I am extremely fortunate to have a fantastic tennis club on my doorstep. With some of the best sporting and social facilities in the area, I have been to some pretty incredible events there, including my own wonderful wedding.
Whilst my own game still leaves a lot to be desired, I do have clients that are considerably more able and who rely on me to know the best options for holiday facilities and group tennis trips.
I can often be found building trips around the world’s top tournaments in Paris, New York, Indian Wells, Miami and Melbourne, as well as closer to home in SW19.
In addition, there are some outstanding resort options for groups of friends and tennis club members looking for a relaxing escape with some practice or tournament time as part of the mix.
One of my favourites, ticking all the necessary boxes, is the splendid Sani Resort in Greece. Situated on a luxurious landscape, the resort overlooks Mount Olympus and stretches across fragrant pine forests, golden sands and the crystal-clear waters of Halkidiki.
The place is made up of five stunning properties: the vibrant Sani Beach, the refined Sani Club, the relaxed elegance of Porto Sani, the exclusive and intimate Sani Asterias and the grown-up ambience of Sani Dunes.
Each has its own unique personality and all are within walking distance of each other, yet far enough away to create a real sense of individuality.
You can take off into the forests, soak up the sun on seven magnificent beaches, revitalise in any one of the five unique spas, indulge yourself in a choice of forty amazing restaurants and bars and take part in organised activities and a vast choice of sports.
The latest addition is the new Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre with 8 clay courts and an outdoor lounge.
Developed by the Grand Slam-winning tennis legend, this is an opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to hone their skills.
Tailored group or personal programmes with expert coaches for all levels and age groups are available, providing a unique chance to train, play and have a lot of fun together. And for those eager to battle it out on the courts, there are tournaments running throughout the season. If you’re keen to make your luxury holiday one filled with active fun, this beautiful Greek getaway could have you returning home fitter, healthier and an all-round better player. I may even have to join you!