Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Anyone for tennis, golf or cricket?

Just Sardinia was featured in The Times on Saturday, 28th June in Active Holidays ‘Anyone for tennis, golf or cricket’...
Feeling inspired by Wimbledon or the World Cup?  Tom Chesshyre picks 10 hotels where you can raise your game:

5. Soccer School in Sardinia
Children from 4 to 13 taking part in Forte Village’s Soccer School (€350 per child per week) are taught by Chelsea FC coaches and can train with ex-Chelsea striker and Norwegian international Tore Andre Flo who will be joining the school from July 18-23.  The school runs until October 4 and includes specific courses for goalkeepers, forwards and defenders.
The price for a week at Forte Village is from £1,190pp with Just Sardinia 01202 484858 www.justsardinia.co.uk excluding flights & transfers.

Forte Village also offers tennis, cricket, rugby, golf, basketball, boxing and swimming academies:

Tennis Academy with coaching from internationally ranked tennis stars on 12 courts – 10 clay, 1 natural grass, and 1 synthetic. Train with Grand Slam champions and winners of Wimbledon and the most famous global tennis tournaments: Pat Cash, Jonas Bj√∂rkman, Paul Haarhuis, Claudio Mezzadri, Karel Novacek and Charlie Steeb.  Tennis courses are for players of all ages, from beginners to pros, focusing on aspects as specific as individual shots and amateur playing techniques. Heading up the Tennis Academy is Rocco Loccisano, a former top Australian player with Italian roots and once trainer to Pat Cash. (3 lessons with a star €295)

Cricket Academy for children 5 - 12 years, play like a pro with great champions like Paul Nixon and Mark Garaway, train and learn directly from the real legends of cricket. You don’t need to have already played and no experience is required (€500 per child per week).

Rugby Academy taught by legends of English rugby such as England XV players Jason Leonard (a record-breaking 114 caps, and a place in the International Rugby Hall of Fame), Austin Healey (51 caps) and Will Greenwood (55 caps), who will show you tries, tackles, kicks, skills, all how to become a champion rugby player. You don’t need to have played rugby before, as the course is designed to meet the different levels of experience of boys and girls aged 5 – 16 (€550 per child per week).

Wentworth Golf Academy (adults and children) either to try out golf or specialised courses for advanced and professional golfers. (€36 for 30 min private lesson)

CSKA Basketball Academy for children from 6 – 16 years intro and advanced courses. (POA)

Boxing Academy training sessions dedicated to children, teenagers or adults with David Coldwell (Coached Ryan Rhodes, and worked for David Haye) and Billy Nelson (who has trained boxers like Ricky Burns, Kenny Anderson, Kris Hughes and Michael Roberts), different levels including the basics of boxing, the rules, the winning strikes, how to defend yourself and how to attack. (POA)

Swimming Academy expert instructors give personalised lessons on a 1-to-1 basis or in small groups of no more than 3 students offering 3 levels of coaching, according to your ability. (5 day package €195pp / €44 per 45 min private lesson)