With the Australian Open set to open the 2020 Grand Slam calendar with a bang in January, fans of the sport will be getting excited for the season and looking at their predictions.
Followers interested in the outcome of the slam will want to know what pundits have to say when it comes to the odds.
For tennis fans not wanting to wait for the slams to start to get their tennis fix – why not look for a holiday where you can brush up on your backhand? There are some fabulous hotels around the world with incredible tennis facilities. From the bright lights of Las Vegas, to the serenity of coastal Hawaii and beautiful European destinations, there are a number of hotels offering private lessons and world class courts.
Below are our top four must-visit tennis hotel destinations across the world – take a look and get inspired!
Las Vegas is traditionally known as a destination for spinning the roulette wheel, famous residencies, shows and glitz and glamour. It’s so famous for being the ‘Gambling Capital of the World’, there are even hundreds of online casino games inspired by this amazing city.
Whether you’re wanting a flutter while you’re in Sin City, or are purely looking to brush up your tennis skills, Bally’s Las Vegas is the only tennis complex on the world-famous strip.
This stunning hotel has eight fantastic course of championship standard and can be used day or night thanks to the fully lit courts. Former ATP Tour pro David Pate is one of the tennis professionals available for private or group lessons during your stay at the resort. Don’t miss out on kitting yourself out with professional equipment at the full-service pro shop during your stay.
This stunning resort is considered to be one of the best in Tenerife, if not the whole of the Canary Islands. One of the main bonuses for tennis enthusiasts is because it’s home to the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy.
The seven courts of the academy overlook the ocean, making playing tennis here an incredible experience. Professional tournaments are held here and English LTA qualified players hold a year-round programme for guests. There’s private coaching also available.
If you fancy yourself as the next Rafael Nadal, the five clay tennis courts on the grounds of this wonderful hotel will help you emulate the King of Clay. This luxury resort is set in a Napoleon III style building and situated between Nice and Cannes overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Also within the grounds you’ll discover olive, palm and pine trees, a swimming pool dug into the rock, filled with salt water, plus a spa and fitness room.
Hawaii is a dream holiday destination for people the world over, but if you’re a tennis lover, don’t miss out on visiting the serene Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. When it was opened back in 1965, this hotel was the most expensive ever built and has enjoyed upgrades and renovations since.
Along with its impressive 11 seaside tennis courts, sports-lovers will also enjoy the award-winning golf course. There’s a fitness centre and swimming pool, too, meaning this is the ideal location for an aspiring tennis star looking to enhance their game, and their fitness in the process!
Which of our top four tennis hotel destinations are you dreaming of visiting? Whether you’re looking for a lively time or holiday filled with tranquility, you’ll certainly discover it in this list.
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