With the start of Wimbledon 2011 next week we take a look at some of Alfie‘s top European tennis inspired hotels and the perfect place for you practice your tennis skills.
Seaside Los Jameos Playa, Lanzarote
Located on the east coast of Lanzarote, directly on the mile long sandy beach of Playa de Los Pocillios and situated approximately two kilometres from the popular resort of Puerto del Carmen the Seaside Los Jameos Playa offers guests the perfect four star luxury break.
Apart from the fantastic guest services and facilities, including a new spa and wellness centre the hotel is more famously known for its tennis facilities which include four tennis courts featuring artificial grass and flood lighting. Ideal for all tennis enthusiasts, the Los Jameos Playa hotel is home to the renowned Peter Burwash International School of tennis which offers a variety of group courses and private lessons for all those budding tennis stars.
La Residencia, Deya, Mallorca
Owned by Orient Express group, the La Residencia hotel truly offers the Mediterranean dream. Sheltered by green mountains on Mallorca’s north-west coast, the beautiful twin 16th and 17th century manor houses are set amidst lush gardens and citrus groves on the outskirts of the island’s pretty Deya village. The hotel offers the perfect relaxing, rural retreat complete with a spa centre which was voted one of the four best spas in the Europe, Asia Minor and Russian Federation category at the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Spa 2010 Awards.
The hotel however is more famously known for its tennis centre which offers some of the best tennis facilities in the whole of Mallorca. The centre offers two superb tennis courts surrounded by the Tramuntana Mountains and enjoy breath-taking views overlooking the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Whether you’re looking to practise your back-hand or simply looking for a rural retreat the La Residencia hotel is the perfect choice for a 4 star break in Mallorca.
Sheraton Algarve, Albufeira
The stunning Shearton Algarve hotel enjoys the perfect location, extending across 72 acres of stunning landscape the resort is set above a wonderful cliff top offering breath-taking views over the Algarve coastline and the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Inspired by Portugal’s Arab heritage the Moorish style architecture of the hotel invites guests into a welcoming and intimate space to relax and unwind.
Not only is this hotel known for its fantastic five star facilities including a luxury spa centre and golf academy but also for its very own tennis centre. The Pine Cliffs Tennis Academy located within the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Shearton Algarve resort is owned and managed by Advantage Tennis and features five flood lit courts ranging from clay to hard all weather courts and offers daily coaching and tennis clinics.
La Manga Club, Hotel Principe Felipe
Offering five star luxury and service the Hotel Principe Felipe is set in the La Manga Club resort which encompasses an impressive 1400 acres, situated in the Murcia region in the south-east of mainland Spain. Famously known for its sporting facilities the La Manga Club is home to an internationally renowned Tennis centre offering one of Europe’s finest outdoor facilities and has played host to a number of prestigious sporting events including the Davis Cup and Fed Cup.
The resort features an impressive 28 tennis courts and a top-notch Tennis Academy which provides coaching and first-class tuition for guests of all ages. As well as offering a professional environment in which to learn, the resort also creates a friendly and social atmosphere with weekly friendly matches and welcome days where guests may enjoy a spot of tennis and sangria.
Whether you’re the next Andre Agassi or Maria Shaponova Europe has some of the best hotels in which to learn your volleys and back-handed shots.