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The Costa del Sol is famous for its golf courses, so much so that it is often referred to as the ‘Costa del Golf’. Living in this area means you will have easy access to one of the highest concentration of golf courses in the world, so it’s a dream for golf enthusiasts. There are also a number of tennis and padel clubs where you can go and play, take lessons, watch matches or take part in competitions. There are also many fitness centres and opportunities for water sports.

Here are a selection of tennis clubs and sports facilities. For a full list including all the golf courses in the area, please download our Living on the Costa del Sol Guide.

El Casco Padel & Tennis Club, Marbella – For the uninitiated, ‘padel’ is a cross between tennis and squash, played on a short tennis court with glass walls and sides. The game was invented in Spain and is great fun to play. For more information and to reserve a court, call 952 83 76 51.

Manolo Santana Racquets Club, Marbella – Whether you’re a serious sports enthusiast or simply a beginner, this club has something for everyone. There’s a children’s tennis school and lots of other activities on offer for children including dancing lessons, tennis, ‘padel’ and a play area.

For adults, the club has a Wellness fitness studio with classes in yoga, Pilates and aerobics, plus a dance school offering ballet, modern jazz, tap and hip-hop classes. Physiotherapy and massage sessions are also available. There’s also a fully equipped gym with in-house fitness trainers to guide and inspire your work-out and as if all that weren’t enough, there’s also a fabulous open air pool, where the whole family can swim in the sunshine. For more information and prices, call 952 77 85 80.

 Other racquet clubs to be found on the Coast include:

 Club del Sol, Calahonda Tel: 952 93 95 95.

 Estepona Padel & Tennis Club Tel: 952 80 15 79.

Lew Hoad’s Padel & Tennis Club, Mijas Tel: 952 47 48 58.

Miraflores Tennis Club, Calahonda Tel: 952 93 20 06.

Club del Mar – If you enjoy messing about on the water, the Club del Mar sailing school in Puerto Banus is the ideal place for you. For more information and prices, call 952 81 77 50.

Ascari Race Resort – For all you budding Lewis Hamilton’s out there, this is a full-on state-of-the-art motor racing academy based at a specially built Formula One standard race track high in the mountains on the road to Ronda, where visitors can drive a range of tuned-up, race-prepared cars, including F1 cars. For more information and prices, call 952 18 71 71.

If you’d like to have all these facilities on your doorstop, why not consider a Costa del Sol long-term rental? It’s a great way to try before you buy and see what life in this part of the world is really like. Please email us on with your requirements and we’ll send you a list of fantastic properties in the area.

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