Learn to play tennis with Jamie Murray

learn to play tennis with Jamie Murray


If you’re looking to get more than just ‘love’ on holiday, you can learn to play tennis with Jamie Murray at the La Manga club in Spain.

The swanky sports club, famed for its facilities which have seen the England football team train there, has teamed up with the Lawn Tennis Association to offer tennis fans the exciting chance to improve their skills and share the secrets of Britain’s elite players – with places available from €503 per person (approx £420) for a seven-night stay.

Jamie Murry, Colin Fleming, Jonny Marray and Ross Hutchins will all head to La Manga Club for a men’s elite squad training camp at the LTA’s overseas training base from December 15-22.

The players are using the camp to help prepare for January’s Australian Open and Britain’s Davis Cup World Group match against USA shortly afterwards and, as part of the five-star pre-Christmas tennis break, participants will be treated to a series of exhibition displays from the top players and watch them put their paces by LTA doubles coach Louis Cayer.

In addition, guests can take part in a two-part doubles masterclass themselves with Cayer and a question-and-session with the players as well as enjoying daily weekday lessons from La Manga Club’s expert team of coaches.

Packages, which can be booked from December 14-21 or December 15-22, include seven nights’ accommodation, breakfast, tennis academy programme, fitness pass, Wi-Fi and tax, with prices starting from €503 per person staying in the four-star Las Lomas apartments, and from €678 per person (approx £565) staying in the resort’s five-star Hotel Principe Felipe.

Featuring a tennis academy including 20 clay courts, four hard courts and four on artificial grass, La Manga Club boasts some of the best facilities in Europe and British stars past and present including Jamie’s brother Andy, Laura Robson, Tim Henman and Elena Baltacha have all used the resort to train over the last decade. It has also been used to stage Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches.

See lamangaclub.com