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Bowling team enjoys playing at La Manga Club

The team from Lemon Tree Bowls Club apparently had a great time playing at La Manga Club earlier this month.

An article in the Leader Newspaper, with contributions from Ian Boothroyd, revealed the side to have played their last match of the winter season at the luxury holiday resort in Murcia on April 2nd and, apart from failing to score well, they had a lot of fun.

"We had heard all sorts of things about the green but we had a most enjoyable game," the piece read. "Played in a fantastic atmosphere and with very friendly opponents, we had an enjoyable day.

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Top cricket academies heading to La Manga Club

Two of Europe's top cricket academies are at La Manga Club this month for annual events.

The ICC European Centre of Excellence arrived at the luxury holiday resort in Spain yesterday (April 6th) and will be there for seven days, with talented youth players between the ages of 13 and 17 taking to the nets at the Murcia destination.

A couple of days later, on April 14th, the ICC European Women's Academy will take their place with a week-long stint of their own.

Their event is for female cricketers targeting selection by the national sides of three of ICC Europe's main associate countries - Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands.

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La Manga Club to host Milan Junior Camp

La Manga Club is to run the Milan Junior Camp this summer at its football facilities.

The luxury holiday resort in Spain's official blog revealed the news and claimed the July 11th to 17th programme to be a "highlight" of the 2010 season schedule, although it refused to go into any further details, indicating that more will be divulged at a later date.

However, information on the main La Manga Club website shows the course to be one of the official vacations of AC Milan which are held all over the world.

Aimed at six to 17-year-olds, the camp "will guarantee sports, a healthy environment, security, entertainment and education, all at the same time" for those in attendance and is priced at €550 (£483) per child without accommodation and €850 per child with seven-night accommodation.

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La Manga Club's Advanced Football Academy in the spotlight

The La Manga Club blog has picked out the luxury holiday resort in Spain's new Advanced Football Academy (AFA) as one of the highlights of its 2010 sports offering.

Held at the world-renowned La Manga Club Professional Football Centre, the AFA "offers a more intensive programme" than the standard five-day Football Academy for three to 16-year-olds, with budding soccer stars aged between 13 and 18 able to attend two daily sessions.

Fitness and stamina are the focus of the morning's training (between 09:00 and 10:00 local time), while technical skills are concentrated on in the afternoon (between 16:00 and 17:30).

The price per week of an individual child attending both lots of sessions is €275 (£242), while it costs €250 a head to do just the technical work.

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La Manga Club offers chocolate treatment specials

La Manga Club, the luxury holiday resort in Spain, has launched some special offers on chocolate treatments as part of its Easter holiday celebrations.

Starting yesterday (April 5th) and running throughout this month, Spa La Manga Club is giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy its Chocotherapy - The Full Works package for €90 (£79.42).

The deal includes a body scrub, a chocolate body wrap and a full-body chocolate massage, and those booking the treatment will receive complimentary access to all the spa's facilities, such as the Jacuzzi area and fitness centre.

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La Manga Club charity tennis event "a big success"

The recent Easter charity singles tennis tournament at La Manga Club has been dubbed "a big success" on the resort's official blog.

A total of 56 athletes - made up from 32 doubles and 24 junior players - took part in the competition between April 2nd and 4th and dozens of spectators turned out to watch, with the action captured in a number of photos available on the resort's website.

Alongside the singles tournament, the event also featured a special doubles match featuring some of the La Manga Club tennis pros and Feliciano Lopez, who has reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on two separate occasions and is currently ranked number 35 in the official ATP world standings.

The money raised from the tennis is set to go towards relief efforts in Haiti and the Fundacion Alda charity, which aids children in vulnerable areas within the South American country of Paraguay.

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La Manga Club receives top golf holiday nominations

Golf holidays favourite La Manga Club has received three nominations in this year's World Travel Awards.

The Murcia attraction is in the running to pick up gongs for being Spain's leading golf resort, Europe's leading golf resort and Europe's leading golf and leisure resort and chief executive Adrian Constant claimed to be "delighted" to receive such recognition from the Oscars of the tourism industry.

Noting that La Manga Club has "led the way" for European resort destinations since being the first to launch almost four decades ago, he stated: "These nominations are the latest in a long line of plaudits to highlight the fact that La Manga Club is one of the finest resorts in the world."

The awards are voted for by the general public as well as industry professionals, representing well over 100,000 travel agencies in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Improve your tennis skills at La Manga Club

Brits can brush up on their tennis skills by taking a trip to La Manga Club in Spain.

Located in Murcia, the resort is renowned for the quality of its sports and leisure facilities and boasts 28 multi-surface tennis courts.

La Manga's tennis academy offers a range of courses and caters for players of all ages and abilities.

The adult five-day programme is an intensive option designed to teach beginners the basics of the game.

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Take an intensive golf course at the La Manga academy

Players keen to improve their ability on the course may wish to consider booking an intensive course at La Manga Club.

The resort, which is home to three championship courses, is renowned for the quality of its facilities, making it the perfect place to master the basics.

A range of courses are available, with something to cater for players of all ages and abilities.

Lasting four days, the Total Golf Learning Experience is a great option for people who are keen to cover all aspects of the game.

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Explore the Spanish countryside on foot

Located in Murcia, La Manga Club is surrounded by stunning Spanish countryside, making it the perfect destination for hiking enthusiasts.

Guests will find no shortage of places to explore, including a number of well-marked trails in the nearby Calblanque National Park.

Holidaymakers that are feeling a little more adventurous can take a stroll towards the picturesque village of Los Belones and hike to the summit of La Fuente Hill.

This takes around 45 minutes and walkers will find spectacular views from the top.

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