Grotto Bay Activities


Grotto Bay Tennis

Fun fact: The first U.S. tennis court in the grounds of the Staten Island Cricket Club, New York, was set up by Mary Ewing in 1874 after visiting Bermuda and purchasing tennis equipment from British army officers. 

Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa has four state of the art outdoor tennis courts. Under the leadership of our tennis pro, Romar Douglas, competitive and friendly games, kid’s camps and tennis lessons are all available. Tennis equipment is also available to rent.

Please note that our tennis courts will cease operations effective March 2024.


Individual Lessons
It has never been easier to pick up a racket and start your life as a tennis fanatic! At Grotto Bay Tennis Club we have tennis lessons for people of all ages and levels.

Are you a beginner? Don’t let nerves or reservations about your skills hold you back from finding your place on the tennis court. Our relaxed environment makes taking up tennis easy and rewarding. So start today at Grotto Bay!

If you are unsure whether you have the right equipment, such as shoes or racket, don’t hesitate to call with any questions before your first lesson. Our instructor’s goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Lesson Fees

Adult Private 
½ hour $40
1 hour $65

Adult Semi Private (2 adults)
½ hour $30 pp
1 hour $45 pp

Adult Series Private
3 (½ hour) lessons $108
5 (½ hour) lessons $170
3 (1 hour) lessons $176
5 (1 hour) lessons $276

Semi Private (2 adults)
3 (½ hour) lessons $81
5 (½ hour) lessons $128
3 (1 hour) lessons $122
5 (1 hour) lessons $191

Romar Douglas (Tennis Pro Bio)

Certified Tennis Professional by USPTA, lessons are available with Coach Romar Douglas for all abilities and age levels. At age 29, Romar Douglas is considered a young veteran in the Bermuda tennis world, having played competitive tennis for almost 20 years. After graduating with Honors from the world-renowned Van Der Meer Tennis Academy on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, Coach Douglas went on to attend Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he graduating with a Bachelor of Science.

At Johnson C. Smith University, Coach Douglas was the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II conference) Rookie of the Year and was selected during his college-playing career as All-Conference Team Player in both singles and doubles for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Coach Douglas has also represented Bermuda in a number of local tennis tournaments and was amongst the first of 3 Bermudians to represent Bermuda in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tournament at the age of 18. While more recently Coach Douglas has represented Bermuda in the Davis Cup.

Coach Douglas is currently the BLTA’s Junior Development Coordinator and the East End’s Tennis in the Schools Initiative Coordinator. He is a certified tennis instructor and holds coaching certifications and qualifications from the US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the US Tennis Association (USTA) and the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA).

Couples Private Lesson
Couples Private Lesson
Court 1
Court 1
 Tennis Pro Romar Douglas
Tennis Pro Romar Douglas

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