For tennis lovers this could be your perfect retreat!  Taking place from 4-8th May 2017, you can stay at Lou Casteou, situated between Cannes and St.Tropez.  Just a 40 minutes’ drive from Nice airport and close to the beach!  Among other accolades, this Chateau was selected by Simon Cowell as his ‘judge’s house’ on the X Factor in 2011.  Actually – forget the tennis, lets just go anyway!!  

What you need to know: Tennis Academy (4-8th May 2017)

The five-day all-inclusive event will cater for up to 18 guests, on a luxury all-inclusive basis. All meals, drinks and wines will be included and talented chef Jimmy Karl who will prepare healthy and delicious meals served around the chateau’s heated infinity pool, weather permitting or in its historic cloisters or elegant, period reception rooms.

Tennis sessions, held at a nearby club affiliated with Lou Casteou, will be led by Richie Baker and his experienced team of French and English tennis professionals. Richie is a Level 4 LTA coach, a Sports Physiotherapist and Specialist in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

Tennis coaching sessions will take place each morning, with singles or doubles played in the afternoons, as preferred by guests and organised by the pros. A tournament will be held, followed by a celebratory, closing dinner. Non-playing partners are also welcome to attend the event and can relax by the heated swimming pool, or visit local beaches and the many cultural and historic attractions the Cote d’Azur has to offer. Local town Frejus holds a Provencal market and the picturesque beaches of Agay and St. Aygulf are a short drive away.

The Cost:

Four nights’ full board costs £1,298 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £980 per person for 2 guests sharing, with all meals, drinks and wines over the 5 days, inc. elegant three-course dinners, daily professional tennis coaching sessions, a Tennis Tournament and Awards Dinner and transfers from Nice airport.

Tel; +44 (0)7990 573 287