If tennis is your game and you simply want to enjoy playing a few matches in the glorious sunshine or are looking to substantially improve your game then look no further than the prestigious La Manga Club in Spain. This world famous resort has the best tennis academy in Europe and boasts 28 tennis courts of all types for you to put your skills into practice. If you are a beginner then this is the place to go.
Located in southern Spain on the Costa Calida, "the warm coast", La Manga Club is renown for its 5 star facilities which include its state of the art tennis centre plus 3 championship golf courses, football facilities and much more. Set in the Murcian hills and with its own private beach La Manga Club attracts the sports enthusiast but also the holidaymaker looking for a quality break or summer family holiday.
When you have reserved your flights into Murcia or Alicante, 20 minutes or 1 hour away from La Manga Club respectively, then you can choose from a large selection of accommodation on offer at La Manga Club but the most popular by far and the most convenient if you plan to play tennis are the luxury apartments of Los Olivos.
The Los Olivos community of 100 apartments were built in the late 1990's, and are in a great central location within La Manga Club, directly opposite the tennis centre making a great choice of accommodation for a tennis break. Their location enables you to walk everywhere within the Club avoiding hiring a car if you which to have a relaxing break. If you fly into Murcia then taxi costs are reasonable but Alicante would mean that hiring a car is a more economical for your journeys to and from the airport even though you may not use it very much once you are there.
The apartments are 3 storeys high, nothing is high rise within La Manga Club, and consist of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments on the ground floor, 3 bedroom apartments on the middle floors and 2 bedroom penthouse apartments on the top floor. All are on one level inside but the penthouses do have an internal staircase inside which accesses a second rear terrace. These are perfect with a terrace front and back for sun all day long but not recommended for the those with very young children due to the internal staircase and the external staircase into the apartment. All one, two and three bedrooms apartments have 2 bathrooms, one en-suite to the master bedroom plus a family bathroom.
The Los Olivos apartments are very spacious inside and are of a very high specification. There is large lounge/dining area with fully equipped kitchen off of the dining area. The kitchen has a cooker, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher as standard and will be equipped with everything you will need for a self-catering holiday. The large terrace off of the lounge has a built in BBQ. The bedrooms all have built in wardrobes and your stay will include all linen and bath towels.
The Los Olivos community has 2 large outdoor pools plus 1 indoor heated pool with jaczzi which makes Los Olivos a great choice of accommodation all year round. The indoor pool and jacuzzi are a great way to wind down after a great day of tennis. You are then within a short walk to 5 or 6 of the 25 bars and restaurants that are on site at La Manga Club. The 2 well stocked supermarkets, which are also on site, are both also within walking distance from Los Olivos.
If you are looking for a short course of intensive tennis then you can enjoy a long weekend at La Manga Club and participate in the weekend warrior which offers 6 hours of professional coaching plus the coaches will arrange 4 hours of match play with other players of similar ability.
Participation in a weekend warrior tennis course or the 10 hour tennis academy, detailed below, will entitle you to complimentary access to the tennis centre sauna, jacuzzi and gym. Discounts are often offered if further private lessons with individual coaching are required and subsequently booked.
One of the most popular tennis courses/academies is the 10 hour per week academy which operates for all age groups, adults and children, and is a 2 hour a day course usually held in the mornings from 9.00 am to 11.00 am or 11.00 am until 1 pm. This course is suitable for beginners and for those with ability and the coaches will ensure you are grouped within a group which will best benefit and improve your current level of skill. This is determined at the tennis welcome meeting, usually held on the Sunday afternoon before the course begins on the Monday, players are assessed and put into groups of equal ability.
The 10 hour academy runs all year round, Monday to Friday, and we highly recommend that you pre-book if you wish to participate. Pre-payment is required.
If you just wish to hire a tennis court during your stay at La Manga Club then pre-booking is not essential unless you have specific dates and times in mind. We often suggest booking on arrival as there are 28 courts available and if you are flexible it is unlikely that you will not be accommodated.
With 28 courts with different surfaces to choose from at La Manga Club, surfaces available are clay, astro turf and hard surfaces you will enjoy playing on your preferred choice or trying something different. Should you wish to arrange further tuition in addition to your chosen academy you can arrange a private lesson with individual coaching. These private lessons can be taken with up to 2 people included in the lesson and last 45 minutes. If you wish to go to La Manga Club and just have private tennis lessons this can be arranged. Private lessons are generally organised for the afternoons and evenings as the coaches are usually running the academies in the mornings. Again we would recommend pre-booking and again pre-payment is required.
The tennis facilities at La Manga Club are the best in Europe and the La Manga Club Tennis Academy offers the latest V1 digital coaching technology. The state of the art facilities attract only the best coaches and ensures the best tuition for all players. There is a well stocked tennis shop, equipment hire services, a racquet service centre, gym, sauna and jacuzzi.
The tennis centre at La Manga Club organises some afternoon social matches and fun competitions usually from 17.00 pm to 19.00 pm Monday to Friday. These games are arranged as an opportunity for those players who have been participating in the academies to play with players who just go along for the afternoons' social event. It is a relaxed fun environment for players of all abilities. The coaches change the format most afternoons to make it varied and fresh. After the game everyone usually heads off to the Tie Break cafe for some relaxation and chat. Whether you are a complete novice or an accomplished player the academy at La Manga Club offers you the tools to improve your game in the very best of environments.
Any tennis package or accommodation can be provisionally held for you, without obligation, for 6 days. As availability is subject to change we recommend that you make a provisional reservation which will ensure the accommodation is held whilst you make all other travel and leisure arrangements. To make a provisional reservation please input your name and email address on the left hand side of this page. Your reservation is then held for you on our system and confirmed to you by email.
If you would like further information about a tennis holiday at La Manga Club or would like to discuss anything over the telephone then please call our friendly team on 0800 093 2792 if you are in the UK or 44 (0) 1376 520986 from any other country.