The Perfect Motorhome Holiday for Tennis Fans
With a warm, Mediterranean climate and beautiful scenery, the south of France makes the ideal setting for a relaxed game of tennis. The Open Sud de France and Open de Nice Cote d’Azur draw large crowds every year, with the game becoming more and more popular at a grass roots level. Some even claim that the French invented tennis in the 13th century, quoting a game played by monks in the middle ages.
If you are a modern day tennis fan, a motorhome holiday in southern France is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing family holiday without missing your favourite sport. Here are just a few ways that you can squeeze a game into your time away.
Book a family campsite with tennis courts
Motorhome friendly campsites along the south coast have lots to offer the family. Organised group activities, waterslides and even trampolines are on hand to keep the children entertained while the grown-ups take a bit of time for themselves. Alongside table tennis, basketball and other sports, keep an eye out for the camps with an onsite tennis court. Look at –
Camp Du Domaine, Bormes les Mimosa, South Eastern France
St Disdille, Thonon-les-Bains, Eastern French/Swiss Border
Domaine De Massereau, Sommières, Southern France
Book ahead and get tickets for the Open
Tickets go fast for both the Sud de France in Montpellier and Open de Nice Cote d’Azur, but a little forward planning could get you tickets to a game and a holiday with the family. Forget about trawling the internet to book a hotel room at one of the busiest (and most expensive) times in the calendar; simply park up at a nearby Aires de Service or campsite and relax.
Visit one of the many tennis clubs in the region
If you like to take your tennis seriously, spend the day at one of the prestigious tennis clubs scattered across the south. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with a rich history including aristocrats and royalty, you might even find yourself playing next to world-class names. With a combination of hard court, clay, indoor and synthetic alongside squash courts and even a pool on some occasions, a day membership pass proves to be a memorable experience.