5 Reasons Why Croatia is Your Next Tennis Holiday Destination

Written by: Lucija

An introduction to Croatia - undiscovered paradise for playing tennis

What if I asked you – what makes a perfect tennis holiday destination for you?

Forget your standard of play for a moment. Or whether you are traveling on your own, with your significant other or with kids. Try to imagine - how does this perfect holiday haven look like?

Is it a fancy, large resort isolated from the every-day local life? Dozens of immaculate tennis courts, with a private, sandy beach? Am I missing palm trees and some cocktails from an all-inclusive bar nearby?

If you're nodding your head, I'd suggest you stop reading this article.

Just skip it.

This one is for tennis lovers who seek to truly enjoy their favorite game. In a sunny place, connecting with their immediate surrounding and people around them. Forget about the car and pack an extra pair of tennis shoes.

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You may have traveled to some of the world. Visited renowned tennis holiday destinations. Stayed in luxury resorts in Spain or Florida or enjoyed cheap tennis holidays. Or the immensely popular France, Turkey, Italy in the Mediterranean.

Let’s talk about Croatia in the context of tennis. Most of you will instantly think of Goran Ivanišević, 2001 Wimbledon champion. He is famous for his colorful and entertaining character.  If we're lucky, there might be some other names or tournaments held in Croatia mentioned.

Well, tennis in Croatia has a long and rich history and it is high time to put Croatia on the world's tennis holiday map. Create some serious competition to Goran. And possibly outshine other tennis holiday destination beauties in the Mediterranean.

Here are 5 reasons why Croatia is a superb a tennis holiday destination. Destination worthy of every bit of your attention.

1. Many tennis facilities across the stretched Croatian coast

There are many great tennis facilities across the stretched Croatian coast. Some of the hotels posses all the necessary infrastructure to blow off some steam on the court.

Croatians pride themselves of having many famous tennis players. Those players have contributed to increased popularity of tennis as a sport. This is why you can find a tennis center in almost every coastal town. They welcome players of all ages and abilities, and are open for residents and tourists. Often you might find yourself challenged by a local to take on a match and show what you know.

2. Red clay tennis courts in stunning natural settings

No matter where you land on Croatian coast, two main colors will follow you. The rich palette of green vegetation and changing colors of deep blue Adriatic sea. Some of the country’s best tennis courts lie in the most stunning natural surroundings. It's this idyllic landscape that allows you to enjoy the play with full senses.

Beautiful tennis courts in Biograd, one of Tennis Holidays Croatia destinations

3. Behind every great tennis court lies an even greater beach

Walking to the courts to swing your racket, you’ll be tempted to skip the tennis sessions and hit the beach. You can also go to the beach to stretch for tennis, before or after the match. In Croatia beaches are very friendly, inviting you to spend as much time as possible.

What makes them so appealing?

Well before you even set your feet on the warm, cozy pebble stones, you are simply immersed into the crystal clear blue colour of the sea. It gets even better after taking a nice swim, drying in the warm sun and finding a perfect spot under the pine tree shadow.

Here’s one interesting thing about beaches in Croatia – they are public. Locals love the beach just as much as they love a cold beer at the beach bar.

There are also some private beaches as well, so if you are more ‘I love my privacy’ person, Croatia will deliver.

👉 Pasjaca beach in Cavtat has been voted as European Best Beach 2019!

4. Walking distance is the signature

Are you one of those people who simply want to forget about the existence of any transporting vehicle while on holiday?

This is one of the very few days in the year you’d like to completely switch off and have everything you need within easy walking distance.

In the case of Croatia, easy walking distance is the signature. This is the part where you will need those extra pair of tennis shoes from the beginning of the article. Or any type of shoes, as long as they are comfortable.

Tennis resorts, if we can even call them like that in our case, are not isolated. They live with the residential surrounding. You stay at the hotel. Walk to the tennis courts. Walk to the beach. Walk into town for dinner. And if you like – do some more walking along the coast.

Everything is so easy to reach, right there – on the palm of your hand.

5. Perfect tennis holiday destination goes beyond tennis

Passionate tennis players would say, the best moments of a tennis holiday are the ones spent on the court enjoying the game. Especially if they are winning.

Tennis play in here is seriously challenged by so many exciting opportunities you could follow.

Let’s get more specific.

If you choose to stay in Zadar Region, you will be tempted to visit 5 National and Nature parks, all within easy striking distance.

Let’s get even more specific.

Krka Waterfalls - activity available in Tennis Holidays Croatia Tennis+ programme

Krka Waterfalls - activity available in Tennis Holidays Croatia Tennis+ programme

It gets slightly complicated with National Parks Plitvice Lakes and Krka Waterfalls. In both cases waterfalls are in question, so you need to decide which one you like better. Or just go with both.

Let’s conclude by saying there is plenty to miss out on if you decide to spend your entire tennis holiday on the courts.

The best way to end it is to say: It’s your holiday. Make everything you do your choice. In Croatia, there is plenty of choice. All you have to do is make a decision.

Question: What do you value most in a perfect tennis holiday destination?


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