In the nearly 150 years since Bermudian Mary Ewing Outerbridge brought the sport to the U.S., the island has served up quite a legacy for tennis.
A perfect year-round climate and dozens of scenic, top-notch courts have attracted championship-level play and even an exclusive partnership with the USTA that kicks off with the 2019 U.S. Open. See all that's in store for tennis lovers out here.
A Perfect Match
Bermuda Loves Tennis
The game of tennis as we know it has important roots in Bermuda. Mary Ewing Outerbridge, who is widely considered the "Mother of American Tennis," was born in the U.S. to Bermudian parents. Mary picked it up during a visit to the island in 1874, and later brought tennis equipment back to her home in Staten Island, New York. In the U.S. and Bermuda alike, tennis has since been a fixture in the sporting world.
Where to Play
Wherever you play on the island, you're invariably going to be somewhere surrounded by natural beauty and never far from places to stay and things to do. Serve up on a pink-hued court with the beach as your backdrop at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. For the best ocean breeze on the South Shore, opt for Court 6 at Fairmont Southampton. Coral Beach & Tennis Club is largely considered the epicentre of the island's tennis community and hosts many of the island's tournaments. Wherever you end up, try not to let those breathtaking views distract you too much.
With so many wonderful features, it's easy to see why Bermuda attracts so many professional and youth tennis events. The U.S. Tennis Association has held Category II events including the XL Tennis Open, Bermuda Breeze Tennis Championships and the Bermuda Family Championships on the island. The Bermuda Tourism Authority's exclusive partnership with the U.S. Open is bringing even more buzz to the island's tennis scene.
Celebrate the US Open With Bermuda
You might notice an elevated style at this year's U.S. Open in NYC. That's because Bermuda Tourism Authority and USTA have created a unique partnership that will lend the event an island twist, offering just a taste of what playing tennis is like out here.Find Out More
Plan Your Bermuda Tennis Adventure
Just a two-hour flight from the U.S. East Coast, Bermuda serves up an easy-to-plan tennis getaway. Get an in-depth look at where to play, where to stay and more.