Luxury tennis breaks inspired by Wimbledon

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For sports fans who have been inspired by Wimbledon, climaxing with the men’s finals on 10 July, you may be wondering how to relive your enthusiasm. Tennis buffs have a wide choice of luxury breaks to choose from across the globe, and here are our top 5 luxury tennis breaks to get you into the swing of things.

Fort Village, Sardinia

With a fantastic range of 12 tennis courts, including clay, natural grass and synthetic, Forte Village is the perfect place to pick up a new skill or improve technique. Get insider tips from Grand Slam champions such as Pat Cash, Jonas Björkman, Claudio Mezzadri, Karel Novacek and Paul Haarhuis before entering one of the weekly singles or doubles tournaments. New for 2016, Forte Village will host the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, offering courses and private lessons and special events during weekends.

A seven night holiday to Forte Village, staying at the five-star Hotel Bougainville on a Half Board basis costs from £3,229 per family of three (a saving of up to £1,378). The offer includes a complimentary stay for your child, airport security fast-track and private airport lounge access (where available), private resort transfers, and return international flights from London Stansted with EasyJet

Book with Sovereign. Call 01293 765 003 or visit sovereign.com.

Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca

The luxury Belmond La Residencia has two superb tennis courts, which are available for guests to hire for free. The fully equipped Pro Shop stocks various brands and a racquet restringing service. The resident head tennis professional is available for private tuition, but those looking to really hone their techniques can take advantage of the complimentary fastest serve radar gun and competition, as well as the bookable ball machine, video analysis lessons and cardio monitor training.

Seven nights for the price of six at the five-star Belmond la Residencia on a B&B basis from £1,629pp (saving of up to £579 per couple). The offer includes airport security fast-track and private airport lounge access (where available), private resort transfers, and return international flights from London Gatwick with EasyJet.

Book with Sovereign. Call 01293 765 003 or visit sovereign.com.

Luxury tennis breaks inspired by Wimbledon

Thanyapura Tennis, Thailand

Ace your game with expert coaching at this specialist sports retreat in Phuket, frequented by sporting stars, including Maria Sharapova and Bojana Jovanovski. Drawn in by world-class facilities, train like the professionals and reach your personal best with private technique, strength and conditioning training lessons, together with cardio tennis sessions to really push your fitness. Ward off tennis elbow with personalised treatments from a professional tennis chiropractor and heal your body with rejuvenating sports therapy. Take advantage of complimentary fitness classes, including yoga and spinning, before completing some laps in the 50m Olympic pool.

7 nights at Thanyapura costs from £1,820pp. Price includes full board, a tennis programme, return flights and transfers.

Book with Health and Fitness Travel. Call 0203 297 8891 or visit Health and Fitness Travel for more information.

Carlisle Bay Tennis, Caribbean

Add some Vitamin-D to your game as you soak up the sun training in the tropics at Carlisle Bay in the Caribbean. Beneath tropical palm trees, nine courts are a stone’s throw away from the turquoise waters edge, including four floodlit courts for cooler evening games. With six private tennis lessons included and optional complimentary clinics, you will have plenty of opportunity to improve your technique under the tuition of professional instructors. In-between games, explore on a rainforest hike or take to the tropical waters paddle boarding, before rejuvenating with a deep tissue massage at the award-winning Blue Spa.

7 nights at Carlisle Bay costs from £2,715pp. Price includes breakfast, a tennis programme, return flights and transfers.

Book with Health and Fitness Travel. Call 0203 297 8891 or visit Health and Fitness Travel for more information.

Grayshott Spa Tennis Break, UK

Serve it and smash it on a 2-night tennis break at Grayshott Spa, set in 47 acres of peaceful gardens and woodland in the Surrey countryside. Ace your game with two hour-long private coaching sessions with Grayshott’s own tennis pro, before practicing your skills with complimentary use of the indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Keep active with daily walks in the surrounding grounds and adjacent National Trust land, or join in with a variety of group classes, including yoga, Pilates, circuit training and Tai Chi. Finish off your short tennis break with a reviving massage to return home a fully rejuvenated tennis pro.

2 nights at Grayshott Spa from £559pp for single or double occupancy, including full board and a tennis programme.

Book with Health and Fitness Travel. Call 0203 297 8891 or visit Health and Fitness Travel for more information.

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