Wimbledon withdrawals? We're got you covered! If you're holidaying in the UK indulge yourself with a tennis experience at some of UK's best venues open to the public. Lucky for you, we've found the Top 5!
The National Tennis Centre, Roehampton (London)
The NTC was formerly the home of professional British tennis. Originally built for the purpose of training top british players such as Andy Murray and Laura Robson, the NTC has now an emphasis on being more accessible to non-professional athletes although some elite junior athletes still train there.
This world class training facility features 22 tennis courts with all surfaces covered including 6 indoor courts as well as a state of the art sports science area, gymnasium and running track.
Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, one of the most respected tennis academies in the UK, offers tennis programs at the NTC all year round. The NTC also offers accommodation on site which is ideal for tennis getaways and team training.
Stoke Park Country Club, Buckinghamshire
Stoke Park is a multi award-winning £20 Million Spa, Tennis and Health resort located about 45 min from London's CBD. This venue offers one of the most luxurious stopovers in the UK for tennis and sport lovers. The tennis facilities are amongst the finest in the country, with four floodlit artificial clay courts, three indoor carpet courts and six Wimbledon specification grass courts. The Grass Courts are normally open each summer season between May and September (weather permitting) and are open to hotel guests.
Besides world-class tennis facilities, Stoke Park displays a majestic 50,000 square foot mansion hotel designed in 1795 by King George III's architect. The hotel offers 21 luxury bedrooms, fine dining restaurant and a pavillion with executive suites. Leisure Facilities include a 27 hole championship golf course, a luxury Spa (named in the Top 10 Best Spas in the UK), Italian marble steam rooms, indoor pool, state-of-the-art Gymnasium, a creche and child minding facilities.
Every year, in the week before Wimbledon, Stoke Park hosts "The Boodles", which welcome some of the world's best players who are preparing for the Wimbledon Championship. Notables include Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, and Tomas Berdych to name just a few.
Foxhills Resort, Surrey
The Foxhills Resort is a luxury Country Club and Resort located near London, only 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport.
The resort displays world-class sporting facilities including 3 golf courses, 4 pools, a new $5 Million spa, a health club with fitness classes and most importantly a tennis club with 11 courts. The Tennis Club offers daily clinics and weekly social tennis to hotel guests and their 800 club members.
The hotel features 70 luxurious rooms and suites, 3 fine dining options and 400 acre of estate in case you need a relaxing walk to recover from your tennis clinic. Foxhills was named "One of the best luxury family hotels" by The Times.
Chewton Glen Country House & Spa, Hampshire
If you're looking for a serious indulgence, your next stop will be the Chewton Glen Resort in Hampshire (south of Southampton). This Relais & Chateau Hotel is a luxury Country House & Spa offering a refined english style getaway. It was named "Best Hotel in the UK" and "One of the World's Best Hotels" by Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Choice.
The hotel is nestled on the Edge of the New Forest national Park and close to the Sea Coast. It features 70 rooms and suites, luxury accommodation in Treehouses secluded in the forrest, award-winning spa, heated outdoor pool, fine dining restaurant and gymnasium & fitness classes.
Courtside, the hotel offers 2 indoor and 2 outdoor courts as well as tennis lessons available on site. Court hire is complimentary to hotel guests. The Chewton Glen offers a true british experience with a Golf course, Croquet club, Archery, Clay shooting, Falconry and you can even test yourself to an hilarious duck herding challenge.
University of Oxford, Oxford
Jonathan Markson Tennis gives young and adult tennis players the opportunity to enjoy a world-class tennis camp at the prestigious University of Oxford which is the world's oldest english speaking school.
Adult tennis camps are held each year from April to August in the grounds of the prestigious university. The program features over 30 hours of high intensity coaching over 6 days including video analysis. Participants enjoy a number of evening activities including a pub tour, wine tasting and a game of tennis. Accommodation in local guest houses can be organised.
Junior tennis camps offer full boarding and options for English classes.
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