Tennis as one of the world’s most popular sports boasts a large number of well-known historic venues such as Wimbledon that play host to the sport’s major events. Here are some tennis courts from across the planet that you may not be familiar with, but are spectacular in their own right.
The Astor Estate in Rhinebeck, NY: John Jacob Astor IV, one of the richest men in the world at the time, solicited the services of McKim, Mead & White in 1902 to build the sporting section of their estate. In addition to this stunning indoor tennis court, the Rhinebeck, New York estate is equipped with one of the world’s first indoor swimming pools, squash courts, and a full-length bowling alley.
Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court, Scotland: Certainly the most remote tennis court on the list, if not the planet, this court is located in the Outer Hebrides, isles that sit just to the north off Scotland’s coast. What makes this court so special is the spectacular and seemingly pristine landscape that surrounds the structure.
Burj Al Arab: Although this space is not entirely designated to serve as the a tennis court, it certainly belongs on this list. The court that sits more than 650 feet off the ground in Dubai, offers its players incredible 360 degree view of this desert metropolis.
Sur l’Herbe: Located in Newport, Rhode Island, this court is the paragon of New England’s style. Building surround the venue, which hosted America’s first National Lawn Tennis Championship all the way back in the 1880’s. Seemingly nothing has changed since on this picture-perfect court.
Il San Pietro di Positano: This court which belongs to an Italian resort is absolutely stunning. Nestled in between a cliff, and the mediterranean sea, players may have trouble watching their opponents in favor of the stunning views that surround them.