Ace places to play tennis with a view
It’s game, set and match to Cornwall when it comes to beautiful places to play tennis. Courts are complemented by incredible views where wannabe Wimbledon champs can volley to the sound of crashing waves and fill up on fresh coastal air.
Here’s a serving of just some of the hotels and self-catering houses around the county with tennis facilities to rival Centre Court.
Polurrian Bay Hotel
Perfecting your backhand is likely to take a backseat when you step onto the resurfaced court at the luxury Polurrian Bay on the Lizard Peninsula as the breath-taking view would distract even the most dedicated of players. And the post-match view is just as spectacular. With rackets packed away head to the lounge to enjoy a glass of barley water (or perhaps something a little stronger!) while amazing light and the glorious Cornish coast pours through the floor to ceiling glass frontage. A top pick for mini Wimbledon heroes in waiting as this hotel gives families a big thumbs up.
Another top seeded tennis court can be found sitting amongst the gardens of the beautiful Nare Hotel perched overlooking Carne beach on the tranquil Roseland Peninsula. The view courtside of this all weather court is of Djokovic standards while the hotel lounge is the perfect place to indulge in a Cornish cream tea – just consider it Cornwall’s version of Wimbledon’s famous strawberries and cream!
St Mortiz Hotel
The court at the St Moritz Hotel gives new meaning to the term ‘advantage court’ as its coastal setting will send any game into a topspin. You’ll have Daymer Bay as your game partner and will call ‘love all’ on lush greenery and rugged cliffs. Rackets down and relieve aching limbs in the Cowshed Spa or dream up match tactics while curled up in a poolside hammock.
A favourite across every generation this is where you’ll find the youngest members of the family taking on Mum and Dad while being lent a helping hand from Granny and Grandad. Perfect for aspiring Andy Murray’s!
Budock Vean Hotel
With 2 all weather outdoor courts available free of charge to guests, and a tennis coach available for lessons, this is just the spot by the Helford River to improve your racquet skills. Afterwards, sit outside on the sun trap terrace with a cocktail or a cream tea and relax, or book a much needed massage in their Natural Health Spa.
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