Andy Irving Tennis Holiday

Andy Irving Tennis Holiday

Astro Turf Courts
All Inclusive
40 minutes from Hurghada International Airport
24 - Typical Group Size

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Escape the winter season and join us for an exhilarating tennis holiday in Egypt! Nestled along the pristine shores of the Red Sea, the Cleopatra Makadi Bay Resort offers an unrivalled tennis experience. Stay in the luxurious adult only side of the Resort that will leave you captivated, revitalised, and utterly enchanted. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, this luxurious retreat invites you to indulge in a tennis paradise like no other.

New to our portfolio for 2024 and renovated in 2023, Active Away is venturing to this awe-inspiring destination and we can’t wait to share this unforgettable experience with you.

Group Organiser - Andy Irving

Andy is organising his 2nd trip away with us, this time to the fabulous Cleopatra Resort in Egypt! With his infectious personality and love for the game, he loves bringing groups on Active Away Tennis Holidays.

Arrival & Departure Day

Saturday - Saturday

Tennis Standard

This trip is bookable by anyone with a rating of 2-6 in our ‘Self Rating Guide’ which can be found here.


Upon booking you’ll receive a “Deposit Paid – WAIT” or “Balance Paid – WAIT” email. Please only book your flights once you’ve received a “Deposit Paid – OK” or “Balance Paid – OK” email confirmation. For more information about The Booking Process see this page.

Flight Options

Perfect For

Anyone looking for a winter tennis holiday escape!

What's Included?

22.5 Hours of Professional Tennis Coaching
Active Away Hosting
Organised Meals & Activities
Package Travel Protected
Concierge Booking & After Sales Support
WhatsApp Group With Other Participants
1:6 Coach to Player Ratio
All Inclusive Board Basis

What's Not Included?

Single Occupancy Supplement (available at an additional cost)
Airport Transfers (available at an additional cost)

Single Occupancy

Single Occupancy of a Standard Double Room £260 per week


Are welcome. They receive a £200 Discount off the prices listed. No other Discount can be used in conjunction with this £200 Discount.

Tennis Holiday In Action



Your trip is fully protected through the Package Travel Regulations and our Travel Trust Association model.

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You can read more about our Tennis Holidays here, or read our Tennis Holidays FAQs here.

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We've been designing the perfect Tennis Holiday Itinerary since 2006. Enjoy - 22.5 Hours of Tennis, plenty of time to relax and a full social itinerary. If you love tennis, you'll love our holidays. Please note our itineraries are all subject to change.

Saturdays are the arrival and departure days for our Adult Tennis Holidays to Cleopatra Makadi Bay. We can arrange an Airport Transfer for you, or alternatively you can meet us at the hotel.

Upon departure, if you are arranging your own transfers, please let the host know your timings and we will be there to say goodbye.

Today is your first day of Tennis! Join us at the Main Buffet Restaurant for a wholesome breakfast and head to the Outdoor seating area by the Main Hotel Reception at 9:30 for our welcome meeting.  It’s then time for your first session from 10:00 – 12:00 focused on Dominating From The Back.

Meet back at the courts for your first Tennis Masterclass of the week from 15:30 – 16:00. Take it easy and watch our most important masterclass where we explain the importance of finding your Doubles DNA.

Then it’s your turn to play and practice your Doubles DNA from 16:30 – 19:00 in our Doubles Winners up / Runner up Down Social. Our coaching team will be on court with you giving you coaching tips the whole time!

To round off an excellent first day, meet us in the lobby for a drink at 20:00 before we head to dinner, followed by live music at the Waterfront bar.

Day 2 of tennis has arrived and today we will be working on your net play. Start the day with a tactical Master class at 9:30 based on Decision Making at the Net followed by our session on Controlling the Net from 10:00 – 12:00.

Join the group for lunch at the Main Restaurant for an exquisite Mediterranean inspired buffet meal. Alternatively order lunch directly to your Sun lounger – followed by a relaxing afternoon. We love having a swim in-between sessions to relax our muscles and take in the breathtaking views.

Ready for more Tennis? Join us from 17:00 – 19:00 – for our American Doubles Social.

We will be awaiting you in the Divers bar for a drink at 20:00 before an astounding à la carte meal. Tonight dinner will be at 20:30 at the Vista Mare Restaurant.

Enjoy a nourishing breakfast at the Main Restaurant and meet us at the courts for our – How to Break Serve session from 10:00 – 12:00.

It’s back up to the Tennis Courts for 16:30 for our Starting and Ending Points Masterclass. Tomorrow is the day off so bring your A game and best efforts for the real ‘Battle of the Brits’ team competition! You’ll be on either the British Bulldogs or Union Jacks and playing doubles matches for the chance to be crowned champions.

Tonight, we are in the Main Restaurant at 20:30 for a hearty Italian à la carte meal, followed by drinks and entertainment in the bar.

After all your hard work and dedication, today is yours’ to do as you please! We will give you a few options for a day trip – we love checking out the Mini Egyptian Park or enjoying relaxing in the Resort by a sun lounger.

For dinner, please book your own meal, or alternatively join the Coaching Team.

We are excited to be back on court with you this morning working on Power Positions for the morning coaching session 10:00 – 12:00. It’s a fast paced coaching session with 3-4 ‘mini sessions’ based around positional play in Doubles.

Join us for a coffee – we would love to hear about how you spent your day off! Lunch will be at the Main Restaurant today.

For the Tennis Masterclass session at 16:30, today we give you our Active Away Doubles Principles. It’s a great chance to learn some top tips and principles – we hope you can incorporate them into your game and be sure to tell us which one you found most useful!

Then it’s your time to put your favourites into action! Find a partner for the Doubles Social & the coaching team will be looking out to see which principles you are going to take home with you.

Experience the sensational Egyptian sunset over the beachfront with a drink post dinner at the Main Restaurant for dinner at 20:30.

Sadly, the last day of Tennis is here! To round off an incredible week, we will be hosting a Hopman Cup – Champagne Social Doubles Tournament.

Join us for an earlier breakfast at the Main Restaurant from 07:30 – 08:50. The Hopman Cup will begin at 09:00, we will split everyone into even teams, and you’ll have a coach captaining your team offering you helpful tips and advice from the week in your matches. It’s a chance to practice our key takeaways from sessions and end the week on a high in a fun & friendly format. Don’t forget the most important part, the ambrosial half-time champagne break!

After some friendly competition in the Champagne Tournament, it’s time for a well deserved lunch. Today we will have a late lunch at 13:30 at the Main Buffet Restaurant or choose to unwind with a meal at your Sun lounger after your mighty efforts from the morning.

After listening to us all week, it’s your turn to heckle the coaching team and feel free to give us a hard time with pointers on our tennis skills! Watch our exhibition match from 17:00 – 18:00, enjoy some drinks and make sure to bring your best banter!

We will have our round-up Presentation shortly after to welcome you into our Active Away Family – with some awards & prizes on offer, recalling on the best moments of the week. It’s full of smiles & laughter – a perfect way to conclude your tennis escape to Egypt!

For our final evening, join us at The Divers Bar for a drink at 20:00. Enjoy the captivating views of the never ending Red Sea as the sun goes down. We will head to the Waterfront restaurant for dinner at 20:30 for an à la carte meal to commemorate the remarkable week we have had together!

Restaurants & Dining

What's Included with my Board Basis?

Meals and drinks whilst in the resort as well as 2x a la carte meals!

Resort Restaurants

The resorts offers an “all inclusive” programme that includes two complimentary fine dining experiences per stay at the various a la carte restaurants. Also included inside the resort is the Main Restaurant buffet. Enjoy the shimmering view and incredible breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Freshly prepared items from local and international cuisines are offered along with an array of salads, appetisers and mouth-watering desserts.

We love the great selection of restaurants this hotel offers, and you can even order room service (at an extra cost).

Resort Bars

To accompany your exquisite dining experience, choose from the variety of indoor and outdoor bars to relax with a beverage after a great day of tennis.

Our top tip is to head to the Divers Bar to order your favourite drink and watch the scenic views as the sun sets!


Premium Deluxe Room

Offering one king bed or two twin beds with a balcony or terrace. The Cleopatra Makadi Bay Premium Deluxe Room includes air conditioning, safe box, flat screen satellite TV, mini bar, safe box and a bathroom with shower or bathtub.



24/7 Reception
Beach Volleyball
On the Beach
Evening Entertainment
Indoor Pool
Mini Fridge
Soccer Pitch
Table Tennis
Tea/Coffee Facilities
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities In Room
Golf Course


Yes, we love to see our clients playing more tennis outside of our coaching sessions! To book a court, you can do so with Reception (extra charge for floodlights).

Yes, all the hotel facilities are available for you to use as you wish.

Yes, you can check out the itinerary for the week to see where we will be eating as a group for our meals.

As part of the all inclusive package, you will receive two complimentary a la carte meals which we will organise for the entire group.

Below are the average temperatures for the different times of year at the Cleopatra Makadi Bay Resort, Egypt.

February – 14 – 24 degrees celsius

March – 14 – 25 degrees celsius

November – 19 – 27 degrees celsius

December – 15 – 24 degrees celsius

April – 20 – 25 degrees celsius
May – 23 – 30 degrees celsius
September – 30 – 35 degrees celsius
October – 25 – 30 degrees celsius

Yes, if you are visiting Egypt your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive. British passport holders travelling to Egypt normally need a visa.

You can get a visa before you travel from the official Visa2Egypt Portal or your nearest Egyptian consulate. Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of 3 months. It is advisable to get a visa before you travel, particularly if travelling for work or business.

We will make the reservations for our group for every evening meal. For breakfast and lunch – table reservations are not available, however if we can, we try and sit on tables next to each other.

The day off is a splendid opportunity to visit the Mini Egypt Park or make use of the beautiful sandy beach activities popular for scuba diving and snorkelling, with dive trips offering glimpses of caves, coral reefs, and marine life like barracuda

Check out this link to see our day trip guides for your stay in paradise.

Yes, as we have been working with the hotel for over 12 years, all Active Away clients have access to both sides of the hotel, including their facilities.



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