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Serve up some excitement as you look out over Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. The Portofino Island Tennis Center features state-of-the-art tennis facilities with five hydro-clay courts, top quality court conditions and a balance of year round social, instructional and competitive choices for tennis enthusiasts of all levels.

If you don’t have an opponent, we’ll even match you against someone of your own skill level. Private and group lessons and clinics are available with our tennis director, Arthur Anastopoulo, a USPTA member who has been inducted into the Hellenic Athletic Hall of Fame (AHEPA).

Tennis Center Amenities

  • Tennis Courts are available 8am-10pm daily
  • Five professionally maintained clay courts available year-round
  • Full service Pro Shop including men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, equipment, and accessories
  • Patio lounge for members and guests to socialize after play
  • Racquet stringing service
  • Demo and rental racquets
  • Customized tennis packages and private camps
  • Private and group instruction available year-round
  • Seasonal round robins and matchmaking service
  • Ball machine
  • Court reservations

We recommend all players reserve court time during the summer season to ensure availability. Visit the Tennis Center or simply call 850.530.0053.

Portofino Private Tennis Lesson Packages

The Taste Value Package – $80
Three – 1/2 hour private lessons (Includes use of demo racket)

The Max Value Package – $150
Three – 1 hour private lessons (Includes Portofino T-shirt)

Hitting Session – $50 per hour
For those not in need of instruction – try a singles hitting session package with everything you need for a great workout – tennis balls, court time and, of course, Portofino’s experienced pros.

Adult Tennis Clinic and Drills

High intensity ground-stroke drills, with a dose of volleys, and match play to get the competitive juices flowing with professional strategy tips to make the most of your game.

Round Robin

Jump start your day with some high-energy tennis action. Be one of the first four players to sign up to join in the morning's game. Additional players will be based on court availability.

Junior Tennis Camp

This program is designed for children ages 6 - 16. Junior Camp includes on-court instruction incorporating basic strokes, singles and doubles strategy, play action drills and supervised play. The camp also offers complimentary court time in the afternoon for practice. All junior camp participants receive a chance to win prizes with our daily raffle and three day participants receive a souvenir t-shirt.

We recommend all players reserve court time during the summer season to ensure availability. Visit the Tennis Center or simply call 850.530.0053.

Meet Our Resort Tennis Pro

Portofino’s tennis program is led by former touring pro Arthur Anastopoulo. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., Anastopoulo won numerous state and national championships both as a junior and adult player. He was the No. 1 player in singles and doubles at the University of South Carolina and was one of only two NCAA Division 1 Tennis All Americans to be selected from that state. He has been honored with the key to the City of Charleston, named South Carolina Pro of the Year, and chosen as one of the nation’s top 25 directors by Reebok Sporting Goods.

During his career on the pro tennis tour, Anastopoulo represented Greece’s Davis Cup tennis team as its No. 1 player. He has played exhibition matches with tennis legends, including Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl, Martina Navratilova, Jennifer Capriati, Stan Smith, John Newcome, John McEnroe and Vitas Gerulaitis.

Throughout his years of teaching, he has developed 57 individual state champions, 125 sectional champions and five national champions. During his tenure, 97 junior players have gone on to receive tennis scholarships. He is an active member of the USPTA and PTR teaching associations.

Most recently, Anastopoulo was inducted into the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Class of 2011 Hall of Fame, along with Pete Sampras and Bob Costas.