Published on : Saturday, February 11, 2017
British tennis is enjoying its most successful period for 30 years, and the next generation of up-and-coming players can sharpen their technique using the same facilities that have helped inspire the nation’s stars at two new junior academies at Spain’s La Manga Club this year.
The official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association, La Manga Club has hosted the likes of world number one Andy Murray as well as British women’s number one Johanna Konta, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund in recent years, and the resort will be running two extra programmes in 2017 – an ‘Advanced Matchplay’ academy and ‘Junior Elite’ academy.
Running from Monday to Friday, the ‘Advanced Matchplay’ camp offers 15 hours’ expert tuition on all areas of the game to players of all abilities, including a daily matchplay session.
Also aimed at juniors aged from 12-19, the five-day ‘Junior Elite’ academy features two intensive training sessions a day and has been designed specifically for players looking to compete at a high level.
As well as the new programmes, La Manga Club is continuing to run a wide range of teaching academies for both adults and juniors at its outstanding 28-court tennis centre.
With an average of more than 300 days’ sunshine a year, the resort, in Murcia, south-east Spain, offers the perfect destination for professional and amateur tennis players to work on all aspects of their technique under sunny skies.
Featuring 20 clay courts, four hard courts and four on artificial grass, the centre boasts some of the finest tennis facilities in Europe and a variety of academies are available to guests of all ages to improve their racquet skills.
In addition to tennis, La Manga Club’s extensive facilities also include three 18-hole golf courses and a newly rebranded Golf Training Centre, a High Performance Sports Centre and 2,000m² spa and fitness complex. There is also a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 20 bars and restaurants.