These are 7 of the best communities to retire in if you love tennis!

These are seven of the best communities to retire in if you love tennis!

Today’s Baby Boomers are more active than ever. Retirees are continuously looking for active adult communities that offer a variety of recreational activities that let them socialize while staying fit. That’s why many 55+ communities offer sports, clubs, and activities that cater to their vibrant lifestyle. One of the most popular recreational activities found in many active adult communities across the country is tennis.  

Tennis is a great non-contact sport that helps retirees build their stamina and strength as well as help with their mental clarity. Some of the best age-targeted and age-restricted neighborhoods offer full-service tennis facilities like pro shops, on-site instructors, multiple tennis courts, clubs, leagues, tournaments, and clinics.

Some communities even offer indoor/outdoor, Har-Tru, or red clay courts, while other communities have lighted courts for nighttime play. If you’re dreaming of spending your Golden Years playing a singles or doubles match with other like-minded adults then check out these seven great communities for tennis lovers.

Sun City Arizona – Sun City, AZ

Sun City Arizona was the first 55+ community in the country, which puts it at the forefront of active adult living and social recreation. With more than 27,000 homes and countless indoor and outdoor amenities, residents are sure to find something that suits their interests. Tennis lovers will feel at home in this vibrant and active development thanks to its various recreation centers spread throughout the community's neighborhoods.

Sun City Arizona has a total of 44 tennis courts that are buzzing with activity. The Sun City Tennis Club is also a popular group in the community that encourages residents to participate in their favorite game. The club provides quality tennis facilities and equipment as well as endless programs and events for members to choose from such as lessons, leagues, doubles, tournaments, and socials.  

Sun City Lincoln Hills – Lincoln, CA

This sprawling 2,992-acre active adult community in Northern California is a retirement hotspot for tennis aficionados. With two amenity centers offering more than 100,000 square feet of combined recreational and social space, residents have endless options for physical activities.

Sun City Lincoln Hills features The Sports Plaza where residents can find several outdoor amenities spread across the community including eleven well-lit tennis courts. Homeowners can take advantage of all the tennis facilities made available to them that include tennis pro services like lessons for beginners and advanced players. Seasonal and annual tennis tournaments are also available where residents can play in men's, women's, and mixed doubles teams.  

Laguna Woods Village – Laguna Woods, CA

World-class amenities are never lacking in this 55+ community. Aside from the multiple clubhouses and recreational activities, Laguna Woods Village has a dynamic tennis club with about 350 members, an on-site tennis professional, tennis activities director, and a total of ten tennis courts, five of which have metered lighting systems.

Each tennis court is also used differently depending on the match; one court can be used as the challenge court for doubles sets while others are used for a one-set match, first-come, first-serve play, or limited playtime. Tennis lovers will definitely fall in love with these great tennis facilities in this active adult community in the Orange County area.  

Sun City Hilton Head – Bluffton, SC

Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, South Carolina provides amenities and activities that are geared toward tennis enthusiasts. This beautiful 8,200-home community features 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, the Sun City Tennis Club, and tennis instructors.

It also offers tournaments, lessons, and weekly clinics as well as a tennis outreach committee, which provides opportunities for tennis lovers from the community to come together and participate in activities and events. Sun City Hilton Head also hosts tennis boot camps where participants receive professional tennis lessons and play fun tennis trivia games for prizes.  

On Top of the World – Ocala, FL

Located in the heart of Central Florida, On Top of the World is one of the largest active adult communities in the state and provides resort-style amenities and a variety of activities and social events. Tennis lovers will have plenty of options for playing their favorite sport thanks to all of the amenities and facilities sprawled across this 55+ development.

Residents have a tennis instructor, pro shop, and six courts at the Arbor Club. The tennis courts are surfaced with Plexicushion Prestige Cushion Acrylic and four of those courts are also lighted so residents can play at night. There are an additional four tennis courts located in the Recreation Center as well. Retirees can also join the tennis club where they can participate in tournaments, social events, lessons, and clinics.  

Sun City Texas – Georgetown, TX

Sun City Texas by Del Webb offers a rich assortment of amenities, clubs, and activities that cater to the active adult lifestyle. Retirees who have a passion for tennis can visit the Village Center Amenity Complex that offers 86,000 square feet of recreational space.

This 55+ community features 12 tennis courts that are constantly buzzing with people playing competitively or socially with other members of the community. The Sun City Texas Tennis Association and tennis club are also available for retirees to join so they are able to socialize while showing off their backhand or learning some new moves from a fellow tennis player.  

Sun City Peachtree – Griffin, GA

Residents of Sun City Peachtree remain active throughout their Golden Years thanks to the rich lineup of amenities at Club Peachtree. The 45,000 square-foot amenity complex is the central hub of physical activity and social recreation. Tennis aficionados will feel at home at Club Peachtree because it offers a spacious tennis complex that has five Har-Tru courts and a well-stocked pro shop.

They can join the tennis club to set up singles and doubles with other like-minded adults or practice their swing with lessons and clinics. Whether Baby Boomers play tennis competitively or just want to stay active and healthy, they will have plenty of options to switch up their routine in Sun City Peachtree.