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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Retire Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

Arkansas is home to diverse cities and communities, each with something unique to discover – from metropolitan areas to rural settings, and adventure sports to relaxing retreats. No matter where you choose to visit or relocate, you’ll find friendly and helpful people everywhere you go.

It’s not always easy figuring out how to move to another state, but we can help. Request your free Arkansas Relocation Guide! This handy guide contains a wealth of information for people considering relocating to or retiring in Arkansas, including facts about the state’s cost-of-living, quality of life, real estate, communities, military and medical facilities, and more.

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Amblebrook Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA
Single Family and Villa Homes from $300K

Amblebrook at Gettysburg is an age-55-and-better community for active adults who want the best at a convenient location in the southern Pennsylvania countryside. If healthy lifestyle amenities and a custom-designed home are priorities for you, check out all that Amblebrook at Gettysburg has to offer.

The Rock Creek Clubhouse and Fitness Center is the hub of Amblebrook community activity with extras like an art studio, a demonstration kitchen and a lifelong-learning center. Complete fitness facilities include tennis/pickleball courts and indoor/outdoor pools, plus studios for yoga, Pilates and more. Best of all for fresh-air lovers, Amblebrook at Gettysburg features a scenic network of walking, jogging, and biking trails, with stops at community parks, fishing ponds and the outdoor amphitheater along the way.

The top-quality Amblebrook homes are all energy-efficient designs from the region’s most respected builders. Lennar’s one- and two-story villas that come with home automation systems, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and more for no additional cost. Elevate Homes has a choice of eight customizable single-family floor plans, each with expansive covered outdoor living areas. The cottage-style residences by Caruso Homes feature flexible single-level living with the option to add a second-floor home office.

The nearby town of Gettysburg offers fine-dining restaurants, boutiques, wineries, cultural events and seasonal festivals. The Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital and associated specialty practices are located in the heart of an area that also includes the hallowed grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Request more information to discover if Amblebrook at Gettysburg is the right community for your active 55+ lifestyle.

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55+ Community Wilmington NC | Master Planned | Del Webb Wilmington

Del Webb Wilmington

Wilmington, NC
Ranch homes starting from the upper $200K

Del Webb Wilmington, in the master-planned Riverlights community, features resort style amenities for active adults 55 and greater. Residents will enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool, walking trails, tennis and pickleball courts, and social clubs. All homes are ranch style with flexible, open concept inspired designs in a low maintenance living environment.

There are 3 collections of home series with bedroom ranges of 2 to 5, bathroom ranges of 2 to 4 and square footages of 1,262 to 2,565 and up. Homes are priced from the upper $200Ks plus with many options to customize and personalize your home.

Riverlights is a large community where residents can enjoy everything at their fingertips. Take a golf cart ride to Marina Village, a retailer hub onsite or Smoke on the Water, a restaurant with live music. Riverlights is on the Cape Fear River with 38 acres to kayak, paddleboard or canoe. There are miles of trails and an abundance of amenities and planned resident activities. Del Webb Wilmington features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, dog park, lifestyle director and clubhouse with a fitness center.

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Gated Community near Wilmington NC | The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

Leland, NC

Gated Riverfront Living, Boundless Joy in Nature

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is a vibrant, master-planned community perched on a pristine stretch of the Cape Fear River. Just 15 minutes from the classic waterfront hometown of historic Wilmington, NC, The Bluffs is a private, coastal haven for the families who call it home.

The unique vision of The Bluffs is realized every day: natural woodlands and the unspoiled riverfront landscape are preserved and celebrated. Classically-styled coastal homes exist in harmony with lush woodlands, and the riverfront.
Our visionary developers created The Bluffs with access and abundance in mind. Accordingly, residents here enjoy a close-knit, active lifestyle with total access to the riverfront and an impressive collection of amenities. We invite you to experience the joy of our authentic riverfront community, The Bluffs on the Cape Fear, with our 3 day-2 night Discovery Package.

Amenity List:
– 50-Slip Marina with Scenic Boardwalk
– 2-Acre Riverfront Park with Boat & Kayak Launch
– Lakefront Clubhouse with Resort-Style Salt Water Pool
– Private Beach Club on Oak Island – with Full Ocean Access
– Winding Walking & Biking Trails
– Golf Cart Friendly Community
– Tennis & Pickleball Courts
– Fully-Stocked Lake
– Community Boat & RV Storage
– And soon, a New State-of-the-Art Fitness & Wellness Center

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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, SC
Homes: $300K - $500K

Cresswind Charleston brings the award-winning Cresswind active adult lifestyle to the Charleston area. This gated community is integrated within the thriving community of The Ponds while maintaining its own privacy. Cresswind features a full list of resort-style amenities, all located within a natural, Lowcountry setting.

Residents can take a short walk to the 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, enjoy pickleball and tennis or participate in activities at the event lawn and amphitheater. Additionally, homeowners have the opportunity to enrich their lives with cooking and yoga classes or bocce ball. Residents also can nurture their talent in the art room, play pool, swim in the resort-style pool, fish or kayak – and stay fit and healthy at a well-equipped fitness center.

Cresswind Charleston offers spacious homes featuring a wide range of personalization opportunities, designer choices, uniquely designed with careful attention to details. Single-family, ranch-style homes will include designer features, energy efficiency and designs complementary to active living. Tour nine designed model homes. Move-In Ready homes available now.

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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, NC
Homes, Condos: $99K - $899,750 Lots: $10K - $399K

On the North Carolina’s Inner Banks is a golf and marina community with a lifestyle like no other! Albemarle Plantation is perched between historic Edenton and Elizabeth City, NC, it’s an easy drive to any major city along the coast going north or south. With easy access to Tidewater Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you will experience small town charm and big city culture at its finest. Spend days honing your game on the greens, charting a course to boating adventures and bountiful fishing or simply enjoying life amid the tranquil environment that surrounds you.

The broad blue waters of Albemarle can be right outside your door. You can put your boat in the slip and be on the Dan Maples designed golf course in minutes. Every amenity you would expect from a private waterfront community is here. All amenities are complete and owned “debt free” by the Property Owner’s Association. Homesites range from $32,500 to $425,000; Homes start at $299,900.

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55+ Active Adult Community Bluffton SC Sun City Hilton Head | Find Home

Sun City Hilton Head

Bluffton, SC
New Homes starting from the low $300K

Welcome to Sun City Hilton Head, one of the top rated 55+ active adult communities in the US! Sun City has so much to offer and a perfect location in beautiful Bluffton, SC with its historic Old Town and pristine May River. It is a short 30 minute drive to the famous Hilton Head beaches and Savannah, GA’s bustling river street. Within the gated community is 3 golf courses and several restaurants. Use your golf cart or bicycle to make your way to the numerous amenities including multiple resort-style pools, 3 fitness centers, performing arts theater, community center, sports complex, pickleball courts, tennis courts, bocce, woodshop, leisure trails, dog park, and much more. Sun City has over 100 chartered clubs and special interest groups to help everyone connect with others. This spectacular community offers a variety of home plans from 1,223 square feet to 3,728 square feet. Come see all the possibilities waiting here for you today at Sun City Hilton Head!

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Parkland

Parkland, FL

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Parkland in Parkland, FL is a 55+ active lifestyle community offering a variety of elegant home designs to fit your everyday needs. Fall in love with this premier location minutes from Boca Raton and Delray Beach offering unparalleled amenities and a resort-at home lifestyle.

Live the Lifestyle You Deserve
Nestled just outside of Palm Beach county with easy access to north the Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach airports make Parkland the perfect location. Enjoy a multitude of shopping and dining experiences in nearby Boca Raton and Delray Beach. Live the resort lifestyle you deserve surrounded by places you love!

55 Never Looked So Good®
Look and feel good with ample active lifestyle choices right outside your door. You can relax at the resort-style pools and clubhouse; you can enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center with the latest exercise equipment. Make new friends and live the social life!

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Bella Vista

Bella Vista, AR

Bella Vista is a private 36,000-acre, Member-based recreational community in Northwest Arkansas offering seven golf courses, seven stocked private lakes, swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, parks, pavilions, recreation centers, a gun range, an RV Park and many other amenities. Bella Vista was recently ranked one of America’s Top 10 Best Healthy Places to Retire by U.S. News & World Report and one of the Top 25 best places for affordable homes by CNNMoney.com and Money Magazine.The Bella Vista Property Owners Association enhances each Member’s quality of life by promoting and improving amenities and recreational areas. By building community support for parks and recreational lands, the POA strives to provide community service and outreach that meets the needs of our Members. The programs and services offered by the POA provide Members with exceptional value and quality, while emphasizing the reasonable allocation of resources throughout the city. We ensure safe, attractive, and well-maintained facilities that reflect our Members’ needs and best interests.

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Cresswind at PGA Village Verano

Port St. Lucie, FL
Homes from $300K to $500K

Cresswind at PGA Village Verano is a 55+ gated neighborhood within the gates of PGA Village Verano. This age-restricted neighborhood features eighteen unique floorplans. Cresswind neighbors enjoy access to Club Talavera’s amenities including a 27,000 sq. ft. Social Center and 13,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center, as well as its own neighborhood pool and pool house. The social clubs and full-time Lifestyle Director make it easy to try new activities along with meeting your neighbors and lifelong friends.

PGA Village Verano neighbors the PGA Golf Club that includes three championship courses. Also, Cresswind homeowners have access to the PGA Village Verano Pickleball Center designed with 27 pickleball courts, the largest private pickleball complex in South Florida. Cresswind’s groundbreaking approach to home building ensures solid construction and maximum comfort with the least amount of worry possible. You’ll find quality brands adorning each model, with options to keep your home customized and complete. Ten designer-decorated model homes open daily.

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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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Solivita – Taylor Morrison

Kissimmee, FL
Single-Family homesites and quick move-in homes from the low $200K - $300K

“Solivita” combines “sun” and “life”, the perfect name for this gated 55+ community in Kissimmee, Florida. The incomparable Solivita offers an exciting and unique active lifestyle filled with amenities, events and beautifully designed single-family residences, and is well-located with easy access to the many allures of Central Florida. Choose from a variety of open-concept floor plans to build your new home or browse the available quick move-in homes. Solivita offers single-family homes ranging in size from 1,364 – 2,929 square feet. Visit the Solivita Welcome Center, open 7 days per week, to tour the model homes and learn more about 55+ Living in Florida.

The highly praised golf-cart friendly community in Kissimmee, Florida has received an impressive variety of awards. Honors include a designation as one of America’s Best Master-Planned Communities for active adults by Where to Retire Magazine and has earned more than 70 design and community planning, environmental sustainability and other awards.

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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.

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<p>Las Palmas was voted Best Manufactured home Community 2020 East Valley Tribune!</p>
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  • 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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