July 4, 2014 4:33 pm

Five homes perfect for tennis fans

From a $45m property in Los Angeles with a floodlit grass court to a house near the home of the Wimbledon Championships
Faring Road, Los Angeles, California

438 North Faring Road, Los Angeles, California, $45m

Where In Holmby Hills, a neighbourhood of west Los Angeles, 20 minutes’ drive from the beach at Santa Monica and 30 minutes’ drive from Los Angeles international airport.

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What A seven-bedroom home with more than 16,000 sq ft of interior living space. Designed by London-based Quinn Architects in 2012, the property has a 75ft-long central gallery that is perfect for displaying art, three living rooms, two libraries and a fitness centre.

Why The property, which has an artificial grass tennis court with floodlights, is situated only a short drive from the Los Angeles Tennis Center at the UCLA campus, the former home of the LA Tennis Open, and a major tennis venue in the US.

Who Savills, savills.com, tel: +44 20 7016 3740

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Blackden Manor, Cheshire, UK

Blackden Manor, Cheshire, UK, £5.5m

Where Just outside Goostrey, a village in northwest England, 23 miles from central Manchester and 17 miles from Manchester international airport.

What A seven-bedroom, Grade II-listed manor house, with a three-bedroom cottage, an outbuilding with stabling facilities, a two-storey barn, a small lake and a paddock. The main house has a flagstone-floored entrance hall, a large drawing room and a wood-panelled sitting room.

Why Blackden Manor has 29 acres of grounds, including a large landscaped garden, an outdoor pool and a high-quality hard tennis court.

Who Jackson-Stops & Staff, jackson-stops.co.uk, tel: +44 1625 540340

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Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, R38m ($3.6m)

Where In Sandhurst, a suburb of Sandton, northern Johannesburg, 15km from central Johannesburg and 27km from OR Tambo international airport.

What A six-bedroom, six-bathroom villa with more than 1200 sq metres of interior living space. The house has a large covered terrace area which leads down to the lawns and an outdoor pool.

Why In the garden is a high-quality, hard tennis court with optional floodlights for anyone wishing to play at night.

Who Pam Golding Properties an affiliate of Savills, pamgolding.co.za, tel: +44 20 7016 3710

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Mougins, France

Mougins, France, €8.5m

Where In Mougins, a village 7km outside of Cannes in southeast France, 12km from Antibes and 25km from Nice and its international airport.

What A six-bedroom villa with more than 400 sq metres of interior living space. The south-facing property was designed in the 1980s for the British advertising pioneer Sir Frank Lowe. The property has terracotta-tiled floors, a fitted kitchen and an outdoor saltwater pool and whirlpool bath, with spectacular views towards Cannes and the sea beyond.

Why The villa, which has a secluded artificial grass tennis court in its 2.5-acre garden, is a 25-minute drive from the Nice Lawn Tennis Club, home of the ATP Nice Open since 2010.

Who Fine & Country Cannes, fineandcountry.fr, tel: +33 4 92 59 25 93

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Somerset Road, Wimbledon, London

Somerset Road, Wimbledon, London, £6.45m

Where A few minutes’ walk from Wimbledon Common in southwest London, 10 miles from the City and 14 miles from Heathrow airport.

What A six-bedroom house designed by the British artist and architect M H Baillie Scott in 1929. The house has three reception rooms, a conservatory and indoor pool.

Why The property, which has its own hard tennis court, is a five-minute walk from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of the Wimbledon Championships, which is due to culminate this weekend.

Who Robert Holmes and Company, robertholmes.co.uk, tel: +44 20 8947 9833

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