If you are a tennis fan now is the season to get some quality time with some of the world’s best players. The Grand Slam season is over for 2023 but you can still find excellent training experiences, clinics and drills with players such World No. 3 Danil Medvedev in far-flung places such as the Maldives. Look to sharpen both your tennis and pickleball skills with Sam Querrey in Turks & Caicos or tune into a new wellness regimen with Maria Sharapova in Thailand. Here’s the latest on where to go for the ultimate tennis training experience.
Maria Sharapova recently announced her roles as the Global Wellness Ambassador for Aman Resorts. Sharapova will co-create a series of wellness retreats across different Aman properties, focusing on preparation, performance and recovery to encompass body and mind. February 2024 will be her debut retreat at Thailand’s Amanpuri. The three-night Performance and Recovery retreat features a series of interactive experiences, activities and pioneering technologies that Sharapova uses in her own wellness routines. There will also be informative sessions with experts that she has worked with during her 20-year career as an elite athlete.
Tommy Haas, Sensei Porcupine Creek has recently announced an exclusive three-night tennis program (this November) featuring private lessons with former world #2, Olympic silver medalist, and winner of 15 titles Tommy Haas. Haas and his team, along with Sensei’s Director of Tennis Caroline Vis (who competed on the ATP Tour for more than 20 years and earned 15 titles) will bring a blend of serious tennis with spa, nutrition, and recovery sessions. The icing on the cake of this experience is exclusive access behind the scenes at the renowned Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and a chance to play where the pros play on the 16,100-seat Stadium. After each day of tennis drills and rotating doubles match play, guests are free to indulge in the rest of the wellness offerings at Sensei.
Sam Querrey, Amanyara Turks & Caicos: Fine tune your tennis and pickleball skills at the lush and marvelous Amanyara Resort on the west coast of Providenciales Island. This November World No. 11 tennis professional Sam Querrey will be in residence for four days hosting daily clinics and strategy sessions. Querrey, a former American tennis player, was ranked No. 11 in the world in February 2018. Known for his serves, he has defeated both Andy Murray and Novack Djokovic in quarterfinal and semifinal matches. Querrey’s clinics will focus on both tennis and pickleball, and guests are invited to attend a cocktail reception on the final evening.
Danil Medvedev Soneva Fushi, Maldives: As part of Soneva’s upcoming Winter Collection in the Maldives, tennis icon Daniil Medvedev will be visiting lavish resort in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, to host a series of exclusive guest experiences. From November 22 to December 1, 2023, guests of all ages are invited to participate in one-on-one coaching sessions and friendly matches with Medvedev at the resort’s open-air or covered Olympic-sized tennis courts. Currently ranked the #3 tennis player in the world, Medvedev most recently competed in the final of the US Open against world #1, Novack Djokovic.