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Athena Royal Beach Hotel: Bowls


Aphrodite Hills: Tennis Coaching packages include the


intensive Adult Grand Slam and the more relaxed Tennis Holiday (from €395 and €240, respectively, for five days. Shorter options are available). Kids can try the Junior Slam or Tennis Camp packages (from €340 or €180 for five days). Players at Mark Warner’s Greek


out-of-season visits, especially from more mature clients. Photis Lambrianides, commercial director at Olympic Holidays, says: “Bowls is enjoyed by huge numbers in the UK, but the sport is restricted to spring and summer. Cyprus offers the chance to learn the game while enjoying a holiday at any time of the year. “Together, the four-star Athena Beach Hotel and sister Athena Royal Beach Hotel in Paphos offer


one of the most popular facilities for bowls outside the UK.” That includes 18 full-size rinks with MasterGreen carpet surfaces, plus six flat green indoor rinks and 12 rinks for short mat bowls, not forgetting the resident bowls coordinator who arranges lessons and competitions.


l TENNIS Most properties boast a tennis court or two, but some elevate


their tennis tuition to Grand Slam levels. They can’t guarantee your clients will be troubling Andy Murray any time soon, but they should at least go home with a better backhand. At Sensatori Resort Aphrodite Hills in Paphos, the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy makes full use of its nine floodlit courts – four clay and five hard courts – with tennis courses running Monday to Saturday year-round.


resorts will also find opportunities to improve their game: group coaching courses comprise four one-hour sessions for £80, while the Academy Course takes it further with four 90-minute lessons, 45 minutes’ private tuition, and faults analysis (£150). The seriously dedicated should consider visiting during the Intensive Tennis Weeks at Lakitira and Helona Beach Resorts on June 13 and October 3, and Levante Beach from September 19. Priced at £250, these include 20 hours of workshops and coaching, with a 45-minute private lesson, social matches and dinners, and an end- of-week tournament.


56 • travelweekly.co.uk — 7 May 2015


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