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“Tennis: the most perfect combination of athleticism, artistry, power, style, and wit.” —Writer, Martin Amis

Anyone who loves tennis understands the home-tennis-court fantasy. Yes, we all grew up practicing our forehand by hitting the Penn ball against the garage door over and over and over again (at nine years old, we were totally okay with that!), but as adults, our tennis fantasies morphed into one wondrous image: our very own tennis court at home.  A game of doubles at the country club was fine every once in a while, but what we dreamed about at night was to step out from the back door of our estate and onto the pristine surface of our own private, full-sized, gorgeous tennis court. Well, get ready to meet your dreams head-on, because we are featuring four California homes that are not only stunning aesthetically, but they are home to some of the state’s most beautiful residential tennis courts. How is a tennis court beautiful, you ask? Take a look at these photos—especially the vistas surrounding the courts—and you’ll understand just how spectacular a game of tennis can be.

If you want to see more of any of these properties—click through the photos or addresses for details.

 1. 1091 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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This exquisite Beverly Hills gated manor not only features stunning European architecture and meticulously detailed appointments, but it’s also the setting of one of the most pristine residential tennis courts in the area. With the courts situated just outside the sprawling back terrace, this is the embodiment of a tennis lover’s dream home. The interior includes 8 bedrooms, 12 baths and a gorgeous 30,000 square foot lot. Priced at $18,950,000 USD.

2. 6982 Spyglass, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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If there’s such a magical place as a Tennis Oasis, then this palatial San Diego-area estate is definitely it. Surrounding the beautiful, full size court is rich foliage, palm trees and blossoming plant life, offering tennis lovers an unbelievable setting for weekend games. The expansive property also includes is a dazzling infinity pool and spa, as well as a manor with six bedrooms, five and one-half baths, a home theater and—continuing with the Oasis motif—breathtaking ocean, mountain, lake and golf course views from virtually every room in the home. Priced at $6,995,000 USD.

3. 28 Boulder View, Irvine, CA

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Set inside Irvine’s renowned Shady Canyon Golf Community, this fabulous estate has an equally phenomenal tennis court, which is the ultimate for sports lovers since it also doubles as a basketball court. The stunning home spans over 15,000 feet and includes six bedrooms, eight full baths and three partial baths, with exquisite custom appointments throughout. Ready for luxury. Game on!

 

4. 55 New Place Rd, Hillsborough, CA

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 Priced at $10,350,000 USD,  this stunning 2.2 acre estate is set within the gates of the renowned Burlingame Country Club and includes a fabulous U.S. Open-style tennis court that’s surrounded by lush greenery. The property also features an Olympic-size pool, a two bedroom guest house and a spectacular home that  spans 8,400 square feet with eight bedrooms, six full baths and two partial baths.

 

Are you a tennis fan? What would be your favorite setting for an at-home tennis court? Let us know in the comments section below!