florida. With the “old-Florida” feel without the hustle of a crowded city, the shopping, cafés, and festive atmosphere welcome even the most cultured of traveler. Boasting a locomotive that’s still operating after over 100 years along with the oldest, functional hotel in the state of Lakeside Inn, you’re bound to gaze and delight in the quaintness that is Mount Dora. Have the inclusive packages and notable tennis programming determined that Mission Inn should be added to your upcoming Tennis Itinerary? Let us hear your thoughts on your previous or upcoming trip, and we hope you enjoy your time as much as we did!

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To contact Mission Inn Resort, visit their website at http://www.missioninnresort.com or call them at 352.324.3101.

What to expect on this itinerary:
-8 total courts: 6 clay, 2 hard, 2 clay with lights
-Full-service pro-shop with stringing, apparel, shoes rackets, and refreshments
-Semi- Private resort with golf, tennis, fitness, spa, pool, and country club amenities
-Adult/ Junior Clinics; League play; Private/ Semi private lessons; Monthly events and Round Robins; Tournaments; Cesar Villarroel Tennis Academy
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