With Wimbledon fast approaching and the French Open at Roland Garros well underway, the idea of a home with a tennis court could be a reality for potential buyers on the Côte d’Azur. Serena Williams recently purchased a villa with its own tennis court near Cannes and the temptations of a private court that is open all hours comes a close second to a pool for many owners.

“There are a high number of homes with tennis courts on the Côte d’Azur,” says Riviera Realty managing director Cubby Wolf. “The area is known for being very sporty. The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tournament in Monaco attracts the world’s biggest players and the year-round temperate climate is also a major factor. Homes with well-maintained tennis courts are a big plus as far as rentals are concerned, which may be of interest to buyers who plan to rent out their new holiday home.”

It's not just the tennis court that's luxurious at this Valbonne property
It’s not just the sporting estate that’s luxurious at this Valbonne property

The four-bedroom bastide below, in Valbonne, boasts its own private sporting estate spanning almost three hectares and featuring a huge pool, equestrian manège and stabling for five horses as well as a tennis court. It is priced at €3.7 million.

Beautiful gardens and views across the magnificent Gorges de Loup down to the coast sets the five-bedroom house in Châteauneuf apart from the rest. Priced at €2.495 million, it offers a recently re-surfaced tennis court and heated pool.

The property at Biot offers real home comforts in a modern setting
The property at Biot offers real home comforts in a modern setting

The striking modern house below, in Biot, is close to the coast and situated on a peaceful domaine offering an all-weather tennis court, 25-metre pool and picturesque grounds with none of the hassle of maintaining them year-round.  Priced at €1.185 million, it would make a perfect lock up and leave holiday home.

Built on the remains of a former hamlet, this characterful 30 acre estate in Roquefort-les-Pins consists of a main house and two cottages. Boasting badminton and tennis courts, nine bedrooms and a beautiful pool surrounded by olive trees, it has been recently reduced to €9.5 million.

No need to stop play when the sun goes down!
No need to stop play when the sun goes down!

Finally, should your ATP ranking points be sufficient, the floodlit court belonging to a property in Vence, would be perfect for acclimatising ahead of the Monte-Carlo Open, less than an hour’s drive away. Less sporty members of the family should also be happy with the spa featuring a Jacuzzi and hammam, a wine cellar and a disco complete with a bowling alley. It is priced at €4.99 million.

All properties are being marketed through Riviera Realty. For more information, go on-line at: www.rivierarealty.net