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Central Florida Tennis Holiday at Mission Inn

Set amidst old orange groves, lush rolling hills and picturesque Lake Harris, Mission Inn Resort offers not only superlative golf but also the opportunity for guests to enjoy a central Florida tennis holiday with coaching from tennis pro Cesar Villarroel.


Mission Inn Resort offers six Har-Tru (clay) and two Laykold (all weather) tennis courts in the rolling landscape of Howey-in-the-Hilly just a half hour drive from Orlando. Efficient night lighting on the courts means guests can also lob a few in the evening hours. There is also a full service pro shop offering shoes, apparel, rackets and stringing, so novices and seasoned players can benefit from expert equipment advice required to advance their game.

More information about tennis facilities at Mission Inn Resort & Club.

Did you know the first game of golf in America was played on grass?

In 1874 lawn tennis was first played on the lush grounds of Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club. Today the game is played on a variety of durable surfaces like clay, carpet, floorboard and padded asphalt.


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What are the physical benefits of playing tennis?

With benefits including excellent aerobic exercise and enhancing muscle tone, flexibility and strength, it’s no wonder tennis is popular worldwide.

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Tennis Facilities and Expert Coaching at Mission Inn Resort & Club

Because Florida boasts premier tennis facilities and great coaching, it attracts talented players from all over. Your central Florida tennis holiday can benefit from expert direction and coaching as well.

Which tennis player was known for an impressive two-handed backhand, and, at the young age of 15, beat the #1 ranked tennis player in the world?

That would be tennis great Chris Evert who was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A former #1 player in the world, winner of 18 Grand Slam single championships and 3 doubles titles, Evert was known for her incredible two-handed backhand.

Director of tennis at Mission Inn, Cesar Villarroel, is a level one USPTA and USPTR instructor who is ranked among the Top 100 Tennis Coaches in the U.S. by Peterson’s Tennis Camps and Clinics. He and his staff offer private, semi-private and group instruction to help tennis enthusiasts reach their best. Also available are cardio fitness sessions and special clinics focusing on specific skills like volleys, groundstrokes or serves.

More about Cesar Villarroel!

Post Training Massage and Body Treatments

After a few sessions on the court during your central Florida tennis holiday at Mission Inn Resort & Club, let your muscles unwind with a treatment at Spa Marbella located next to Nicker’s Restaurant right on the Mission Hill property.

A nourishing facial or body wrap can erase tension and repair sun damage. A massage treatment will relax tired muscles and improve joint and muscle flexibility. For reservations or additional information, please call 352-324-3924

Onsite Restaurants to Nourish the Body

Your central Florida tennis holiday doesn’t end once you step off the court. The fresh air and heart pumping exercise sets the stage for delicious dining at one of four onsite restaurants at Mission Inn Resort offering fresh flavours and local ingredients. How about mouth-watering menu items like Conquistador Crab and Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Coriander Encrusted Salmon, or Lobster Pasta?

For a taste sensation you won’t soon forget, here’s what’s cooking at Mission Inn Resort?

A Central Florida Tennis Holiday Awaits

Book your tennis holiday to central Florida and experience exceptional amenities, coaching, body care and cuisine at Mission Inn Resort & Club.

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Premier Golf Resort in Central Florida

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(352) 324-3101

(800) 874-9053 (toll free)

10400 County Road 48

Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, USA 34737

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