Whether you are an expert looking for a challenge, or simply enjoy a relaxed game in the sunshine, playing tennis in the Caribbean offers a great opportunity for combining your holiday with your favourite sport! Warm climates and excellent facilities make the Caribbean one of the best (and most enjoyable!) places to play tennis.
We round up our recommendations for playing tennis in the Caribbean.
Set in twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the west coast of Barbados, Coral Reef is the epitome of West Indian elegance. They are a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and are family owned and run. This boutique hotel is renowned for its ambiance and classic Caribbean style.
Amongst the immaculate and well-kept grounds of the resort you will find two tennis courts, both lit to enable night play. Coral Reef offers complementary tennis coaching, with their resident Pro, every day between 4-6pm (except Sundays). With both adults and children welcome it is a great way to either introduce yourself to the sport, or to develop your skills!
Tropic Breeze (01752 880880, tropicbreeze.co.uk) offer 7 nights in a Garden Room on bed and breakfast basis from £1,720 per person based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Virgin Atlantic flights from London Gatwick to Barbados, return transfers to Coral Reef Club and complementary Tennis Coaching in resort.
Situated on the stunning undeveloped south coast of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is one of the most talked about resorts of the Caribbean – and it is easy to see why! Set in a sweeping bay on one of the most beautiful beaches it has a dramatic backdrop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest that will leave you almost speechless!
Within this striking and unforgettable resort – already a popular destination for tennis lovers, there are no less than nine brilliant tennis courts (eight cushioned hard courts and one artificial grass court). Four of these are lit for night play, allowing you to get maximum tennis play out of your stay! Rackets, shoes and ball machines are complementary and easily obtained from the well-equipped Pro shop.
Whether you are a complete beginner or just fancy brushing up a little, professional tuition from the resident Pro is available for all ages and abilities, either as a group or privately. With challenge matches, round-robin doubles and children’s tennis all part of the activity programme, Carlisle Bay is perfect for those that want a great combination of luxury relaxation and opportunities to be a bit more active!
Tropic Breeze (01752 880880, tropicbreeze.co.uk) offer 7 nights in a Deluxe Room on all inclusive basis from £2,450 per person based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Virgin Atlantic flights from London Gatwick to Antigua, and return transfers to Carlisle Bay.
This is a quality Caribbean resort that appeals to discriminating travellers looking for luxury accommodation, excellent cuisine, quality service and a fabulous Oceanside spa. The resort sits on a rocky promontory jutting into the sea between two beautiful beaches. One of the factors that makes Curtain Bluff so desirable is the friendly feeling of the resort, together with the huge range of sporting activities on offer. If you are a tennis player, or simply aspiring to be one, the tennis weeks spread out over the year will be enough to lure you here.
There aren’t many resorts that are able to match both the quality and the beauty of the tennis courts, or the fantastic tennis programmes, Pros, equipment and events that Curtain Bluff offer. With four championship hard courts, all lit for night play, and 3 resident Pros on hand, this resort is a must for anyone partial to a spot of tennis! The Pros are US trained to teach levels right up to ‘almost pro’, and are waiting from 7am each day to take on guest challenges, organize matches and give guidance, with private lessons available.
Being the dedicated lovers of tennis that they are, Curtain Bluff are also holding 2 fantastic tennis events in 2013. ‘First Service’ runs from 28 April – 3 May and takes the form of a tennis camp, hosted by former World No.1 Tracy Austin, along with Grand Slam winner Johann Kriek and Tennis Great Taylor Dent, it is a highly anticipated event! Next up is ‘Second Service’ running from 11 – 18 May. Coinciding with the Annual Antigua Tennis Week (which is celebrating 39th successful year), this event is hosted by Aussie legend Fred Stolle, Owen Davidson and Ross Case – as they have done for the past 20 years! This week is a fantastic week of clinics and pro-ams, making the most of Curtain Bluff’s first-class accommodation and facilities.
Tropic Breeze (01752 880880, tropicbreeze.co.uk) offer 7 nights in a Garden Suite on bed and breakfast basis from £2,400 per person based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Virgin Atlantic flights from London Gatwick to Antigua, and return transfers to Curtain Bluff.
Rackets ready to play tennis in the Caribbean?
If you fancy hitting the courts to play tennis in the Caribbean, or would like to find out about the vast range of other activities that are available throughout our range of resorts, give our Caribbean experts a call on 01752 880 880.