The end of summer means U.S. Open season here in New York, and in keeping with tradition we caught up with our current inventory to find the best tennis courts that bring the action home. From the Hudson River to Connecticut's Sound Shore, they aren't hard to love-fifteen:
GREENWICH | 66 Cherry Valley Road
Set on 7+ acres of grounds surrounding an Ulrich Franzen postmodern off Round Hill Road, this perfect grass court brings the elegance All England to the Greenwich back country. It's fully lit (in more ways than one), and there's even a pergola to provide onlookers a shaded accommodation.
SCARSDALE | 2 Normandy Lane
In the heart of Westchester, this hard court is just one amenity of this gated Hamptons-like compound, which also boasts a salt water pool with stunning pool house.
CROTON-ON-HUDSON | 30 Quaker Ridge Road
High above the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow Country, this classic French Country estate boasts a lighted clay court in pristine condition, sequestered by acres of lush gardens and woodlands.
CHATHAM | 108 Raup Road
Play all day at Day-O Farm, a historic 121-acre Hudson Valley estate that was once the upstate retreat of singer Harry Belafonte. Tbe court is wonderfully sited on the rolling property, which surrounds tbe stately 1760 main residence.
FAIRFIELD | 2495 Redding Road
Set downhill from the main house, an upstairs terrace and poolside patio area afford box seating to any match at this Fairfield home. The property was once the residence of America's first poet laureate, Robert Penn Warren.
GREENWICH | 3 Lauder Way
We'll end our tour on the other side of Greenwich, where this spacious Contemporary, close-to-town on a quiet cul-de-sac, boasts this secluded setup with a neighboring bocce court. The gated home also boasts a glassed-in garden level chock full of more recreational amenities, opening to a stone-encircled pool area.