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Thanyapura

Phuket, Thailand

By Roger Cox, Editor

Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Phuket, Thailand
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Although it has the trappings of a resort, including two hotels and a restaurant to go with its considerable athletic amenities, Thanyapura is far more accurately described as a sports megaplex, comprising not one but four closely integrated centers: the Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC), the Thanyapura Mind Centre (TMC), the Thanyapura Integrative Health Centre (TIHC), and the Phuket International Academy Day School (PIADS). This remarkable facility sits on 23 hectares (56 acres), 15 minutes' drive from Phuket International Airport, in the north-central district of this beach-lined holiday island, roughly 500 miles south of Bangkok.

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At the heart of its Sports & Leisure Club is a complex of 6 Plexicushion tennis courts, four of them indoors. There has been a change in tennis directors, and I'm currently seeking information about the new one. In general, the club has had a diversified menu of tennis options, including clinics (for both adults and juniors), Cardio tennis, men's and ladies' sessions, and junior development programs, and week-long intensive tennis training camps for those ages 9-18. In addition, the club stages a handful of tournaments annually—one of the outdoor courts has a 600-seat shaded grandstand—including an ITF Women's Pro Circuit event in the spring.
Courts Fees. $11-$21/hour depending on time of day and whether the court is indoors or out.

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Ratings

(21 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
5-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4½-Ball Rating Cuisine
4-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4½-Ball Rating Setting
4½-Ball Rating Romance
2-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
4-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Game Matching
4½-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
4-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
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Other Recreation

Spa & Fitness Center. As you might expect, the options at the Thanyapura Spa range from the indulgent to sports-specific pre- and post workout treatments in its five rooms. Among the latter is the Thai massage, which both enhances flexibility to help prevent injuries and relaxes sore or tense muscles. The fitness center contains an extensive array of Kinesis and Technogym cardio and strength-training equipment supplemented by studios for Pilates, spinning, yoga, zumba, martial arts, and more.

And ... In addition to the tennis academy, there are academies in aquatics, triathlon, soccer, and rugby. There are 50-meter and 25-meter swimming pools; a rugby pitch; a cushioned running track; a lighted soccer pitch; lighted basketball, handball, and beach volleyball courts; and a climbing wall.

Children's Programs

Anyone looking for activities for their children can choose from a diverse menu for all ages. For those under age 10, there is the Tree Club, a program of supervised activities in an area with a children's pool and water slide, an arts and crafts area, indoor and outdoor active play areas, and a cinema corner showing a range of children's television programs and movies. In addition, there are family cooking classes, learn-to-swim programs, and a variety of individual and multi-sport camps for those ages 5 to 18.

Lodging

There are two hotels on site: the 77-room Thanyapura Sports Hotel at the Sports & Leisure Club and the 38-room Thanyapura Retreat at the Mind Centre.

Restaurants

The principal restaurant DiVine, which has views of the mountainous Khao Phra Taew National Park, serves organic Western, Asian, and Thai cuisine with fresh ingredients sourced from Thanyapura's own organic farm. The restaurant has open kitchen, pizza oven, wine cellar, and choice of indoor and outdoor dining. Meanwhile snacks and beverages are also available at the sports-themed Booster Bar and at the Poolside Bar.

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Thanyapura
120/1 Moo 7 Thepkasattri Road
Thepkasattri, Thalang
Phuket, 83110 Thailand
+66 (0) 76 336 000
Fax: +66 (0) 76 336 069
Web Link: Thanyapura


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Ratings

(21 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
5-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4½-Ball Rating Cuisine
4-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4½-Ball Rating Setting
4½-Ball Rating Romance
2-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
4-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Game Matching
4½-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
4-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
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Here's what others have had to say about Thanyapura.

  • 4-Ball Rating "Amazing - very welcoming and great accommodation. Fantastic options for tennis along with extra curricular activities (classes - yoga, spinning, pilates etc; gym use, pools, running tracks). Well rounded approach to sports - nutirionitionists, chiropractors, physios, sports massages on site Coaching some of the best i've received"—A.N., Adv. Int., June 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Me and my wife visited Thanyapura in March/April 2015. We were looking for a resort with a strong focus on training. Since most of the European camps, which are visitable at this time of the year, do not completely cover this requirement, we came across Thanyapura, which seemed to offer exactly what we were looking for: Nice accommodation (since we are in our thirties, we felt a little bit to old for something with a real boot camp / youth hostel character), good food, pretty surroundings, but, as mentioned before, a strong focus on training. And to make it short: We were not disappointed. The place is absolutely beautiful, modern, the staff is incredibly friendly, the training facilities are fantastic and the tennis coaches Roger and Miguel are outstanding. Although we took 30 training sessions and 20 ball machine sessions in less than 14 days, the coaches arranged a great plan for us and found a great mix between fulfilling our training wishes and using their own approaches."—B.S., Adv., April 2015
  • 4-Ball Rating "the good points: 1) they pro team is very responsive. Roger Cochrane handled the scheduling for me even before i arrived at the resort. he sorted out my sked, answered the questions i had, and assigned me a very good teacher and coach - Miguel Lopez; 2) Miguel is an excellent teacher and coach. in my case he spotted the 3 seemingly minor things that needed to be changed/adjusted and that made a significant difference in my game and my level of happiness and satisfaction with playing tennis. my package had my sked spread out over 3 days, divided between sessions with Miguel and with a local hitting partner. he spent more time with me and i am very grateful and happy about that. 3) the tennis facilities are first-rate or 5 stars. overall the sports resort also is a 5 star place; 4) the hospitality and the service orientation of the sports staff and the hotel staff is very good. and their honesty i must also commend. i left my shades in their sports shop after browsing some shirts. i only realized it when i got to my room and the shop had already closed for the day, and they were also moving to a new location the next day. yet, they found it, kept it, and returned it to me the following day!..a couple of years ago, i left a very expensive pair of shades in the golf cart i used in a 5 star golf course in Arizona. i went back for it just 10 minutes later when i realized i left it. amusingly, not one of the caddies/attendants/cart garage staff saw it!..:< i have no regrets about having gone there. i will surely return and it will be for a longer tennis package. the weaknesses: i didn't experience or see any. maybe i will see it when i stay longer the next time.."—D.D., Int., April 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Spent 1 week there with the kids - we all play tennis- amazing setting, superb coaching. we had amazing vaca+made progress. On top of it the hotel has many others world class sport facilities (50m pool, soccer pitch etc). will come back for sure."—J.P., Adv., April 2015
  • 3½-Ball Rating "I had read about Thanyapura in Australian Tennis Magazine and I thought the week long tennis package sounded like an ideal holiday for me. I went in March 2015 and Thanyapura exceeded expectations. I am relatively old and only took up tennis two years ago. So I would describe myself as a but useless at it, but keen to improve. I was concerned that the coaches might wonder what I was doing there. To my delight the coaches were very friendly, relaxed and helpful. They cater to all levels and were really encouraging and did not make things too complicated. The package was excellent and I had a fantastic holiday."—K.W., Low Int., April 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Thanyapura's world-class Tennis Academy is an absolute paradise for tennis fanatics. Impeccable indoors and outdoors tennis courts facilities, along with world-class professional tennis coaches, to fix your strokes, focus on techniques, add tools to your game development or kick your ass. Without a doubt, you will fall in love with the game, including the players. They have group tennis sessions, private lessons, tennis packages, tennis camps, social tennis nights, regional and international tennis tournaments. Children love it here too - Parents love watching their adorable tennis champions have fun on the courts of the best tennis school in Asia. It is an excellent environment for familiar faces to come back to a place they call home, even make new friends from travellers all over the world, having a great workout, all at the same time. Maria Sharapova even named a smoothie after her visit in 2014 before WTA Finals in Singapore. A fantastic tennis heaven for all ages ranging from beginners, regular members, social players and elites to enjoy their all-time-favourite passion. It is no wonder Thanyapura has been voted the 'Best Tennis Resort in Asia'."—J.C., Adv., February 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Superb tennis tuition, hitting and games. Roger Cochrane is an outstanding coach and Director of Tennis. Amazing surroundings up in the hills on the island of Phuket. This is the place for serious sports especially tennis and swimming. The accommodation is excellent and the Thai food delicious. Service everywhere is very good."—J.S., Adv. Int., February 2015
  • 4-Ball Rating "Strengths: Excellent coaching and hitting team, great tennis (and incredible combination with fantastic multi-discipline sports facilities), great place to improve your tennis game and in a fitness/self-improvement-focused environment, and family-friendly. So good that we booked our next holiday there. Weaknesses: Sports-focused environment (hotel and facilities) so great for people who love the sport and want to focus on their passion/fitness but it's not your typical rest and relaxation spa hotel."—A.M., Int., February 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "My husband and I stayed at Thanyapura in January 2015, being beginners in tennis, we scheduled 10 private lessons with the PBI coaching staff. The lessons were fantastic with excellent instructions and learning. The explanations received was better than we had ever experienced elsewhere in the world. We particularly appreciated the in depth 'self coaching' taught, which we have been practicing back home. A definite tennis resort for all levels and the facilities great with the 4 covered courts in the hot climate. WE will definitely be back!!"—N.V., Beg., February 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Thanyapura is an amazing sports resorts tucked away in 'the jungle' of Phuket. The tennis package at Thanyapura is a terrific option for people that want to enhance their technique and at the same time enjoy the outstanding tennis and other sports facilities. No matter what level, the tennis instructors at Thanyapura can offer a tailor made programme. Personally I would have liked the course to be a bit more intensive with more hours on the court!"—K.Z., Low Int., December 2014
  • 4-Ball Rating "This resort is a fantastic sporting haven in Phuket. The facilities are world class and the staff helpful. The coaches are great and extremely knowledgeable and a lot of top players pass through to practice. I will be going back there for a top quality sporting holiday. It may not be the place to visit for a relaxing vacation or non-sporty couples getaway!"—C.H., Int., December 2014
  • 5-Ball Rating "Thanyapura is a paradise for tennis lovers from any level and background. Anything from top notch on-site facilities, to friendliness of all staff, to the knowledge and expertise all coaches offer, it has been one of the best sports resorts I have been. To name a few main highlights:
    Coaching - I was privileged to get coaching from Roger Cochrane and Colin Cochrane. Not only their dedication to tennis coaching is infectious, the way they were able to call out my developmental points and to fix them within the first 30mins is what makes great coaches. More importantly, their clear and concise communication makes them stand out from most coaches in the world.
    Mind Training - In addition to physical part of tennis game, Roger and Colin have also done a lot of work with players to ensure they have the mental toughness for the game as well. This is particularly beneficial to players who compete regularly in both social and professional levels.
    On-site facility - Facilities at Thanyapura are definitely top-notch. Needless to say, the tennis courts are well-maintained. Other facilities such as the gym, swimming pools, sports clinics, DiVine restaurant definitely make the guests feel like home."
    —M.L.,  October 2014

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