Visiting tennis legends including Pat Rafter and the Zverev brothers also set to host guest clinics
Laidback Maldives island idyll Amilla Fushi has teamed up with LUX Tennis to provide professional, personalised tennis coaching served with passion by current and former ATP players. Complementing its exceptional tennis facilities, including two palm-fringed, floodlit hard courts and a clubhouse offering complimentary equipment hire, Amilla now offers top-class tailored coaching, practice programmes and fun events to inspire and challenge guests of all abilities to improve their stroke play.
Whether it’s a private one-to-one or group session with a professional coach, or a fun filled game especially for the kids, LUX Tennis has the court covered. In addition to personalised private tuition and tennis ‘discovery’ sessions, LUX Tennis at Amilla Fushi offers a range of training programmes and challenges including Challenge The Pro, where guests can take on the pro in a tie break to win a free session; a Kids’ Tennis Clinic specially created for under 12s; Train Like a Pro drills up against the ball machine; and a service speed-gun challenge.
LUX Tennis at Amilla Fushi will also welcome some of the biggest names in tennis for one-off exhibitions and clinics, giving guests unrivalled access to some of the sport’s all-time greats. From 26 November – 3 December 2017, world number four Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev will return to Amilla with his brother and fellow pro Mischa Zverev for an exhibition to demonstrate first-hand what it takes to win a one off contest. Guests will also have a chance to learn a thing or two from the brothers with a complimentary one hour tennis clinic at Amilla’s sister resort Finolhu, just a short speedboat ride away in Baa Atoll.
From 4-11 January 2018, tennis fans visiting Amilla Fushi will also have a unique opportunity to rally with former US Open Men’s Singles champion and World No. 1 Pat Rafter. As well as playing an exhibition match against the resort’s resident LUX Tennis Pro, Rafter will also play a one-on-one with the winner of Amilla’s festive tennis tournament for guests!
The tennis courts at Amilla Fushi are available for daily use and can be booked 24hrs in advance through the Katheeb/a or the Tennis Pro.
Ocean Reef Houses at Amilla Fushi starts from US$1100 per night including breakfast, excluding tax and service. For further information visit www.amilla.com.
About Amilla Fushi
Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International (Velana International Airport), Amilla Fushi offers a choice of 59 Houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestle among lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand; plus eight spectacular four- to eight-bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy. Amilla’s innovative restaurants range from the diverse, informal foodie hub Baazaar to the relaxed yet sophisticated overwater dining at the signature Feeling Koi. Guests can even drop in to gourmet café and deli The Emperor General Store or The Wine Shop & Cellar Door to treat themselves to lighter snacks, a favourite bottle or a gourmet selection of artisanal cheeses. With an unrivalled range of purpose-designed multi-bedroom accommodation options, and an exciting, inspiring and active Kids’ Club, Amilla Fushi is putting the Maldives on the map as a destination not just for couples, but for families and friends.
About The Small Maldives Island Co.
The Small Maldives Island Co.’s main focus is on Resort Management in the Maldives for Coastline Hotels and Resorts. Amilla Fushi and sister resort Finolhu are owned by Coastline Hotels and Resorts – part of the Coastline Group of companies, one of the Maldives’ largest private companies, established in 1994. The Coastline Group is engaged in logistics; oil importing, storage and distribution; pilling and construction; building material supplies; hotel resort development; condominium development; airport ownership, development and operation; and luxury yacht and boat manufacturing. It is the largest importer and distributor of Fuel Related Products such as Marine Gasoil and Mo Gas to resorts in the Maldives, servicing 65 per cent of the country’s resorts through its company Asian Gasoil. In addition to building W Maldives and Huvafen Fushi, Coastline’s recent developments within the tourism sector include Mudhdhoo island, subsequently acquired by Dusit Thani Hotels; Baa Atoll’s Dharavandhoo Airport; and the newly opened Raa Ifhuru Airport.
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