Tennis Holidays Blog
Our Tennis Holidays Blog – your guide to the best Tennis Holidays in the world!
Tennis Holidays Blog
Our Tennis Holidays blog is centred around our journey to becoming the best Tennis Holiday provider in the world. We established Active Away in 2006 and it’s been an incredible journey so far – explore this blog to find out what’s going on in the Tennis Holiday world and our top tips.
Finding the perfect Tennis Holiday location is actually quite challenging. The recipe that is needed to make a venue work for Active Away is difficult as we have quite strict criteria. For example we require a minimum of 4 Tennis Courts, and most hotels tend to have 1 or 2 tennis courts as almost a ‘gesture.’ The hotels that have 4 courts or more are also popular with other tennis companies, which means there is competition!
Most people are familiar with the concept of a ‘Golf Holiday’ but maybe not a ‘Tennis Holiday.’ Hotels definitely see the value in having a Golf course, and some hotels even centre their whole model around Golf – however you don’t see the same for Tennis. Normally we have to teach hotels that their tennis courts can make them money!
There are some tennis hotels out there though, with a ridiculous amount of Tennis Courts. Ones that we’ve considered are:
- Ali Bey – which has an unbelievable 61 Tennis Courts!
- Liberty Lykia – which has 19 Tennis Courts with a stunning backdrop
- Sani Resort – which has the Rafael Nadal tennis Academy
If you are already interested in Tennis Holidays and have a good understanding of what one is then have a read of our 7 Great Tennis Holiday essentials here.
Play Tennis Abroad
Play Tennis Abroad – what a great concept: tennis, sunshine, cocktails and fun! We love nothing more than playing tennis abroad with the Active Away family.
The concept of playing tennis abroad is not a new one! The winter months in England are especially dreary and there’s no guarantee of the weather during the ‘dodgy’ British summertime. I’m sure many of us have been battling the cold and rain at an outdoor club and dreamed of nothing more than playing tennis abroad.
As we all know, Britain is an island which means we unfortunately have to jump on a plane to escape the UK. Contrast this with Germany where they can drive to countries like Croatia to play tennis abroad – you end up with far more Germans enjoying Tennis away from their native country than you do Brits.
There’s several options for playing tennis abroad, which include:
- Renting a Villa with a Tennis Court
- This is great fun if you have a close-knit group of friends
- Don’t forget that catering is normally not included, so you’ll have to share the cooking and cleaning duties!
- Going on a Hosted Tennis Holiday
- We believe this is the best way to play tennis abroad as everything is taken care of for you! Normally it’s All Inclusive, has a full tennis programme and has a host to look after you.
- Going to a Tennis Resort
- There are many Tennis Resorts to choose from, most of which will have an in house coach if you’d like lessons.
- Do remember that sometimes you can end up with no one to play with! So if you go on your own or with someone who doesn’t play tennis – bear this in mind.
If you’ve been looking for Tennis Breaks, then this blog is the perfect place to start. For some people taking a week off work is challenging, so a 3 or 4 night break may be preferable.
A great tennis break involves several factors:
- A good fun group of people to play with
- Great Tennis courts
- Awesome weather
- Not too far away so the flight isn’t long!
With a Tennis Break you want to get there and get on the tennis court! You’ve not got long so it’s about packing your itinerary as full as possible to make the best use of your time. It’s still always a good idea to buy a hold bag as many airlines will not let you take your tennis racket in your hand baggage.
Why not read our health benefits of a Tennis Holiday blog for more information on why a tennis break is good for you!