School Holiday Hosted Week at Umag Academy

The school holidays are just around the corner and you’re looking for ideas to keep the kids active and outdoors. How about a hosted week of tennis coaching in Croatia?

Our hosted breaks are accompanied by a member of our staff, a proficient tennis player, who acts as a guide and representative throughout the trip. They will help organise communal evening meals and tennis mix-ins. This particular hosted week is aimed at families, but everyone is most welcome to join in the fun.

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 Break

The are two hosted weeks available in August this year:

  • 27th July to 3rd August
  • 24th – 31st August

We have a range of accommodation options available with prices starting from £895 per person (based on a family of four). Contact us using the form on the right if you have any questions.

Accommodation

Hotel Sol Umag

The Istraturist Resort is a carefully laid out complex with numerous hotels and apartment buildings, offering a good range of accommodation options. Visit our destination page to see some of the options.

This break includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation on a half-board basis.
  • All accommodation options are rated 4*
  • Airport transfers
  • 15 hour tennis programme (10 hours coaching and 5 hours of organised matchplay)
  • 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

Hosted Week Itinerary

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Saturday

On arrival at Pula airport, you will be met by our tennis holiday programme coordinator and transferred to your hotel or apartment. The rest of the day is yours to explore and relax.

Sunday

2 hours of social tennis in the afternoon

Monday

2 hours of coaching in the morning

Tuesday

2 hours of coaching in the morning. There is an optional glass bottom boat cruise in the afternoon (additional charge).

Wednesday

2 hours of coaching in the morning

Thursday

2 hours of coaching in the morning
3 hours of organised social and matchplay tennis in the afternoon

Friday

2 hours of coaching in the morning
An optional afternoon cruise with BBQ (additional charge)

Saturday

Departure day

Optional activities

If you are looking for additional activities to do while at Umag we have a list of ideas for you:

  • Day trip to Venice
  • Glass bottom boat daily cruises
  • Visiting local mountain villages
  • Huge choice of beach and watersports
  • The magical beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Family adventure Park
  • BBQ lunch cruises
  • Aquapark Istralandia

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!!