What fundamentally unites the worlds of luxury hospitality and elite tennis? Great service. It’s this belief that has prompted Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens to partner with Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis to offer world class tennis coaching, fitness retreats, tennis clinics, boot camps, wellness events and more – all within the sophisticated surrounds of a revived modernist landmark hideaway, just 30-minutes outside the historic capital.
With its three 23.77m (78ft) floodlit hard-surface tennis courts – including seating for up to 250 spectators – and spectacular beachfront setting, the elegant facilities are perfectly placed to host the exclusive tennis coaching company. “Precision and professionalism are cornerstones of both high-end hospitality and first-class tennis,” explains founder of Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis and former world no. 8, Janko Tipsarevic. “I’ve personally tailored the unique program to inspire every guest to enjoy their time on the court. To be able to offer that experience alongside world-renowned Four Seasons care is, to me, a grand slam.”
Precision and professionalism are cornerstones of both high-end hospitality and first-class tennis
Hotel facilities hit straight down the line with tennis equipment available for rental and a Tennis Club Lounge, refreshment area and shop alongside the spacious changing rooms and lockers. Guests receive every advantage through training with Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis, including wellness and nutrition support, sports massages at the Hotel’s Hippocrates-inspired Spa, and uplifting gym sessions to elevate their game.
With tennis as much a mental game as a physical one, being in the company of professional coaches and guides helps guests improve on every level. “Our coaching team is the main strength of the company,” Janko continues, “and upholds a goal of making every player, regardless of age and level, better.” Throw in a backdrop of a 30-hectare (75-acre) pineclad sanctuary with three private beaches and coves, and the experience becomes much more than hitting the perfect shot.
Our coaching team upholds a goal of making every player, regardless of age and level, better.
Other onsite activities led by Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis will include tennis socials and an annual exhibition of either former or active players from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) or Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Giving guests and local Athenians the opportunity to train year-round, tennis and boot camp activities will continue to run through the October to April off-season.