Tennis for castle guests

Schloss Mittersill: Your tennis hotel in Austria

A touch of glamor and history surrounds the tennis court at Schloss Mittersill, which can trace its origins back to the 1960s. At that time, tennis in Mittersill was part of the exclusive Sport and Shooting Club founded by the prestigious Baron von Pantz. This club was a meeting place for the high society of the era; members would meet for sporting activities and social events, long before our tennis hotel in Austria came to be

Clark Gabel bei einem Tennisturnier auf Schloss Mittersill

Where Hollywood once served aces

In the days of the Sports and Shooting Club, the tennis court was a place where members not only put their sporting skills to the test, but also enjoyed the sociable atmosphere. There is evidence that even the legendary Hollywood star Clark Gable was a regular guest at the castle and played his tennis matches on the court. Contemporary witnesses report that Gable regularly took part in tournaments, which he played with club members and locals from the surrounding area. Many of the locals still love to tell stories of serving as young ball boys for Gable and other celebrity guests for a few shillings.

Over the years, the Sport and Shooting Club and its tennis court became a symbol of elegance and tradition, but with the change of ownership it fell somewhat into disrepair. In 2022, the tennis court was refurbished by the current hotel owner with great effort and attention to detail. It has been restored it to its former glory, ushering in a new era of tennis in Mittersill on the castle grounds.

First-class court conditions

The outdoor court with clay surface is undoubtedly a highlight. The artificial turf surface, called redCourt Advantage, stands out with its first-class playability. The extra-strong, smooth surface optimizes the coefficient of sliding friction. This state-of-the-art technology at our tennis hotel in Austria ensures durability and minimal maintenance, making the court a first-class choice for tennis enthusiasts.

Castle grounds

Our tennis court sits majestically on the 4.3 hectare castle grounds, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Surrounded by a picturesque backdrop, you’ll want to stay a bit longer, be it after an exciting match or simply to enjoy the beauty of nature as a spectator. Numerous benches along the court offer the perfect opportunity to take a break and enjoy the moment

Equipment and instructors on inquiry

State-of-the-art equipment is available for guests who want to experience a tennis adventure on the court. Tennis rackets and balls can be borrowed from reception, allowing everyone to fully concentrate on their game. An experienced tennis instructor is also available on request to help players of all levels improve their skills and get the most out of their stay.

Today, the tennis court at Schloss Mittersill stands as a legacy to days gone by and a testament to the unique combination of sport and history that characterizes this place. While players of all generations put their skills to the test here, the memory of the club’s glory days and the legends who once played here lives on.

Pool und Garten im Hotel Schloss Mittersill

Tennis in Mittersill with hotel amenities

After an intense match, relax in the Schloss Spa with a soothing massage or reward yourself with a refreshing drink on the terrace. Enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains and reflect on the day’s events as you look forward to your next tennis adventure at our tennis hotel in Austria.

A stay at Hotel Schloss Mittersill promises not only luxury and relaxation, but also a journey into the history of tennis. Come and experience the magic of this place, and play on the tennis court where Clark Gable once swung his racket.

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