Anyone for Tennis?
Got the Wimbledon Bug? We’re on the ball this week and we’re serving up some ACE destinations where you can play the game all day long. Sporting and hobby related breaks are becoming increasingly popular and lots of specialist tour operators can sort you out with the perfect trip if you prefer a bit of action on holiday.
Wimbledon is well under way but once it’s over, you might have post tournament blues and in need of another tennis fix. If that’s the case, it’s time to book up and spend your summer with a racquet in hand. What a great way to work off all the strawberries and cream you’ve been scoffing in front of the telly!
If you fancy yourself as the next Andy Murray or the next Venus Williams you must check out our pick of the best tennis holidays in some of the world’s most enviable locations.
The sun-kissed resort of La Manga is the perfect choice for an action-packed holiday in luxurious surroundings. There’s plenty of activities to choose from such as golf, football and water sports but tennis is high on the agenda here. La Manga Club Tennis Centre is one of the finest tennis holiday resorts in Europe and there’s multi-lingual coaching staff that offer personalised programmes for groups or one to one tuition.
Don’t worry about where to stay – there’s a superb choice of villas and apartments on the complex and if you really want to push the boat out you can book the luxury La Manga Club Hotel.
La Manga specialists Design Holidays can help you book your trip. Visit their website
www.designholidays.co.uk or call 01444 87 2200
Forte Village, Sardinia
Another high-end resort with impressive sports facilities is the Forte Village resort. There’s so much going here it would be ideal if you’re travelling with young kids and/or teenagers – no chance of anyone getting bored here!
There are 13 tennis courts – all floodlit for night-time use but to top it all, there’s a proper tennis academy where guests can learn from the professionals who are on hand from April through to October.
Check out the resort and all it has to offer online or call Design Holidays on 01444 87 2200
Pine Cliffs Resort, Portugal
A popular family favourite on The Algarve, you’ll be able to keep yourself and the kids in shape with all the great activities at the Pine Cliffs Resort
The resort has a range of excellent facilities including golf, tennis, a spa, sandy beach with a beach club and water-sports.
Moreover, tennis enthusiasts will be in seventh heaven here. On site, you’ll find the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy which provides individual and group tuition as well as tournaments. There are five tennis courts all set among the resort’s natural beauty and sounds like a lovely backdrop to your game.
Pine Cliffs Resort is available from Scott Dunn
www.scottdunn.com Or give them a ring on 020 3553 1468
Sandpiper Bay, Florida
You could be jetting off to the sunshine state for an all-inclusive holiday that has a real focus on sport. Club Med Sandpiper Bay offers a sports academy with top coaches in tennis and golf. For over 18’s there’s a tennis active package and for younger sporties, kids can join in the junior tennis camp. All this and the Florida sun too…sounds like a winner.
Check it out on www.clubmed.co.uk
Sandals Emerald Bay, The Bahamas
Imagine getting to play your favourite sport in The Bahamas? Nice!
Sandals Emerald Bay is set in 500 acres of tropical gardens and offer top class facilities. If you can tear yourself away from the magnificent beach on your doorstep, you can play tennis day or night on the lighted courts.
You can book your trip with Kuoni – check out the latest prices and availability.
Now all you have to do is dust down your whites, polish your racquet and off you go. Hope your holiday’s a winner…Game, Set and Match!