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Hot property: homes for tennis lovers

Horseshoe Ridge, Weybridge, Surrey, England, £5.5m

Where In Surrey in the south of England, within the private estate of St George’s Hill in the town of Weybridge. London is just over an hour away by car and Heathrow airport is around half an hour.

What A six-bedroom house at the top of the hill with views of the surrounding countryside. The property has a pool, gym, steam room, sauna and media room with a viewing gallery as well as a staff annexe.

Why A tennis court sits right beside the house, with the landscaped gardens dropping steeply away on the other side, revealing the panoramic views.

Who Savills, tel +44 1932 838 005

Harmony, Corfu, Greece, €3.8m

Where On the island of Corfu off the north-west coast of Greece. Corfu town and the airport are both around 10 minutes’ drive away.

What A five-bedroom house surrounded by a terrace with 360-degree views of the Ionian Sea. It has panelled ceilings and large fireplaces and comes with a separate apartment and planning permission for another guest house.

Why Within the landscaped garden filled with olive trees is a floodlit tennis court and changing rooms.

Who Greece Sotheby’s International Realty, tel +30 210 968 1070

Villa Klaverduyn, Rotterdam, Netherlands, €11.95m

Where In the village of Wassenaar on the western coast of the Netherlands. The Hague is 20 minutes’ drive away and The Hague airport is a half-hour drive.

What A 20th-century six-bedroom house next to sand dunes and the sea. The house features a sauna, fitness area and a 1950s American diner-style party room, complete with booths and a bar.

Why As well as a swimming pool and nine-hole golf course, the garden includes a clay tennis court with a “tennis bar”.

Who Engel & Völkers, tel +31 20 716 24 18

Castellini in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, €3.2m

Where A small town in the hills of Chianti in Tuscany. The town of Greve — where the Castello di Verrazzano, an ancient castle with winery, is situated — is around 25 minutes’ drive away. Florence airport is less than an hour away by car.

What A six-bedroom farmhouse with a guest house, two hectares of land and a pergola.

Why A large tennis court sits on the edge of the property surrounded by floodlights and the countryside beyond.

Who Italy Sotheby’s International Realty, italy-sothebysrealty.com, tel +39 055 0751 888

Shangri-La, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, US, $8.5m

Where On Rhode Island, in the north-east US. Boston is under an hour and a half away by car. Newport airport is just over half an hour away.

What A nine-bedroom property with 1.8 acres, two guest houses, staff quarters, two greenhouses and a tea house. The infinity pool and private beach overlook Narragansett Bay.

Why As part of the Bristol Highlands community, the property has access to a tennis court and other recreational facilities.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, christiesrealestate.com, +1 401 284 4800

Lake Villarrica, Chile, $6.38m

Where In the south of Chile, 15 minutes’ drive to Villarrica. Puck ski resort is 40 minutes away by car and the drive to Villarrica airport is around 20 minutes.

What Four properties surrounded by forestry on the shore of Lake Villaricca in Chile. It has 200 metres of beach, a barbecue area and three docks.

Why The tennis court is surrounded by trees and a dry stone wall.

Who Engel & Völkers Pucón, engelvoelkers.com, tel +56 45 244 3804

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