Here's a preview of what a week of tennis looks like at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. As a Country Club, BallenIsles is well recognized for its exemplary tennis program. Located in Palm Beach Gardens, tennis aficionados gather to play rounds, practice with each other, and face off in Club tournaments. But were you aware of how much tennis influenced the Club’s social atmosphere? Take a look at what a week at BallenIsles’ looks like for a tennis player! 

Sunday 2/17 
Men’s Social Play

In lieu of learning tricky maneuvers or practicing drills, the Men’s Social Play has tennis fans grab their rackets and head to the courts with the express purpose of meeting their neighbors and making connections. Simply bring along your tennis racket to the courts around 9 A.M. and enjoy playing a game with friends, learning a special technique from a neighbor, or appreciate being outside and moving.

Monday 2/18
Division 2 Practice  

BallenIsles has a special way of dividing up their tennis players into the classes that best suit their skill and ability. They call this format ‘divisions’, and they range from beginner levels to professional ones. At Division 2 practice, players can enjoy a practice that’s at their pace with teachers who work with their learning style as to imprint these lessons in a way that can never be forgotten. Grab your racket, grab some friends, and head to the tennis courts for a good time!

Division 5 Practice

BallenIsles once again refers to the Division system to create tennis classes that are at the speed and pace of each player. At Division 5, expect fast paced drills, intensive exercises, and practices that mimic the speed and intensity of a real tennis game. Partnered with tennis pro staff and players who are all equally devoted to the game, success is within reach.

Tuesday 2/19 
Division 6 Practice

The practices help to match players with groups that are working at the same level of skill and speed. Under Division 6, players can enjoy a faster paced routine and lessons that teach complicated maneuvers. Pro tennis staff pushes players to play harder and faster using innovative skills and techniques.

Fast Paced Drills 

As the old adage goes, “practice makes perfect.” Get to perfect a little faster with the drills run by BallenIsles staff. Featuring a mix of working on select routines and imitating a real tennis game, players will expand on their skills and cement routines and postures as to ensure their continued success in the game.

Wednesday 2/20 
Division 3 Practice

For those who are seeking practices that are more intensive than what Division 2 offers, Division 3 offers the challenge and speed that players are looking for. Instructors will refine older skills while introducing newer ones, at a pace that’s slightly faster than what previous classes offered.

Division 7 Practice

As one of the more intensive classes offered under the Division system, Division 7 practices will challenge players to move, think, and play as if they’re currently competing in a game. Classes here are less focused on teaching new moves and more focused on practicing drills and responding to moves outside of practiced drills. 

Thursday 2/21 
Fast Paced Drills 

Success in tennis depends on the amount of practice performed, which is what makes this drills class perfect for players. Adjusted for different levels, this class features drills that are more intensive, making it an excellent choice for those in Divisions 3.0 on up. 

Friday 2/22 
Cardio Tennis with Al  

If you’ve been looking for a class that has the perfect combination of lesson and fun workout, you’ve found it! Get ready to sweat it out in an exciting and fast paced exercise class. Part tennis drill, part workout, Al is ready to push you to your limits with swings, steps, and serves! Meet at the courts around 8 A.M. in your best workout gear!

The Art of Doubles 

The only thing better than playing tennis is playing tennis with a partner. It’s fun to watch, and doubles with good communication look elegant on the court. It can also be intimidating for those who have never played it before. Take the intimidation out of doubles with our expert training staff, and a few practice rounds at the tennis courts at 10:00 A.M.

Intro To Tennis

Whether you love tennis or have never even seen a game on TV before, this class is the perfect place to begin learning about this great game. Instructors will walk you through the basics needed to play the game using drills, games, and advice on positioning. Members can meet and connect with each other at this fun and slow paced lesson!

Saturday 2/23
Fast Pace 3.0 

Get a feel for the speed and intensity of tennis in one of our Fast Paced Drill classes. Made for those at the 3.0+/- level, you’ll practice moves and techniques at the same speed that you would use them in a real game. You’ll be partnered with members who are at the same speed and skill as you work your way through the lessons. Meet with us at the courts at 8:00 A.M. to find out how!

Saturday Drill 2.5

Build upon the basics of tennis with our Saturday Drills, in a class that’s designed to move at your pace. Made with those at the 2.5+/- level, this particular class is highlighting doubles strategy and stroke drills. It starts at the courts at 9:00 A.M.

High Energy 3.5+ 

Prepare for your next big game with the drills at this class! This class will focus on doubles strategy and stroke drills, but at the 3.5+ level, for those who are interested in learning and playing at a faster pace. This makes the class perfect for those who are interested in taking their skills to games, both between friends and against other members of the Club in their on-site championships. Class starts at 10:00 A.M. at the tennis courts.

2/28-3/3 – Club Championship Doubles

All of the time that you have spent in clinics and classes pays off when you face off your opponents at the Club Championship Doubles. As one of the many tennis competitions that BallenIsles Country Club hosts for its members, members enjoy comparing their skill and fostering healthy competition between each other. Take all of the lessons that you’ve learned throughout the week and use them with your partner. Match the opposing team’s speed and response time and take the win for your own!

When you’re looking for a tennis program unlike any other, you can’t do better than BallenIsles Country Club. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, players such as the likes of the Williams Sisters have graced the Club’s courts. Over 22 Har-Tru tennis courts serve as the meeting place for practices and private games, and a stadium court hosts some of the most intensive games ever played.

With its full social calendar and proximity to all Palm Beach County has to offer, BallenIsles Country Club allows for everyone to take advantage of the local activities better than anywhere else. In addition, whether your sport of choice is tennis, golf, or swimming, or anything else, you’ll find something to enjoy at BallenIsles. The Club maintains a full calendar of fun events, and you’ll find areas like the Golf Practice Facility or personal fitness trainers dedicated to helping you improve your game. Click here to schedule your private tour today.

BallenIsles again is given the award by Boardroom Magazine for Distinguished Club status. BallenIsles Country Club has stood out within both the Palm Beaches and the private club scene for its exemplary offerings in amenities, its quality products, and its receptive and skilled staff. Again, BallenIsles is being recognized with the Boardroom Magazine Distinguished Club status. One of the highest honors in the private club industry, this is granted thanks to a variety of features that the Nomination Committee uses in its selection process, and holds a level of status and recognition within the private club industry. A few of the factors clubs are measured against include overall member experience, superior management and staff training, longstanding- must  have been founded at least 75 years ago, must have held a major golf championship or event and must be considered and with a reputation clearly viewed as in the top echelons, locally and regionally. 

This honor stands out amongst others regarding private clubs in its use of merit and reputation to judge the recipients by. One major element that qualifies a club for nomination is the backing by a member of the Distinguished Clubs Nomination Committee. Themselves leaders in the private club industry, their knowledge and experience are applied to select clubs that stand out in their field. Committee members will also apply the Member Experience Quotient, which is a formula that considers elements such as intangible quality, facility quality, and service quality to determine a club’s score. An on-site visit also assists in determining a club’s Distinguished Club status.

The granting of Boardroom Magazine’s Distinguished Club status is recognized in the private club industry as a symbol of high standards and influence, with its recipients bearing its benefits as well. With the Nomination Committee holding extensive backgrounds in private club business and industry, their selections are seen as having met the approval of a well-educated and highly experienced group. We are proud to feature this recognition within our promotional material, and understand the meaning that comes with it. It also gives our members something else to be proud of BallenIsles for, aside from our attentive service and high quality amenities.

One feature of BallenIsles that stood out to the Nomination Committee was the level of service that the Club provides. Everyone working as part of the engine that runs the Club, from the top tier management to everyone in golf, food  & beverage, tennis, the Spa and more have proven a superior delivery of service and care for members. It’s no wonder that the Nomination Committee found that member enjoyment levels had also surpassed standards. We must also give credit to the members of BallenIsles, who have not only used social media channels and word-of-mouth to promote the club, but also supported us with their repeated patronage. Your constant support has enabled us to succeed, and we’re proud to continue our work in serving you. 

With its full social calendar and proximity to all Palm Beach County has to offer, BallenIsles Country Club allows for members to take advantage of the local area better than anyone else. In addition, whether your sport of choice is tennis, golfswimming or anything else, you’ll find something to enjoy at BallenIsles. The Club maintains a full calendar of fun activities, and you’ll find events where you can meet family and friends for a great time. It’s exactly where you want to be. Click here to schedule your private tour today. 

Here The Top 6 Restaurants in Palm Beach Gardens All Have Something in CommonSix of Palm Beach County’s newest restaurants have one thing in common. Some of them like to play with flavor and fusion of cuisines from around the world, while others excel in serving up traditional American fare. Some of them are dives that are perfect for hanging out with friends, while others are an upscale dining experience that’s ready made for date night. They vary wildly for different reasons, but one thing that they have in common is that they’re all at BallenIsles. Located in North Palm Beach, these six new restaurants amplify the private country club’s already perfect social scene, offering residents to connect and enjoy great food!  

The BallenIsles Grille and Rendezvous Room 
The BallenIsles Grille was made for the muncher on the move. Grab breakfast a la carte in the mornings, as well as grab and go snacks to take with you wherever your day takes you. Come lunch, you’ll have not only grab and go items, but also gastropub type foods such as pizza and burgers. Bring a couple of friends to watch the big season game on the Grille’s 18 T.V.s with you, or head to the Rendezvous Room for cocktails and catching up!

Harry’s Lounge 
Dark wood furniture, the sound of light chatter, a piano player tapping out tunes-it sounds like a jazz club from the 40s. But it’s here, it’s today, and it’s at Harry’s Room, BallenIsles’ favored spot for friends, partners, and family to catch up over a drink. Have a cocktail on the terrace, or cozy up with a friend in a few chairs and catch up over martinis and light bites.

Bistro 105 
BallenIsles’ newest restaurant is bringing change to the table with a menu that’s inspired by Italian, French, Greek, and Moroccan foods. Come this December, daring diners will delight at the offerings, from fresh fish to super salads and perfect pasta. Eat inside or outside, whichever matches the way that you eat best. Order a glass of wine with your dinner to experiment with flavor pairings.

Circle 100 
What Bistro 105 is to the new, Circle 100 is to the familiar. The menu is an eclectic blend of both traditional items and selected regional cuisine. Whether you’re looking for lamb chops for lunch or want to do something different for dinner, Circle 100 has you covered.

The Cabana 
The residents of BallenIsles have a new way to get smoothies and drinks delivered to the poolside. The Cabana will be open by the pool, and will be serving breakfast foods in the morning, such as smoothies, juices, and coffee. Come the afternoon and evening, that’s when residents get to enjoy their favorite mixed drinks or cocktails. Large screen T.V.s and bar chairs let residents catch up on the news and with each other if they want…or they can just laze the day away.

Dining is always changing, from when a family member changes an ingredient in a recipe to when you use a new cooking technique on a traditional dish. Evolution seeks to stand for that change in cooking with a menu full of global cuisine, signature cocktails and liquors, and locally sourced ingredients. It’s the perfect place to bring someone who has never been to BallenIsles before so that they can see its best.

Palm Beach Gardens features one of the most exciting dining scenes that many gastronomes have experienced. Within minutes of driving over its boundaries, you can find everything from Thai food to reinterpretations of American classics. BallenIsles is honored to add to that tradition of serving up the best food with six of their own restaurants. With its full social calendar and proximity to all Palm Beach County has to offer, BallenIsles Country Club allows for gourmands to take advantage of the local food scene better than anywhere else. In addition, whether your sport of choice is tennis, golf, or swimming, or anything else, you’ll find something to enjoy at BallenIsles. Play against friends in games of tennis, or spend some time with loved ones at one of the many holiday parties held at the Club. When you’re done with it all, take some time for yourself and relax at the on-site Spa & Salon, where you can recharge with a variety of treatments. When you’re ready to relax after having such a great day, head home to a residence that’s uniquely made and inlaid with high-end details. With over 1,600 residences in the neighborhood, including golf villas, courtyard homes, estate homes, and apartments, there’s something to suit your style. Click here or call us at (561)622-0220 to schedule your private tour today.

Here are seven of our favorite local ways to get into the holiday spirit of the season. The holiday season is here! There is food to be made, stories to share, and time to spend in all kinds of ways with loved ones of all kinds. With the entirety of Palm Beach Gardens celebrating the season with a variety of activities and events, it’s not hard to find something to do. Below are seven of our favorite local ways to get into the spirit of the season. 

Chanukah Under The Stars at Temple Beth-El 

On December 7th, Temple Beth-El in Boca Raton opens its doors to the community for celebrating the Festival of Lights with light, laughter, and fun! Kids can enjoy pizza, donuts, latkes, and ice cream alongside bounce houses, face painting, and crafts. Come 6:30 P.M., families can enjoy a Tot Shabbat and listen to the story of the season with PJ Library Storytime. There’s more fun to be had at 7:30, with a Chanukah Shabbat Service, complete with music and a giant Lego menorah lighting!

Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Having stood as one of the heralds of the holiday season since the Marine Industries Association first hosted it, the Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade has helped everyone enjoy this time of year with music, lights, and fancy holiday displays. Come December 14th, families and friends will love searching out for the best waterfront spots to view the parade and finding their favorite displays. A tip: Boynton Harbor Marina and Jaycee Park are popular places with parade goers. At the end of the parade, all boats will be judged on their lights, their enthusiasm, and their themed decor, with cash prizes being handed out to the winners. Best of all, the parade will benefit U.S. Marine Reserve’s Toys for Tots, with boats making dockside stops to collect toys from those watching the event!

Santa’s Enchanted Garden at The Gardens Mall

Visiting Santa at the mall is one of those time honored holiday traditions that are excitedly repeated year after year. Kids of all ages enjoy lining up to see Santa, tell him their holiday wishes. He’s returning to The Gardens Mall again, and he’s bringing his whole holiday village with him! Through December 24th, excited children and their families can walk through his decorated snowscape to tell Santa of their wishes and receive a photo set commemorating this treasured memory. Don’t miss out; this tradition is one that creates a memory that lasts a lifetime.

Holiday Celebrations at BallenIsles 

Before heading around the world for his Christmas Eve gift giving Santa’s coming to Brunch at Circle 100 this year! There will be a full buffet, hot cocoa bar with plenty of toppings, cookie decorating and a special appearance by ol’ St. Nick himself! The following day, join your family in a special Christmas Dinner Buffet at Circle 100 anytime from 3:00 to 6:30. And the following week, it’s time to ring in the new year, Studio 54-style! Get dressed up and plan to dance the night away at Circle 100 for BallenIsles’ New Year’s Eve Celebration starting at 8 pm on December 31 with live entertainment Rock With U: DJ Fusion. 

New Year’s Eve at The Breakers

Get dressed up in your best black tie wear and head to the Ponce de Leon room at The Breakers for a classy, classic way to ring in the New Year! Cocktails and hors d’oeurves will be served alongside a four-course dinner as you mingle with guests, dance to live music, and wait for the clock to strike midnight. Grab a glass of champagne to help welcome the start of the year, but the fun doesn’t end once the countdown ends. Shortly afterwards, a breakfast will be prepared for all the guests.

The holidays have a way of bringing people together, both to experience fun activities together and to get closer to loved ones. With Palm Beach County’s full events calendar, you have plenty of ways to get your loved ones out to experience everything that the area has to offer. The right country club can do the same thing, and that’s just the case at BallenIsles. Whether you’re picking your favorite decorated boat from a parade lineup, visiting Santa, or enjoying holiday dinner together, enjoy time with family this year at the right place. 

With its full social calendar and proximity to all Palm Beach County has to offer, BallenIsles Country Club allows for music lovers to take advantage of the local music scene better than anywhere else. In addition, whether your sport of choice is tennis, golf, or swimming, or anything else, you’ll find something to enjoy at BallenIsles. The Club maintains a full calendar of fun activities, and you’ll find areas like the Golf Shop or personal fitness trainers dedicated to helping you improve your game. Click here to schedule your private tour today.

Palm Beach Gardens is such a centralized location, no matter which way you drive there is some magical place awaiting exploration. Here’s our list of a few of the places we think you’d like to adventure in. Residents of Palm Beach Gardens know that they’re in the center of everything. They’re only minutes from the PGA Arts Center and Coolinary Café, among other great venues and restaurants. They’re also aware that their distance from some of the area’s best cities makes for a great day trip. It’s hard to turn down a weekend in Miami or in Jupiter Island when they have so many great things to enjoy-and when Palm Beach Gardens has so many ways to get there. Read on to see what you could be doing this weekend. 

Peanut Island – Palm Beach

Steeped in history and only minutes away from the Palm Beach Inlet, Peanut Island, is a unique place where fun and history go hand in hand. Owned by the Port of Palm Beach, the property has been leased to the Palm Beach Maritime Museum since 1992.  In 2016, Palm Beach County turned all of Peanut Island into a county park. Taking the trails around this area will lead you to Cold-War era bunker built for President Kennedy in 1961 as a bomb shelter. For local boaters, the blue waters that surround the island are a popular weekend destination. 

Coconut Grove - Miami 

Miami is a multi-cultural epicenter for the Americas. Endless arts, music, and cultural events are hosted weekly, making it one of the most dynamitc cities in Florida. Plan your visit to The Kampong, former home of Dr. David Fairchild and current home of the most comprehensive collection of tropical plants. Keep your camera out while you’re touring the place for when you encounter an 80-foot baobab tree, rare and unusual orchids, and peacocks proudly strutting around. Afterwards, make your way to Zuma, the Japanese restaurant by chef Rainier Becker that has taken the city by storm. Don’t worry about having to hurry through your Maguro no Tataki, seared tuna with ponzu sauce, or your Lobster no Oven Yaki. Miami is only a few hours away, but it’s an experience that feels like you’re traveling to an international destination. 

Las Olas Boulevard - Fort Lauderdale 

The artsier, funkier sister city to Miami’s dazzling cityscape, Fort Lauderdale is where rising stars go before they make it onto the world’s stage. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts has been the preferred spot for many rising stars, and artists such as Slow Burn Theatre and The Weepies have graced the stages here. Get your tickets as soon as you can--Hamilton: An American Musical will be playing there next month. Head downtown to Las Olas Boulevard for an evening of fun, including Rooftop@1WLO for light snacks and drinks. If everything seems remarkably fresh, that’s because it is-the chefs take many of their ingredients from their rooftop garden. Afterwards head east to dip your toes into the water at the famed Fort Lauderdale Beach.  

Blowing Rocks - Hobe Sound

After five decades of protecting Florida’s great places, The Nature Conservancy considers Blowing Rocks Preserve one of its proudest achievements. This peaceful, barrier island sanctuary is a well-known model for large-scale, native coastal habitat restoration. The ecosystems found here are disappearing fast from many Florida islands, and a number of endangered plants and animals call this special place home—including rare loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles. The preserve was named for its rocky Anastasia limestone shoreline—the largest on the Atlantic coast. During extreme high tides and after winter storms, seas break against the rocks and force plumes of saltwater up to 50 feet skyward. It’s an impressive sight.  

Islamorada – The Florida Keys

Islamorada in the Florida Keys, is one of its most popular destinations for sportsmen and beach lovers of all ages. After its recovery from last year’s hurricane, you can still enjoy the sun and the sand at Anne’s Beach or cast off on a charter for some of Florida’s best fishing.  The area is recognized for its shallow waters, its clean beaches, and unmatched peace and privacy. When you’ve had enough sun and sand, stop by the Rain Barrel for unique art pieces, and take some time to visit with an in-house artist to learn of their method and approach to creating works of art. After that, grab some dinner from Ma’s Fish Camp for some of the best mac and cheese you’ve ever tasted. Some things never change, and Islamorada is grateful for that.

West Palm Beach 

In the words of a certain movie starlet, “There’s no place like home!” When home is part of the Palm Beaches, we couldn’t agree more. Step off the beaten path and into West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault, where you can sample beers such as Palm Beach Porter and Rescue Dog Cream Ale. With everything from football watch nights to album release parties, you can bet that there’s never a boring day at this brewery. Afterwards, see if you can’t try and grab a show at Revolution Live. Having established themselves as the area’s place to go for live music, here’s where both new musicians and acts on the block can share the stage with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Although West Palm Beach is only a few minutes from BallenIsles, there are plenty of ways to explore its cultural scene.  

Florida is so full of amazing places, there’s no reason not to take a day trip and see it all. How could anyone say no to amazing dining, endless activities, and a culture scene unlike any other? After your weekend adventuring it’s always nice to head back home to Palm Beach Gardens. BallenIsles Country Club is located right off of PGA Blvd. at the center of it all. With its full social calendar and proximity to all Palm Beach County has to offer, BallenIsles Country Club allows for adventurers take advantage of all that South Florida has to offer. In addition, whether your sport of choice is tennis, golf, or swimming, or anything else, you’ll find something to enjoy at BallenIsles. The Club maintains a full calendar of fun activities, and you’ll find areas like the Golf Shop or personal fitness trainers dedicated to helping you improve your game. Click here to schedule your private tour today.