Lou Casteou’s tennis retreat in the South of France

PUBLISHED: 14:13 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:13 01 July 2015

Lou Casteou at night

Lou Casteou at night


Perfect your smash, slice and spin at 5-day Cote D’Azur academy, 3-7 Sept, 2015

With Andy Murray doing well at Wimbledon so far this week, having lifted the Queens trophy for the fourth time last Sunday, UK tennis fever is truly in the air. Luxury chateau Lou Casteou in the South of France has announced the dates of its all-inclusive, luxury residential tennis retreat, from 3 to 7 September, 2015.

The five-day all-inclusive event will cater for up to 18 guests, on a luxury all-inclusive basis. All meals, drinks and wines will be included and talented French chef, Jonathan Levy will prepare healthy and delicious meals served around the chateau’s heated infinity pool, weather permitting, in its historic cloisters or elegant, period reception rooms.

Tennis sessions, held at a nearby club affiliated with Lou Casteou, will be led by Richie Baker and his experienced team of French and English tennis professionals. Richie is a Level 4 LTA coach, a Sports Physiotherapist and Specialist in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

On arrival, on Thursday 3 September, lunch will be served and the first tennis session will be held during the afternoon. A champagne reception will be held on Thursday evening followed by the welcome dinner, during which the programme will be discussed and guests’ input will be welcomed.

Tennis coaching sessions will take place each morning, with singles or doubles played in the afternoons, as preferred by guests and organised by the pros. A tournament will be held on Sunday, followed by a celebratory, closing dinner. The final tennis session will be held on the morning of Monday 7th September, followed by lunch and guest departures.

Tennis coaching sessions will be designed to suit the level and needs of guests and will be followed by a stretching session, swim if so desired and then a delicious lunch served at Lou Casteou.

Non-playing partners are also welcome to attend the event and can relax by the heated swimming pool, or visit local beaches and the many cultural and historic attractions the Cote d’Azur has to offer. Local town Frejus holds a Provencal market and the picturesque beaches of Agay and St. Aygulf are a short drive away.

The event is priced at £1,180 inc. VAT per person, for a private room or £980 inc. VAT per person, for two guests, sharing a room. It also includes four nights’ luxury accommodation, in en-suite rooms with sea or mountain views, all meals, drinks and wines, including elegant three-course dinners, a champagne reception on arrival and evening aperitifs served by the pool, daily professional tennis coaching sessions, a tennis tournament and awards dinner and transfers from Nice airport. To book a place please contact Morag McLaren Baxter by email on morag@loucasteou.com or telephone +44 (0)7990 573 287.

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