Posted by: People To People Tennis Tours
Where do we play tennis?
Our tennis tours have taken us into all the corners of the world and in the past five decades we have played tennis at some of the most beautiful tennis clubs – some very elegant, some very intimate and some very interesting. Without exception, we have always been invited back, and indeed, we have been back to many of them a number of times. Some of our tennis travelers have made lasting friends through these clubs, and have been invited to the members’ homes and have reciprocated when their counterparts visited here in the USA.
How do we ensure that you have also a good game of tennis?
Before we go on our tennis tours, we send our team list together with the tennis rankings of everyone ahead to the tennis club and they will pair you up for a good match of tennis. We also have a designated team captain at each tennis stop to assist with the pairings and matches. In addition, wherever possible, we stay at hotels that have tennis courts so that those who wish, can practice or also play amongst themselves.
How do we party with our tennis hosts?
After the tennis matches, we host a cocktail/or dinner party usually at our hotel, for our host tennis players and their spouses or partners. Sometimes our hosts have invited some of us to their homes for a dinner or tea. In addition, we traditionally invite the US Ambassador and US Consulate to our matches and the ensuing party, If they are tennis players, and have the time, they have joined in the matches and sometimes they just come for the party, giving us a general briefing.
Does everyone have to play tennis?
Although we offer international tennis tours and matches, it is not necessary for both to be tennis players – if your partner wants to come along for the camaraderie and fun and sightseeing – of course you are welcome to come. And you do not have to be a couple. We welcome single travelers too – because “tennis begins with love.”
I was born in the scenic Alps of Austria – from loving Hungarian parents. Raised in memorable, exotic South Africa. Married to a Swiss national hurdling champion and Springbok high jumper. My domicile is a fairytale cottage nestled amongst the giant Redwoods in the quaint wee town of Mill Valley or in a laid back, mellow “little jewell” of a place called La Jolla in the great state of California. With more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, and fluent in several languages - I operate the exciting and invigorating international tennis tours for People to People Tennis for the like-minded – the adventurous – the bold – the intrepid – the fearless – the tennis players who love to go-go go and see new places and faces and play the game of aces – the game of love – the game of tennis. If that sounds like you – join me for your international tennis travels – because “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain.