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Vakkaru Maldives Brings Some of the World’s Best Tennis Players to Baa Atoll

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Vakkaru Maldives’ partnership with Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis will see the world’s top players lead tennis clinics for guests of the resort.

The Maldives has never been associated with world-class tennis, until now. In the idyllic Baa Atoll, Vakkaru Maldives’ partnership with Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis, launched on the resort’s cobalt-blue courts on November 16; will see some of the world’s top players lead tennis clinics and tutorials exclusively for guests of the luxury resort.

Indicative of the calibre of the player set to appear at Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis (TLT) sessions at Vakkaru Maldives in future, the inaugural TLT training programme runs until November 21 and features residencies from former world No.1 Angelique Kerber, former World No. 5 Rainer Schuettler, and TLT founder Janko Tipsarevic, himself a former world No. 8. These short-term residencies give exclusive opportunities for guests to have one-to-one sessions with the tennis pros while staying at Vakkaru.

What’s more, visitors to Vakkaru Maldives will find the property’s facilities more than meet their playing requirements. A three-time Grand Slam tournament winner; Angelique Kerber has been using the resort’s Sports Fields and wellness amenities to train for the 2021 Australian Open.

Alongside the aforementioned players, Vakkaru Maldives’ owner, Vice Chairman of Travco Group, Karim El Chiaty and his wife, Ana Beatriz Barros, the resort’s General Manager Iain McCormack, attended the launch event. And Serbian tennis pro-Barbara Bonic also attended the launching. Barbara just joined the Vakkaru team on a full-time basis as a resident tennis coach and Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis ambassador. A tightly fought exhibition match, with Janko and Rainer taking on Angelique and Barbara, provided a thrilling highlight to the day’s proceedings.

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TLT’s high-profile debut at Vakkaru Maldives follows in fast, and fine, fashion by a short-term residency from Canadian Tennis Pro Denis Shapovalov, currently ranked 12th in the world. The youngest player to crack the top 30 since 2005, his career-high ATP singles ranking is No. 10 in the world. He will lead an exclusive tennis clinic for Vakkaru guests from November 22 to the end of the month.

The launch follows the introduction of Vakkaru Maldives’ new hospitality concept Vakkare. Vakkare places the concept of physical, mental and emotional care at the core of all that Vakkaru provides. Speaking about the resort’s collaboration with Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis, General Manager.

Feature image by Vakkaru Maldives
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