Tennis in Stowe, Vermont
A top-notch lesson.

From the March 24, 2003 Issue of New York

Already lost that killer half-volley you “mastered” last spring? You’ll be nailing it again in no time at Topnotch at Stowe Resort’s Tennis Academy. After a breakfast of maple-smoked bacon and pancakes (served in a dining room overlooking Mount Mansfield), ace tennis pros critique your game and offer five hours of personalized instruction (you’ll take home a videotape analysis and a written evaluation). In the afternoon, hit one of the thirteen courts (nine outdoor, including five Har-Tru, and four indoor) to practice against the ball machine or take on fellow students. At Saturday’s courtside cocktail party, the pros go head-to-head for your viewing—and learning—pleasure.

JetBlue flies nonstop from JFK to Burlington(; transportation to Topnotch (from $254 per day; 800-451-8686; is available for $75 per person each way.
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Photograph: Courtesy of Topnotch.