Top 5 kids tennis academies

Last updated 18th July 2022

La Manga Tennis Club, Spain

1/5  La Manga Club, Spain

La Manga Club includes twenty clay courts for everyone to enjoy and most have seating for spectators. Their Junior Academy is great for youngsters who want to develop their passion for tennis, improve performance and even take part in competitions. It is available all year round, Monday to Friday.

The academy is split into three age groups, 10 to 12, 13 to 15 and 16 to 19 years. This makes it less intimidating and more enjoyable for the kids who will enjoy two hours of tennis a day. What’s more, once they finish their lesson at 1pm they have a whole resort to explore.

Price: One week in the Las Lomas apartments costs from £1,590 for a family of four, including tennis coaching. Lessons at La Manga tennis academy last two hours, and take place Monday to Friday. One week’s tuition costs from £116 for under-sixes to £200 for under-19s, and £219 for adults

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Forte Village, Sardinia

2/5  Forte Village, Sardinia

There are 12 floodlit tennis courts at the Forte Village Tennis Academy, where leading professionals (Pat Cash and Karel Nováek among them) coach from April to October.

Head coach is Rocco Loccisano, a former top Australian player. There are one-to-one tennis courses for all levels, a performance academy, star academy and a fun-filled junior tennis academy.

Forte Village is set in 47 acres of gardens and includes a five-star hotel, three four-star hotels, a football academy run by Chelsea FC, as well as beaches, restaurants, pools and kids clubs.

Price: One week for a family of four costs from £4,240 half board. Tennis lessons from £47

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Sani Resort, Greece

3/5  Sani Resort, Greece

The state-of-the-art sports complex at the luxurious low-rise Sani Beach resort has six floodlit clay courts. Qualified tennis instructors coach groups and individuals and organise tournaments for guests. Family packages are available and there are camps for children aged four to 12.

Special programmes for teenagers focus on technique, match practice and fun. Non-tennis players will be in heaven, with 4.5 miles of pine-fringed white beaches, plus watersports, a spa and a football academy.

Price: A family suite costs from £180 per night. Tennis lessons from £33

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The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife

4/5  The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife

Improve your forehand on one of the seven floodlit courts in this stunning Ritz-Carlton resort, with views across the Atlantic and the Teide National Park and volcano.

The Sánchez-Casal Tennis Academy welcomes players of all levels and is based on the pioneering methods of Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal. There are one-to-one lessons, intensive courses and specialised tennis programmes.

The luxury, five-star hotel offers plenty of non-tennis action, including superb kids clubs. Sunshine (almost) guaranteed.

Price: A junior suite costs from £168 per night. Tennis lessons from £37

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Borgo Egnazia, Italy

5/5  Borgo Egnazia, Italy

This new, luxury family resort in the southern region of Puglia is built in the style of a typical Apulian village. There are three tennis courts, so the  feel is intimate — ideal for beginners and families.  In addition to the tennis academy, there’s a kids club, an 18-hole golf course, a spa, three pools and two beaches.

Stay in the hotel, or in one of 30 stylish villas, each with a garden and private pool. Interior decor is minimalist and ultra-chic.

Price: A family apartment costs from £532 per night. Tennis lessons cost £50 for adults and £42 for children

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