ResortQuest International, the world`s leading vacation rental property management and marketing company, has been recognized in a recent ranking of the world`s top tennis destinations.
Two ResortQuest-managed properties—Tops`l Beach and Racquet Resort in Destin, Florida, and Sea Colony Resort in Bethany Beach, Delaware—ranked in the top 15 in a recent ranking published by Tennis Resorts Online, a leading tennis web site. ResortQuest is the only vacation rental company managing two of the top 15 tennis resorts.
Tennis Resort Online ranked Tops`l Beach and Racquet Resort fourth best in the world and ranked Sea Colony 12th. Tennis Resorts Online said Tops`l, which opened in 1985, is appealing in large part because of the “genuine enthusiasm of its tennis staff, and part to the resort`s focus on tennis.”
“We`re very pleased and proud to have ranked so highly. It is a tribute to our fine staff at Tops`l and Sea Colony. Throughout our network, we manage and serve some of the best tennis resorts in the country,” said David Levine, ResortQuest Chairman and CEO.
At both Tops`l and Sea Colony, ResortQuest is the on-site property manager and is responsible for the tennis programs as well as vacation rental management and real estate sales.
Hilton Head Island, S.C.—another ResortQuest destination—also scored well in the survey. Hilton Head had two private clubs at the top of the ranking: Sea Pines ninth and Shipyard Plantation 11th.
“Our tennis destinations are not only some of the best. They also represent a real value. They are affordable for the family,” Levine said.
ResortQuest currently has Tops`l tennis packages starting at $161 for a four-night stay at the resort along Florida`s Emerald Coast. The packages include accommodations and court time. In Hilton Head and Bethany Beach, ResortQuest has accommodations starting at just over $100 a night. For more information on the other tennis specials—including last-minute bargains—visit the website at www.resortquest.com.
Vacationing visitors were asked to evaluate resorts they knew in 15 different categories to come up with the “World`s Top 75 Tennis Resorts” in Tennis Resorts Online`s third annual ranking.
Some typical comments of respondents who ranked the tennis facilities on all aspects of the tennis experience—ranging from teaching staff to tournaments as well as creature comforts and general quality of the resort. Visitors raved about Tops`l: “Absolutely the best. The resort, the pros and the tennis is #1 by far ... Fun socials and nice players ... Tops`l is a great place to go for tennis. Both my wife and myself had a fabulous time ... It doesn`t get any better than this,” wrote one guest.
Sea Colony also had its share of avid fans. One recent guest told Tennis Resorts Online: “This tennis resort is the best I have ever been to. The instructors are exceptional and the instruction is the best I have had in the twenty-five years I have been playing.”
Memphis-based ResortQuest International (NYSE: RZT) provides a one-stop resource, www.resortquest.com, for vacation condominium, home, and villa rentals in over 50 premier resort destinations in U.S. and Canada. ResortQuest`s portfolio comprises more than 20,000 vacation rental properties. ResortQuest accommodations include spacious, well-appointed condos or homes. To make reservations or view all special offers, visit www.resortquest.com or call 877-588-5800.