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Palm Island Resort Named One of World’s Top 75 Tennis Resorts

CAPE HAZE, Fla. (May 8, 2017)- Palm Island Resort has been named one of the world’s top 75 tennis resorts for 2017 by Tennis Resorts Online ( The annual rankings are voted on by avid tennis vacationers who rate their tennis experiences based on 20 different aspects of a tennis holiday.

“In generating the rankings, we relied most heavily on their opinions of the tennis instruction, teaching staff, and services like game matching. Nevertheless, because this is a vacation, we also factored in such creature comforts as lodging, cuisine, and other recreation as well as their sense of how much value they received for their vacation dollar. Then we compile those evaluations into a numerical ranking using a formula that gave added weight to the tennis elements,” said Tennis Resorts Online Editor Roger Cox.  To view the tennis rankings, visit 

Palm Island Resort caters to tennis players of all ages and skill levels with six private tennis courts on a true island resort. Whether you’re seeking a lesson or intense competitive play, Palm Island Resort’s tennis program is sure to please.

As an island accessible only by car ferry, Palm Island Resort offers tennis players a high level of attention from resident tennis professional Art Santos, a veteran tennis professional with Peter Burwash International for 37 years and a certified USPTA Elite Professional. Santos is available to plan tennis tournaments and provide lessons upon request.

The resort’s tennis program includes unlimited complimentary play, a complimentary round robin every Saturday and affordable clinics for both adults and future stars that include one cardio tennis clinic. During holiday weekends, the round robin is geared more to family play for guests of all ages. Those who play tennis mid-week have enhanced privacy and receive extra attention.

Beachfront villas offer vast views and ease of access to all the beach and water activities.  One, two, or three bedroom villas are available, each uniquely decorated (individually owned) with screened lanais, a full kitchen, including a coffee maker and microwave, laundry room, and ample patio and living room space for entertaining.

For additional information on Palm Island Resort, call 941-697-4800 or visit


Palm Island Resort is a unique 130-acre vacation hideaway on Florida’s West Coast, between Sarasota and Fort Myers.  The resort offers 100 privately owned villas in “Old Florida” style architecture on a two-mile stretch of pristine natural beachfront that is accessible only by boat or car ferry.  When you depart from the car ferry or tie up at the docks, it’s an unmistakable feeling of relaxation as you approach Palm Island Resort.