Puglia for the tennis-loving traveler

I’m always learning something new about Puglia. I’ve learned a lot about the region’s history and culture, beaches, food and wines, art and architecture, and just interesting people and places, particularly as they appeal to travelers. But until today I did not know that Puglia is also gaining a reputation as a high-end tennis destination.

The news site Telegraph Travel posted an article about “The Best Tennis Holidays” that begins, “Inspired by Wimbledon? Here are ten of the best tennis holidays, in Britain, Europe and the Caribbean.” One of the featured destinations is the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

Telegraph Travel reports that “There are four well-maintained courts at Borgo Egnazia resort on the coast of Puglia, where the Sunball Tennis School organizes group and private coaching and weekly tournaments for adults and children. The resort has several swimming pools, an excellent spa and an 18-hole golf course.”

The Borgo Egnazia website states: “Playing tennis outdoors is even more fun when you’re surrounded by the ancient olive trees and can feel the sea breeze and warm Apulian sun on your face.” I can vouch for the attractiveness of this resort, as we visited it a few years ago.

The resort features four tennis courts (two synthetic grass courts and two professional hardcourts made of acrylic resin) and an on-site team of professional instructors. It also organizes clinics led by international tennis champions.

And take a look at this page to see how much publicity Puglia and Borgo Egnazia in particular have been getting in the media worldwide.

Photo courtesy of Borgo Egnazia

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