Five of the best Wimbledon-inspired tennis holidays

Get active at these ace hotels with tennis facilities


Ritz Carlton Abama tennis

With the excitement of Wimbledon (3 to 16 July 2017) in full swing, now is the time to plan a fabulous tennis holiday to hone your own skills.

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One of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, Wimbledon is in its 140th year, attracting the elite of the tennis world and spectators from around the globe. For those inspired to renew their passion for the sport, we've picked five fantastic tennis holidays for active travellers, complete with exceptional facilities and professional coaches, glorious views and an array of spaces to relax after your daily knock-about.

Here's our pick of the best hotels for tennis lovers...

tennis courts at Ritz Carlton Abama

Perfect your serve in Tenerife

At the Ritz-Carlton, Abama, tennis lovers can benefit from world-class facilities and coaching via the acclaimed Anabel Croft Academy, which practices Annabel Croft's signature on-court philosophy of 'movement and repetition'. The academy offers lessons for all levels, both individual and in couples or groups. There are seven professional quality tennis courts, with a centre court that has a capacity for 600 spectators. Sovereign offers a seven-night holiday on a bed and breakfast basis from £1,129 per person, including flights and extras.

Shandrani tennis holiday in Mauritius

Practice with a pro in Mauritius

Overlooking the Blue Bay Marine Park and housed in 70 acres of tropical gardens, Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa offers superb tennis facilities with six centrally-located floodlit hard courts. This September, The Private Travel Company and First4Tennis are hosting Mauritius Tennis Week with former Great Britain No.1 and renowned commentator Andrew Castle. From 25 September to 3 October 2017, guests can enjoy an unforgettable week of tennis coaching from Andrew, with varied coaching clinics, exhibition matches and a tournament, all against the beautiful backdrop of Mauritius. The holiday costs from £2,399 per person for tennis players or £1,899 for non-tennis players on an all-inclusive basis, including flights.

Neilson tennis holiday

Serve up a treat in Croatia

The new Alana Beachclub, located between the Adriatic Sea and the Paklenica National Park, is well-equipped for tennis fans to perfect their play, with six tennis courts and group tennis sessions included. These are run by expert coaches trained by Neilson's official tennis ambassador Mark Petchey, a former British number one. For those looking to get serious, there's the option of private one-to-one coaching as well as a Premium Tennis course aimed at regular players after intensive coaching. After winning a few games, unwind by watching the sunset from the rooftop cocktail bar, which offers incredible views across the sea and surrounding mountains. Neilson offers a holiday from £565 per adult for seven nights on a club board basis with flights and most activities included.

Headland Hotel, Cornwall tennis hotel

Game, set and match in Cornwall

For tennis courts with a jaw-dropping view, a prime position on a clifftop overlooking Cornwall's Fistral Beach is hard to beat. Newquay's Headland Hotel has three hard tennis courts with ocean views and provides rackets and balls for guests free of charge. Post-match, you can soothe sore muscles in the spa's Cornish salt steam room, Swedish sauna, hot tub or indoor and outdoor swimming pools. An overnight stay costs from £180 per double room, including full English breakfast and use of the tennis courts and spa with Pride of Britain Hotels.

Learn from champions in Sardinia

Forte Village Resort is renowned for its range of exceptional sporting academies run by sports professionals. The Italian resort has 13 tennis courts to choose from including clay, natural grass and synthetic. The head of its Tennis Academy is established tennis player and former coach to Pat Cash, Rocco Loccisano. Individual and group courses are available, taught by former champions including Karel Nováček, Paul Vincent Nicholas Haarhuis, Ilie Năstase and Dominik Hrbatý. Sovereign offers a seven-night holiday from £4,815 per family of four on a half-board basis, including flights and extras.

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