Tennis is one of the most popular international sports and is certainly adored in France. Many of the top tennis talents, both current and historic, hail from France. For instance, the likes of Gaël Monfils, Kristina Mladenovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and Mary Pierce – to name a few.
Here in the Côte d’Azur, the region offers a paradise for tennis enthusiasts and for nurturing talent on the court. Where better to practise your favourite sport whilst surrounded by the exquisite scenery of Provence! Picture yourself rallying against the backdrop of extraordinary Alpes-Maritimes mountain ranges and stunning coastal views. Luckily, there are a range of tennis courts in prestigious clubs and hotels in the region. Alternatively, you could take advantage of your own private outdoor tennis court at Parc du Cap.
A social sport
Tennis is undoubtedly one of the more social sports. At Parc du Cap, we are privileged to have a pristine private court for residents. Whether you are a regular or new player, the sport is accessible to all levels and ages. Secondly, it offers a great opportunity to stay fit whilst meeting other like-minded enthusiasts. The tennis court in our grounds is laid with high-quality synthetic turf and nestled amongst the beautifully landscaped Provençal gardens. For a pleasant evening of sporting fun, invite your friends or neighbours for a spot of friendly competition!
After your game, you can unwind by the poolside or find a peaceful spot to relax in the zen gardens. Alternatively, you might like to indulge in our luxury spa and wellness facilities around the corner from the court. Perhaps the sauna, jacuzzi, ice-room or a private treatment to calm your muscles appeals! Parc du Cap provides a stylish sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind and body and ensure you enjoy a blissful experience. Once fully revitalised, re-join your fellow tennis community for a glass or two of local rosé. Truly, this is the perfect balance of activity and relaxation for a day in Provence.
Witness the aces at work
If you would like to observe the professional tennis scene, several international tournaments take place in the region. For example, the prestigious Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is over 100 years old and is the first of three ATP Masters 1000 tournaments played on clay. Considered the gem of the Mediterranean and a short drive from Antibes, this event is a must to attend. Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won this title an impressive 11 times. The tournament takes place from the 10th to 18th April 2021 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. The event is a player and fan favourite due to its magnificent location, and long tradition of champions.
In addition, a little further afield in Paris is the famous Roland-Garros tournament. Similarly, this is a long-standing tournament, having begun over 120 years ago. In 1925, the tournament became truly international as the French Open was born. As a result, professional players from across the world came to meet their match at this famous sporting event. Global tennis stars who have played here include John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis and Venus Williams. Most recently, in 2020 the formidable Rafael Nadal secured his 13th Roland-Garros trophy. Moreover, Iga Swiatek became the youngest Roland-Garros women’s singles champion since Monica Seles in 1992. The tournament takes place in Paris from the 17th May to 6th June 2021. To sum up, as a Parc du Cap resident, tennis is on your doorstep! If you’d like to arrange a game on the residents’ court, the concierge would be happy to make a booking. Further, if you’d like to attend any local sporting events, the team is available to supply additional information. If tennis isn’t your thing, water sports, mountaineering, cycling and skiing are also on offer in Provence. You can read more about these sports here.
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