With the biggest event in the tennis calender, Wimbledon, just a few short weeks away, we Brits are bound to catch our annual bout of tennis-fever, and this great sporting event could become the inspiration for many of us to enjoy a more active holiday where we battle it out on the courts rather than lazing around by a a pool this summer.
There can be little argument that when the world’s highest ranked players take to the courts for the world biggest tennis tournament on 24 June 2013, the nation will be on tenterhooks once more as it waits with baited breath to see if this will be the year that Andy Murray finally takes away the title, or if Swiss favourite Roger Federer will again be victorious.
Whatever the result, it’s clear that these epic battles that are fought out come rain or shine on a patch of carefully cultivated grass in South West London, never fail to inspire even the laziest among us. But for those who are left green with envy by the sight of the Williams sisters’ backhands, the many tennis holidays on offer across Europe this summer are the perfect excuse to get off the couch and onto the court.
The free tennis coaching included within the cost of a Neilson holiday caters to all levels of ability and makes sure that even novices get the most out of their time on court, and start seeing improvements almost instantly. Even the least enthusiastic family members will not fail to be inspired when lifting a racquet on the cliff-top courts of the likes of the Teos Beach Club.
For those who really want to make the most out of their tennis-themed getaway, there are also private lessons available at a small supplement, at times to fit in with their schedules. The final day of the holiday is where the week’s hard work will pay off, in a full tournament where participants can showcase their new skills and fight it out on the court for a chance to take home the trophy. Competitive families be warned – this could get out of hand!
For parties that include tired Mums or Dads who just want to get away from it all, Neilson’s beach clubs also include fully equipped spas, meaning that holidaymakers can take time out to relax and unwind between sessions on the court. Other activities on offer include dinghy sailing, waterskiing and wakeboarding, windsurfing and kayaking – so even the most active of kids are certain to be occupied from dawn until dusk with many new skills learnt along the way!