Tennis

Tennis

Thanks to the mild climate in southern Spain, outdoor tennis can be enjoyed year round. So why not take a few classes and improve your stroke while you're on holiday here? You can find courses through your hotel, the administrative offices in the community of apartments or villas where you are staying or by visiting the nearest town hall and asking for the area's "polideportivo", or municipally sponsored sports centre.

Andalucía’s Costa del Sol is not only the Costa del Golf but also provides the ideal combination of climate, coast and countryside forvirtually any other major sport you can think of, ranging from para-gliding to polo. Among these, tennis remains consistently popularand attracts players of all ages.

Puente Romano is a members-only tennis club with 10 tennis courts and four padel courts. Full membership of the club for adults is 720 euros a year for paddle and proper tennis, with a spouse qualifying for a 50% discount. A first child under 14 is 180 euro and subsequent children at 120 euros each. Lessons for adult members are 25 euro for 50 minutes and 40 euro for hotel guests.

Miraflores is located halfway between Marbella and Fuengirola, has six all-weather courts and the club organises round-robin Sunday tournaments, as do most clubs. Other facilities include two swimming pools and a bar/restaurant. These are great fun, as you simply turn up and play.

This club has clay courts, paddle tennis, private lessons and coaching in other languages, you will find it opposite Puente Romano Hotel past the Mosque.

This club has a total of six courts, and covers all three of the Grand Slam surfaces (hard, clay and grass.) Here you can enjoy playing tennis with amazing views of the Marbella mountainside. There are various activities available for both adults and children including private lessons and tournaments. The Marbella Open is staged here each summer by former French, US and Wimbledon Champion Manolo Santana.

The Hofsaess Tennis Academy is a centre for aspiring players founded by the former German team trainer Klaus Hofsaess and his wife. The training includes tennis practice, fitness workouts and general conditioning.

Don Carlos Tennis and Sports Club is a family orientated club with great facilities. It has seven clay tennis courts, two rebound ace courts, a fitness centre and an open air multi-sport game court. The club offers adult tennis classes as well as tennis schools and classes for children and adolescents.

El Casco Tennis Club offers a variety of ways to enjoy tennis. It has six clay and four hard courts, with membership, restaurant and accommodation facilities all available. El Casco also has four padel courts and a variety of programs that you can choose from to practice improve your game. Open to all levels and ages, the club also holds summer and holiday camps as well as catering for business and family groups.

The Nueva Alcántara Paddle and Tennis club has four grass tennis courts and 11 paddle tennis courts, of which five are glass walled. The club is in partnership with the Hotel Guadalmina, the official hotel of the Paddle Protour circuit and is converted into the headquarters of the World Paddle Championship each year.. Other facilities include a gym, fitness centre, spa, beauty centre, boutique and bar/restaurant.