By Roger Cox, Editor
The Tunisian village of Djerba La Douce, an island set in a large bay, lies 25 km (15 miles) from the capital of Djerba, Houmt Souk. Dotted with palm and date trees The village consists of several sections. Its bungalows, called menzels, are designed in the traditional blue and white style of the island's architecture. The hotel complex (comprised of the Calypso and Aziza hotels) contains the majority of the restaurants and the plush fitness center. Tennis players can look forward to 15 courts, all but one of them clay. Its other facilities consist of the the nearby 27-hole Djerba Golf course (greens fees extra) and a variety of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. It also has children's programs for those ages 4-12.
Djerba is one of four clubs in Europe and North Africa where Club Med has established its own Tennis Academy. The programs were designed in collaboration with Serge Autexier, a technical and physical coach for Davis and Fed Cup players, and Thierry Champion, an international coach and former French Davis Cup player.
Although there is free instruction for all at the Club, the Academy programs are more comprehensive and come at a surcharge. For children 4-10, the fee is €45 for 45-minute sessions on each of three days. For children 11+, it is €160 for three days of three hour sessions. And for adults, it is €300 for five days of four-hour sessions.
All inclusive. Open year-round.
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