Cloos Guide: Our Top 5 Tennis Courts in the South of France
Tennis is one of the oldest games.... and one of the greatest. Whether in singles or doubles format, the pleasure of hitting a ball and getting a good cardio workout makes this sport unique. Now that spring is in full swing on the Côte d'Azur and summer is just around the corner, it's the perfect time to dust off your racket and play a game of tennis in the glorious Riviera sunshine. With around 300 days of sunshine a year, there really is no better place to play outdoor tennis with family and friends than on the Côte d'Azur.
There are a number of clubs and tennis courts on the beautiful Côte d'Azur where you can play a few sets of tennis accompanied by your Cloos frames. Some inspiration for the most beautiful tennis courts on the Côte d'Azur can be found here in our journal...
1. Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d'Antibes
The tennis courts at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc are a surreal place to play tennis. Set amidst a park planted with the Hotel du Cap's signature Alep pines, palms and olive trees, guests can play on the five excellent quality clay courts.
2. Monte Carlo Country Club, Monaco
The most famous and glamorous place to play tennis in Monaco is of course the Monte Carlo Country Club, home of the world famous Monte Carlo Masters tournament. With 21 clay courts and 2 hard courts stair-stepped on a hill, all overlooking the sea, the Country Club arguably offers the best view of any tennis court in the world.
3. Hotel Cap Estel, Eze
Located in the beautiful Cap of Eze, overlooking the sea, Hotel Cap Estel offers a luxurious stay and its own beach. The indoor and outdoor pools, promise relaxing moments. In addition, guests can enjoy an incredible match on the hotel's tennis court, located on a cliff right by the sea, and improve their backhand with a panoramic view of the sea.
4. Valescure Tennis Club, Saint Raphael
Valescure Tennis Club is a joint golf and tennis club in the north of Saint Raphael. Great tennis facilities in a beautiful setting and with the added bonus of being associated with a prestigious golf club. The tennis club has 10 Valescure Quick clay courts, 6 of which are floodlit, and is linked to the oldest golf course in the Var department, founded by Lord Ashcomb in 1895, the Valescure Golf Club.
5. ASLM Cannes Garden Tennis Club, Cannes
Tennis set amid beautifully landscaped gardens on the French Riviera. It welcomes players of all generations and all levels in excellent playing conditions and a friendly atmosphere. A range of different lessons are offered in one of the most beautiful facilities on the Côte d'Azur. It has 16 floodlit courts, including 4 clay courts and 10 resin courts.