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Get ready for a summer of tennis

Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Lifestyle & Inspiration

Get into the spirit of summer and organise a tennis-themed holiday

There’s no denying that in Australia we love our tennis. In January, Perth will welcome huge names – Nadal, Nishikori and Medvedev, among others – in the brand new ATP Cup. Then, later in the month, we will all be tuned into the Australian Open.

 

If watching the tennis will have you itching to reach for the racquet, why not consider a tennis-themed holiday? Choose holiday accommodation with a well-kept court om premises and make sure there’s a big screen TV so you can tune into the matches.

Holiday homes with tennis courts

 

If you want: a tranquil bush setting

The South West is well known for beaches, sun and surf. But equally as wonderful is waking up in the tranquillity of the Australian bush. As the morning sun peeks through the bushland that surrounds the property, listen to the bird song and watch kangaroos gently hopping nearby. Get up for a casual game of tennis, have a coffee out in the garden, then head out to nearby Aravina Estate or Wills Domain for lunch. If this sounds like your perfect day, check out Idyll Estate and High Ridge in Yallingup.

Idyll Estate, Yallingup. Spectators can sit on the balcony to watch the game.

High Ridge, Yallingup. There’s a pavillion adjacent to the court for spectators.

A little further to the north in Eagle Bay is Meelup Valley Retreat. With a brand-new tennis court ready for January school holidays, this enchanting, relaxed property on the doorstep of Meelup Regional Park is perfect for families who also want the ultimate in comfort. Meelup Valley Retreat is also pet-friendly.

 

If you want: country luxury

The word impressive doesn’t do Deepdale justice. This Toodyay home is a destination in itself, with absolutely no need to leave. There’s plenty to do on this working farm holiday accommodation including a fully-appointed gym, a museum and giant sculptures to explore. Have a hit of tennis and then cool off in the pool between sets, taking in the rolling hills around you.

Deepdale Farm, Toodyay. The court with lights, overlooks the pool and has fabulous views.

Mandurah’s Allandale is a 100-year-old heritage homestead and offers 180-degree views of the estuary. Here you’ve got surf beaches, trampolining and the much-loved golf course The Cut at your fingertips. It’s the perfect place to stay, play in the outdoors during the day and watch the sunset in the evening.

Allandale, Mandurah & Dawesville. Play day or night under lights. Stunning views across the Harvey estuary.

 

If you want: ocean views

Seize the day, starting with tennis to kickstart your mind and body. Then congratulate yourself with a calming morning tea or coffee looking out over the idyllic blue waters that Western Australia is famous for.

Farm Break West, Bunker Bay. Breath-taking views to enjoy when you’re not playing tennis.

At Farm Break in Bunker Bay (this is actually two adjacent villas – great for extended families or groups of friends), you can take advantage of both tennis and golf facilities. If you want to be close to wineries and surf beaches, consider staying at Redgate in Margaret River. Relax in the undercover entertaining area with the doors flung wide open to the green landscape all the way down to Redgate Beach. And, finally, it will be hard to keep your eye on the ball at Wedgetail Views, with a pool right next to the tennis court and views of the Indian Ocean.

Wedgetail Views, Eagle Bay. Pool and tennis court boast stunning ocean views.

Tennis coaching

You could join up to a school – or you could get a coach to come to you! Brad Millman of Millman Tennis runs coaching clinics in the South West but regularly travels to Private Properties guest homes.

“The sessions are always fun and the learning aspect of the game is the most important thing for me. For a family, the age and ability of the children may mean that the children learn separately for the parents, but there are many drills and games I play that incorporate the whole family,” Brad says.

Tennis Coaching by Brad Millman at High Ridge, Yallingup.

“A group of friends is a little different. I like to keep the whole group on court all at the same time so to keep the fun factor going. Technical advice is given to the individual throughout the sessions so each person receives the coaching they require. In a session they can also expect to get put through fun drills with a range of intensity levels to suit all players, some doubles strategy, and some match play or even a little tournament.”

 

Summer is nearly here, so why not choose an active holiday?

 

Browse our portfolio to find the ideal holiday home for your tennis vacation.

 

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