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The Amelia Island Lighthouse is considered the oldest structure on the island. First constructed in 1820 on Georgia's Cumberland Island, it was dismantled and moved in 1938 and reconstructed on Amelia Island. Construction was completed in 1839.

For those interested in a closer look, lighthouse tours are offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Tours depart from the Atlantic Recreation Center. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age 12 and under.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is housed in the historic Nassau County jail and showcases some 4,000 years of Florida history, including its eight flags of occupation. The museum offers exhibits, educational lectures, walking tours and ghost tours.

233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 261-7378


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Amelia Island Tennis Courts and Facilities, Private and Group Tennis Lessons, Tennis Schools, Academys and Instruction

Amelia Island Tennis
The City of Fernandina Beach has tennis courts which are open to public use. Call the Recreation Department at 905.277.7350 for information, or pick up the keys for the tennis courts at the Atlantic Avenue Community Center. The public tennis courts are located on Atlantic Avenue at 13th Street.

Various condos and beach rental homes have private courts available also.

The Bausch & Lomb Tennis Tournament is played at Amelia Island Plantation every year in April.

Gunterman Tennis School at Amelia Island Plantation
"Top 25 Adult Tennis Schools" TENNIS Magazine.

Consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The renowned facilities include 23 Har-Tru courts within famed Racquet Park. Certified tennis pros, competitive junior's program, and clinics.

Thursday through Sunday, seasonally

Focus for each day:
Thursday: volleys and overheads
Friday: groundstrokes
Saturday: serve and return
Sunday: review and drills

Package includes:

* 4 three-hour tennis clinics
* 1.5 hour private tennis lesson (with 4-day package)
* Video tape analysis
* Lunch each dayof the program
* Complimentary court time and use of the ball machine
* Fitness center access(guests staying on the Amelia Island Plantation)
* Official hat from Gunterman Tennis Schools

Schools are conducted at Amelia Island Plantation's Racquet Park.
12 hours of instruction, video analysis , lunch and fun!
$397 per person.

Tennis School will be closed over the following dates;
September 10 – 13
October 1 – 4, 8 – 11, 15 – 18

Whatever your tennis goals, the Gunterman Tennis Schools can help you achieve them. Expect quality tennis with enthusiastic instructors.

Call Toll-free 1-888-261-6161

Visit: www.greattennis.com for more information.


Tennis at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
South Carolina-born former college tennis player John Watson opened the tennis center in 1991 and ran the programs for five years. He returned in 2006 and has put in place game-matching (drawing on 100 or so local members) and daily clinics for adults supplemented during the summer and major holidays by junior clinics. "My goal is to develop more activity," he says, adding that he's looking at programs like Cardio tennis.

Rates on request.
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy.
Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-277-1100
Toll-free: 800-241-3333
Fax: 904-261-9063

AMELIA SURF & RACQUET CLUB – TENNIS PRO SHOP
Amelia Island Tennis at Fernandina Beach, Florida

Play tennis on one of our four Har-Tru courts. Court time is complimentary to our guests, and you can fine-tune your game with instruction from our resident pro. In addition to tennis, there’s an Exercise Room in the Reception Center that features modern equipment and facilities to ensure a good workout. Private and Group Lessons Available

CHARLES B. TALBERT
U.S. Pro Tennis Association – PRO 1 Rating
WILSON, NIKE & PRINCE Contract Professional

PRO SHOP
Phone #: (904) 705-8136



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Getting to Amelia Island
Amelia is only 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. By auto, two bridges connect Amelia Island with the mainland. From I-95, take Fernandina Beach Exit 129, turn east onto A1A and travel 15 miles, cross the Intracoastal Waterway into the heart of Amelia Island.

Visitors traveling from the south may prefer to take A1A north of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which crosses the St. Johns River, or take A1A farther north to J. Turner Butler Blvd., then north on Hwy 115 over the Dames Point Bridge. Both options continue on A1A north over Big and Little Talbot Island onto Amelia.

Amelia Island Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Golfing on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach is a splendid pleasure, with natural surroundings, oceanfront golf courses and pristine golf resorts that challenge skilled golfers and reward those lucky enough to experience all the wonderful golfing that Amelia has to offer. Public and Private courses abound as well as Golf Lessons and Instruction from the Pros.

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