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Play paddle tennis in La Manga

Home to world-renowned tournaments like the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup, La Manga Club Tennis Centre is a 28-court facility providing the ultimate leisure and relaxation facility on a Spanish holiday.

To provide a twist, paddle tennis is also on offer on two glass-walled courts combining skills involved in tennis, racketball and squash.

Paddle tennis is played in both singles and doubles and uses the same scoring as tennis, but involves only underhand serves and is played on a smaller court.

For traditionalists, based in the heart of the resort, the centre has a tennis academy and artificial grass, clay and hard surfaces alongside a tennis academy.

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Tennis coaching holidays in La Manga

Tourists who want to improve their tennis skills while simultaneously soaking up the sun can enjoy a coaching holiday at the tennis academy at the La Manga Club resort.

There are a range of courses on offer by La Manga club for those interested in tennis holidays in Spain.

Amateurs, beginners or those who have more experience in the sport can benefit from tuition by qualified expert tennis coaches in order to improve their skills.

The professional coaches are also aided by a high-tech computer-assisted video analysis system.

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Want to warm down after the tennis? Hire a bicycle

Spanish holiday takers seeking an alternative to car hire in La Manga may wish to complement their healthy tennis package holiday with a bicycle hire.

Cycling is an excellent way to warm down following a session on one of the area's numerous tennis coaching courses while also affording the rider a totally different view of their Spanish holiday.

Bicycle rentals are cheap and available in most areas, with different models available for the seasoned Spanish holiday trail rider or the beginner wishing for a new transport perspective.

Calablanque National Park can offer tourists a wide range of routes of varying difficulties to choose from, while La Manga itself is an excellent town in which to cycle around, with plenty of cycle lanes and a variety of shops and restaurants.

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Regular visitors to Spain advised to book annual insurance

Frequent flyers - which may include those heading on tennis holidays in Spain - have been advised to take out an annual policy by a leading representative body.

The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) believe those who regularly take advantage of last minute Spanish holiday deals may want to consider a yearly policy to avoid forgetting to book insurance in the rush excitement of a next-day bargain.

Spokesperson for Abta Sean Tipton comments: "If you take more than two trips a year anyway then it is very sensible to do that [take out annual insurance] because you’ll get the benefits of it straightaway."

He added that the currently competitive insurance market in the UK means Spanish holiday seekers can expect even greater savings from an annual policy.

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Golf and tennis light bite lunches at La Manga Club

Ciao Surveys recently reported that food plays an integral part when deciding where to travel to on holiday.

On Spanish holidays in La Manga Club there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, including Italian and American burger bars.

However for those looking to enjoy light snacks and healthy cuisine between sporting pursuits, such venues are also in ample supply.

At the Deli-Cafe at Hyatt Lomas Village holidaymakers can enjoy breakfast on the terrace while taking in early morning views of the La Manga Club resort.

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La Manga-based tennis player wins 'crucial' match

A British tennis player living in La Manga has made the headlines - for narrowly avoiding breaking the world record for the longest run of consecutive defeats.

Dubbed the worst player in the world, 21-year-old Robert Dee finally won his first ever professional match after three years and 55 games in Spain this week.

Dee now remains joint world record holder with Diego Beltranena of Guatemala.

"Obviously it was great to get my first win but I can't believe that people don't have anything better to write about.

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Travel insurance 'needed for tennis holidays'

If you are planning on taking a tennis break in Spain this year, travel insurance is mandatory it has been claimed.

According to, such a policy is essential for anyone intending on taking part in sporting activities while on holiday.

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Tennis holidays and football tournaments

Tennis holidays are being increasingly offered to British holidaymakers by tour operators, it has been reported.

According to Derek Moore, chairman of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), as well as tennis, golf breaks alongside canoeing, cycling, walking and sailing holidays are becoming more widely available.

The news comes after the Office of National Statistics' Social Trends 2008 survey revealed that one quarter of adults in England are currently members of a sports club.

"We don't necessarily wish to sit on a beach sunning ourselves for 14 days in the 21st century," Mr Moore commented.

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Golf and more on a villa holiday in Spain

La Manga Club is well known for its golfing facilities - it boasts three championship courses, practice facilities and a training centre all dedicated to the sport - however there is more to the resort than just golf.

For those looking to enjoy alternative or more laid back sports while on a villa holiday in Spain can find a variety of activities on offer at La Manga Club.

The tennis centre offers a variety of leisure options for active and less active holidaymakers including access to a gym and spa where personal trainers and physiotherapists are on hand to offer support and assistance.

For a relaxed sport with a more laid back pace and beautiful surroundings, try your hand at a game of bowls on the bowling green or a game of boules on the petanque court.

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Tennis prodigy travels to La Manga Club

A young tennis player from Ipswich who plays at the region's sports club, Sam Sheldrake, is a regular visitor to the popular Spanish holiday resort of La Manga Club, it has been revealed.

According to the Evening Star. 15-year-old Sam was outstanding competitor of the week at the Suffolk LTA Junior Easter Hardcourt Tournament, losing only one game.

Sam was awarded the Daphne Ahmed Shield for his achievement after also winning the under-18 doubles alongside under-14 singles runner-up Rohan Able.

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