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Family Tennis Holiday Guide

 

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Company Details
This section lists the companies that provide family tennis holidays along with a summary of what they offer. If you need more details, please click on the links to visit the company website or request their brochure.
 
Companies Listed
La Manga Club, Mark Warner, Pure Alpine Holidays.
 
La Manga Club

Located at the very heart of La Manga Club resort, the internationally renowned Tennis Centre is one of Europe's finest outdoor facilities and is the focal point for many of the resort's sporting activities. The wonderful climate and floodlit courts mean that you can enjoy a match all year round, day or night.

There are 28 tennis courts to choose from, including 20 clay courts, four hard courts and four AstroTurf courts, as well as two paddle tennis courts and a squash court, not to mention a pro shop, equipment hire services, racket service centre, fitness centre, physiotherapy and numerous other services.
Destinations Spain: La Manga Resort in Murcia, South Eastern Spain.
Accommodation La Manga Club offers two distinct types of deluxe accommodation: the five-star Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe hotel and four-star self-catering villas and apartments at Las Lomas Village.
Activities Tennis Academy Courses: La Manga Club Tennis Academy offers a choice of five-day courses and intensive weekend courses. The courses offer a combination of on-court coaching by qualified and experienced tennis professionals and the latest video analysis system.

Junior Tennis Academy: A range of Junior Academy courses are offered for children aged 6 to 19 years. The full junior programme operates from Monday to Friday during school holiday weeks, with a smaller tailored programme available outside these weeks all year round. The coaching programme covers all major techniques of the game, with an emphasis on competitive fun.

Other Activities: La Manga also offers 3 golf courses, tennis centre, spa, swimming, fitness, squash, cricket, football, lawn bowls, pitch and putt golf, crazy golf, mountain biking, jogging and walking, beach, water sports, horse riding, go-karting, cultural tours, shopping, over 25 restaurants and bars and a lively nightlife. Child-friendly facilities range from kids' playgrounds to separate babies' pools for the little ones, children's menus at most restaurants, crazy golf, pitch & putt, pétanque, climbing wall, mountain biking

Childcare & Kids Clubs The Junior Club offers a range of facilities and fun activities for children aged three months to 12 years. Children can attend full-day or half-day sessions, or by the hour.
Minimum Age Tennis: 3 years.
Mark Warner

Mark Warner beach resorts provide great beachfront locations with fantastic watersports and tennis, a relaxed atmosphere and market leading childcare. Whether you are a regular tennis player or just enjoy the occasional game, Mark Warner holidays cater for all levels and interests. Free use of tennis courts and equipment is available as well as professional tuition from beginners through to county level players. Children's clubs provide a daily programme of watersports and land-based activities with free tuitiion for children. Pre-bookable childcare is available for infants and children from 4 months to 17 years, giving the whole family the flexibility to plan how to spend their day.

Destinations Corsica: San Lucianu.
Egypt: Abu Soma, Port Ghalib.
Kos, Greece: Lakitira, San Agostino.
Portugal: Ocean Club.
Accommodation

Mark Warner beach resorts are all situated in stunning beachfront locations. The accommodation available varies by resort but includes villa-style apartments, garden bungalows and hotel rooms. Some locations offer inter-connecting rooms. family rooms and suites. Accommodation is provided on a half or full board basis.

A range of baby equipment can be supplied including travel cots, steam sterilisers, nappy changing facilities, baby baths and potties

Activities

Tennis: The use of the tennis courts is free at all Mark Warner beach resorts and racquets and balls are available for you to use. There is a weekly competition for those that wish to play social tennis. Tennis instructors can provide group and one-to-one tuition.

Tennis Tuition: Mark Warner offer a number of coaching programmes endorsed by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and managed by the specialist tennis company SERVICE LINE. Tuition is available for complete beginners through to club and county level players, and coaching can be provided in a group of balanced ability or on a one-to-one level for players aged 4 years and upwards.

Watersports: Watersports available include dinghy sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kite surfing and scuba diving. All Mark Warner beach resorts offer free group windsurfing and sailing tuition with the latest equipment to suit all levels.

Other Activities: Many other activities are available at the beach resorts including mountain biking, swimming, volleyball, golf, canoeing and table tennis. 

Children's Tuition: A daily programme of watersports and land-based activities with free tuitiion is provided for children attending the children's clubs. Activities include sailing, windsurfing, tennis and football. A number of specialist watersports and tennis courses are also available outside the daily activity programme.

Childcare & Kids Clubs

Mark Warner childcare caters for all ages from 4 months right through to active teenagers spread over 6 children's clubs. There is a free evening creche service for the younger ones and an evening entertainment programme for older children.

Daytime Children's Clubs: Flexible childcare is available with pre-bookable morning, afternoon or full-day sessions. Childcare is split in to 6 Childrens Clubs for 4-11 months, 1-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-13 years and 14-17 year olds.

Activities include face painting, art activities, pool games, beach games, mini tennis and the older children can learn to sail, snorkel, windsurf and try their hand at beach volleyball.

Evening Childcare: A free evening drop in creche service is provided on six evenings for the younger children (4 months to 5 years) from 7.30-11:30pm. For the older children (6-17years), there is a fully supervised entertainment programme until 10.30pm.

Babysitting: Additional babysitting can be arranged in the resort.

Minimum Age Tennis: 4 years.
Pure Alpine Holidays

Pure Alpine Holidays specialises in tailor-made tennis, ski and activity holidays to Austria, Italy and Switzerland. The hand-picked resorts – Brand in Austria, Madesimo in Italy and Savognin in Switzerland - offer beautiful settings, excellent facilities, comfortable accommodation, great skiing and high-quality tennis tuition. Brand and Savognin offer the unique concept of a "tennis and ski holiday": In the winter you can ski and play tennis on excellent indoor courts on the same holiday. In the summer, you can play tennis in stunning settings with great weather whilst enjoying all the benefits of a summer mountain holiday.

In summer 2009, Pure Alpine Holidays are offering 2 specially designed weeks of tennis in the Austrian Alps hosted by former top UK and world ranked tennis players, Julie Pullin, Karen Cross and Lorna Woodroffe.
Destinations Austria: Brand.
Italy: Madesimo.
Switzerland: Savognin.
Accommodation A range of accommodation is available in each resort including 3* and 4* hotels and self-catering apartments. Some hotels offer family rooms.
Some of the hotels offer baby equipment including cots, baby monitors, bottle-warmers, baby bath-tubs, changing mats, nappy bins, water wings, pushchairs, backpacks, sledges with backrests and highchairs. Some hotels have children's play rooms, with toys and books and all offer children's menus.
Activities Tennis: Tennis holidays are available at Brand, Austria and Savognin, Switzerland. All levels of tennis players are welcome including beginners, children, juniors, adults and advanced players. The tennis courses in Brand are run by the European Tennis Academy. The tennis centre in Brand has four outdoor and three indoor courts. The tennis courses in Savognin are run by the Pure Alpine Holidays resident tennis coach and are ideal for beginners and intermediates. The standard tennis courses range in length from three to five days, but other specialised courses and private lessons can be arranged on request.
Pro-hosted Summer Tennis Weeks: In the summer, Pure Alpine Holidays run 2 specially designed weeks of tennis in the Austrian Alps hosted by former top UK and world ranked tennis players. Coaching will be in small groups of only four players per coach, with additional free court time, a Pimms & Strudel “Davis Cup” tournament and prize giving. All levels of player will be catered for, from total beginners to advanced , including children.
Skiing: Skiing is available at all 3 resorts through the local ski schools. The ski schools offer group and individual lessons in downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding, all with English-speaking instructors. Pure Alpine Holidays specialises in helping people who want to get back into skiing, whether you have not skied for many years, are nervous or have never had the opportunity to ski. They offer a special programme though their partner ski schools called "Back to Skiing"
Other Summer Activities: Horse riding, golf, hiking, fishing, archery, mountain biking, swimming and spa treatments.
Other Winter Activities: Sledging, indoor tennis, archery, swimming, indoor golf, winter walking, snowshoeing, ice-skating, ice climbing, snow safaris, snow scooters, snow blades and night skiing.
Childcare & Kids Clubs A supervised activity programmes for children aged 3-11 years is available in some of the hotels. In winter, all 3 resorts offer ski school with great nursery slopes and child care with supervised lunch during the day.
A baby-sitting service is available at all of the hotels and in some of the self catering apartments on request.
The resorts are small and family orientated therefore adding an element of security to give you peace of mind during your holiday.
Minimum Age Skiing: 3 years.
Tennis: 3 years.
 
   
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