Amilla Fushi Teams up with LUX Tennis.

12 October 2017

Laidback Maldives island Amilla Fushi has teamed up with LUX Tennis to provide guests with professional, personalized tennis coaching by current and former ATP players.

Amilla Fushi is now offering top-class tailored coaching, practice programs and fun events to inspire and challenge guests of all abilities to improve their stroke play in its exceptional tennis facilities, which includes two palm-fringed, floodlit hard courts and a clubhouse offering complimentary equipment to hire.

In addition to personalized private tuition and tennis ‘discovery’ sessions, LUX Tennis at Amilla Fushi offers a range of training programs and challenges including “Challenge The Pro, where guests can take on the pro in a tie break to win a free session, a “KidsTennis Clinic, specially created for children under 12 years, “Train Like a Pro drills up against the ball machine and a service speed-gun challenge.

LUX Tennis at Amilla Fushi will also be welcoming 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 to 3 December 2017, world number four Alexander Sascha’ Zverev will be returning 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.

Sascha Zverev has climbed to the ATP top four since visiting the island last year when he was ranked number 20.  He has accomplished an incredible season in 2017 with five titles on the ATP Tour.

In May 2017, Zverev entered the ATP top-10 for the first time after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2017 Italian Open, thus winning his first Masters 1000 title. He won a second consecutive Masters 1000 title when he defeated Roger Federer at the 2017 Canada Masters, eventually reaching his career high ranking of world number four.

Mischa currently ranked in the top 30, achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 25 on 24 July 2017 and beat world No. 1 Andy Murray in four sets at the 2017 Australian Open before losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Roger Federer. He has also reached the round of 16 in the last US Open 2017.

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.

Furthermore, tennis fans visiting Amilla Fushi from 4-11 January 2018, will also have a unique opportunity to rally with former US Open Men’s Singles champion and World No. 1 Pat Rafter.

Rafter will be also playing a one-on-one with the winner of Amilla’s festive tennis tournament for its guests as well as playing an exhibition match against the resort’s resident LUX Tennis Pro

The tennis courts at Amilla Fushi are available for daily use and can be booked 24hrs in advance through the Katheeb or the resident Tennis Pro.

Amilla Fushi which means ‘My Island Home’, effortlessly conjures a luxurious ‘homecoming’ feeling for first timers and old friends alike.

Finolhu , Just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort Amilla Fushi, is a stylish and eclectic retreat with a buzzy bon-vivant vibe and a refreshing, retro-inspired burst of fun for the region.

Bringing toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati alongside the best DJs, live acts and most fabulously chic parties in the Maldives.  Finolhu’s 125 villas come on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without pool in either one or two bedroom options being the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gatherings of friends alike

Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll , both resorts can be reached by either seaplane in just 30 minutes from Velana (Malé) International Airport or by a 20 minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll followed by a short speedboat ride.