With the Wimbledon championships underway and lasting through to July 8 this year, tennis fever is sweeping the nation. If you’re planning your summer break to a destination in Europe where you can work on your serve and volley game, in between visits to the beach, then a holiday to Greece from Thomas Cook might be just what you’re looking for. Producing some of the leading names in world tennis such as Eleni Daniilidou and Marcos Baghdatis, you might be surprised to know that Greece has numerous tennis facilities and clay courts are everywhere.
Greece is a haven for fans of activity holidays as many of the larger hotel complexes have excellent sports facilities - including tennis courts. Some even provide private coaching sessions to help improve your game. Even though you might not become the next Roger Federer, you can be sure of one thing; good weather throughout the whole tennis season. All over Crete you’ll find top-class courts in a variety of surfaces that are also used by professional teams and players, as well as those just wishing to enjoy their favourite sport.
The Ixian Grand Aegean Tennis cup is a professional tennis event played on outdoor courts in Rhodes Greece. It started two years ago at the Rhodes Tennis Club with the aim of becoming an established tournament that would boost the local market and promote tennis locally and abroad. Featuring big prize money, the beauty of Rhodes and the vast cultural heritage of the island guarantees top tennis players from all over the world.
If you’re looking for stunning scenery, lush green forests and beautiful beaches to go with your tennis, then Kefalonia holidays are perfect for you. One of the greenest Greek islands, its rocky terrain is covered with fir trees, extensive olive groves and vineyards. The precipitous cliffs shelter secluded mountain coves and narrow lanes criss-cross through the mountains past sleepy villages, churches and monasteries. In Kefalonia, you can find a huge range of entertainment options. From tennis courts and golf courses to water sports and nightclubs, Kefalonia has it all. As with the rest of Greece, most of the larger hotels allow non-guests to use their tennis courts for a modest surcharge.