Discover the Best Tennis Communities

The best place to find the best gated tennis communities is to flock to where the players are: see how many leagues are in the area. The southeastern states are well-known tennis spots—anywhere from North Carolina to Florida. Charleston, South Carolina, for instance, has 600 courts in the city alone. If you’re thinking about making tennis a part of your daily or weekly like, a tennis community might be a great retirement option for you.

Why retire in a tennis community?

When you’re looking at retirement communities, many people think: golf! But that’s not everyone’s preferred sport—and sometimes the golf atmosphere isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If that’s the case for you, a tennis community could be a great option. They’re still gated communities that are typically located in mild and warmer climates with plenty of sunshine, and they’re filled with active neighbors who enjoy getting outside. One key difference can be that in a tennis community, the atmosphere is more casual.

What are the benefits of tennis communities?

As a tennis player you already know the benefits of living in a community where that’s the main focus: whenever you want to play, all you need to do is grab your racket and head out your front door.

  • Tennis all the time: Play anytime, any day when you live in a tennis community. Plus, you’re surrounded by people who share a love for the sport, so you know you’re in good company. Professional instructors will help you improve your game.
  • All skill levels welcome: Whether you’re a lifelong player or just picking up a racket, tennis communities are filled with competitors and singles and doubles partners of every experience level, not just pros.
  • Active lifestyle: When you’re steps away from a tennis court, staying active is a no brainer, no matter if you’re a laidback doubles type or a more intense singles player.
  • Amenities: Tennis communities tend to have amenities not limited to tennis courts, too. Pools are great for taking a dip after a match. Fitness clubs often accompany the courts, so you can train and work different muscles to stay in top shape.
  • Warm weather: Plus, tennis communities tend to be in locales with mild to warm weather, so you can walk the neighborhood and get outside year-round.
  • Well-kept grounds: You know the court has to be well-maintained year-round, so tennis communities often have beautiful landscaping across the entire area, not just the courts.
  • Adult leagues and organized tournaments: Keep your healthy streak of competition going by joining an adult league in a tennis community. When the organization is done for you, all you have to do is show up and hit some balls.

Ready to play some tennis?

Decided it’s time to make tennis a bigger part of your lifestyle? We’ve got plenty of options for you to explore. Browse the tennis communities below to get a taste of what’s available. Most are located in beautiful warm weather areas. When you find one you like, use the information request form to contact a local representative there. That will allow you to dig into the details of each, ask questions on specifics, and schedule a time to meet. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, just use the filtering options on the left to narrow down your options.

 

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Welcome Home Mississippi

Welcome Home Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Wide open spaces, lush greenery and sandy white beaches – what better place to retire than in Mississippi? Mississippi also is the most affordable state for retirement, with a cost of living 14% lower than the national average and total retirement spending the lowest in the nation.

With 13 certified retirement communities, each one a vibrant and hospitable area, the options are plentiful, and each one offers a quality of living unmatched anywhere else in the U.S. Whether you dream of living in the same city as the King of Rock ‘n Roll, or enjoy outdoor activities like golfing or festivals, retiring in the Magnolia State is full of options for every lifestyle.

We look forward to welcoming you home!


Aberdeen

ABERDEEN
Located on the banks of the Tombigbee River, Aberdeen is famous for its magnolia-lined streets, historic homes and unique cultural attractions, including annual pilgrimages where locals and visitors can tour the town’s antebellum homes.

BRANDON

BRANDON
Just six miles east of the state’s capitol and a stone’s throw from Jackson Medger-Evers International Airport, Brandon offers a small-town atmosphere while boasting an amphitheater hosting world-class musicians and waterfront living and activities.

CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND
A charming college town situated in the Mississippi Delta, Cleveland is known for its high quality of life. Stroll down brick streets lined with great shopping and restaurants or take in a class or performance at Delta State University – Cleveland has a little bit of everything.

PICAYUNE

PICAYUNE
Home to the nationally recognized Crosby Arboretum, Picayune is a thriving city of approximately 11,000 inhabitants and is known for its well-maintained streets, good schools, abundance of churches, stores and restaurants.

HATTIESBURG

HATTIESBURG
A rare example of a booming metropolitan that has retained its small-town charm and atmosphere, this beautiful college town always has something going on – from festivals and events to educational programs and bike rides along the 41-mile Longleaf Trace.

Madison

MADISON
Leading the state with the highest per capita income, highest median home value and highest educational levels – the city boasts exquisite subdivision, expansive country lots and numerous fine dining, retail and arts opportunities.

Clinton

CLINTON
Located in the Jackson metro area, Clinton is known for its thriving downtown area with tree-lined brick streets, its award winning parks, walking trails and many academic, athletic and cultural opportunities hosted at its own Mississippi College.

Oxford

OXFORD
Oxford is a vibrant university town heralded for its unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and bars, historic landmarks and comfortable inns, as well as the country’s number one bookstore and top tailgating experience.

Tupelo

TUPELO
Music fans around the globe know Tupelo as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but that’s just the beginning. Tupelo residents benefit from excellent medical facilities, educational programs, theatre, ballet, a symphony orchestra and galleries.

Aberdeen

SOUTHAVEN
Just a few miles south of the Tennessee border near Memphis, Southaven is known for its outdoor recreation where enthusiasts enjoy fishing, hunting and camping along the Arkabutla Lake, ranked as one of the Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lakes in America.

Starkville

STARKVILLE
If you’re looking for just the right place to enjoy your retirement years, it might be difficult to find anywhere as pleasant and affordable as Starkville. As the home of Mississippi State University, Starkville offers advantages that are rare in many other communities of the same size.

Natchez

NATCHEZ
Founded in 1716, Natchez is bustling with history, majestic views of the Mississippi River and is home to 500 antebellum buildings, many of which are open for tours, dining and events. And don’t miss out on the numerous cultural activities held throughout the year.

 

Vicksburg

VICKSBURG
Home to the largest collection of public art in the state, the historic city of Vicksburg has a commanding view of the Mississippi River alongside art galleries, a thriving Theatre Guild and the Vicksburg National Military Park.

 

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Hampton Hall Club

Bluffton, SC
Homes and lots $60K - $1M

Imagine for a minute you’re visiting the private club community of Hampton Hall in Bluffton, SC. You’ve gotten over the awe of the dramatic and picturesque Lowcountry landscape, and you’re starting to take in your surroundings. The first thing you’re probably going to hear is laughter. Depending on where you’re standing, it could be coming from the lakeside resort pool, or the Pete Dye golf course, or maybe one of the various dining venues. For while everything here is beautiful to look at and expertly maintained and cared for, the key component is fun and enjoyment.

We thought you should be prepared for that because, sure enough, the tennis pro will coax you on to the courts, or the threesome about to tee off will enlist you into completing their group. You see, the minute you pass through the gates at Hampton Hall, something changes. You are at once connected with this club and community. A place you may have never known existed, right up until the moment you fall in love with it.

We invite you inside the gates to tour Hampton Hall. Come see if you feel a connection with this Lowcountry private club community. Come see if Hampton Hall feels like home.

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SaddleBrooke TWO

Tucson, AZ
Homes $300K - 1M Plus

It’s easy to see why Where To Retire magazine chose SaddleBrooke as one of America’s top 100 best master-planned communities. Within this stunning Sonoran desert setting just 25 miles north of downtown Tucson, Arizona, you’ll find an appealing combination of natural tranquility and vibrant excitement. Your new home will boast spectacular views of the 9,000-foot Santa Catalina mountain range, nearly perfect weather, and an abundance of community amenities, events, groups, and traditions to fill your life with joy and inspiration.

SaddleBrooke TWO is a true Active Lifestyle Community. With more than 200 clubs, our residents enjoy a wealth of educational and social opportunities, including an Institute of Learning in Retirement that offers an assortment of courses to satisfy your interests. Three on-site restaurants, a 478-seat performing arts center, two championship golf courses, fitness centers, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and even a softball field are just around the corner.

Welcome to a world of possibilities to Live Your Dreams, at last.

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Fairfield Glade | Tennessee Resort Communities | Best Golf TN

Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North

Fairfield Glade, TN
Homes, Townhomes: $300K - $900K Lots: $10K - $300K

Fairfield Glade is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as it sits on the highest point between the Rocky and Smoky Mountains. One of the favorite features of this area is the moderate year round temperatures. The pleasant summer days and the cool summer nights can be attributed to the Cumberland Plateau’s 2,000-foot-elevation, allowing for more comfortable temperatures and much lower humidity than most areas of the south.

What to do with all the fabulous weather and beautiful scenery? Golfing, boating, fishing, hiking, walking, swimming, tennis/pickleball-the list of fun activities available is simply endless! Plus, an outdoor amphitheater and biergarten just opened to host live music, movies, food and community events – it’s a great gathering place for neighbors to come together.

The community offers multiple subdivisions with a wide range of home sizes, price ranges, and views that include mountain, lake, golf and protected woodlands. Another attribute is the incredible cost of living in Fairfield Glade – no state income tax on wages, very reasonable home prices, and extremely low property taxes and club dues.

Fairfield Glade is just 6 miles from the city limits of Crossville, a small town, but bustling with activities. Crossville’s central location on Interstate 40 has made it a hub for many outlying areas and has given rise to a booming retail environment, offering shopping, dining and entertainment choices. The community is also located right off I-40, less than an hour from Knoxville, and an hour and a half from either Nashville or Chattanooga.

Testimonial
“The biggest deciding factor for choosing Fairfield Glade was the people, both in the Glade and in the town. When we came to visit the first time, we had no appointment and no agenda – we just popped in and wandered around. Folks stopped us everywhere we went – Food City, the Wellness Center, Villa Pizza – and just chatted. No one was in a hurry, everyone was interested in our story, everyone had some tidbit to share. The same thing happened on our second visit, and then on every visit we made once construction started. We felt like we had become part of the community before we were actually part of the community.” Michelle and James Bayless

Fairfield Glade has 11 lakes and two marinas.

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Heritage Shores | Delaware Retirement Communities Golf Community

Heritage Shores

Bridgeville, DE
For Sale Homes from $300K, Rental Homes with Flexible Leasing Options Also Available

The homes at Heritage Shores have been designed to maximize your lifestyle by incorporating the latest technologies that provide ease of maintenance and energy efficiency. There’s something for every taste and budget at Heritage Shores, with flexible main-level living home designs featuring two-car garages and available second levels, lofts and outdoor spaces. With a wealth of available upgrades, there are virtually endless possibilities for personalizing your new home. Plus, Heritage Shores also offers rental opportunities on some of its most popular floorplans, with flexible one- to five-year leases and all amenities included.

Additional amenities include: Full-Time Activities Director, 18 – Hole Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course, State-Of-The-Art Fitness Center, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools, Tennis, Pickleball and Bocce Ball, Fresh Air Exercise Circuit, Health & Wellness Center, 28,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse, Kayak Launch, On-Site Restaurants, Sugar Beet Market, Woodshop, Aerobics and Dance Studio, Arts and Creative Studio, Billiards and Card Room, Pro Shop, Dog Park, Performance Lawn, Outdoor Chess and Checkers Tables, Shuffleboard, and Many Classes & Clubs.

Call 302.956.6129 for more information or to schedule a visit to our Discovery Center.

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River Dunes

Oriental, NC
Homes: $225K - $1.1M Lots: $90K - $585K

River Dunes is an award-winning coastal retreat on the coast of North Carolina. You’ll find big water, big views, and big adventure here. River Dunes offers the best in coastal living and year-round boating, set in an unparalleled location with fourteen miles of shoreline on the big waters of the Pamlico Sound, Intracoastal Waterway and Neuse River. The award-winning master plan embraces gathering spaces, spectacular water views, and outdoor living. Traditional coastal architecture and a bustling Harbor Village draw upon the rich heritage of life on the coast. River Dunes is a place for enjoying the back porch with neighbors, the peace of an early-morning kayaking trip and fellowship on the docks in the afternoon. Enjoy luxurious guest accommodations, live music at the Pavilion and dining with friends.

The 400 slip Marina features floating docks, fuel, dockage and deep water access for boats up to 150′. The Harbor Village in the heart of the community offers dining, shopping, provisions, fitness, tennis courts, a day spa, accommodations, bikes, kayaks, trails and the new Design Center. The Harbor Club has a spectacular clubhouse with waterfront dining, pool, and hot tubs.

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Hagood Homes Inc.

Wilmington, NC
Homes & Home lot packages $350K - $900K

Hagood Homes’ focus is to create with care & integrity a superior living environment for our customers. We call it Live Better Design. Whether it be a custom design or a neighborhood plan, we design our homes in-house so that Hagood Homes is a part of the process from the start. Homeowners benefit from our constant attention to details, energy efficiency and personalized design services.

As one of the leading home builders in the coastal Carolinas, we know what today’s buyers want, and we can help bring your vision to life. We’ve been building custom homes throughout the Carolinas for more than 20 years. Our proven process and numerous customer testimonials are testaments to what buyers can expect in a custom Hagood home. If you’d like to learn more about our custom home building services or discuss modifying an existing plan, we’d love to connect!

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Las Palmas | Active 55 Community | Arizona Thesman Community | AZ

Las Palmas

Mesa, AZ

Affordable Active 55+ Resort Living.

It’s easy to see why so many of our residents feel like they’re on vacation all year long. Las Palmas is a world-class resort with year-round activities, luxury amenities and a friendly group of active 55+ adults who enjoy life to the fullest, just like you.

Visit our impressive selection of custom-built homes beginning in the $70’s. Whether you’re looking for the best value in retirement or simply the best place to take life easier, you’ll enjoy the lifestyle at Arizona’s premiere 55+ resort. Las Palmas is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980. Gated with 24 hour security. Visit us today, open daily for tours 8-5.

Management and Sales offices are still open 7 days a week, 8-5. Please contact us for more information.

Virtual Tours now available! Feel free to watch our video playlist below. You can navigate to the next video by simply clicking the button to the right of the “share” icon.



Homes are shown by appointment only and social distancing and hygiene guidelines are strictly adhered to. Safety is our priority.

las palmas mesa retirement manufactured communityMesa’s Best!

Las Palmas was voted Best Manufactured home Community 2020 East Valley Tribune!

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

Resort Living Can Be Beautiful and Affordable. Homes from the $30’s.

Step into this active 55+ community in East Mesa and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You’ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and newly remodeled homes from the $30’s. Our gated community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, a courtesy shuttle bus to get around town, a beautiful clubhouse, heated pool and so much more. Sunrise Village is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

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Golf Resort Homes in Pinehurst and Southern Pines North Carolina | Best

Pinehurst and Southern Pines

Pinehurst, NC
Homes from $250K - $1M

Looking for an amazing, affordable place to retire? Why not Pinehurst or Southern Pines, North Carolina. With over forty golf courses to choose from, numerous tennis clubs, quiet walking trails, fabulous lakes, great shopping and dining and even an amazing equestrian community, “The Sandhills” has so much to offer! From award winning golf at Pinehurst Country Club (with memberships starting as low as $12,500), to some of the cleanest lakes east of the Mississippi, the general area around Pinehurst is truly a gem. Come experience the area with us…we would love to play a round of golf with you (our gift) and show you all there is to see in this wonderful place we are LUCKY enough to call “HOME”!

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Are the courts calling you? The next step is to plan a visit to some tennis communities to get a feel for them. Several communities offer tours or will arrange for you to stay nearby to check it out. The best part? You can play while you’re there to test out the courts in real life.

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