Hosted Tennis Weeks at Umag Tennis Academy, Croatia

Your Host, Kevin Wentworth

As an experienced tour operator with many years of arranging specialist tennis holidays, we are pleased to be organising a number of Hosted Tennis Weeks as an integral part of our extensive tennis programme. These Hosted Weeks and Weekends are accompanied by a member of our own staff, a proficient tennis player, who acts as a guide and representative throughout the trip, helping organise communal evening meals and tennis mix-ins. These tennis holidays appeal particularly to single travellers, but we welcome couples or groups of friends.

Many of our special weeks and weekends, exclusive to our clients, are based at the Umag Tennis Academy in Croatia.

Tennis at Umag Tennis Academy

We think Croatia is a perfect destination to enjoy a week improving your tennis. “The Mediterranean, the way it once was” is the slogan of the Croatian Tourism and the country boasts some of the most beautiful coastline and pristine clear sea anywhere in Europe. The academy is a state-of-the-art tennis centre and has been chosen as the LTA’s official overseas training base.

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Coaching is suitable for all age groups and levels of ability. Umag is rightly proud of its partnerships with Goran Ivanišević and the Croatian Tennis Association.

Being situated in the Katoro Resort means there is plenty to do beyond the tennis. Relax on the fantastic beaches or keep active with other sports like football, handball, volleyball or cycling.

Some pictures from our 2016 hosted week

Umag Tennis Week, 12th – 19th May 2018

Our price for this wonderful mid-May tennis tour to Croatia is £985 per person for a twin or double occupancy and £1,095 for a single / sole occupancy.

Melia Coral

5* Melia Coral is located less than a minutes walk from the Umag Tennis Academy. This excellent hotel features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa and 2 restaurants. This is an adult-only hotel and has proved very popular with our clients. The choice of food in the buffet restaurant is extensive with show-cooking and delicious dishes prepared while you wait.

This includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation at the 5* Melia Coral (adults only) on a half-board basis.
  • Half board – Buffet breakfast and dinner with a choice of dishes
  • Airport transfers
  • 20 hours of tennis – 10 hours coaching & 10 hours of social and competition tennis with prizes.
  • Services of the Tennis Holidays Host
  • Protection of our ABTA membership

Additional costs:

  • Flights
  • Checked-in luggage
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Any optional excursions
  • Travel insurance

Hosted Week Itinerary

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Saturday

Meet your Tennis Holidays Host when you check in at Gatwick airport for your flight to Pula, Croatia. On arrival you will be transferred to the accommodation in Istraturist, Umag. As the arrival is fairly late, no dinner is included for the first evening. You are welcome to join the group for a quick night cap if you so wish.

Sunday

Meet for breakfast from 0730 in the hotel restaurant, hopefully everyone has a good rest and is ready for an exciting day ahead. At 1000 there will be a brief orientation tour followed by morning social tennis. After a drink in the Tennis Club bar and an optional lunch (own expense) the afternoon is free. There is an opportunity to take the local tourist train into the centre of Umag. You can visit the historic town and, for those feeling more energetic, there will be an opportunity for a gentle stroll along the beautiful coastline back to the hotel. Alternatively you can also take the train back.

On Sunday evening there is an organised dinner in the hotel at the buffet restaurant. The restaurant has a wide choice of starters, mains dishes and desserts (included with your holiday).

Monday

Meet the group for a hot buffet breakfast from 0800 in the hotel restaurant (included in your holiday). This is a chance to discuss the upcoming coaching session which will be focussed on footwork and movement.

  • Tennis coaching runs from 0900 – 1100 and this is our opportunity to get to know the coaches for the week ahead.
  • Following the coaching session, there will be an opportunity to have a delicious lunch at the Tennis Club restaurant (own expense) or head out to enjoy the beautiful Croatian scenery.
  • The afternoon session includes 2 hours of tennis, some of which will include match play. There will be some fun games to complement the morning session and prizes will be awarded each day.

Monday evening there is an organised dinner at the buffet restaurant (included with your holiday).

Tuesday

Meet the group for a hot buffet breakfast from 0800 in the hotel restaurant (included in your holiday). This is a chance to discuss the upcoming coaching session which will be focussed on your forehands.

  • Tennis coaching runs from 0900 – 1100 and work begins on developing that killer forehand!
  • Following the coaching session, there will be an opportunity to have a delicious lunch at the Tennis Club restaurant (own expense) or head out to enjoy the beautiful Croatian scenery.
  • The afternoon session includes 2 hours of tennis, some of which will include match play. There will be some fun games to complement the morning session and prizes will be awarded each day.

Tuesday evening is an organised dinner at the buffet restaurant (included with your holiday). After dinner there will be an opportunity to join your host for an evening in Umag at a traditional taverna to sample some of the local drinks (own expense).

Wednesday

Meet the group for a hot buffet breakfast from 0800 in the hotel restaurant (included in your holiday). This is a chance to discuss the upcoming coaching session which will be focussed on Top Spin Backhands / Slice and Return of Serve. Today’s the opportunity for you to develop that “Federer-like” backhand.

  • Tennis coaching runs from 0900 – 1100 and this is our opportunity to iron out any faults with your backhand.

Following the coaching session, we have an optional organised tour (own expense) where you will have the opportunity to sample a delicious Istrian lunch, visit a stunning hilltop village and sample some of the finest Croatian wines at one of Istria’s best vineyards.

Wednesday evening there is an organised dinner at the buffet restaurant (included with your holiday).

Thursday

Meet the group for a hot buffet breakfast from 0800 in the hotel restaurant (included in your holiday). This is a chance to discuss the upcoming coaching session which will be focussed on volleys and overhead smashes.

  • Tennis coaching runs from 0900 – 1100 and today we will be working on forehand and backhand volleys followed by one of the most difficult shots in the game, the overhead smash.
  • Following the coaching session, there will be an opportunity to have a delicious lunch at the Tennis Club restaurant (own expense) or head out to enjoy the beautiful Croatian scenery.
  • The afternoon session includes 2 hours of tennis, some of which will include match play. There will be some fun games to complement the morning session and prizes will be awarded each day.

Thursday evening there is an organised dinner at the buffet restaurant (included with your holiday).

Friday

Meet the group for a hot buffet breakfast from 0800 in the hotel restaurant (included in your holiday). This is a chance to discuss the upcoming coaching session which will be focussed on a recap of the week’s coaching.

  • Tennis coaching runs from 0900 – 1100 and today will be the final opportunity to ask the coach any questions about your game. After the session we enter everyone for the Wimbledon draw.
  • Following the coaching session, there will be an opportunity to have a delicious lunch at the Tennis Club restaurant (own expense) or head out to enjoy the beautiful Croatian scenery.
  • The final afternoon session includes 2 hours of tennis, some of which will include match play. There will be some fun games to complement the morning session and prizes will be awarded each day.
  • Once the afternoon session has finished join the group on the club balcony for our farewell tennis presentation.

Friday evening there is the usual organised dinner at the buffet restaurant (included with your holiday). After dinner there is the option to visit the nearby town of Velingarad (own expense) to visit a local tavern with live music.

Saturday

On the final day we will have the opportunity for some free time before a late afternoon departure. This is an opportunity to take a stroll, swim or even enjoy a gentle bicycle ride along the stunning Croatian coast. For those who still haven’t had enough tennis, they are welcome to enjoy a game.

Our transfer agents will return us to Pula airport in the late afternoon for our evening departure back to the UK.

Our Instructors

All the coaches that are employed by the Umag Academy are fully qualified and licensed tennis coaches.