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Mauna Kea Resort Fun July 2015

July 20, 2015

Image mkr 50thMauna Kea Resort celebrates its 50th anniversary this week.  Bloomberg published a nice article about the anniversary by reviewing the resort’s storied past in this March 2015 article.

The special events and throwback price specials begin Tuesday July 21, 2015.  The very first event is a tennis match using wood rackets.  Wayne, one of the Seaside Tennis Club’s dedicated tennis pros and all around nice guy, told me he found a case of well preserved antique white tennis balls.  And players will use them!  Everyone who plays tennis this week at the Seaside Tennis Club is asked to wear all white.

Here’s the complete Mauna Kea Resort 50th Anniversary event schedule.  If you can’t join any of the tennis or golf fun, at least make it to beautiful Kauna’oa beach for the 50,000 orchid blossom drop by helicopter.  Let the fun begin!

Mauna Kea Resort beach aka Kauna'oa beach



Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club ranked #6

May 14, 2014

Every year about this time ranks the top 75 worldwide tennis resorts and top 25 tennis camps.  The opinions of tennis vacationers are collected at competeing clubs, compiled and ranked at Tennis Resorts Online.  This year Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club ranked #6.  Not only is the entire tennis vacation experience taken into consideration, but also tabulated are off-court experiences such as quality of lodging, restaurants, junior programs, and value for dollar.  Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club earned high marks in the best location and best match making categories.  Congratulations to Tennis Director Craig Paulter and his top match making pro shop staff!

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Mauna Kea Resort’s Seaside Tennis Club


Golf, Tennis

Eat and Play to Cure Cancer

August 23, 2013

Thanks to one of my tennis buddies for reminding me about the annual Run for Hope fundraising events happening soon at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai here on the Big Island. Between September 6 and 8 there’s a 10K/5K run/walk, a golf tournament, tennis tournament, the 17th annual Taste of Hawaii and prizes. Eat and play for a cancer cure!

If you are a Big Island tennis player now is the time to register. The tennis event always sells out early. Though I cannot play this year due to a recent knee repair, every time I have attended in the past has been a blast. Hilarity and lots of prizes!  To see all the event flyers and find the registration page click here.