8:39 am - Thursday September 29, 2016

Outrigger Phuket opens tennis centre

Outrigger Phuket opens tennis centreThe Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort  has entered a partnership with Singapore-based tennis coaching provider, Savitar, to launch a multi-faceted Tennis Centre for local residents and guests at the resort.

The Tennis Centre, now open, consists of three newly-renovated outdoor floodlit synthetic grass tennis courts and one indoor court. The Centre has its own internationally recognised tennis director, James Corin. A menu of tennis lessons and services are now available for beginners to semi-professionals.

Phuket residents and guests staying at the Outrigger property can now enjoy a range of options such as private tennis lessons, group lessons, hitting sessions, mini tennis for 5-7 year olds, junior tennis for 7-12 year olds, teenage social tennis, fitness sessions, ladies morning tennis clinics, and Friday evening social play.

The Tennis Centre is a key element in Outrigger’s aim to cater to guests seeking an active lifestyle holiday in Phuket, said the property’s General Manager, Tony Pedroni. “With Savitar as a partner, Outrigger now combines great tennis facilities and high quality instruction at prices that make tennis fun and accessible to all our guests.”

Tennis director James Corin, from England, has over eight years of coaching experience in a variety of five-star clubs and resorts  in the Middle East, USA and the Caribbean. In Dubai, he was Development Coordinator with responsibility for one of the emirate’s largest junior tennis programs.

“Our aim is to deliver well structured, personalized tennis programs that foster consistent improvement in skills and great enjoyment of the game,” said Corin. “We cover all aspects of the game, from fun group activities to tailor-made lessons for child or adult beginners, intermediate or highly accomplished players.”

Pedroni added: “James is a tennis pro who enjoys working with all ages and levels from beginners to regional and nationally ranked players. He has much to offer our guests.”

Cronin has qualifications from the Lawn Tennis Association, PTR, USTA, the Tennis Coaches Association, and the UK Racket Stringers Association.

A Savitar ‘Festival of Tennis’ open day will be held on Saturday 1 March at the Centre from 4-7pm. It is free to join and there will be mini tennis for kids, free coaching tips for adults, a barbecue and lucky draw.



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