With Wimbledon being a prized and permenant fixture in the summer sports calendar, thoughts turn to tennis almost as soon as the first punnet of strawberries are picked. Tennis is a great way to keep fit or to make the most of those long summer nights and a few lessons with a professional can spruce up your serve enough to impress your doubles partner or intimidate your opponent. We’re proud to offer a vast array of elite tennis academies within our luxury portfolio, all of which are worthy of a spot on centre court. Whether you’re a dab-hand at the backhand or a rookie with the racket, we have the tennis academy for you.
Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort
Typically synonymous with golf, the Algarve also boasts some fabulous tennis facilities. At Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort guests can enjoy the facilities of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy – designed by the eponymous former British Female Number One Seed. This exemplary tennis centre features five flood lit courts, two clay and three all-weather hard courts. Guests can book into coaching clinics, have one-to-one tuition or challenge themselves with matches either as a solo or group participant. Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, offers tennis lessons and coaching sessions for guests of all ages.
The Ritz Carlton Abama
Guests enjoying the short haul luxury of Tenerife can also finesse their forehand at an Annabel Croft Tennis Academy. At The Ritz Carlton Abama, located on Tenerife’s sumptuous south coast, you’ll experience bespoke signature training plans that build on Annabel’s on-court tactic of ‘movement and repetition’. This fabulous five-star hotel features seven tennis courts designed in the style of the US and Australian Open stadiums. The hotel has even played host to professional events and the centre court has capacity for six hundred spectators should you want to show off your skills.
At Forte Village in Sardinia, tennis is taken very seriously. With twelve clay and one grass court to play on, and the coaching expertise of Grand Slam champions and Wimbledon winners to guide you, you’re sure to feel like a professional at Forte Village. The head of Forte Village’s signature academy is Rocco Loccisano, former coach to Wimbledon champion Pat Cash. Specialist courses and technical skills workshops are available for adult, child, single and group players.
Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa
Known for the glitz and the glamour of Spain’s upper-class society, Marbella is a magnet for sports talent. At Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, tennis is the star. Formerly managed by tennis icon Bjorn Borg, the facilities have since been taken over by Wimbledon champion Manolo Santana and its credentials are further enhanced in hosting international tournaments featuring legends of the game such as Boris Becker and John McEnroe with 2,500 people looking on. Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa features eight clay courts and two hard courts.
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
In the Sunshine State, tennis is a popular pastime but that doesn’t mean the competitive edge is diminished. At The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Centre is the definitive destination for anyone wishing to improve their game. Founded by the eponymous world Number One, this tennis centre is a comprehensive clinic for players of all ages and abilities. Using state of the art technology, together with Drysdale’s own professional insight, guests are immersed in fun and effective ‘concierge’-style training, that reflects personal needs to ensure rewarding results.
Dubai Sports World
You can’t expect the city that has everything to scrimp on the sports facilities, and when it comes to tennis it is definitely a case of game, set and match. At Dubai Sports World the Tennis 360 Academy is a professional-standard training facility and an innovative tennis-focused fitness classes that improve general cardiovascular wellbeing in addition to agility and speed – the hallmarks of a well-rounded game.
For further information about any of our luxury tennis academies please call one of our expert travel consultants.