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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) and two Laykold (all-weather) 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 – 8:00pm
  • Weekends: 8:00am – 5:00pm


  • Cesar Villarroel, Director of Tennis & Fitness: 352.455.6815

More Details

While staying at Mission Inn Resort & Club, all court time on the Laykold all-weather courts is 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.

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.

­All Clinics and Tournaments are FREE to Lake County Junior residents, ages 10-18. Sponsored by Lake County Junior Golf, Inc. Special thanks to Director of Tennis and Villaroel Tennis Academy: Cesar Villarroel , Mission Inn Resort and the wonderful volunteers!
All Clinics and Tournaments will be held at Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. It is important that you apply early! Space is limited. Past participants will receive priority. Download Application – PDF

Registration Deadline — Sunday, May 31st 2018

All Clinics will be held at Mission Inn — All Divisions — Space is Limited!

Clinic Schedule
June 23rd, 30th, 2018 ; July 7th ,14th 2018
2pm – 3:30pm – Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

Beginners, Intermediates & Advanced MUST attend 1 clinic to participate in the tournament. All participants interested in the Tournament must register.

Tournament Schedule
SATURDAY July 21st & 28th, 2018

2pm – 3:30pm – Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

Pool Party & Awards for Junior Participants at Mission Inn Resort & Club
Tuesday, July 31st 11:00am – 1:00pm; Hot Dogs and Ice Cream!!




Eligibility: Ages 10 to 18. Participants must be a Lake County resident and 10 years old before August 1st. Lake County Junior Golf Association members only. Juniors submitting the application below will automatically become a member of L.C.J.G.A. Space is limited. NOTE: Non-Lake County residents may participate, space available at a fee of $125.00

Format: Individual play. Trophies will be awarded at Tournament.

Equipment: Free beverages will be provided to participants.

Dress Code: Proper Tennis Shorts must be worn on clay tennis courts. Shirts must have sleeves.
No cut-offs or jeans.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Parents are encouraged to attend and help with scoring. For more information call the Mission Inn Pro Shop:
352-324-2024 ext 7145

Lake County Junior Golf, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging youngsters to learn and embrace the game. The sponsorship of the Lake County Junior Golf Association series of clinics and tournaments offers a great opportunity for young people that could lead to a lifetime of enjoyment!

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