golf & tennis

Where did tennis pros Chris Evert and Jennifer Capriati learn the game? With year-round sunshine and pleasant temperatures, Greater Fort Lauderdale's long been home to championship tennis - and the facilities that helped pros hone their play.



Near downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center is one of the nation's finest public tennis facilities, where pros Chris Evert and Jennifer Capriati honed their games. Private lessons are available.

Greater Fort Lauderdale is known for its varying styles of golf courses. With public, private and resort golfing options, visitors have plenty of places to sweeten their swing before teeing it up. One of the area's premier golf schools, the Manny Zerman Golf School at the Diplomat Country Club & Spa, offers private lessons for $110 an hour and 1-5 day golf schools at the club's practice facilities and  top-rated par 72 Joe Lee designed course.