Tennis lovers, get ready to indulge in a world of opulence and sport as we take you on a journey to some
of the most glamorous hotel courts across the globe. From the iconic Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes,
France, where stylish guests pose against a backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean, to the majestic
Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, where tennis legends might have once rallied in a
timeless setting of grandeur. And let’s not forget the playful paradise of Soneva Fushi in the Maldives,
where barefoot bliss and world-class tennis coaching await. Come explore these havens of luxury and
athleticism, where love for the game meets the lap of luxury.
HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, offers a glamorous haven. Amid cicadas’ serenade, guests
pose for Instagram shots on the gravel tongue extending to the sea. Tennis courts attract pros and their
stylish clientele, while children engage in heated matches. Swimmers dive into balmy waters from rocky
platforms. During Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood elite hide in cabanas. Evenings unfold on the terrace,
martinis in hand, as fashion, art, and film personalities call it home. Russians have departed to Dubai.
Eden-Roc restaurant serves sophisticated cuisine on an ocean-facing deck, while the Champagne
Lounge resonates with clinking glasses. A melody for admiring superyachts.
SPLENDIDO, A BELMOND HOTEL
Bernard Arnault, LVMH’s visionary, finds excellence effortlessly. The tennis courts, where he played as a
child, are of unmatched quality, now part of Belmond, including La Residencia and Mount Nelson—
cherished by tennis enthusiasts. For Federer and Fendi admirers, it’s the ultimate destination. Italy’s
most glamorous monastery-hotel, La Terrazza, helmed by Corrado Corti, serves with finesse—salt-baked
sea bass and creamy walnut sauce-laden pansotti. Flavio, the tennis coach, keeps guests active with
Portofino’s coastal views. Retreat to Jardin des Rêves Dior spa for a Dior product pampering by Juliana.
At bellini-hour, tycoons gather on the terrace, while Vladi’s soulful piano tunes play. Vespa-ride to Dav
Mare for Paolo’s unique negronis—it’s all about more.
Lake Como, Italy
Feel transported to Peter Sarstedt’s 1960s jet set anthem at Villa d’Este’s red-clay courts. With a
neoclassical nymphaeum on the left and a pool-on-the-lake on the right, it’s a magnet for magnates,
scented with jasmine. This realm exudes grandeur and style, where legendary figures like Caroline of
Brunswick and Lady Gaga might rally. Giorgio Schmidinger, the esteemed instructor, ensures its splendor
endures. The place oozes timeless romance, adorned with silk brocades, swinging chandeliers, and
opulent headboards. Villa d’Este sets the bar for waterside glamour, even after a century and a half.
Culinary delights abound at Veranda and the Grill, while Pierre and Lilo Gähwiler perfect your look with
killer volume and bounce.
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Playfulness defines this alluring haven. Here, sophistication merges with a carefree shipwreck scene.
You’ll ditch shoes upon leaping from speedboats, embracing barefoot freedom throughout your stay.
Swing tennis rackets with David de Rothschild or the Goldsmiths amidst Kew Gardens-worthy
vegetation. This year, Jonas Björkman, former world No. 1 in doubles, coaches guests and hosts
workshops. Sporting legends now have residencies at both Fushi and Soneva Jani. Water Retreat Villas,
lagoon slides, observatory stargazing, outdoor cinema, and attentive staff enrich your experience. Dive
the reef, indulge in Soneva Soul wellness center’s flotation tank and Ayurvedic clinic. Fushi reigns as the
Maldives’ ultimate destination, now with padel courts.