Vilas Tennis Academy, Mallorca
Guillermo Vilas was a legend of the game. He won four Grand Slam titles including the French, US and Australian Opens. The Academy is in the perfect location for year-round tennis training, with a wide choice of accommodation on it's doorstep.
Using Mallorca as the location for his tennis academy was an easy decision for Guillermo Vilas. The island offers great weather and easy flight connections. The Vilas Academy is located in Palmova Beach, which is only 15 minutes from the Palma de Mallorca Airport. It all adds up to the perfect place to train.
The Vilas Academy is a top destination for many international teams and players looking for the ideal training environment. The Academy works with the Russian Tennis Federation and the Academy’s coaches regularly train ATP and WTA players looking to improve their game.
The facilities include 10 clay courts and 2 hard courts. There are snack bars at the courts, an outdoor pool and a restaurant.
Coaching is available on an individual basis or as part of a group. The Academy keeps a 4 to 1 ratio for adult players, ensuring each participant gets adequate attention. The minimum booking for coaching at the Academy is three days.
There are four options for accommodation in Palmanova, the hotels and apartments listed below are within walking distance of the Academy. All options are based on the beautiful coastline, so you can enjoy the beach and the hotel pools once the tennis is over for the day. For those who still have some energy for socialising a vibrant nightlife is also found nearby, you can also catch a bus to Palma (the capital) from a stop near the hotels.
4* Fergus Style Palmanova (Adults Only)
This 4* hotel is located only 300 meters from the Vilas Academy. In the exclusive residential area of Palma Nova, the Carregador beach is across the road.
Enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine from the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, a pool-side bar will keep you hydrated. The hotel serves a daily brunch in the dining room.
4* Sol Palmanova Hotel
Just a half-hour drive to the Academy, this Flintstones-themed hotel is ideal for a family break. Children between 8 months and 17 years old are entertained all day at the 4 different kid’s clubs, divided between age groups. Available activities include water polo and archery. Meanwhile, the adults can relax in the garden beside the outdoor pools and at the nearby beach.
The hotel’s theme continues in the restaurant, where children can enjoy a tasty Flintstones menu cooked in Betty’s Kitchen.
4* Son Caliu Hotel & Spa Oasis
The Son Caliu Hotel is located within walking distance of the Vilas Academy. There are bright and spacious rooms with balconies. Each room comes equipped with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.
The Sa Finca restaurant serves Spanish cuisine and offers a barbecue restaurant is open during summer. Guests can enjoy a drink and Mediterranean Sea views from the bar’s terrace.The spa features an indoor thermal pool, Turkish baths and sensation showers. Treatments include massage and aromatherapy. There is also a gym on site.
3* ROC Portonova Apartments
These apartments are situated only 300 meters from Vilas Academy, with lovely views over the bay and not far from the main shopping centres.
The apartments have one double bedroom, with a maximum capacity of 4 persons. There is also a dinning room, bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and an ample balcony. Most of the apartments offer sea views. The facilities include air conditioning, central heating, telephone and satellite TV.
Guests can chose between 2 swimming pools. One heated indoor pool for winter and another outdoor one with generous terraces.