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Grand Slam: 7 Homes with Private Courts for Tennis Fans

In honor of the 2023 Australian Open, Luxury Defined spotlights a collection of resort-worthy homes with professional-grade tennis courts

It’s full-on balmy summer deep Down Under for the first of this year’s Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Nine-time champion Novak Djokovic heads into the final in his bid to win a record-extending 10th title at Melbourne Park and equal Rafael Nadal’s record 22 grand slams. He’ll meet World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the showdown at Rod Laver Arena this Sunday. Reigning Wimbledon champ Elena Rybakina will face off against World No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka for the women’s title on Saturday.

In honor of the tournament, Luxury Defined serves up an ace collection of homes with professional-grade tennis courts. Choose among a range of surfaces, whether clay, grass, acrylic, or hardcourt.

Note to the dedicated spectator: Imagine all those spirited rallies from the comforts of a shaded pavilion or courtside cocktail bar. Service, please!  

1. Resort Retreat in Terrey Hills, New South Wales, Australia 

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This tennis and equestrian estate in the Northern Sydney suburb of Terrey Hills is more of a way of life rather than simply a place to live.

Just 30 minutes from Sydney Central Business District and 15 minutes from the Northern Beaches, the 4.67-acre grounds include a championship-grade tennis court (with stadium lighting and an umpire chair), a croquet pitch, and an equestrian complex with floodlit dressage arena, fenced paddocks, four custom-built looseboxes, and a tack room. 

The main house has a contemporary open plan for family living, with a soothing neutral paint scheme of soft grays and tans.

A large terrace and pool deck, perfect for entertaining, overlooks the well-maintained lawns, meditation garden, and koi pond with waterfall.

With four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a sauna, the property also includes a separate, self-contained cottage; a large four-car garage; and carport parking for guests and staff. 

2. River View Estate in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

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Encompassing nearly 23 acres on Canada’s Ottawa River, River View Estate offers ultimate luxury and privacy, and world-class facilities for sports and recreation.

A long, private driveway winds past the estate’s putting greens, floodlit tennis court, and baseball diamond. The rambling, palatial main residence is executed in a neutral palette of cream, tan, and stone accents.

Arched hallways with high ceilings lead to the spacious dining room, elegant living room, library, open-concept kitchen, and family room, all with wide, tall windows that admit volumes of light.

The six-bedroom, six-bathroom private wing includes a primary suite with a custom walk-in closet, a luxurious en suite bathroom, and a river-view terrace.

The entertainment wing offers a recreation room with full bar, a den, a second kitchen, and a movie theater. There’s also a fitness room with access to an outdoor entertaining space.

Beyond the wooded grounds are nature trails and 835 feet of shoreline on the Ottawa River, including a private dock and lounge deck styled as a luxurious private beach club. 

3. 17th-Century Estate in Mougins, Alpes-Maritimes, France 

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This magnificent property abides on 47 pastoral acres between Cannes and the  picturesque village of Mougins.

Built as a monastery in the 17th century, the property was transformed into a grand private estate in 1912 by English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, famous for adapting traditional architecture to contemporary uses.

The 15,244-square-foot manor house, its ancillary dwellings, and parklike grounds lie within a private demesne overlooking the Bay of Cannes and the Massif de L’Esterel.

The main house is suited to grand-scale entertaining, with several reception rooms, a library, and study. A cinema, games room, and hair salon are among the contemporary updates.

Covered terraces open to the formal gardens, red clay tennis court, golf practice area, petanque court, and running track. Completing the splendor are an elegant pool terrace with a heated swimming pool and a summer pavilion shaded by Mediterranean pines and cypresses. 

4. Contemporary Horse Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona 

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This 237-acre contemporary ranch at the edge of Scottsdale, Arizona, captures the essence of the American Southwest.  

At the heart of the estate is a grand home styled in the Argentinian tradition with an open floor plan and outdoor courtyards perfect for entertaining. The magnificent stone and stucco residence echoes the colors of the desert, changing with the light of day.

However, it’s the estate’s amenities that truly shine: Among them are a regulation tennis court with spectator-viewing pavilion, a shooting range, and even an art museum. Additional structures include guest and managers’ houses, a greenhouse, and potting shed.

Beyond the landscaped gardens, the pool, tennis court, and shooting range is a professional equestrian facility with six-stall stable, 16-stall mare motel, numerous corrals, pastures, and outbuildings.

The ranch also comes with its own water supply, a valuable asset in the arid Southwest. 

5. An Exceptional Country Estate in St John, Jersey, Channel Islands 

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Set in the Parish of St John in Jersey, Channel Islands, landscaped grounds surround this elegant country estate with its own 80 vergées (about 35.5 acres) of agricultural fields.

A gated entrance and a sweeping drive lined with trees, azaleas, and mature shrubs leads to the original granite farmhouse, restored and extended to some 14,200 square feet.

The heart of the home is a spacious kitchen/dining area. The media lounge opens to the outdoor entertaining spaces and wider groundsA new extension houses a movie theater, gym, indoor pool, and sauna.

A four-bedroom cottage links internally with the main house. Two separate garages house four and three cars respectively, and a one-bedroom staff quarters.

The west garden has a sheltered courtyard with symmetrical planting and an outdoor barbecue. The grass tennis court stands beyond, surrounded by a shield of trees. Just along from the walkway is an all-weather riding arena, four stables, and a tack room.  

6. Villa Joy in Porto San Paolo, Sardinia, Italy 

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Villa Joy is perched on a private, gated peninsula in the protected marine preserve of Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo on the northeast coast of Sardinia.

This idyllic waterfront hideaway includes three villas enveloped by the Mediterranean landscape, a saltwater pool carved into the rock, a tennis court, private dock, helipad, and private access to two secluded beaches.

The primary residence, guest house, and an adjoining annex are crafted from native stone, granite, and wood to blend harmoniously with their setting. The spacious, light-filled interiors open to comfortable outdoor living spaces with wide stone verandas and fully equipped dining spaces.

Rising from its rocky promontory against a wooded backdrop, this private escape in the heart of Gallura offers utmost privacy, almost half a mile from the nearest property, yet just a few minutes from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport.

7. Golf and Tennis Retreat in Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, Portugal 

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This striking yellow villa has a prized location in Quinta da Marinha, one of the finest golf communities in Cascais, Portugal.

Its stark planes and angles conceal 9,265 square feet of expansive living space, luxuriously detailed and finished throughout. Domed ceilings grace the foyer, the formal dining room and the second-level’s balustrade landing for the curved marble staircase.

The contemporary chef’s kitchen gleans with black stone counters and stainless steel. There are six spacious bedrooms upstairs and seven sybaritic bathrooms. Downstairs are a wool-panelled study, an office, and the gymnasium, with glass block walls, a Turkish bath, a Jacuzzi, a heated plunge pool, shower room, and a bar.

Just for fun, there is an open, skylighted vivarium (with a model train layout!), a wine cellar, a games room (with bar) that can accommodate everything from billiards to foosball.

For alfresco relaxation, there’s a terrace and a shaded deck beside the outdoor pool, and a fully enclosed tennis court.

An underground, three-car garage completes a luxurious home just 30 minutes from Lisbon and its international airport.