As Wimbledon draws to a close for another year and Serena Williams reaches yet another final, we’d like to share a fantastic tennis programme designed by Serena’s coach.
We feature the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy on our site. Patrick Mouratoglou has worked as Serena’s coach for a number of years and helped her stay at the top of the game for over a decade. His Academy has developed a tried and tested tennis programme, run by over 30 experienced tennis and fitness coaches.
During 2018 there are tennis holidays available including:
- Summer Week long Tennis Camps till the 24th August
- Autumn Week long Tennis Camps from the 15th October – 2nd November
- Weekend Tennis Camps all year round
Why do we recommend the Patrick Mouratoglou Tennis Academy?
- Superb location in the South of France
- The largest Tennis Centre in Europe
- Acclaimed 4* Beachhcomber French Riviera adjacent to the tennis courts
- Spa and fitness centre with outdoor and indoor pools
- Half day, full day and weekend programmes available
Photo Credit: FLICKR User Marianne Bevis
We like this coaching video from Top Tennis Training. Tennis coach Simon Konov goes through the 5 steps to develop an effective forehand stroke.
We came across this coaching video from Online Tennis Instruction. Instructor Gregg le Sueur demonstrates how the best players in the world control the court by hitting “smart” targets.
Spend a long weekend at the 5* Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus. This beautiful resort is situated in a protected forest and overlooks the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. There is luxurious accommodation, world-class sport facilities, fine dining and the perfect setting to relax and unwind.
The Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy features 8 floodlit courts, of which 4 are plexicushion hard courts and 4 European red clay courts. The Academy offers a wide selection of coaching services, suitable for both a beginner or an experienced player.
We have an offer for a 4 nights break for two adults, pricing starts from £495 per person. The package includes:
- Return transfers from Paphos, Cyprus
- 4 nights in self-catering accommodation
- 10 hour tennis programme
More information on Aphrodite Hills
Are you looking for some guaranteed Spring sunshine for your next tennis match? We’ve got a great offer for you: the Los Jameos Playa Hotel in Lanzarote is located in the Canary islands and enjoys an average annual temperature of 21°C. As of the writing of this post (6 April 2018) the five day forecast is showing predicted temps of 21°C or 22°C.
Can you improve your game in one weekend?
The tennis academy at La Manga have designed a weekend programme that is guaranteed to improve your game. The areas covered include movement and positioning, improving your forehand and your backhand, playing at the net and tactical awareness. Coaching is carried out over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Weekend Warrior programme runs every weekend throughout March, April, May and June.
The Mouratoglou Tennis Academy is one of the world’s most advanced tennis academies. It’s founder, Patrick Mouratoglou has worked with some of the greats in the game including Marcos Baghdatis, Grigor Dimitrov, and more recently Serena Williams. The Academy offers high performance tennis coaching and comfortable accommodation.
La Manga Club is situated in the Costa Cálida, a stretch of Mediterranean coast in Spain that boasts it’s own micro-climate. This setting means the resort enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. We think it contributes to making this the perfect getaway for the February half term.
Jo Durie and Alan Jones run regular training events at La Manga in Spain. We approached them to share their top tips for improving your tennis. Scroll down to see an opportunity for intermediate to advanced players in November.
Trying to find the perfect practise to improve your Doubles Game?
This drill is a tried and tested method which I learned at the Saddlebrook Tennis Academy. Saddlebrook is a truly fantastic resort located in Wesley Chapel near Florida. Over the years the resort has been the home and training ground for many famous pro tennis players including Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati and Mardy Fish.
The following drill is a great way to start your next session of doubles. It will help you improve the following:
- Ground strokes
- Hand-Eye Coordination