Hosted Week at Verudela Academy, Croatia

The Verudela peninsula near Pula is the setting for our new tennis destination in Croatia. The Academy has 18 courts spread amongst the trees and is run by experienced Swedish coach Staffan Anderin.

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 Verudela Tennis Academy

Staffan AnderinWe 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 run by Swedish coach Staffan Anderin who has been involved in tennis for more than 40 years. Staffan played professional tennis in the USA before embarking on a coaching career. Coaching is suitable for all age groups and levels of ability. All the coaches that are employed by the Verudela Academy are fully qualified and licensed tennis coaches.

Being situated on the Verudela peninsula there is plenty to do beyond the tennis. Relax on the fantastic beaches or keep active with other sports like diving, water sports and cycling.

Verudela Tennis Break

The hosted tennis weeks for September this year:

  • 15 – 22 September 2019
  • 22 – 29 September 2019

Prices for this holiday are £980 per person for a twin or double room and £1,195 for a single room.


Park Plaza Arena, Croatia

Our chosen hotel for this hosted week is the Park Plaza Arena. This stylish accommodation features spectacular views over the sea and holds an enviable position on the peninsula. The Academy is a short 3-minute walk away and should offer a relaxed atmosphere for your tennis break.

This break includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation on a half-board basis.
  • Stylish 3* accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 20 hour tennis programme (10 hours coaching and 10 hours of organised matchplay)
  • Saturday fun tennis tournament
  • 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.


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.


4 hours of coaching and matchplay.


4 hours of coaching and matchplay.
There is an optional glass bottom boat cruise in the afternoon (additional charge).


4 hours of coaching and matchplay.


4 hours of coaching and matchplay.


4 hours of coaching and matchplay.


Morning fun tennis tournament.
An optional afternoon cruise with BBQ (additional charge).


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 this area.

The Verudela peninsula is a stunning location to enjoy a relaxing tennis break. Visitors and Pula locals fill the local cafes, restaurants and bars in the evenings which creates a wonderful atmosphere.

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.

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