Every year Wimbledon fever strikes Britain. Once abandoned public tennis courts are suddenly jam-packed, Pimms flies off the shelves and hopes abound on Murray Mount (or Henman Hill, depending on your age).
Have you been inspired to pick up a racket again this year? If so, then why not consider incorporating this exciting sport into your next luxury holiday? At Inspiring Travel, we offer a range of stellar properties in some of the world’s most beautiful and exclusive locations.
Many of our favourite resorts have tennis courts, whilst numerous others offer a more detailed itinerary with coaching and camps. And for those in your party that don’t want to play ball? Well, they can enjoy enviable beach locations and endless amenities, so everyone’s a winner!
1. Curtain Bluff, Antigua
This all-inclusive luxury resort in Antigua has so much to make it worth a recommendation; beautifully appointed accommodation, world-class dining and two pristine beaches for a start!
But if you are looking for a tennis holiday in the sun, Curtain Bluff is renowned for its outstanding tennis centre. Championship hard courts are kept to the highest of standards and three resident pro-coaches are on hand to offer tips and tricks. There are resident professionals onsite and the hotel offers a range of tennis programmes and lessons to improve your game. The hotel’s coaches have a great reputation for their helpfulness and their work with families and juniors. If you’re travelling with others who don’t enjoy tennis as much, there are a number of alternates to keep everyone occupied while you improve your game, with activities such as Pilates and aerobics, watersports, windsurfing, waterskiing and scuba diving.
Our clients love the annual tennis camps on offer here; all-inclusive weeks hosted by professional tennis players such as Annabel Croft and Dick Stockton. What more could you ask for?
2. Forte Village, Sardinia
This extensive Sardinian beachside resort has an amazing range of accommodation options to choose from and a list of amenities as long as your arm, which includes a world-class Tennis Academy with no less than 13 clay and synthetic courts.
A wide selection of professionally coached tennis lessons and courses are on offer, at Forte Village, which suit any age and ability. There’s also the Junior Tennis Camp, which gives youngsters expert tuition during their fun-filled stay.
Learn from the great champions and international professionals throughout the season, from April to October.
3. Puente Romano Beach Resort, Marbella, Spain
This Marbella beach resort has everything you’d want for a tennis holiday in Spain; sea, sun, sand and excellent service.
But it is the tennis facilities at Puente Romano Beach Resort that are truly the jewel in the crown. With coaching for all ages across ten courts including the Centre Clay Court that has hosted international tournaments and even pop concerts, the Puente Romano Tennis Club is outstanding.
Originally inaugurated in 1979 under the management of the legendary Bjorn Borg, the exacting standards have never slipped, making Puente Romano a world-renowned tennis location as well as an ideal place for a highly exclusive luxury holiday.
4. The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Peloponnese, Greece
Set amid lush olive groves overlooking the crystal blue Ionian Sea, stay at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and you can expect stellar sporting facilities. From a Golf Academy and basketball court to an entertainment centre with bowling and football, staying here is a dream for anyone seeking activity and adventure.
The Mouratoglou Tennis Center boasts an impressive 16 courts along with instruction by experienced coaches for all ages. With a dedicated Tennis Clinic, Cardio Tennis and a natural grass court for that prestigious Wimbledon feeling, you could spend your entire holiday just in the tennis centre complex!
Sister hotel The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino also shares these incredible facilities.
5. The BodyHoliday, St Lucia
Fitness and wellbeing are central to the ethos of The BodyHoliday, an all-inclusive luxury St Lucia resort that aims to rejuvenate its guests in body and mind.
The activities on offer here include everything from spa treatments to Tai Chi and archery, most of which are included in your stay. Daily group tennis lessons at the Coubaril Valley Tennis Club for both beginners and intermediate level players, as well as a weekly friendly tennis tournament come as standard, with private tennis lessons available at an additional cost.
Of course, the courts are also available 24-hours a day if you just fancy a quick match in the sunshine.
6. Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are known for their unspoilt natural beauty and a stay at Rosewood Little Dix Bay is the perfect way to take it all in.
The tennis courts here, like the accommodation, are surrounded by lush gardens, with mountain views and the inviting Caribbean Sea just metres away. There are six tennis and two pickleball courts, and use of these along with rackets and balls, are complimentary.
If you’re here with a group who aren’t interested in tennis, then the staff at this luxury Caribbean resort will happily find a player to match your ability, whether from the hotel guests or one of the friendly local players.
7. Sani Resort, Greece
The Sani Resort is located in Halkidiki, a three-pronged peninsula that juts out of the Greek mainland and into the Aegean Sea. Accommodation ranges from a boutique, all-suite hotel at Sani Asterias Suites to family-friendly luxury at Porto Sani Village and Spa.
All guests at the resort have access to the eight-court Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre – developed by the Grand Slam-winning tennis legend. This tailored programme invites the entire family to improve on their tennis skills with training and techniques that have been designed by Rafa himself.
This programme isn’t just focused on perfecting the backhand – the off-court is just as important. Included in the training is a focus on the importance of having the right set of values and improving upon the mental strength required to take you to the top of the sport – something which Rafa certainly knows about.
8. The Breakers, Miami
If you’d like to combine a luxury Florida holiday with the chance to brush up on your serve and volley, look no further than The Breakers, located on a golden stretch of sand along Palm Beach.
Boasting ten well-kept Har-Tru courts, as well as experienced instructors and a comprehensive Pro Shop to kit you out in style, the tennis facilities here are truly world-class.
With Junior Programmes over the summer and the opportunity for clinics and private court sessions with professional instructors, it’s no wonder tennis enthusiasts are drawn to this luxury resort.
9. Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town
As the summer months wane, it’s always tempting to put down your racket for a season, but with a luxury holiday to Cape Town, you can avoid the January blues and enjoy the sunshine on the court!
There is barely any time difference between South Africa and the UK, meaning you’ll arrive refreshed and ready to play.
The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a great choice when staying in Cape Town and with its own tennis courts and resident pro coach Barkie McKrea, you’ll have the chance to participate in private or group tutorials.
10. One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Along with fine-dining, an indulgent spa and pristine private beaches, active holiday-makers will relish the long list of sports, both on water and land, that are available at the exceptional One&Only Le Saint Géran resort, Mauritius. This truly is a 5-star tennis holiday.
The three floodlit courts here are flanked by palm trees on one side and a glistening lagoon on the other. Complimentary KidsOnly Club clinics and adult group classes are on offer weekly, with further private tuition available from the resort’s expert tennis pro.
Fancy a 5-Star Tennis Holiday?
Wherever you’d like to take your next luxury holiday, there’s a resort with tennis facilities worthy of a pro. To book your tennis holiday, contact our Travel Specialists for more details.