Hotels with tennis
La Residencia, Mallorca
Curtain Bluff, Caribbean
Stoke Park, England
La Residencia, Deia, Mallorca
Formerly four fincas on a mountain above the Med, this hotel was converted by Richard Branson (who sold it on) and has courted many celebs, including Kate Moss and Mick Jagger. Tennis queen Virginia Wade, and Pierce Brosnan, are among those who’ve ralleyed on its two tennis courts, coated in forgiving Greenset. Resident coach is Shayne Tabb. Doubles (ahem!) from €336.
Curtain Bluff, Antigua
This Caribbean hotel, on a beach-bordered bluff, has activities from watersports to cookery classes and four championship tennis courts (and three resident tennis pros). There are periodic tennis escapes with coaching by the likes of Annabel Croft and grand slam champ Owen Davidson. The Perfect Match: Tennis and Wellbeing week in November costs from €3,215 each.
Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, England
Such are the facilities at this mansion , with 13 courts, including six Wimbledon-specification grass courts, that the tennis elite train here. Each year before Wimbledon is “The Boodles”, in which guests watch players prepare for the comp. Past players include Andy Murray and Andre Agassi and this year they’ve netted Novak Djokovic. Doubles from £285 (€336).