Tennis in St. Thomas
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The Caribbean sun is hot, so be sure to hit the courts before 10 am or after 5 pm. (Many courts are lighted.) You can indulge in a set or two even if you're staying in a guesthouse without courts; most hotels rent time to nonguests.
Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts. The resort has two courts. Nonguests play for $30 per hour. 5 Estate Bakkeroe, end of Rte. 315, Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/776–8500 Ext. 6818 or 800/228–9290. www.marriott.com.
Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas. Two courts are available at the Ritz-Carlton, where nonguests can take lessons for $90 per hour and $45 per half hour. 6900 Great Bay, end of Rte. 317, East End, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/775–3333. www.ritzcarlton.com.
Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort. The resort has four courts that fill up fast in the cool early-morning hours. The cost for nonguests is $30 per hour. 6 Smith Bay, 1/4-mile northwest of Red Hook, East End, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/775–6100 Ext. 8135 or 800/524–2025. www.antillesresorts.com.
Sugar Bay Resort and Spa. Nonguests can rent any of the four lighted courts for $20 per hour. Lessons start at $45 for a half hour. 6500 Estate Smith Bay, Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/777–7100 or 877/894–4461. www.sugarbayresortandspa.com.
Sub Base. There are two public tennis courts, open on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost. Lights are on until 10 pm. Rte. 306, next to Water and Power Authority, Subbase, St. Thomas, 00802.
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