With this year’s tennis season just underway many people are wishing they had more time to practice the glorious sport, drawn in by the glamour of prestigious events like Wimbledon. However, for most of us playing tennis every day seems simply out of the question. It doesn’t have to be that way; at least not on holiday. Whilst tennis may generally fall below swimming pools on the priority list for villas, imagine all the fun you could have in a rental escape that offers both. Here are the top five reasons to choose a villa rental with tennis courts on the French Riviera this summer…
Work up an appetite
Holidays are filled with amazing indulgence. Sometimes it can seem like the days are taken up by eating, whether you’re tucking into a freshly-baked buttery croissant from the local bakery, awakening the senses with a 12-course gourmet tasting restaurant at one of the many Michelin star restaurants dotted along the French Riviera, or simply enjoying a home cooked meal in the villa’s luxurious dining room. However, all that food can eventually lead to feeling sluggish and bloated. What better way to work it off than with a spot of gentle tennis?
Teach your kids
Many families with children choose to a rent villa with a tennis court in the South of France and use the time to teach the whole family to play tennis, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Who knows – your offspring could be the next Nadal with a little bit of training up. And if they start to get hot and bothered, the sparkling swimming pool is always there, ready for them to cool off in.
Improve your tennis
If you have always fancied upping your own skills, your French Riviera rental with tennis courts will allow you to master this tough sport once and for all. Whether you hire a local coach to come to the villa or you simply train with one of your more advanced friends or family members, it all counts towards becoming a better player.
Have fun with friends
Tennis is such a great sport because it is completely adaptable to the number of people you are with. Although professional matches are limited to a maximum of four people for doubles, why not open up a friendly game to whoever wants to play and laugh as the chaos ensues; your villa, your rules!
Enjoy the gardens
It can be tempting to never leave the poolside when you step outside the villa, and from the luxuriously comfortable sunbeds to the pool house BBQ, who can blame you? But though relaxing, this can mean missing out on the beautiful landscaped gardens that lie beyond, especially in larger villas such as Cap D’Antibes Villa Lila. Don’t constrict yourself; a luxury villa let with tennis courts on the Cote D’Azur means you have a reason to expand your horizons and explore the land in all its luscious beauty.