Rome is one of the most stunning cities in the world. Combine sight seeing, sublime food, a great hotel, top class tennis and 12 hours of tennis coaching and you get the perfect weekend city break for tennis lovers.
Lots of companies will organise trips and tickets to see a tennis tournament, and many others offer tennis holidays and tennis coaching at your hotel. But we combine both, as part of a fantastic city break.
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A trip to Rome is as much about lapping up the dolce vita lifestyle as gorging on art and culture.
Idling around picturesque streets, people-watching on pretty piazzas. We have put together a fantastic itinerary that will keep you busy and allow you to see the best bits of the city whilst soaking up some world class tennis and improving your own game.
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Rome’s climate in late spring makes May a perfect time to visit for a city break, so join us for a long weekend. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the city in the day and at night, alongside your tennis activities.
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The Internazionali BNL d’Italia features the best players at the Foro Italico in Rome.
The tournament is one of the three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events contested on clay, but the event is more than just tennis; it is a total entertainment experience. High fashion, fine food, fabulous shopping and celebrity musical performances have made the tournament one of the most glamorous stops on the ATP World Tour. Rafael Nadal has won a record seven titles in Rome.
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The hotel benefits from the outdoor Pool with Whirlpool tub!
It is open from June to September, from 9:00 am to 18:00 pm, with assistance for bathers, café-bar, loungers and umbrellas. Please note that the use of the swimming pool comes at a surcharge of € 15.00 adult
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Professional staff, 4-star Superior comfort and services.
The Excel Roma Montemario welcomes you to a scenic, sheltered haven just outside the city centre.
In the heart of the Natural Reserve of Montemario, the resort is ideally situated in the immediate proximity of the Olympic Stadium and the Foro Italico, a short distance from Prati district and the Ordinary Court of Rome, only 2 km from the Catholic University and the Gemelli General Hospital, only 5km from the Vatican city.
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Romans take their food and wine seriously…
You will never be stuck for somewhere to enjoy a good meal in Rome. Roman cuisine is set it apart from the food of all other Italian cities. Local specialties such as cacio e pepe (pasta with Pecorino Romano cheese and black pepper), carbonara (pasta with egg, cured pork jowl or belly, Pecorino Romano cheese, and black pepper), roasted lamb, and assorted offal, can be found in a variety of restaurants ranging from simple international venues to Michelin-starred restaurants.
We have put together an itinerary that works from a logistical perspective and keeps you fuelled for tennis but also allows you to see some of the best sights Rome has to offer.
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The tennis programme consists of 12.5 hours of tennis incorporating our teach/train/coach philosophy.
Meaning you get the perfect blend of coaching, fast paced drills and matchplay sessions.
The programme has been devised with the main emphasis on improving your doubles; our aim is for you to go home a better doubles player with an improved understanding of your positioning, movement and tactical play. As well as improving your doubles play we will also be giving you personal technical tips which you can work on to further help improve your game.
For those that want to play singles we arrange box leagues that can be played outside of the program times.
Our programme is as flexible as it need s to be and we can tailor your holiday to your exact needs. You can play as much or as little tennis as you want. You can rest assured that all abilities will be catered for, from absolute beginners to County and National standard players. Private lessons with one of our professional coaches can be arranged in resort for an additional cost.
This week is as much about having fun as it is about meeting new friends and playing tennis.
In total there are 5 excellently-prepared red clay courts.
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Refresh your body with a visit to the Spa
At the Excel Montemario spa their expert consultants and therapists offer soothing treatments.
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Rome’s nightlife starts late…
It is not unusual for locals to meet up for dinner around 9. 30 or even 10. Rome is unique when it comes to nightlife and entertainment. It is different from any other capital in the world, yes there are surely loads of bars, pubs & clubs spread all over the city but the best way to enjoy the culture, vibe and spirit of the city is outdoor.
As the weather is mild here for most part of the year, every square turns often into a big outdoor bar. The locals love their evening ”passeggiata” (slow walk through the old town), strolling around the cobble stoned streets, sipping a beer while chatting with friends
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You can book a room on your own for a supplement of £40 per night.
The room is exactly the same room that you receive as if two people are sharing it is not smaller single room. We will ask for a double bed however this can not be guaranteed you may be given twin beds.
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Only a short Distance from the airport…
From Fiumicino Airport
Option 1, travel time about 1 hour: taxi (minimum fare €65,00).
Option 2, travel time about 1 hour 20 minutes: take the Leonardo Express train to Termini Train Station in Rome; change and take the metro Line A to Lepanto; then take the bus number 913 for Montemario Station and get off in Monte Gaudio, opposite Via Degli Scolopi, 20m on the left.
From Ciampino airport
Option 1 , travel time about 1 hour: taxi (minimum fare €65.00).
Option 2, travel time about 1 hour 15 minutes: take the bus to Anagnina terminus; change and take the metro Line A to Lepanto; then take the bus number 913 for Montemario Station and get off in Monte Gaudio, opposite Via Degli Scolopi, 20m on the left.
I have attended 3 Active Away one-day clinics now and have loved every minute of it. The coaches are brilliant. They have a wealth of experience and are oozing enthusiasm. My net play has noticeably improved, as has my doubles game. My doubles partner also attends the clinics with me and we've now started winning consistently against players that previously walked all over us. The great thing is that each clinic has something new to offer so it's not a case of doing the same drills every time. I am yet to try one of the holidays but if they're anything like the one day clinics then I'm sure I won't be disappointed.read more
Had a very enjoyable and informative day at the Active Away tennis clinic. I'm looking forward to using the new skills at my club. The Active Away guys were very good and explained clearly tactics to improve doubles play. Nice facility too, inside courts and a nice friendly bunch of participants. Thanks to everyone involved.read more
Fantastic weekend away with Active Away. Very well-structured clinic led by professional, positive and really friendly coaches. Learnt lots - just need to put it all into practice now. Looking forward to the next one and thoroughly recommend.read more
I had an awesome day at the Active Away tennis camp at Nottingham David Lloyd! The day went very quickly as we had so much fun! There were no more than 6 people to a coach and we had great tuition! I just need to put things into my game now! 🤣🎾🙋♀️read more
Another great tennis holiday with the guys who go the extra mile in improving my game.
I'm addicted and can't recommended them highly enough.
Great coaching , good locations, loads of fun, positive attitudes.
I've just booked my 5th holiday!
May apply for a job😂😂
see you in 2020
This was a fantastic clinic. Not only are all of the coaches welcoming, encouraging and fun but extremely professional and gave great technically appropriate advice. The doubles tactics were invaluable. The standard of the other participants was similar but well managed nonetheless. I can recommend Active Away to anyone wanting to hone their doubles’ performance. We also got some 1-2-1 feedback on our serves which is always necessary. I will book again.read more
Fantastic holiday, superb coaching and a wonderful venue in Crete in between the mountains and the sea. The hotel was lovely and food was great. Just returned home and my matches this week have been so much better, especially my positioning and shots at the net. Thanks coaches 👍read more
This was my first trip with Active Away. The venue was very nice (Sani Beach) the coaching was excellent we had a good number of hours spent learning new methods and techniques that I feel confident will improve my game and more importantly every moment was really good fun. The coaches didn’t stop making it fun for all even after or in-between the tennis. They made sure everyone knew where they would be eating and drinking what entertainment was where and you could join them or do your own thing they were always there to help. Excellent holiday that I would highly recommend.read more
We have just got back from a fantastic week away with Active Away.
Active it is! With 2 hours of fun filled coaching in the morning with coaches of the highest standards - Then break for lunch and time to relax around the pool.
We then had a 30 minute Master Class on various aspects of the game to help make you a better doubles player - with another 2 hours of social tennis where the coaches are on hand too help and guide you on what you can do better.
The coaches don't stop there - the evening meal is booked, the entertainment is sorted. Which is a perfect way to get know the coaches and make lasting friendships within the group.
I promise your first booking will not be your last!
David and Dianeread more
I can’t recommend Active Away highly enough. A fantastic organisation delivering 1st class tennis holidays abroad. 1st class coaching with excellent coaches in fantastic 5 star resorts. If the want to book a tennis holiday then look no further.read more
Superb holiday - hotel was amazing, food was unbelievable and so much choice. Tennis coaching was brilliant and I learnt so much in a week and I would recommend a couple of 121 lessons as well. Well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. Full on day and night so not for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. Definitely doing another week.read more
Just come back from Turkey, absolutely fabulous holiday all round! Excellent coaching, great hotel and food exceptional. This is an event not just a holiday. We have met fantastic like minded people who we hope to see again. Matt and his team are personable, knowledgable and entertaining. Well done guys!read more
An amazing holiday! The quality of coaching was outstanding, the hotel was fantastic and the wonderful like-minded friends I made during this trip made it so memorable. My active away holiday is the highlight of my year!read more
Matt Allen and the team should be very proud of what they have created. A holiday that combines top class tennis coaching, an atmosphere that means that 40 people get along, are well looked after (even on the coaches day off), and the most amount of fun when the evening begins! I loved every minute!read more
Have just returned from a great week learning new tennis skills from a professional group of guys, lots of fun, great company and have met some lovely people! Beautiful hotel with excellent staff and facilities. Looking forward to returning! Thank you!!read more
As a tennis improver I learnt so much during my week's tennis holiday with Active Away in Turkey. Great coaching by experts at a reasonable and appropriate pace enabled me to progress the development of my skills.
We were greeted a the airport by the coaches and they were always on hand to assist in any matter. Matt and the team were splendid hosts and it was good to see George and Toby from David Lloyd, Exeter, so I will be able to enhance my skills further now we have returned home.
There were a number of singles there and the charming coaches ensured a most inclusive environment hosting all our social activities in the evenings to ensure that no on each was left out.
This was our second Active Away tennis holiday and we have already booked for Crete, next October. We can't wait.read more
Third Active Away holiday this time in Kos. Hotel was amazing with such attentive staff in a beautiful location. Eating together in the evening enhanced the experience. Coaching was great as ever so thanks to Josh, Chris and Jake.
Already reserved two places for next year .read more
Excellent tennis holidays with top quality coaching in fabulous locations. AA have a truly unique formula when it comes to looking after their clients. Can't recommend them highly enough, after one holiday you're hooked!!
Since this last post we've been on several more AA holidays to even more wonderful locations and far from being "samey" they are absolutely addictive. We are constantly learning from the top notch coaches and taking home little nuggets of information which improve our game. Whilst we can still run around these tennis holidays tick all the boxes 👌😎read more
The Active Away team do an outstanding job when it comes to tennis holidays. The 4 that I have been on have always been at super nice hotels with great facilities lead by high level enthusiastic coaches. The course is well structured with different aspects of the doubles game focussed on at each session. Most importantly I have always found it made a material improvement to my game when I got back home. On top of that my wife and I have always had a blast as the coaches organise very sociable evenings!read more
I have now been on 3 Activeaway tennis holidays & found them to be excellent. The resorts are wonderful but the thing that stands out for me is the coaching team. They are exceptional in every way. Very entertaining but in a professional way. I cannot fault them & will hopefully be back for more in 2020read more
Just returned from another fantastic Active Away tennis holiday in Costa Navarino, Greece. This was easily my best Active Away holiday so far. The venue was superb, as was the tennis coaching, led by Steve and Dan. A really brilliant experience all round. I can’t recommend the quality of the coaching highly enough - along with the hotel, its location and facilities.read more
The detailed planning and hospitality of the organisers blended with the enthusiasm and friendliness of the group produced a winning combination.The coaching was excellent on court and the hosting was exemplary throughtout the holiday. Matt and Nick went above and beyond all expectations to ensure everyone had a magnificent holiday to remember. I am already looking forward to booking my next holiday with Active Away. Well done, keep up the great work!read more
Excellent week in Croatia with Matt and Nick. Just the best tennis holiday you could choose.. Everyone improved their game, with coaching tips that will make big changes to anyone's game at every level. The social side was great with everyone enjoying the off court time getting to know each other and making new friends.
I'll be choosing Active Away again in 2020.
Just returned from a great week in Greece with Active Away. The tennis coaching was great, and the hosting superb. This is my fifth holiday with Active Away in two years. Thanks for such a good time & see you all soon I hope.read more
Really excellent tennis coaching at a beautiful resort. Josh, Steve, Matt, Sean and Dan put us through our paces and ensured that everyone on the course at whatever level took away something to improve their game. Very sociable and friendly group. Hotel clean and staff attentive and friendly, only drawback was cuisine which was rather lacking in imagination.read more
Another wonderful holiday with Active Away, this time in Croatia. The tennis was fantastic, & the coaching was second to none! All the coaches gave their all, both on & off the court, making sure we all had the best possible time. The location was stunning... the tennis was great & the company was the best! Thanks Active Away... here’s to the next time! 🎾🌟🎾🌟🎾read more
Active Away really do run the best tennis holidays.
I’ve been joining them, in different resorts and locations for 10 years now and they just get better and better.
The quality of coaching is superb and each coach works hard to ensure everyone there gets what they want from the holiday both on and off court.
The holidays are very sociable, so going solo doesn’t feel too intimidating as you are always included .
I’m looking forward to choosing my next holiday with them.read more
Another fabulous holiday with Active Away in Crete. A great tennis program with excellent coaches, who go out of their way both on and off the court to make your holiday special. Both the tennis and the social side is well looked after, you come home having met old and made new friends and lots of great memories. The only tennis holiday to go on!read more
Just back from a fabulous week in Crete with the Active Away team. Already thinking about my next holiday! Fantastic resort, with an amazing tennis centre. The team provide top draw coaching for beginners through to advanced players, there is always something new to learn. After the tennis, the social side is just the icing on the cake with new friends being made and our next holidays being planned together! I would recommend to everyone, memories last a lifetime.read more
What an amazing holiday!
A small group of players from our tennis club went along to Lyttos Beach for our first Active Away holiday, not quite knowing what to expect, but we were made to feel so welcome and involved. The coaching team were a perfect mix of professional and sociable. What a friendly, approachable bunch of guys! You could really tell that it meant a lot to them that you enjoyed yourself, they seemed to bring the best out in all the holiday goers, which created a real feel-good mood for the entire week and I came away from it feeling like I had taken so much from it as a tennis player too.
Our host, Josh, was fantastic; clearly a VERY good tennis player and coach, but so humble and down to Earth with it too. He was great at talking to large groups and made it feel like you were never under pressure to do anything on the itinerary, but it was so well put together and so much fun that you'd always want to and it felt like he would be happy to go out of his way to make your holiday that extra bit better for you if he could.
The resort itself was really lovely. Beautiful setting, loads of courts of different surfaces. The food was really great (especially for an all inclusive set-up) and the drinks were plentiful!
I thought it was great value for money, given the quality of the coaching and facilities and for how enjoyable the whole experience was. My only hope is that our next one will be this good, because it's certainly going to be hard to top!read more
I have just returned from my very first tennis holiday and had an absolutely brilliant time. I was somewhat apprehensive beforehand as I didn’t know what to expect, but I needn’t have worried. Josh and his team of coaches were so patient and enthusiastic and such experts in coaching every aspect of tennis. I would highly recommend and encourage anyone who is thinking about venturing on an Active Away tennis holiday to go for it. It’s such an all round fun and exhilarating holiday!read more
We just came back from a week tennis holiday in Greece with Active Away. We had a fantastic time. Great coaching, great tennis, great hospitality and the most passionate and friendly team you can ever hope for. The tennis coaching is extremely high quality but the experience is a lot more than just tennis. Matt, Josh and the rest of the team will make sure you get the best of everything from the moment you land to the moment you take-off. We will join them again for sure. Big thanks from all our family.read more