TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort
Destin, FL
  • TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort is a tranquil resort located in Miramar Beach, in South Walton County, just 10 miles east of Destin, in Northwest Florida. As you arrive inside the gates of this private, gated community, you will experience the serenity of being secluded from the more populated areas of this beach destination, while still being conveniently located to nearby shopping, dining and gulf-front attractions. Situated on 52 private acres, this full-service resort is bordered by the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and a nature preserve—so without ever getting in the car, you can choose from relaxing at the beach, playing tennis and racquetball, or hiking, kayaking or paddle boarding, all while experiencing the resort’s natural beauty.

    This award-winning resort offers onsite dining at two different restaurants, boasting seasonal menus that feature fresh-local ingredients. Enjoy lunch and dinner and refreshments overlooking the Gulf at the Blue Dunes Grille (seasonal) or hand crafted beverages and casual cuisine at Club Tiki, adjacent to the tennis courts.

    The Racquet Club has certified professional tennis instructors and programs, a fitness center, a racquetball court, an indoor-outdoor pool, steam room and a sauna. Treat yourself to massage therapy, available by appointment in two treatment rooms within the clubhouse.

    Families can take advantage of an array of entertaining children's activities, and there is also meeting and event space available for meetings for up to 150, and events for 200.

    A short drive west of TOPS’L is Destin, FL, filled with thrilling watersports from parasailing to snorkeling, scuba diving,deep-sea fishing and boating charters, plus exciting shopping and dining venues. The area is also home to more than a dozen championship golf courses. Just to the east, experience the luxury and gorgeous scenery of Scenic Hwy 30A, with 16 distinct beach communities each displaying their own architecture and culture.

    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers the largest selection and best vacation rentals in the area and has accommodations that will fit every lifestyle and budget.

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    All units at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort are non-smoking.

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  • Although the fully equipped kitchen in your vacation rental at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort has everything you need to prepare that favorite family dinner or special romantic meal, you also have easy access to the on-site dining options, including the beachside Blue Dunes Grille, Club Tiki and the Ocean Club. As a TOPS’L guest, you also are within walking distance to the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf, which offers a wide variety of fine dining, casual cuisine and plentiful nightlife.

    The Blue Dunes GrilleRestaurant available to members and guests of resort only.
    Blue Dunes Grille is conveniently located on the pool deck behind the Tides and is the perfect place to gather beachside for delicious sandwiches, salads, appetizers and the best drinks on the beach. No need to leave your fun in the sun or get dressed—come as you are and enjoy some stunning views!

    Club TikiRestaurant available to members and guests of resort only.
    Located to the west of the TOPS’L Clubhouse, Club Tiki offers handcrafted cocktails, wraps, smoothies, pizza and tasty appetizers. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax in the covered outdoor lounge area and watch your favorite team on one of our eight 52” TVs, or unwind after a round of tennis, Club Tiki has you covered!

    The Ocean Club
    Open for dinner daily, the Ocean Club is located at the entrance of TOPS’L and offers fine dining with local flare, plus live entertainment on select nights! With only the freshest cuts of fish and steak with the finest ingredients, its menu is sure to appeal to every indulgence.

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  • TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort makes staying active and fit easy for ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals' guests, who enjoy access to all facilities and services at the Club & Fitness Center. This facility offers everything needed to maintain a healthy body and mind, including the latest fitness equipment and weights, aerobic classes and access to certified fitness trainers. Multiple pools—indoor and outdoor—can be used for exercise or relaxation. Guests can also take advantage of saunas, steam rooms and on-site massages. Tennis, basketball and racquetball courts will keep active types on the move, and the tennis front desk can answer any questions and schedule tennis programs for our guests.


    TOPS'L Club & Fitness Center

    • Complimentary Use of Fitness Equipment
    • Complimentary Aerobic & Yoga Classes
    • Sauna and Steam rooms
    • Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool & Hot Tub
    • Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub
    • Personal Fitness Trainers Available
    • On-site Massage Therapists Available
    • Private Locker Rooms
    • Racquetball Court
    • Tennis Front Desk
    • Tennis Pro-Shop and Sandbar Market
    • Complimentary Wireless in Lobby
    • Lounge area with Flat Screen TVs & Complimentary Coffee


    TOPS'L Membership Information

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  • Whether looking to play tennis under the warm Florida sun or under the lights after dark, the tennis facilities at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort sets up a "game, set, match" situation when it comes to choosing a Northwest Florida vacation destination.

    Tennis Resorts Online consistently rates TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort as one of the world's Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps and a Best Value for the Dollar.


    Awards & Accolades

    • Tennis Facility Grand Champion (source: Visit South Walton, Perfect in South Walton awards, 2016)
    • Best Tennis Facility (source: Destin Magazine, Best in Destin awards, 2015)
    • Best Tennis Club (source: Northwest Florida Daily News, Finest of the Emerald Coast awards, 2015)
    • Ranked in the Top 25 of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps (source: Tennis Resorts Online, 2013-2016)
    • Best Value for the Dollar (source: Tennis Resorts Online, 2013, 2014)
    • Best Tennis Facility (source: Emerald Coast Magazine, 2013)


    Tennis Facilities & Services

    • 12 Newly Resurfaced Clay Courts
    • Complimentary Use of Tennis Courts
    • Tennis Desk - Located in TOPS'L Club
    • USPTA-Certified Tennis Professionals
    • Private and Group Lessons
    • Tennis Clinics
    • Player-Matching Services
    • Round Robins & Socials
    • Tennis Packages Available
    • Racquet Stringing
    • Tennis Equipment Available for Purchase
    • Tennis Racquet Rentals Available
    • Ball Machine Rentals Available


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    Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers discounted tennis packages for guests and can help arrange tennis instruction, tournament play and other programs at the TOPS'L resort.


    Meet the TOPS'L Tennis Professionals

    Director of Tennis — Joe D'Aleo

    Joe D'Aleo has been with TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort since 1995 and has been an integral part of making TOPS'L one of the best tennis resorts in the country. His passion and devotion to the game have given him an accomplished tennis background as a player, coach and teacher. Joe started playing tennis at the age of 3 in Miami Beach, FL with his parents. He played his junior tennis mostly in the South. Joe was ranked #5 in the state of Georgia in 1989, which led him to play collegiate tennis singles and doubles for Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He has coached many state and nationally ranked juniors and adults during his career. In 2003 he was voted Best of the Emerald Coast teaching professional.

    Joe has been certified with the USPTA as an Elite Professional for 20 years and was nominated USPTA 2006–2007 District Pro of the Year, Florida division for the Panhandle. He was the USPTA FL District President for District 1 from 2010–2013 and currently serves on the USPTA FL board as Vice President. He has been awarded USPTA FL District President of the year for 2011 and 2012 and received the prestigious honor of USTA FL & USPTA FL service award in 2011. Joe is the tournament director for the Helen Drake Invitational Tennis tournament, one of the largest USTA adult tournaments in the state of Florida with more than 300 players each year. The Helen Drake has been awarded three times, the most recent in 2013 for the AL Mills Memorial Adult Tournament of the Year by USTA FL.

    Joe's knowledge of the game has made TOPS'L one of the resorts to be voted as a TOP 50 tennis resort and TOP 5 Doubles Resort by Tennis Magazine and 12 years in a row ranked by Tennis Resorts Online as a TOP 25 U.S. Tennis Resort in the world.

    Head Tennis Professional — Sam Vickroy

    Sam Vickroy has been part of the TOPS'L tennis staff since 2004. His father, Sam Vickroy, Sr., started him in the game of tennis in Nashville, Tennessee, which led to Bill Tym coaching Sam throughout his junior tennis career. Sam was a top-ranked junior player at the state and southern levels. Sam played college tennis at Virginia Intermont NAIA, where he went undefeated his senior year in #3 singles and #2 doubles, with the team finishing 14th in the nation that year. After college, in 1996, Sam went to work for world-renowned professional Bill Tym at Richland Country Club where he got the opportunity to work with some world-ranked juniors.

    Sam has been a USPTA Elite professional for 15 years and continues to grow his knowledge of the game year after year. His enthusiasm and love of teaching makes him a great instructor for both private lessons and group clinics. Sam's experience adds a lot of expertise to the tennis program at TOPS'L, and we look forward to many more years with Sam as part of the team.

    Assistant Tennis Professional — Tyler Marengo

    Tyler joined the TOPS'L tennis staff in 2013. Tyler's junior tennis career marked him as one of the top players in Michigan in both singles and doubles. During his junior career, Tyler also earned a Division 1 State Championship title in doubles. He later attended Ferris State University, where he proved to be a valuable asset, as well as a leader of the men's varsity team. Tyler's singles/doubles career of 82-27 earned the record for Best Singles Career and second Best Doubles Career at Ferris State.

    Ferris State University's Professional Tennis Management program was not only the first of its kind in 1986, but remains one of only two today. It is the largest bachelor's degree program accredited by the USPTA. The combined emphasis on tennis skills and training, and the management of tennis as a business, uniquely prepares its international body of students to excel in the industry. Tyler graduated Ferris State University in 2013 with a degree in Professional Tennis Management with an emphasis on Business Administration. During his college career, Tyler also completed summer internships at the Birmingham Country Club in Michigan, as well as the Greenwich Country Club in Connecticut.

    Tyler is a USPTA Elite Professional and enjoys teaching players of all ages and abilities. Tyler is very motivated to share his love for the sport with the community and resort guests. He looks forward to continuing to modernize and expand the already reputable tennis program at TOPS'L.

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  • Boasting expansive meeting rooms and social gathering facilities, TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort is great for group gatherings, meetings and events! Plus, with on-site tennis courts and other sporting options, a nature trail and multiple swimming pools and hot tubs, this gem of a resort in Northwest Florida provides plenty of options to enjoy between events or breakout sessions. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals' guests enjoy beach access, on-site dining and more from our comfortable condos and luxurious private homes.

    TOPS’L offers a variety of event space including the Beachside Pool Deck, Club Tiki, The Ridge Lawn and The Centre Court & Wimbledon Room at the Clubhouse. All indoor facilities have internet access, as well as audio/visual equipment availability.
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    For reservations or more information on hosting an event at TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort, please contact our Group Sales Manager.

    877-588-9371  ·  Florencia.Branagan@wynvr.com  

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  • Imagine a picturesque wedding transpiring in the midst of bright blue skies, sugar-white sand and soothing waves breaking upon the shore. You are surrounded by your family and friends while you vow your eternal love and devotion to one another. Let us help you find your dream venue at TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort!

    TOPS’L Wedding Ceremony & Reception Package

    • Wedding vows exchanged on our beach or Ridge Lawn
    • Centre Court Ballroom accommodating up to 150 guests
    • Whether you choose to have a full-service wedding planner or you are a DIY Bride - TOPS’L allows you to hire vendors that fit the vision for your big day!


    Additional Reception Venue Options

    • TOPS’L Beachside Pool Deck accommodating up to 200 guests
    • The Ridge Lawn accommodating up to 200 guests
    • Club Tiki & Pool Deck with café lighting accommodating up to 75 guests
    • Wimbledon meeting room of 1,041 Sq. Ft. adjacent to Centre Court Ballroom for bridal suite


    Other Supplementary Services Available

    • White wooden ceremony chairs
    • Dance floor
    • Clear chivari chairs, up to 100
    • Optional tent rental
    • LED uplighting to add highlighting & color
    • Audio visual equipment available for wedding slide shows


    Guest Accommodations

    • Complimentary room nights may be earned for guest room nights booked
    • Complimentary delivery of guest amenity gifts and welcome letters


    Call us today to customize your dream Florida wedding!

    TOPSLweddings@wynvr.com  |  1-800-728-1021

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  • A Perfect Partnership

    We've all heard the saying, "You get what you pay for," but with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, you get more. Much more.

    Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business. As part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, more property owners trust Wyndham Vacation Rentals to market, manage, and maintain their rental properties in the U.S. than any other professional vacation rental management company. Our commitment is to help our homeowners maximize their property's income potential and provide an overall relaxing experience for you and future rental guests.

    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort continually strives to make your homeowner experience one of individual attention and professionalism and to help your property realize its full investment potential. We pride ourselves on having a local team with global support, making us the best of both worlds and the perfect partner to manage your vacation rental. The high standards to which we hold our people and our properties form the basis of our Vacation Rental Bill of Rights® — a list of six key commitments that every traveler can expect when booking a vacation rental stay with us. Additionally, we offer the Truly Comfortable & Clean program, eliminating comforters and guaranteeing the entire bedding is washed and fresh before each arrival. This alternative to bedspreads will set your vacation rental apart from the competition and ensure the comfort of your guests.

    Our goal is to drive your revenue further by creating a strategic marketing plan. Through this plan we will enhance your bookings and generate the results you expect by optimizing distribution channels. In other words, our marketing doesn't start and stop here. We proudly and successfully partner with several other distribution channels and maintain your property there as well—putting more money in your pocket.

    • VRBO.com
    • Homeaway.com
    • Flipkey.com
    • Airbnb.com
    • Expedia
    • Booking.com
    • Travelocity
    • Hotels.com
    • ...and More!

    Our success as a property management company begins with the trust our owners place with us. We work hard to help our owners get the most value possible from their rentals. Our fantastic team of detail-driven staff takes personal pride in inspecting, managing, and maintaining each property.

    If you've got a property in TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort and you're looking for personal service, powerful marketing, and exceptional property management, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

    Contact our local Business Development representative, RJ Johnson to join our program or for any additional information or questions that you may have.

    Rental Destinations

    • Destin
    • Fort Walton Beach
    • Navarre
    • Panama City Beach
    • Pensacola Beach
    • Perdido Key
    • South Walton
    • TOPS'L Resort

    RJ Johnson

    Business Development
    (844) 602-5245

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