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Caught up with Wimbledon fever? Thinking of a holiday? Enjoy your tennis? What better idea than to combine your holiday with your passion for tennis and really step your game up a few notches?There are excellent luxury resorts that have world class tennis academies and facilities – professional coaches, expert playing partners and group clinics. Whatever your standard there will be a course for you. We have a snapshot of a few of the best here.

1. The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife

This resort in Tenerife has an Annabel Croft Tennis Academy. Renowned for its leisure and sports, the tennis facilities here include both standard and paddle courts overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With a philosophy of movement and repetition, the team of coaches deliver easy-to-follow courses offering noticeable improvements fast.

The centre offers year-round programmes based on the coaching model created by Annabel at the academy’s National Tennis Centre headquarters in London. Lessons are available for all age groups, couples, children or the whole family. You can take a course whether you are a complete beginner or advanced.
 

In a nutshell

  • Seven tennis courts
  • Four paddle courts
  • Floodlighting
  • Flexi-pave surfaces (style of US & Australian Open courts)
  • Private lessons
  • Intensive courses
  • Specialised tennis programs
  • Clinics
  • Tournaments

2. Longboat Key Club Sarasota, Florida

The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s USTA tennis facility, promises to have you playing like a pro! Their Tennis Gardens offer 20 Har-Tru courts along a landscaped chunk of Sarasota Bay. The centre comes with a café, lounge and shop. It has been named as the number 6 tennis resort in the world by Tennis Resorts Online. It has professional instructors offering private and group lessons including summer tennis camps.
 

In a nutshell

  • Private lessons for one or two adult players
  • Clinics for younger players
  • Small groups
  • Summer children’s tennis camps for 4-17 year olds
  • Little League tennis lessons for the youngest players
  • Junior Clinics to advance your budding star’s game
  • Rental equipment

 

3. One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

The mesmerising tranquil Maldives island of Reethi Rah provides a surreal environment for relaxation – so why not return with new skills as well as a sun-tan? You will be able to borrow equipment here and take lessons from resident professionals, or play a set or two with an expert player.
 

In a nutshell

  • Two floodlit courts open daily 08.00 to 12.00 and 16.00 to 20.00
  • Rental equipment
  • Lessons from professionals
  • Expert playing partners

 

4. Four Seasons at Anahita in Mauritius

In the Southern Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is the sports-friendly resort property of Four Seasons Anahita. Players of all levels are invited to play on their two Astro-Wimbledon synthetic grass courts. You will be able to hire equipment and organise lessons with a professional tennis coach. You may also like to challenge yourself with their vigorous drill sessions.
 

In a nutshell

  • Equipment hire
  • Private and semi-private lessons
  • Weekly clinics
  • Drill sessions

5. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai runs with the Peter Burwash International (PBI), The PBI delivers individual tennis programmes in over 60 of the world’s finest tennis destinations. Here it offers an exciting range of social, competitive and instructional sessions for adults and juniors. The PBI has a philosophy of teaching individuals not systems with an aim of improving your own personal level – whatever that may currently be.
 

In a nutshell

  • 7 championship standard floodlit courts
  • Coaching for beginners to advanced
  • Themed clinics
  • Private and semi private lessons for adults and children
  • Group lessons for adults and children
  • Adult skill and strategy clinics
  • Full junior programme for ages 4 to 17
  • Ladies and men's tennis leagues
  • Children's tennis carnivals
  • Tournaments
  • Tennis rackets and balls available

 

6. Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic

Under the Caribbean sunshine, in La Terraza Tennis Centre at Casa de Campo Resort, you will find 13 immaculate, fast-dry Har-Tru tennis courts. Affectionately called the Wimbledon of the Caribbean, this Tennis Centre welcomes players of all levels. It has more than 25 pros and junior professionals on its staff. The area has an abundance of local talent which means there is always a player to give you a challenging game. To give you a real centre court experience, why not hire a ball boy?
 

In a nutshell

  • Day and evening court rental
  • Private lessons with pros and instructors
  • Semi private lessons for 2 people
  • Private lesson with ‘hitter’
  • Group clinic from 3 people
  • Tournament organisation
  • Ball boys
  • Open 7 days 07.00 to 21.00

7. Pine Cliffs, Algarve, Portugal

Pine Cliffs’ tennis facility is home to an Annabel Croft Tennis Academy that sits in beautifully landscaped grounds. There are two clay and three all-weather hard courts – all floodlit. The premier of these courts are managed by the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy. The resort staff will arrange clinics, matches for solo players and coaching for all abilities. Sessions are designed using challenging drills and exercises delivered to small classes to maximise benefit. The concierge can confirm court times, tennis tuition and clinics, while racket and balls are also available for hire. 
 

In a nutshell

  • Academy programme coaching courses
  • Total five floodlit courts – 2 clay / 3 all-weather hard courts
  • Group clinics
  • Solo player’s match partners
  • Equipment for hire
  • All ages catered for

Qualified professional coaches
 

8. Forte Village, Sardinia

The award-winning resort of Forte Village, Sardinia has a whopping 12 floodlit tennis courts - 10 clay, 1 grass and 1 synthetic. The resort’s Tennis Academy brings in leading Italian and international professionals for its summer school from April to October. Former Grand Slam champions such as Pat Cash, Per Henrik Magnus Larsson, Ilie Nastase Jonas Bjorkman and Paul Haarhuis, are just a few of the names who come to coach. The academy’s head coach is former top Australian player, Rocco Loccisano. Every Sunday the Academy organises a free tennis lesson to introduce students to the concept. A Junior Tennis Academy Camp helps good juniors become great in a fun setting. Higher level player will love the weekly singles, doubles, junior and senior tennis tournaments. If you have a particular hero give us a call and we can help you pick the dates when they are coaching.
 

In a nutshell

  • Courses for absolute beginners to semi-pro
  • Superior racquet hire
  • Summer tennis school
  • Grand Slam champion coaches
  • Free intro session on Sundays
  • Video analysis
  • Junior Tennis Academy Camp
  • Weekly tennis tournament
  • Individual Junior Academy from 6 years
  • Individual Adult Academy
  • Train with the legends
  • Mental Match Play
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