Hosted Week at the Umag Academy, Croatia

10th – 17th May 2020
14th – 21st Jun 2020

Kevin Wentworth

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 the Umag Academy

We think Croatia is a perfect destination to enjoy a week improving your tennis. The academy is a state-of-the-art tennis centre and has been chosen as the LTA’s official overseas training base. All the coaches that are employed by the Umag Academy are fully qualified and licensed tennis coaches.

Your coaching for this tennis week will be played on the superb clay courts. Coaching is suitable for all age groups and levels of ability. We are sure you will enjoy the convenience of having your hotel 50m from the tennis courts.

Some pictures from our 2018 hosted week

Croatia Tennis Weeks:
10th – 17th May 2020
14th – 21st Jun 2020

Our price for this interesting new Autumn tennis tour to Croatia is £895 per person for a twin or double occupancy and £1,065 for a single / sole occupancy.

Meliá Coral

Melia Coral Hotel

5* Meliá Coral is 50m from the courts at the Academy. This is an adult-only (age 16 or over) hotel located within the Istraturist resort. The property offers numerous leisure facilities, including both indoor and outdoor seawater swimming pools and an Asian-themed wellness centre.

This includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation at the 5* Meliá Coral
  • The hotel is 50m from the Umag Tennis Academy
  • Half-board – buffet breakfast and dinner (includes show cooking)
  • 15 hours of tennis
  • Daily video analysis
  • Services of the Tennis Holidays Host
  • Protection of our ABTA membership

Additional costs:

  • Flights
  • Transfers (£98 per person return)
  • Checked-in luggage
  • Food and drink outside the hotel
  • Any optional excursions
  • Travel insurance

Hosted Week Itinerary

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Sunday

On arrival at Pula airport, you will be met by our tennis holiday programme coordinator Kevin Wentworth and transferred to your hotel, the Meliá Coral.

1600 – 1800 Optional social tennis (15 Euros per person)
1930 Meet for drinks in the hotel bar
2000 Dinner

Monday

0630 – 0930 Breakfast
1000 – 1200 Coaching
1215 – 1345 Lunch
1400 – 2000 Free time
2000 Dinner

Tuesday

0630 – 0930 Breakfast
1000 – 1200 Coaching
1215 – 1345 Lunch
1400 – 1600 Afternoon organised tennis doubles tournament (15 Euros per person)
1600 – 2000 Free time
2000 Dinner

Wednesday

0630 – 0930 Breakfast
1000 – 1200 Coaching
1215 – 1345 Lunch
1400 – 1600 Afternoon organised singles tournament (15 Euros per person)
1600 – 2000 Free time
2000 Dinner

Thursday

0630 – 0845 Breakfast
0900 – 1100 Coaching
1200 – 1900 A tasting Tour of the Magical Flavours of Istria optional tour (450 HRK / 60 Euros per person)
2000 Dinner

Friday

0630 – 0930 Breakfast
1000 – 1200 Coaching
1215 – 1345 Lunch
1400 – 1600 Afternoon organised Davis Cup style tennis tournament (15 Euros per person)
1600 – 2000 Free time
2000 Dinner

Saturday

0630 – 0930 Breakfast
0945 – 1245 Optional social tennis session (15 Euros per person)
1215 – 1345 Lunch
1400 – 2000 Free time
2000 Dinner

A tasting tour of the Magical Flavours of Istria

Our optional excursion on Thursday is a chance to try delicious Istrian specialities including wines and homemade brandies. This is a half day which costs 60 Euros per person.

Our tour through Istria will begin at Agro – Laguna’s vineyards. Surrounded by fantastic views this will be our venure for some wine tasting. Next we will visit the Agro Laguna factory in Porec. There are more award winning wines to taste, along with olive oils and a selection of cheese.

Once we’re done in Porec, we will head to the Stncija Spin Farm where we will learn how they make their cheese. Then it will be time to enjoy a lunch paired with local wines. Once lunch is done we will head to Istria’s aromatic truffle capital, the small village of Limade. Here we will sample the local truffles.

Our final destination is Buzat. This will be an opportunity to visit the well known Aura brandy house, the place to sample special brandies and shop for homemade jams.

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!!