The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Aim Towards This Stunning Gulf Coast Property for a Smashing Tennis Retreat

The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Aim Towards This Stunning Gulf Coast Property for a Smashing Tennis Retreat

The Resort at Longboat Key Club enhances their Sarasota seascape with the immaculately designed Tennis Gardens for both members and resort guests 

The Resort at Longboat Key Club exudes the ambiance you seek along white, sandy beaches and a vibrant blue seascape while also producing the variety and convenience of The Tennis Gardens right around the bend. Impeccably designed, the Gardens feature 20 total clay courts (five lighted) set among a center up utmost brilliance. From the upkeep to the layout to the available services, The Resort at Longboat Key Club and their associated Tennis Gardens puts a racket in your hand, sand between your toes, and a rejuvenating setting for all to experience.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club recognizes that any experience, from a beachy getaway to your local country club, should completely enthrall you each and every time. Travel from over the Sarasota Causeway or venture sky-high from anywhere in the world – no matter your origin, Longboat Key Club should be your destination. Abundant restaurants (eight to be exact), a rejuvenating pool, inclusive spa, fitness center, marina, ocean-front views, 45 holes of golf among the driving ranges and course, and luxury resort of 223 room accommodations encompass Longboat Key Club. The Tennis Gardens include 5-6 full time teaching professionals and other local pros to suit your swinging sensations.

With Court 21, a café overlooking stadium court, you’re able to jump from the clay to the counter and enjoy a delicious bite. Inside the Gardens, a full-service pro-shop and locker rooms also provide access to everything a devoted tennis player could desire. Enjoy the upscale setting as a member or resort guest, or even as a guest of a member. The attention to detail provided by the staff members both on and off the court will entice you to cherish the court time and consider booking again and again! Stadium court easily excites any avid player to give it their all while the lounge, retreat seating and viewing outside the Gardens welcomes even those without racquets.

Viewed as a desired destination as opposed to simply a convenient facility, The Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club grows your game and connects players who love being around the sport. Walk next door to the marina and club to cheers to your mates, or venture minutes away to the breezes of the Gulf at the Resort.

For seasonal, future or current residents, we recommend a membership to Longboat Key Club. Providing access to member-only events, the golf courses, tennis, spa, fitness center and associated classes, restaurants, beach and pool amenities, and special resort rates, you’ll hope to never depart from this all-inclusive club. TGOF – Tennis Gardens on Fridays is just one example of a restricted member occasion. Oftentimes held in the fall for two hours on Friday early evenings, Court 21 and The Tennis Gardens provided entertainment, happy hour prices, complimentary lite bites and a tennis exhibition to all members. Such an enjoyable occasion to mingle with your mates! Other popular events have ranged from Halloween Bashes, Golf and Tennis Challenges, Husband/Wife Mixed Troubles event, Pro Member tournaments, Mixed Doubles Championships, Ladies Member- Guest Days, and so many more competitive and welcoming challenges.

Mostly geared towards Adult players, with the exception of private and group lessons and summer/seasonal activities for juniors, you’ll enjoy the variety of clinics held throughout the week at the Gardens. Click HERE for a link to those clinics, or see below for a typical schedule for adults:

  • Sunday: Round Robin: 10:30am
  • Monday: Live Ball: 2:30-4pm; doubles play & strategy; post-refreshments at Cafe 21
  • Tuesday: Beginner Clinic: 4-5pm; basic strokes & footwork
  • Wednesday: Life Ball: 2:30-4pm; Tennis Fit: 3-4:30pm (all levels – workout & tennis combo)
  • Thursday: Mixed Doubles Round Robin (3.0+): 10:30am-12pm; Doubles Clinic: 4-5pm
  • Friday: Advanced Live Ball (4.0-4.5): 2:30-4pm; Tennis Rockin’ Round Robin (3.5-4.5): 3pm
  • Daily: Strokes and Strategy (designed for resort guests or members); Monday-Saturday 11am; Sunday 9am; 1:4 ratio

League play sees seasonal interest at The Tennis Gardens as well, especially with USTA and the Tri-Cities leagues. An average of three total mens leagues and about eight ladies leagues compete. Various clinics geared towards each team and their interests are offered by the pros depending on the season.

Juniors can train seasonally, as The Tennis Gardens will offer Pee-Wee tennis and Junior Clinics during Christmas, Spring Break and Thanksgiving. Most clinics are geared towards the recreational level and younger age groups. During the summer, tennis and sports camps keep the tots occupied with tennis, golf, swimming, and other activities so you can take a breather from the little ones.

If you’re not yet a local to SRQ, you’re not at all alone. Tennis Director John Woods explained that regular groups from the northern states and even international visitors from England and Canada travel regularly to the resort. With such a long-standing relationship with the tennis professionals and the resort, it’s always an enjoyable gathering to see familiar faces traveling to your club of choice! Click HERE for available tennis offers from the resort. (BONUS: If you’re already a USTA member, there’s discounted room rates, a pro shop credit, free breakfast and even more awaiting you at the Gardens!) – You just can’t beat these perks!

Woods also explains that The Tennis Gardens and Longboat Key Club truly pride themselves on the variety of what they can offer to guests and members. There’s such an entirety of play and even a guarantee of daily hits, whether it’s on the schedule or through the tennis concierge service, that you’ll always feel part of the community that’s Longboat Key. There’s truly something available for everyone, no matter if you’re just purchasing a racquet or seeking to reach that next level of potential. With members enduring incredible tenures, it’s likely that you’ll build relationships on the court that can last throughout your entire life. Regular and repeat guests speak for themselves as they return to one of the best venues for clay court tennis in the country. SRQ has really set the standard once you’re able to participate in the Longboat Key Club experience.

Longboat Key remains a statement in gorgeous Sarasota, FL. Unprecedented views, fresh catches and cocktails and a local, upscale vibe create an unprecedented stay. Just a short drive from St. Armand’s Circle, Downtown SRQ, Sarasota bay and the Gulf, Bradenton and Sarasota beaches, and Mote Marine Aquarium, you’re in the center of paradise. Easily access the airport just about 20 minutes commute or enjoy a long-term place of residence in this go-to city. You’ll be left in awe at the true beauty of the city itself, Longboat Key Club, and The Tennis Gardens. Allow tennis to happen upon your itinerary at this must-do destination.

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To reach The Resort at Longboat Key Club, visit their website at, or call them at 941-383-8821.


Pro Shop: 8am-6pm (Play before/after with reservation)


220 Sands Point Road,
Longboat Key, FL 34228


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