Any parent will confirm that one of the most taxing things on holiday is keeping the youngsters busy … and happy…so Spain’s renowned five-star La Manga Club has launched a new sporting academy this summer which gives youngsters the opportunity to combine tennis and golf in one week-long academy.
Starting at just €315 per person, the academies offer a half-day golf combined with a half day of tennis, providing daily professional tuition for a minimum of three hours giving the little ones – and not-so-little ones – a real step up in performance. And all taking place at a venue where the professionals also hone their skills.
Eduardo Ruiz, La Manga Club’s sports general manager, said: “La Manga Club is very much a family resort and that means we look to encourage and coach juniors into sport, as well as catering for their parents’ requirements.
“Many professional athletes use the facilities here at La Manga Club and it provides a fabulous opportunity for youngsters to follow in the footsteps of some their sporting heroes.”
In addition to the new golf and tennis combo, there are further kids’ sports academies available for rugby and football, including the Chelsea Foundation Soccer School. Stand-alone options for tennis and golf are also available.
Three times the size of Monaco and nestling in an exclusive corner of Murcia, south-east Spain, La Manga Club has been at the forefront of European golf since opening in 1972, with its facilities including three 18-hole courses, a nine-hole academy course and outstanding practice area.
Having already hosted the 2018 Spanish Amateur Golf Championship, the resort also staged the 22nd edition of the popular Footballers’ Golf Classic last month, while the award-winning venue will be the focus of the global golf industry in November when it hosts the World Golf Awards for the second year running.
The official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), La Manga Club’s unrivalled extensive other facilities include a 28-court tennis centre, a new European Cricket Performance Centre and a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre. In addition, it features the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 15 bars and restaurants.
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About La Manga Club
Located in a magnificent natural environment next to Calblanque National Park and the Mediterranean Sea, with a mild year-round climate and enjoying exceptional security and privacy, the exclusive resort of La Manga Club (Los Belones, Cartagena, Murcia) offers luxury, leisure and sport in the same place, and is set just 20 minutes from Murcia airport and an hour away from Alicante. Founded in 1972, the resort now covers an area of 566 hectares containing accommodation, professional sports facilities, relaxation zones, first-class redevelopment and a private community of 2,300 residents, in a region which boasts more than 350 days’ of sun and is surrounded by natural parks and untouched beaches.
La Manga Club’s extensive facilities include:
– A five-star hotel: Hotel Príncipe Felipe 5*- Tourist apartments: Las Lomas Village 4*- Luxury villas- Three 18-hole golf courses- A 28-court tennis centre- Eight FIFA-sized football pitches- 2,000m2 Wellness Centre – The resort’s famous La Cala beach and restaurant, overlooking the Mediterranean – More than 15 bars and restaurants
Additionally, there is the opportunity to rent a property, purchase a plot of land or buy any of the villas already available that have been built on the complex, and benefit from the services and commodities that a five-star hotel has to offer, such as the sports facilities on the resort. With the variety of activities and facilities available, La Manga Club has firmly established itself as one of the best sports and leisure destination resorts in Europe, and has been the proud recipient of a host of prestigious international awards and accolades over the last four decades.