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Charleston, SC Resorts Awarded Top Tennis Destinations In The World

05/10/2010

With its annual rankings, Tennis Resorts Online named two Charleston area resorts as the top tennis resorts in the world. Kiawah Island Golf Resort maintained its No. 1 status, which it held four of the last five years, while Wild Dunes Resort moved from No. 10 in the world in 2009 to No. 2 in 2010.

“The best sources of information about a tennis resort are the players who visit there,” says Roger Cox, founder of Tennis Resorts Online. “But these aren’t ordinary players. They spend on average 100 days a year on court, which means that they have high expectations of the staff and programs.”

Tennis Resorts Online surveyed players to assess resorts in 17 categories. Categories included many aspects of the complete tennis resort experience, including quality of lodging, restaurants, children's programs and value. For the complete list of 2010 Top Tennis destinations in the US, visit www.tennisresortsonline.com.

In addition to the two top-rated tennis resorts, Charleston is also home to the annual Family Circle Cup, one of twenty Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Premier Events, held every April at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Over 90,000 fans from across America and around the globe attend this world class event boasting a roster of former champions including Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Jennifer Capriati, Venus & Serena Williams, Justine Henin, etc.

“Charleston is undoubtedly one of America’s premier vacation destinations. When you consider that the Lowcountry is home to a pair of the top-ranked tennis resorts, a thriving year-round tennis community and a world class professional women’s tournament, there’s no better place for avid players to enjoy a getaway vacation immersed in the sport they love,” commented Bob Moran, General Manager, Family Circle Cup



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