August 6th to the 10th sees the 2019 Bansko International Jazz festival featuring an international cast of stars held in Bulgaria. Many of the performers come from Bulgaria and the Balkans, but there are musicians attending from the UK, Italy, France and the USA. View the full programme for the week on the banskojazzfest.com website.
For the first time we are planning a tennis break based around the festival in Bansko. Enjoy organised tennis matches during the day and relax to the sounds of live music in the evenings.
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 more about our planned trip in July.
Our hosted holidays are tennis breaks which are managed by a member of our staff, a proficient tennis player. The staff member acts as a guide and representative throughout the trip, helping to organise communal meals and tennis matches. These holidays are particularly appealing to single travellers, since they can join up with our group and enjoy socialising with the group. We of course welcome couples and groups on the holidays too.
In May 2018, we ran our fourth holiday week to the Umag Academy in Croatia. This trip was another big success and we’ve got some details of what happened during the trip below.
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 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.