This Ancient Roman Playground is a Haven for Tennis in England
Bath England our #1 Favorite Place to Play Tennis in 2015. If you don’t live in the UK, chances are you may not have heard of Bath, but this city a couple of hours out of London is absolutely not to be missed. For history lovers, it’s a treasure trove of intact Roman baths and structures that are some of the best preserved in the world. For those who enjoy bustling cultural towns, it has atmosphere galore. And for those who love tennis, it is one of the world’s go-to places, with great year round tennis in locations from manor houses to world class training centers.
Combe Grove Manor House is a place where we just loved playing tennis. Artificial grass courts outdoors and a nice tennis bubble for inclement weather make for a year round excellent place to play.
The tennis centre at the Sports Training Village has an LTA International High Performance Centre status marking it out as one of the top four in the UK. Bath University has world class facilities which are host to many county, regional, national and international competitions.
We are now working with a tennis group in the UK and through them can arrange for you to play tennis and train at The Sports Training Village in this amazing city.
Bath Lawn Tennis Club is a wonderful club tucked away in a park setting adjacent to the city’s very lovely Victoria Park. The club was founded in 1880 which makes it one of the oldest clubs in England. They are very welcoming to guests and have a great social program.
What To Do After Playing Tennis in Bath, Do What the Roman’s Did
Roman ruins as well as millenniums of British history come together in this World Heritage City that is a modern-day holiday mecca. The Romans built a spa and temple here on the site of these hot springs on the River Avon. Immortalized in art and literature for good reason, Bath is well worth the visit.
Bath Abbey overlooking the Royal Crescent represents some of the many cultures that have inhabited Bath over thousands of years.
Thermae Bath Spa is a modern day spa where you can bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters just as the Celts and Romans did over 2000 years ago. In the heart of the World Heritage Site, Thermae combines the historic spa with contemporary design and facilities including a selection of spa treatments.
Where To Stay in Bath
Because of it’s popularity as a travel destination, Bath offers many great types of accommodation from converted manor houses to guest houses. We stayed in a lovely B&B Glenade where the son of the owners just happened to be a coach at Bath Tennis Club, a stroke of luck for us.