Practice your swing in paradise this autumn thanks to an exciting upcoming tennis clinic hosted by former US Open women’s singles champion Emma Raducanu
Whether you’re a tennis pro in the making or simply a fan of the sport, join rising star of British tennis, Emma Raducanu this October as she becomes the latest Major-winning tennis champion to share her skills and pro tips with guests at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences.
The former US Open women’s singles champion will treat lucky Amilla guests to a 60-minute tennis clinic at the resort’s jungle-clad, US Open-standard tennis courts on 27 October, as Emma shares her top tips and expert knowledge with guests wanting to improve their game. Ideal for keen fans, she will also attend a meet-and-greet event with guests at the resort, and hopes to encourage even more people of all ages to play tennis.
Emma told The Wordrobe, “I’m delighted to discover the Maldives for the first time and I would like to thank Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences for this opportunity. I will share my experience with the guests and have an amazing time there.”
The 19-year-old tennis star made history last year by becoming the first qualifier and youngest British player to win a Grand Slam title at the US Open. She was subsequently awarded WTA Newcomer of the Year. Having dominated on the courts, the inspirational young player even became a style icon, as the new face of Dior.
Organised in conjunction with LUX Tennis, operator of Amilla’s tennis activities, Emma’s is the latest in a long line of tennis masterclasses hosted by leading pros and former champions at Amilla, from former World No. 1s Angelique Kerber and Pat Rafter, to Olympic gold medallist Sasha Zverev and Davis Cup winner Viktor Troicki.
A huge supporter of the sport, Amilla Maldives hosts visiting tennis pros regularly throughout the year, as well as a ‘resident pro’ on hand to coach resort guests. As the world’s first Inclucare-certified resort, Amilla also recently announced plans to extend the option to play on its courts to guests with disabilities too; wheelchair tennis star, Cisco Garcia, will visit Amilla Maldives at the end of September to help raise awareness of this initiative.
AA large, verdant natural island in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is an enchanting space for families, friends and couples to roam and play. A slice of paradise, most of its 67 Villas and Residences are gracefully elevated over crystal clear waters, nestled among the treetops or hug the pristine shores; to venture through the island’s white sand fringe into its shaded heart reveals a surprisingly wild, green place – the inspiration for its organic garden-to-table concept.
Make it happen: Azure Collection (azurecollection.com; 01244 322 770) can arrange a seven-night stay at Amilla Maldives from £5,695 per person – saving 30% on accommodation. The price is based on two adults sharing on bed & breakfast in a Sunset Water Villa, return economy flights with Qatar Airways and seaplane transfers. Valid for travel from 24 October to 24 November 2022.