UK football team Gillingham will be taking flights to Spain for pre-season training this summer, it has been reported.
According to Kent Online, the League Two football club will be honing their skills with a week of training at La Manga Club from July 8th 2008.
However, squad members have been assured by manager Mark Stimson that the trip does not amount to a Spanish holiday.
"It's going to involve some serious training and in three or four days we'll be looking to get in 12 sessions, training three times a day," Stimson commented.
As the annual build up to Wimbledon begins in the UK and excitement mounts in regards to British hopefuls, only one thing can be guaranteed - the likelihood of rain delays.
While Wimbledon may be one of the greatest tennis tournaments in the world, matches are often held up and disrupted due to rain delays.
As tennis fever sweeps the nation again, an ideal break this summer for adults and children looking to hone their backhand skills is La Manga Club in Spain.
La Manga benefits from in excess of 2,800 hours of sunshine annually, this works out at more than 300 days.
La Manga Club has been named in a list of the top ten summer breaks for Britons looking to keep their teenagers entertained while abroad.
According to the Telegraph, teenagers taking family holidays to Spain and elsewhere need "options" and activities.
As such, La Manga Club is named as a resort village in which families can take sporting holidays.
The publication reports that La Manga offers golf and tennis activities and also boasts its own restaurants and bars.
Ladies who want some indulgence time away from their men are able to pamper themselves at the La Manga Club Resort in Spain.
Tourists who want a luxurious Spanish holiday can visit the Hyatt at La Manga Club for a Natura Bissé spa break, according to Easier Travel.
Those who are interested in a little luxury can choose from a selection of spa treatments including Inhibit, Oxygen and Diamond, and the Spa Ritual body treatment.
There are also several other ways to indulge at the resort, whether it be relaxing in the Jacuzzis, saunas or steam rooms, or taking a dip in the pool.
People who choose La Manga Club for their Spanish holiday this summer will be able to take advantage of a range of new treatments at its spa.
They include a 30-minute scalp massage, which is designed to calm and relax the mind, reports Easier Travel.
The treatment involves the use of aromatherapy oils, which are massaged into the scalp, shoulders, neck and facial pressure points.
Also available to those seeking even more relaxation than simply sitting in the sun is a magnetic energetic ritual.
They say business should never be mixed with pleasure - but La Manga Club could well be the exception to the rule.
A classic Spanish holiday destination, La Manga has brought familes, couples and sports teams to Murcia for generations.
However, there are also a range of meeting and conference facilities available at its hotels that make La Manga the perfect setting for a business event.
The Hyatt Regency boasts the 400-metre Grand Ballroom while the Hyatt Las Lomas Village houses the Grand Salon Panorama.
With unpredictable UK weather always a concern why not take the plunge and opt for a holiday at La Manga Club which averages more than 300 days of sunshine a year thanks to its situation on the Costa Calida.
Unlike a holiday on the UK coast at this time of the year, where only the brave of heart and those with access to wet suits are likely to test the waters, La Manga Club is located between two seas including the gentle lagoon of the Mar Menor where the water is on average six degrees warmer than that of the Mediterranean.
A short walk from La Manga Club resort there are many water-based activities you can enjoy as you cool off on a holiday at La Manga Club.
Sailing on the Mar Menor is a popular pastime thanks to shallow waters and gentle winds.
There has been a "huge growth" reported in the popularity of weddings abroad, according to nuptial information provider Confetti.
According to the commentator, brides and grooms often do so out of a desire to tie the knot in pleasant weather.
La Manga is renowned for its glorious weather - it receives an average of 300 days of sunshine per year - and caters for weddings in the summer and winter months.
Wedding receptions can be held in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, where the chefs can cook up a sumptuous banquet for the bride and groom and their wedding party.
A recent study by Ciao Surveys revealed that food is high on the agenda for UK holidaymakers.
Britons taking flights to Murcia are sure to find that this prerequisite is sated if they visit La Manga Club.
With more than 20 bars and restaurants to choose from in total, your dining experience is unlikely to get repetitive.
Themed dining evenings take place during the summer months, such as the Lebanese Week due to take place this May.
Britons taking Spanish holidays in La Manga Club this May will have a host of activities and special events to choose from.
Between May 2nd and 3rd, a Weekend Yoga Retreat is taking place at Spa La Manga Club which includes a combination of Ashtanga yoga, Pranayama, meditation, chanting and mantras, dietary advice and relaxation.
As the food we consume has an effect on our wellbeing, it is advised that natural food and fresh juices can help to rebalance the body.
"The word Pranayama comes from the Sanskrit words, Prana, life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and "ayama", to lengthen or extend.