Feb 7, 2024
Time to Hit the Courts: Where to Play Tennis in Mallorca
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Time to Hit the Courts: Where to Play Tennis in Mallorca
Feb 7, 2024
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Time to Hit the Courts: Where to Play Tennis in Mallorca
Feb 7, 2024
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Time to Hit the Courts: Where to Play Tennis in Mallorca
Feb 7, 2024
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Time to Hit the Courts: Where to Play Tennis in Mallorca
Feb 7, 2024
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Time to Hit the Courts: Where to Play Tennis in Mallorca
Feb 7, 2024
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allorca has a significant tennis legacy, notably being the birthplace of tennis legend Rafael Nadal. The island is home to a range of tennis clubs offering both professional and recreational play, each with its unique features and facilities. View Mallorca offers a detailed overview of notable tennis clubs including Palma Tennis Club, The Soller Tennis Club, The Nadal Tennis Academy, the Tennis Academy of Mallorca and the Mallorca Country Club, shedding light on what makes each of these venues distinctive and worthy of a visit for any tennis enthusiast. There are plenty of options for children of all ages as well, from lessons to weekly camps. 

Palma Tennis Club:

Located in the stylish neighbourhood of Santa Catalina, the Palma Sport & Tennis Club, formerly known as Mallorca Tennis Club, is about tennis as well as the community of its members. Originally designed in 1964 by Francesc Mitjans, who is also credited with designing the iconic Camp Nou among other emblematic buildings, the club’s exterior is a prime example of 1960s rationalist architecture. Bought in 2015 by the Portixol Group, owners of the Hotel Portixol and Esplendido Hotel, the club had a much-needed renovation giving it a bright, contemporary Scandinavian style. 

The club boasts five clay courts, inclusive of a centre court, all equipped with lighting for evening play. The centre court has a seating capacity of approximately 1,200 spectators, making it a suitable venue for hosting tournaments. It's not just the facilities that are state-of-the-art; the club extends its arms to tennis lovers with a range of offerings. From tennis courses catering to all levels to hosting prestigious events like the Legends Cup Palma, an ATP Champions tour event, it's a hub for both local and international tennis enthusiasts​.

But the club isn't just about playing tennis; it's a modern social club offering a relaxing spa area, a restaurant serving fresh food and juices, a variety of fitness classes including pilates, yoga, and cross-training, and a dedicated workspace. Day rates and vacation-stay rates are available in addition to becoming a regular member. 

The Soller Tennis Club:

Surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains, the Soller Tennis Club is a low-key club available for members and non-members. With five clay tennis courts and four padel courts, it caters to both the tennis and padel aficionados. The club also has a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool, open in summer months only. 

The courts are designed to accommodate players of all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned player or a novice, you can engage in free play with friends or opt for professional guidance with lessons from the club's expert coaches. 

A small bar area with outdoor chairs and tables is family-friendly and perfect for relaxing and socialising pre or post-game. The hours of operation during summer are from 9 am to 9 pm, with a reduced entrance fee post 5 pm which makes it a budget-friendly option for late afternoon or evening play. At last check, the entrance fees are priced at 8€ per adult and 4€ per child for the whole day, making it an accessible option for families or groups of friends​.

The basic yet clean facilities reflect the club's commitment to providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for its members. The Soller Tennis Club encapsulates a blend of sports, relaxation, and social interaction in a scenic and tranquil setting, making it a charming destination for tennis lovers and their families.

Two happy women holding tennis rackets on a court
View of man over the net getting ready to serve

The Nadal Tennis Academy:

Founded in 2016 by tennis luminary Rafael Nadal, the Rafa Nadal Academy, situated in Nadal's hometown of Manacor, Mallorca, is a tennis enthusiast's haven, boasting a sprawling facility with 26 tennis courts, including both hard and clay courts. In addition to being a year-round tennis academy for young and future tennis stars, it offers day, half-week and full-week ‘camps’ for adults, where passionate players of all skill levels can work on their game and enjoy some tennis lessons.

Alongside the courts, it houses a fitness centre spread over 3000m2, furnished with cutting-edge Technogym machinery and a semi-Olympic pool for diverse aquafitness activities. The academy also provides comfortable residency for junior players, making it a conducive environment for immersive tennis training​.

Moreover, the Rafa Nadal Academy hosts international tournaments, like the Kinder Joy of Moving Tennis Trophy International Master, providing young talents a platform to showcase their skills in a competitive yet friendly and value-driven environment.

Through a blend of fantastic facilities, expert coaching, and a nurturing environment, the Rafa Nadal Academy stands as a beacon of tennis excellence, attracting aspiring players from across the globe. But don’t be intimidated, all players are welcome to be part of the Rafa Nadal experience. 

Tennis Academy Mallorca:

Located at the Tennis Center Paguera in the southwest of the island, the Tennis Academy Mallorca is a premier tennis training facility that caters to tennis enthusiasts and caters to visitors as well as local residents. A few minutes walk from the beach and only 20 minutes away from the Palma airport, the accessibility of the academy is one of its many appealing factors​.

Founded in 1999 and headed by former Davis Cup player, Ali Yenilmez, the academy is reputed for its experienced internationally certified coaching team, ensuring high-quality training for players of all levels. The multilingual staff provide coaching in English and German among other languages, creating a conducive environment for international players​.

The academy's offerings are diverse, encompassing private and group lessons, tennis camps, tournaments, and tennis holidays. It's a centre well-suited for players ranging from beginners to professionals, providing a variety of tennis programs that cater to different training needs​, including a high-performance training session that includes video analysis and targeted training. 

The academy has hosted tennis legends like Boris Becker, Charly Steeb, Tommy Haas, and Steffi Graf, which adds a layer of prestige to the training facility. The scenic setting between the sea and mountains, not only provides a captivating backdrop but also a quality training environment that has been recognized by top professional players​.

Mallorca Country Club:

Located in the rural outskirts of Santa Ponsa, the Mallorca Country Club is not just a tennis hub but a lifestyle centre, with a blend of sporting excellence and social engagement. Known for its unique distinction as the only club in Europe with all three tennis court surfaces, it houses 6 grass courts, 5 clay courts, and 1 hard court, thus offering a versatile tennis experience for enthusiasts of the sport​​.

The club's claim of hosting the "Best Tennis School in Mallorca," is underlined by a cadre of highly qualified teaching staff​​. Not just confined to regular play, the club is a venue for competitive tennis as well, known to host the Mallorca Championships, a tournament that embodies the aspirations of both players and fans​.

Beyond tennis, Mallorca Country Club is a haven for padel enthusiasts, with three glass-walled padel courts and a dedicated Padel School; a swimming pool; a state-of-the-art fitness centre and personal training areas; and a wellness centre that includes physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments, providing a holistic approach to health and wellness. The clubhouse is a welcoming modern space with a restaurant serving healthy Mediterranean cuisine and an outdoor space perfect for BBQs, small events and parties. 

From the prestigious Nadal Tennis Academy to the serene Soller Tennis Club, the tennis experience on the island is varied and fulfilling.  Whether you're an aspiring professional, a recreational player, or someone looking to enjoy tennis as part of a broader lifestyle experience, there is a tennis club waiting for you in Mallorca.

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