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Play like a Wimbledon tennis pro at La Manga Club

If you are a Wimbledon fan and fancy playing tennis like a pro, without worrying about the rain stopping play, then La Manga Club is the place for you. An award winning sports and leisure resort, La Manga Club is based in Murcia in Spain. Only a short drive from Alicante and Murcia San Javier airports, the resort is the ideal place to perfect your tennis, no matter your starting standard.

Irrespective of whether you’re rooting for Federer, Murray or Nadal; Wozniacki, Clijsters or Sharapova, you’ll certainly love strutting your stuff on the Centre Court at La Manga Club. Hailed by some as the jewel in the Spanish crown when it comes to tennis, La Manga boasts 28 courts in total, of which 20 are clay, four are hard courts and four artificial grass. All of the courts are floodlit and there’s an impressive, all-round tennis service available, including equipment hire, racket services and a pro shop, so you can kit yourself and your family out for the occasion and have any repairs required done on site.

No matter the standard of your tennis, you can be sure to progress in leaps and bounds if you put the work in at La Manga. With a mission to provide great “tennis for everyone”, it’s possible for anyone to play like a Wimbledon tennis pro during their holiday. The tennis Academy on site, which is run by tennis pros, offers truly first class coaching for all ages and standards.

If you’re new to tennis, why not pop along to one of the tennis Welcome Days which run on a Sunday at La Manga? Surprisingly, you’ll get a taster session of tennis and a sangria (for the grown-ups only of course), to encourage you to embrace the sport during your stay. Once you’ve given it a go, you might decide that you could do with some coaching to get you to the stage where you can enjoy a knock-about with your friends or family. When it comes to coaching, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with everything on offer from private lessons to group sessions.

Intermediate players will truly have the chance to up their game during their stay at La Manga and might well opt for a 5-day intensive course or private lessons. Either way, there’ll be the chance to play with other players of similar and higher standards to allow you to refine your game and take you to a whole new level. With a ratio of 1:6 coaches to players, you’ll get hands-on guidance even if you opt for group coaching. Outside of your coaching session, there’s any number of friendly matches and tournaments in which you can participate, helping you up your game as well as giving you the opportunity to meet new people.

If you’re at the stage where your game seems to have reached its peak and has even started to plateau, it might be worth thinking about booking an intensive combination of private and group lessons as well as really taking the friendly game opportunities by the horns. With a Centre Court that boasts spectator seating for up to 1200 people, taking tennis seriously at La Manga isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you get yourself into the swing (excuse the pun) at this resort, there really is no limit to how far you can take your game.

So, no matter whether you’ve just finished watching Wimbledon on the box and fancy having a go at tennis for the first time or you’ve perfected your game as far as you feel you can, there’s tons of opportunities at La Manga. Use the tennis facilities as a social outlet or an intense, focused personal development experience, the choice is yours. All of that said, we all know that there’s more to every sport than the technicalities of that sport itself and again La Manga scores all round on that front.

Why not pump up your overall fitness at the La Manga state of the art gym before heading on the court, or take a relaxing massage at the spa after a tough game on Centre court. Either one will help focus your mind and hone your game. And if you’ve been through a particularly intense training session, a session out on the open road on a mountain bike will clear your head and give you the ideal chance to reflect on your tactics.

When it comes to nutrition, the healthy eating options at La Manga won’t leave you hungry, that’s for sure, so you can look after your line at the same time as experimenting with new foods that’ll enhance your game. And finally, don’t forget, you’re on holiday too, so do make some time to relax by the pool or just chill in the bar.

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