Hosted Tennis Week in Croatia, 5* Melia Coral

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. 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 Week, 30th September – 7th October 2018

Our price for this wonderful Autumn tennis tour to Croatia is £1,025 per person for a twin or double occupancy and £1,195 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.
  • The hotel is adjacent to the Umag Tennis Academy
  • Half board – Buffet breakfast and dinner with “show cooking”
  • Airport transfers
  • 20 hours of tennis – 10 hours coaching & 10 hours of social and competition tennis with prizes.
  • Daily video analysis
  • Services of the Tennis Holidays Host
  • Protection of our ABTA membership

Additional costs:

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

Please Note:

There is an early booking special offer of a free upgrade to Full Board (Breakfast and dinner at the hotel and lunch at the tennis academy restaurant) if booked before 31st July, 2018.

Hosted Week Itinerary

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Monday

0700 – 0845 Breakfast
0900 – 1100 Coaching
1600 – 1800 Matchplay Session and Drills
2000 Dinner

Tuesday

0700 – 0845 Breakfast
0900 – 1100 Coaching
1100 – 1200 Matchplay Session
2000 Dinner

Wednesday

0700 – 0845 Breakfast
0900 – 1100 Coaching
1100 – 1300 Matchplay Session
2000 Dinner

Thursday

0700 – 0845 Breakfast
0900 – 1100 Coaching
1230 – 1700 Optional afternoon lunch and winery tour in the Istrian countryside
2000 Dinner

Friday

0700 – 0845 Breakfast
0900 – 1100 Coaching
1600 – 1800 Matchplay Session and Drills
2000 Dinner

Saturday

0700 – 0845 Breakfast
1000 – 1300 Mini Tournament
2000 Dinner

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!!