Hosted Tennis Break during the Croatia Open

Croatia Open in UmagThis hosted break is slightly different. We are going to be at the Umag Academy while the Croatia Open is being played. This is a unique opportunity to have coaching in the morning and then watch the pros battle it out during the afternoon and evening sessions. The Croatia Open dates back to 1990, with many illustrious winners over the past 27 years including Thomas Muster, Carlos Moya, Stan Warwinka, Marian Cilic and Dominic Thiem. The winner of the 2016 event Fabio Fognini, the enigmatic Italian, has confirmed his entry for this years tournament. Ticket prices for the tournament start at just 14 Euros.

As usual our hosted break is 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.

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.


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

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.

The resort is located about 2.5km from the centre of Umag. The town centre has many open-air cafes, bars and restaurants. A regular “Wally Trolley” train travels between the hotel and the town.

Some pictures from our 2018 hosted week

Umag Tennis Break, 15th – 20th July 2019

Our price for this unique tennis break to Croatia is £1195 per person for a twin or double occupancy and £1395 for a single or 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 break includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation at the 5* Melia Coral (adults only) on a half-board basis.
  • The hotel is adjacent to the Umag Tennis Academy
  • Half board – Buffet breakfast and dinner with “show cooking”
  • Airport transfers
  • 8 hours of tennis
  • Daily video analysis
  • Services of the Tennis Holidays Host
  • Protection of our ABTA membership

Additional costs:

  • Flights
  • Checked-in luggage
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tickets for the tournament
  • Any optional excursions
  • Travel insurance

A message from the tennis host: Kevin Wentworth

Your Host, Kevin Wentworth

Having had the privilege of visiting many tennis holiday destinations across the world, this is without doubt one of the finest venues to play tennis. There are a staggering 350 tennis courts in the Istria region, so yes, tennis is most definitely the no 1 sport in Umag.

Umag itself is a stunning resort with beautiful walking, cycling and jogging paths amongst lush green gardens adjoining the pristine waters of the Adriatic Sea. The many cafes, restaurants and bars create a vibrant atmosphere in Umag. I know this will add to your enjoyment of the area.

Our tennis programme is filled with technical and tactical advice. Although there is real work carried out in improving your tennis, we still have lots of fun. We understand that this is a holiday! During the week I am sure you will make lots of new friends and experience Istrian hospitality.

Our tennis programme will include coaching sessions to understand

  • Footwork
  • Forehand & Backhand
  • Slice & Top spin
  • Volley & Smash
  • 1st & 2nd Serves
  • The new “Zonal Tactical Tennis Strategy” system to better help you understand shot selection and tactical play

I look forward to personally welcoming you in Croatia and helping you to have a fantastic tennis holiday!!