For die hard tennis fans and players, Wimbledon is the sport’s ultimate competition.
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The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon brings tennis big-wigs like Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, and Serena Williams together to battle it out for the coveted championship title.
Held at the All England Club since its birth in 1877, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships kicked off on June 20.
With the Wimbledon quarterfinals in motion and the final matches a few days away (women’s final on Saturday, men’s final on Sunday on NBC), here’s a Wimbledon-inspired list of 10 for-sale homes with luxury tennis courts, perfect for brushing up on on your aces and backhand.
A veteran of Zillow's annual Most Expensive Homes for Sale round-up, Champ d'Or is a breathtaking Texas property that not only features a palace-like 35,000-sq ft main house but a lighted, tournament-worthy tennis court with an adjacent tennis house perfect for pre- and post-match entertaining.
If you're summering in Southampton, you'd better bring your A game. Whoever scoops up this Oceanside slice of Southampton real estate will have ample opportunity to keep their tennis serves razor-sharp.
The 4-acre, Norman Jaffe-designed estate features a sunken tennis court surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and a patio.
Almost everything is better Oceanside, making the oceanside tennis court of this secluded 25-acre Hawaiian property a true gem for tennis players.
The massive property, currently listed on the Hawaii real estate market for $13.75 million, includes an 11,400-sq ft main residence, 1,000-sq ft oceanfront lanai, 2-story guest house, pool, and 3-car garage.
Surprisingly, the tennis star's waterfront home doesn't have a tennis court.
So, we turned to this 14,400-sq ft Mediterranean mansion (above), and its gorgeous outdoor tennis court.
Surrounded by hedges and adjacent to the property's swimming pool and 209 feet of private waterfront, the court is perfectly situated for a refreshing dip after a long tennis practice.
Located on a private lake behind layers of treed acreage is a pavilion-side tennis court awaiting its next match. It may be hard to head straight to the tennis court at this property, though.
Listed on theDallas real estate market for $12.5 million, this 4.7-acre estate uniquely features a wine cellar with floor-to-ceiling storage (see pic #11), a sun room, two galleries for art, a barrel-vaulted formal dining room, restaurant-grade kitchen, and a glass-tiled pool and spa.
The epitome of outdoor tennis play in the Great Northwest, the lighted tennis court that belongs to thisGig Harbor home is embedded within tall trees on all sides, as is the rest of the 23-acre piece of Gig Harbor real estate.
Listed for $4.4 million, this luxury cabin property includes a gym, office, media room, billiards room, 2-bedroom guest house, pool, spa, and barn.
If a home was ever meant to develop athletes, this custom-built Alabama home is the one.
Currently listed for $3.5 million on the Harvest real estate market, this 14-acre estate is equipped with a tennis court that can also be used as a basketball court and volleyball court; a sports house for equipment; and a full-size football field.
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