Top 5 Club Med Tennis Holidays
Top 5 Club Med Tennis Holidays
Anyone for tennis? It’s around this time every year that people in the UK start to experience tennis mania. We’ll be dusting off those rackets, stored in the loft for the last year, and trying to emulate our heroes at Wimbledon. I’m an average (at best) tennis player, and I know I’ll never scale the dizzy heights of the professional tennis world, but getting out and hitting a few balls, combining my limited skill with a good fitness workout, is something I find enthralling.
How about flying to a fantastic tennis resort, enjoy free group tuition as part of the package, and learning (or developing) the great game of tennis? Interested? For all of you engulfed in Wimbledon mania, here’s Club Med’s marketing maestro Jack Lambert’s top 5 tennis resorts.
Sandpiper Bay, Florida
This is the only all-inclusive resort in Florida and located perfectly between Orlando and Miami. Designed with the active family in mind, the fantastically named ‘Sandpiper Bay’ is home to a world-class tennis academy.
The professional academy is led by Gabe Jaramillo, the ex-coach of Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova, Anna Kournikova and Andre Agassi. He’s actually coached 8 'Number 1' tennis players, and a whopping 26 players who have been inside the Top 10 world rankings. With 20 tennis courts and this kind of expertise, you know you’re in good hands.
Fancy perfecting your tennis serve whilst enjoying the stunning Taurus Mountains as a backdrop? If the answer is yes, then you’d love Palmiye! The Resort looks out onto the Bay of Kemer and is renowned for its exceptional tennis facilities – the academy has 11 synthetic grass courts, 1 hard court and 1 practice wall.
Club Med’s appeal is the all-inclusive price – flights, meals, drinks, childcare, evening entertainment and all the club facilities. Palmiye is one of Club Med’s most popular resorts, with a large swimming pool, exceptional spa and award-winning children’s clubs.
Opio en Provence, France
Behind the iconic city of Cannes lies a Resort that shows the more intimate side of Provence. Enclosed between olive groves lies Opio en Provence and its 13 synthetic tennis courts, 5 of which are floodlit. As with all Club Med Resorts offering tennis facilities, the branded equipment is of the highest quality. Beginners and the more advanced are welcome, and the resort caters to each individual’s ability – what better way to release your inner Djokovic?!
Kamarina is located outside Ragusa on the southwest coast of Sicily, set amid olive trees and beside a sandy beach. The appeal for tennis enthusiasts is the 21 red-clay tennis courts (6 with floodlights), 2 hard courts and 2 with a synthetic grass surface – the group classes are included in the price.
Other land sports include a circus school with a high trapeze, archery, volleyball and cycling. Watersports available include sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking for all levels. Kamarina is a great choice for families with children of all ages.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
If you combine luxury, gourmet food, 14 cracking tennis courts (12 soft and 2 hard, 9 of which are floodlit), a practice wall and a host of other sports for your enjoyment, you get Punta Cana. It’s a sports enthusiast’s paradise, especially if you love tennis. If you’re still unsure of this amazing resort's credentials, the legendary Rafael Nadal has used Punta Cana as his base for the Miami Open – nice!
At Punta Cana, you also have the amazing ‘Creactive’ - 30 acrobatic and artistic activities created for both adults and children. The expert staff (Gentils Circassiens) are trained by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.
If this doesn't whet your tennis appetite, then nothing will! With over 80 resorts worldwide, you’ll struggle to find a better all-inclusive tennis experience than on a Club Med holiday.
Club Med offers an exceptional all-inclusive package, award-winning children’s clubs, gourmet food and plenty of sporting activities for you to have a go at. For more information call 0121 213 0012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 26th August 2017