Though pickleball is all the rage, tennis is putting up a good fight in the world of racket sports. The excitement of the recently concluded 2022 US Open, from Serena Williams’s purported swan song to the sport’s next generation of stars, brought big buzz. There’s also a resurgence of tennis fashion, whether new collaborations or resurrected items and names steeped in nostalgia. Here’s a look at net news.
Fort Lauderdale native Chris Evert ushered in the term tennis bracelet when her diamond bracelet accidentally fell off during a match. Thirty-five years later, she introduced a collection of tennis bracelets with New York jewelry line Monica Rich Kosann. Choose from a variety of precious stones (diamonds, emeralds, white sapphires) and cuts.
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Lighthouse Point | Plantation | Rio Vista
USTA 2022 Outstanding Facility Awards
Two of three Florida tennis facilities that received the USTA 2022 Outstanding Facility Award are located in ONE Sotheby’s East Coast network. BallenIsles Country Club’s 65,000-square-foot sports complex offers 21 Har-Tru courts and nine pickleball courts, while Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club’s nearly 400 tennis members, renovations and programs earn high marks.
ballenisles.org | Plantationbaygolf.com
A golfer’s mecca, Palm Beach Gardens is home to the PGA headquarters, the Honda Classic and luxury golf communities, many of which attract famous athletes. The community also shines for its conveniences such as the Gardens Mall and Downtown PBG, among well-tended retail centers. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Palm Beach Gardens
Ormond Beach is among the geographic jewels now represented by ONE Sotheby’s following its recent acquisition of First Coast SIR in Northeast Florida. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
One Sothebys International Realty Expands to Northeast Florida
Jupiter resident Serena Williams isn’t the only stylish setter on the court thanks to new tennis apparel collections. The widow of the late Black tennis legend Arthur Ashe partnered with fashion insiders for a namesake collection in his honor. Shop men’s and women’s pieces. FILA by Brandon Maxwell marks the latter’s foray into the category.
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Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
North Palm Beach | Tequesta
Premier Tennis Resorts
Tennis players get an extra perk when they stay at these luxury resorts. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne’s 11-court Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center, the brand’s largest amenity of its kind, scores high with Tennis magazine. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club ups the ante to 15 Har-Tru courts, eight of which have lighting for nighttime play.
A quick hop over the Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne feels a world away from Miami. Families love its community spirit and natural beauty. An iconic lighthouse, green spaces and stunning beaches and water views attract day-trippers too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
4560 Key Biscayne
Ponte Vedra is among the geographic jewels now represented by ONE Sotheby’s following its recent acquisition of First Coast SIR in Northeast Florida. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Wilson Ultra v4
US Open official ball and racket stringer Wilson concurrently released its new racket. The Ultra v4 upgrades stability and power through its proprietary carbon fiber construction, as well as sleeker shape. Innovative, tricked-out design enables its color to alter during play. Hopefully, Wilson advisor Maria Sakkari will apply its magic to the Miami Open.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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Tennis fans who look forward to the annual Miami Open in spring should also attend the Delray Beach Open. Tickets for its 31st tournament from February 10-19, 2023, recently went on sale. It’s unique for hosting ATP Champions Tour and ATP Tour events in the same week and venue, the Delray Beach Tennis Center.