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Do you consider yourself an ace tennis player? Are you a lobber or do you like to drop shot the ball just over the net? Or maybe tennis is something you always wanted to do but never had the time to learn. Tennis vacations are a great way to sharpen your skills or learn the basics from pros, all while visiting scenic destinations around the world. So pack your racket and get ready get in the zone and find your sweet spot.

A game of tennis aboard a cruise ship is guaranteed to test your sea legs. There are tennis themed cruises for all ages and abilities, family cruises and even tennis dating cruises for singles. Cruises set sail to almost every exotic port that you can think of, with lots of shore time to also play on some of the worlds best courts.

From London's Wimbledon to Paris' French Open and the Australian Open in Sydney, Grand Slam Tennis Tours offer tennis excursions to every Grand Slam location, plus many other major tennis tournament spots. Packages include courtside seats, luxurious hotels, sightseeing and the opportunity to play tennis on the practice courts at the stadiums.

Stay in historic chateaus in the wine country of France and feast on decadent French cuisine. All packages include daily tennis lessons by a certified teaching pro that will leave you feeling guilt free as you sample the local wines, pastries and French favorites that include coq-au-vin, boeuf bourguignon, escargots, and frogs' legs.

Tango and Tennis? Yes! In Buenos Aires, Argentina they are combined, but not literally, to give you an energetic and sexy vacation. Tennis clinics during the day and private tango classes at night allow you to indulge in the rich flavors of the region, where they traditionally eat dinner after 10 p.m.

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