Jimmy Connors - Boca Raton Resort Tennis Artist in Residence
Tennis at Boca Raton Resort


Named number five of “The 50 Greatest Tennis Resorts in the United States” by Tennis Magazine, Boca Raton Resort & Club sets the standard for tennis in South Florida, offering some of the best coaching and facilities available. Experience one of the finest teaching programs in the region at Boca Tennis Academy, which is a premier destination for players of all types and abilities. The expansive Tennis & Fitness Center is available exclusively to guests and members of Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Beach Club.

The Jimmy Connors Experience

Boca Tennis Academy has partnered with tennis legend Jimmy Connors as the new resident tennis professional.

While dominating the sport of tennis in the 70s and 80s, Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles, two Grand Slam doubles titles and was the first male player to rank #1 for more than five years in total. Since then, he has served as a commentator and analyst for major tennis tournaments, including Wimbledon and the French Open, has written an autobiography and has delivered many motivational speeches.

In partnership with Boca Tennis Academy, Connors will be available to guests and members who opt to purchase The Jimmy Connors Experience which may include tennis, golf, speaking engagements, or a leisurely meal with Connors himself. The Experience is available for half and full days. Additionally, Connors will be available for tennis clinics, golf outings appearances and motivational speaking, a tremendous way to enhance a group’s visit, upon request.

  • 90-minute clinic with Jimmy Connors and Resort Pros followed by a 90-minute Q&A session.
  • Motivational speaking engagement at group event
  • Golf outings

Each Jimmy Connors Experience will include photo opportunities and autograph session.

For The Jimmy Connors Experience please call 561.447.5461 or email Erik.Silver@waldorfastoria.com.

Year-Round Tennis Services for All Ages and Abilities

  • State-of-the-art Tennis & Health Club regularly listed by Tennis Magazine as one of the top tennis programs in the country
  • Resurfaced clay-based courts including 12 Har-Tru courts at the Resort's Country Club and 18 Hydro-Grid Courts with Hydro-Grid technology to maintain a consistent level of moisture, ensuring both optimum play and a more physically forgiving surface
  • Instruction, camps and events –  an innovative program of daily clinics, camps, one-on-one lessons and custom fitness training
  • Tennis Concierge Available for guests and club members looking to reserve court times, and assist players looking for competitive team players at their respective skill levels
  • Extensive pro shop offering a full range of apparel and equipment
  • Two-story Tennis Clubhouse with viewing deck, offering the ideal setting for relaxation between matches
  • Private lessons and racquet rental available

Junior Tennis Program

For Junior Program registration, stop by the Tennis Pro Shop or call 561-447-3141. For additional information, call Todd Roth, Director of Junior Tennis, at 561-447-3105 or email todd.roth@waldorfastoria.com.

View the Junior Development Tennis Brochure
View the 2018 Summer Tennis Camp
View the Summer Junior Tennis
View the Fall Junior Tennis

"Create a Camp” at the Boca Raton Resort & Club

At "Create a Camp” pick the date, how many days you would like to play, and any amenities you would like to take advantage of at the Resort. The Camps are a minimum of 2 days and can be arranged either during the week or weekend, with several blackout dates including but not limited to Christmas, Easter, Presidents Day.

To create your camp or for further information call Dan DeBruyne at 561-447-3141, or email us at dan.debruyne@waldorfastoria.com. We look forward to helping you improve your game and enjoy one of the finest resorts in the country.

View the "Create a Camp" flyer.

Ask a Pro + Round Robin Tournaments

Ask a Pro

Get expert tips and advice from a tennis professional ahead of your visit.

"Welcome to the Tennis Center! There are 18 superior clay courts just steps away from your accommodations. We have programs and instructions for kids starting at ages 3 and up. We also offer concierge tennis services to make your tennis stay memorable, easy, and personable." - Erik Silver

Please contact Erik or Brett for general information and booking tennis lessons/ drills in advance.

Erik Silver  Director of Tennis Erik.silver@waldorfastoria.com

Brett Maynard  Assistant Director of Tennis Brett.maynard@waldorfastoria.com

Tennis Schedule

Round-Robin Tournaments

These fun, social tournaments invite players of all levels to participate. No partners are needed. Five rounds of six no-ad scoring games are played with total games won recorded at the conclusion of each round. All scores are tallied, and the top players compete in a one-set final –  always a lively event!

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