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Orlando Championship Tennis

More than just a pastime, it’s a passion.

The tennis facilities at Mission Inn Resort & Club are among the best of the best and the resort has been listed in the “Top 25 Resorts and Tennis Programs” by World Tennis Magazine. The Central Florida area offers an ideal climate for comfortable outdoor tennis play throughout the year and all of our courts are lighted for evening practice and play. On the resort’s magnificent grounds there are six Har-Tru (clay), one Laykold (all-weather) court, 4 pickleball courts, and beach tennis sand courts that give players a choice of surfaces for lessons, matches, clinics, etc. All of the tennis facilities and amenities are open to the public and the resort guests.

A full-service tennis shop and tennis professionals at Mission Inn Resort & Club provide apparel, racquet rental, racquet restringinglessons, adult and junior clinics, matchmaking and more. Come and stay on a tennis package to get your game tuned up for home court play.

Tennis Pro Shop Hours

  • Weekdays: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Weekends: 8:00am – 5:00pm


  • Cesar Villarroel, Director of Tennis & Fitness: 352.455.6815

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While staying at Mission Inn Resort & Club, all court time on the Laykold all-weather tennis and pickleball courts are complimentary. Please call for Har-Tru clay courts pricing and availability.

Tournament Hosting

With eight courts available, we welcome outings and tournaments of all types. Whether for corporate or charity, church outings or family reunions, our staff can assist you in planning your special day of tennis. Need rental racquets? We have them. Tournament prizes? We can have them personalized and on hand for your event. Or simply provide a Mission Inn Gift Certificate to the winners – always a great idea since our tennis pro shop has something for everyone including private lessons, equipment and apparel for children, ladies and men.

Not planning a tournament, but you’d like to play in one, or be a spectator? The tennis staff puts on a variety of social tennis events throughout the year. Call to inquire about our current tennis events.

Looking for some competition? We enjoy finding the perfect match for you. Doubles, singles, hitting… we have a wide variety of guests, members, and staff that enjoy a little friendly competition! This service is complimentary. Please call to reserve 24 hours in advance.

The following guidelines are to be followed for all adult and junior tennis players:

  • Proper tennis attire of any color is suggested (shirts are required at all times).
  • Proper tennis shoes are required. Dark-soled, running or hiking shoes are not allowed and may cause injury.
  • Bathing attire, jeans, sports bras for women, sleeveless shirts for men, sandals and other non-tennis dress are not appropriate.

Cesar Villarroel is a true international ambassador for the sport of tennis and in the fitness field. He holds his United States Professional Tennis Association Elite Certification, has a Certified Pro 1 Rating from the Professional Tennis Registry, is a Certified Trainer for the National Endurance Sports Training Association (NESTA) and serves on the Adidas and Wilson Tennis Advisory Staff. Additionally, Cesar has filmed one minute clinics for the Tennis Channel, is a contributing writer for FL Tennis Magazine, and currently serves as an expert on the Coaches Board for Tennis View Magazine.

Cesar is a certified Instructor in the fun group activity of Cardio Tennis, featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high-energy workout. A former Davis cup player for Bolivia, Cesar Villarroel coached the 2009 Bolivian Junior Davis Cup Team along with Rodrigo Villarroel. With more than 20 years of experience, Cesar has coached ITF, WTA and ATP players. TPI (Titleist Performance Institute)Certified. Former clients include PGA player Morgan Hoffman, and LPGA Sanshan Feng. Cofounder of the Six sense tennis Academy Florida. Former students include Monica Puig 2016 gold medal winner.

Cesar also supervises the operation of Mission Inn Resort’s Clubhouse Fitness Center and he is fluent in Spanish and English. You can reach Cesar direct at 352.455.6815.


This resort is perfect for families of all ages. There’s a variety of things you can do without even leaving the campus. They offer plenty of things to use like bikes or fishing poles, a game room, shuffle board, table tennis, or even golf clubs down at the clubhouse. The views are amazing and the service is excellent. In my two years of coming here, I have yet to have an issue!

Tyler B
Princeton, New Jersey
Rating: 5

So much to do at this resort including excellent restaurants, biking, walking trail, spa, golf, tennis, work out facility, trap and skeet shooting and fishing. Something here for everyone to enjoy! It’s located in a very small town in the rolling hills of Florida. Great place to hold an event for just to visit with family and friends.

Palm City, Florida
Rating: 5

We were going to a party nearby and decided at the last minute to get a room. Beautiful resort with golf course, tennis courts, spa, bikes, pool and several restaurants. Our room overlooked the pool and golf course with a screened balcony to enjoy the view. It is off season so we nearly had the place to ourselves. The room was nicely appointed with a comfortable king bed and elegant bathroom with nice toiletries and 6 sets of towels. Breakfast was a la carte or a tasty buffet with made to order omelette. Other restaurants we have enjoyed on previous visits. Staff was friendly. Totally perfect mini vacation. Hidden treasure not to be missed.

Ocala, Florida
Rating: 5
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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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