Pictured are a number of young Irish players from the BNP Paribas National Tennis Academy who travelled to La Manga Club last week with their coaches to train in the sunnier climes of Spain.
Special thanks to Lorenzo Martinez, Director of Tennis at La Manga Club for all his assistance throughout the week’s training sessions.
La Manga Club boasts 28 multi-surface tennis courts and a state-of-the-art academy. It has formerly hosted both Davis and Fed Cup matches while both Andy Murray and Tim Henman have trained at the resort.
La Manga Club – www.lamangaclub.com
As a result of 37 years of continued investment, innovation and commitment to excellence La Manga Club is widely recognised as Spain’s flagship resort and as one of the finest in the world. Evidence of this is provided by its numerous World Travel Award nominations and prizes and its membership of the prestigious Preferred Hotel Group.
Set out over an area of some 560 hectares (approx. 1,400 acres), it offers visitors a five-star hotel, luxury vacation apartments and sports facilities, including three golf courses, 28 tennis courts and eight football pitches, and enjoys a mild year-round Mediterranean climate. The resort is also home to innumerable leisure facilities, such as the 2000m2 Spa La Manga Club with its 13 luxurious treatment rooms, comprehensive fitness centre and 25m indoor swimming pool; meeting, banqueting and incentive facilities, and more than 20 restaurants and bars.
Between two seas – Region of Murcia
Discover the two seas that bathe the Region’s coastline. The Mediterranean is a warm sea, dotted with coves and fine sandy beaches, which offers unforgettable diving both because of the clarity of its waters and because of the exuberance of the marine life that thrives there. The Mar Menor is the ideal setting for water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, canoeing or jet-skiing. The absence of large waves makes this lagoon into an unbeatable ally when it comes to harnessing the winds. Suitable for all levels. Whatever the time of year, there are more than 30 water sport schools along the coast. Here the sun is always shining.