Steve Wood’s Tennis Holiday

Steve Wood's Tennis Holiday

Red Clay Courts
All Inclusive
30 Minutes from Heraklion Airport
32 - Typical Group Size

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Spectacular sea views, landscaped gardens, turquoise pools and a private beach make the Royal Mare an excellent Tennis Holiday location.

Royal Mare is located just 5 minutes from the bustling town of Cherssonisos & a the on site Spa Centre is listed in the Top 10 in the world, means there is plenty to do outside of tennis.

Group Organiser - Steve Wood

This is the first tennis holiday that Steve has arranged with us, arriving at the fabulous Royal Mare resort in Crete, Greece.

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

Someone looking for great value & excellent weather!

What's Included?

22.5 Hours of Professional Tennis Coaching
Double Room with Garden View
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 Double Garden View Room is £180 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.

These are the arrival and departure days for our Adult Tennis Holidays to Royal Mare Hotel, Crete. We can arrange an Airport Transfer for you, or alternatively you can meet us at the hotel.

We will have a welcome meeting on the arrival day & be there to say goodbye when you depart.

The first day of Tennis! Your morning coaching session will be from 10:00 – 12:00 & focused around Being Dominate From The Back & acclimatising to the weather.

Catch up with the coaching team and the main group – 13:00 at the Albatros Restaurant, treat yourself to a glass of wine!

Meet back at the courts for a Tennis Masterclass from 16:30 – 17:00. Kick back and watch our most important masterclass where our coaches demonstrate the importance of – finding your Doubles DNA.

Then it’s your turn to play – 17:00 – 19:00 we observe you play in our Doubles Winners up / Runner up Down Social whilst giving you coaching tips on your Doubles DNA!

The day isn’t quite over yet – dinner with the group in the Sympossio Restaurant, followed by drinks in the bar.

Day 2 of tennis is here, and it’s time to work on your net play. Start the day from 9:30 – 10:00 with our Decision Making at the Net Masterclass. 10:00 – 12:00 is all about Controlling the Net

After you’ve worked up a sweat it’s time for lunch with a view at the Albatros Restaurant.

After a well-deserved afternoon break, join us from 17:00 – 19:00 – for our American Doubles Social.

Dinner Time! Tonight we are eating in the a la carte restaurant, a real treat!

It’s time to get up and at it! Meet us at the courts for our – How to Break Serve session from 10:00 – 12:00.

Grab a quick lunch with the group at 13:00 and catch up after the tennis session. Something cold is definitely required after the morning session!

It’s back up to the Tennis Courts for 16:30 as we deliver a Masterclass on Starting and Ending Points. Then the real ‘Battle of the Brits’ begin! You’ll be on either the British Bulldogs or Union Jacks and compete for your team. It’s all doubles, super fun and the winning team are crowned champions.

It’s another fantastic evening ahead, with a buffet dinner followed by drinks and dancing!

After a busy few days – today is yours’ to relax! We will give you a few options for a day trip – including visiting the stunning Agios Nikolaos.

You can choose to join the group in the evening, or arrange your own meal at one of the fantastic restaurants.

Let’s get back to tennis! Today we will be working on Power Positions for the morning coaching session, which is a fast paced coaching session with 3-4 ‘mini sessions’ based around positional play in Doubles.

It’s the usual for lunch, we recommend a fresh coffee after lunch – the coffee at Royal Mare is excellent.

For the Tennis Masterclass session at 16:30, today we give you our Active Away Doubles Principles. We hope you find them useful and be sure to tell us which one is your favourite!

Then it’s your time to play! 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.

After a full day of Tennis it’s time for a well earned dinner in the Main Restaurant at 20:00.

Sadly, today is your last full day and to crown the week off in style, we will have a Hopman Cup -Champagne Social Doubles Tournament.

We will split everyone into even teams, and you’ll have a coach captaining your team and guiding you through your matches. It’s designed to be fun & friendly with a dose of competitiveness (oh and don’t forget the most important part of the morning – the half-time champagne break)!

After battling it out in the Champagne Tournament, it’s time for a well deserved lunch. Today we will have a late lunch in the Albatros restaurant, to recharge after using all of that energy.

Now, it’s your turn to heckle the coaching team and give us pointers on our tennis skills. Watch them play an exhibition match from 17:00 – 18:00. Make sure to bring your best banter!

Join us for our round-up Presentation, where we fully welcome you into our Active Away Family, with some prizes on offer for the best moments of the week. It’s full of smiles & laughter – a lovely way to round off an unforgettable week of Tennis in Crete!

Now, to crown the week off we head out in to the local town of Cherssonisos – to one of our absolute favourite restaurant’s – ‘Kymata.’ Kymata is set over the lovely Aegean sea, with fresh seafood & fabulous wine, it truly is a Greek Delight. Then, if you’d like to continue the evening we head to a lovely beach bar. Please Note – the last evening is at an additional charge.

Restaurants & Dining

What's Included with my Board Basis?

All of your meals & drinks whilst in the resort.

Resort Restaurants

With 6 Restaurants at Royal Mare, you'll be able to find something perfect for you.

With menus prepared by excellent chefs and using local ingredients, you'll be in Greek Heaven!
Restaurants include: Mediterranean, Asian (Sushi), Greek & more.

Resort Bars

Fresh Cocktails, local beer & more - you'll find it at the bars in the Royal Mare Resort.

With live music and a fantastic pool bar you can enjoy a cold one overlooking the Aegean Sea.


Double/Twin Garden View

Beautifully furnished rooms with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Relax on a furnished balcony or veranda.


Double/Twin Sea View

Beautifully furnished rooms with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Relax on a furnished balcony or veranda with a Sea View.



24/7 Reception
Beach Volleyball
On the Beach
Indoor Pool
Mini Fridge
Tea/Coffee Facilities
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities In Room


Outside of our tennis sessions, the courts are at an additional charge and can be booked via reception.

Mediterranean, Asian (Sushi) and a Greek Restaurant. 1x a la carte meal is included with your stay.

May – 20 – 25 degrees celsius
June – 25 – 30 degrees celsius
October – 20 – 25 degrees celsius

Yes, there are some small tourist fees which you can view here.

Hersonissos (now that’s a mouthful!) is a local, bustling town. It offers a great selection of taverna’s and bars. We’d highly recommend spending an afternoon there and is around a 15 minute walk from Royal Mare, however we would suggest getting a taxi.


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