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“Great Tennis Camp for a Laid-back Getaway”
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Total Tennis
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Saugerties
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I spent two nights here recently and really enjoyed ourselves. We ended up in appropriate groups (although my husband's 4.0 group was more heterogeneous than my 3.0 group), felt the instruction was good (great in my case), enjoyed the food and liked the overall vibe of the camp. We met some really nice people, too. As long as you understand that this is camp, not a resort, and you don't take yourself too seriously, Total Tennis is an excellent destination for a few days of intensive tennis within driving distance of most east coast cities.

Room Tip: Main Lodge Lounge is only place with wifi. We stayed in the newest building which was comfortable in...
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a wonderful fun place! If you're not planning a country club experience, you like fun people and lot's of tennis you'll have a good time. The instructors are well versed in every level, helpful, and organized. My second trip hit a rainy day. Fortunately they were not at capacity and the time was spaced out with larger groups on the indoor courts. I would have preferred the normal 4 to a group outside or a longer day; but it was good and there was plenty of court time. The food is great and it's surprising how many people you connect with. The accommodations are not glamorous and the temperature control in the showers wildly unpredictable; but clean and pleasant. I will be back there sooner than later. The food is especially good and fresh.

Room Tip: If you spend a little more the main lodge is nicer than the others.
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

As other reviews like to say, the accommodations are not luxurious. But if you ask for one of the newer rooms they are clean, comfortable and welcoming. And you'll only be there while sleeping.

Otherwise you'll be on the courts with fabulous coaches (Vic is amazing - positive, encouraging, great analytical skills); eating amazingly fresh and varied meals in the dining room (Ben, head chef, is sufficient reason alone to go); having a great after-tennis therapeutic massage with Ellenora, Teresa and others; in the new hot tub, at the pool, walking the grounds with wonderful views of the Catskills, or perhaps most enjoyably meeting the wide range of so many other great tennis enthusiasts.

We had another fabulous time this week, our 10th visit. Thanks Ellen!!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
12  Thank Bryan M
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

I knew Total Tennis wasn't a luxury resort (I'd been once many years ago) but it really seemed old and tired. (No updates since the heyday of the Catskills!) My room was ok but the shower was really bad (unadjustable-scalding then cold) not what you want after 5 hours on a tennis court in 90+ degree heat.
The food is good; lots of choice served cafeteria style and they do provide vegetarian options. They had complimentary wine and beer both nights pre-dinner. You couldn't take your own wine into the main room and had to pay a corkage fee if you wanted to take it into the dining room-seems like a bit of a cash grab.
The tennis was ok. I felt I was in the right group and the pro was good. I feel like I took away a couple of pointers but could have used more critiqued game play instead of so much mini tennis to warm-up and ball feeding.

Room Tip: Rooms in the Lodge are very tired but seem the internet. Rooms in the outer sections were much nice...
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to Total Tennis for years now. It is the well known best tennis getaway in the NYC area and one of the best values. We came again over Memorial Day Weekend and as always had an amazing time. It's a very special place for so many reasons. The resort captures that nostalgic feeling of Catskills getaway and balances that with a serious tennis instruction program. Moreover, the food is phenomenal (served buffet style) and uses a lot of locally grown ingredients. There is always something for everyone. I always end up gaining weight when I'm there despite how much I play. The rooms are nice and most of them are updated still maintaining that country-rustic feeling. I would recommend staying in the Cherry Hill or the Lodge rooms. They include an additional fee, but it's worth it. There are no TVs in the room, but I think that's intentional because it forces you to enjoy the gorgeous outdoors and socialize with your fellow tennis enthusiasts. It is truly a camp experience. I definitely would recommend to any level player - only requirement is that they love tennis.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
7  Thank Jennifer L
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Address: 1811 Old Kings Hwy, Saugerties, NY 12477-4183
Region: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Saugerties
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Saugerties
Number of rooms: 42
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