Tennis club de biot
At the foot of the village, the Tennis Club de Biot has several quality courts to rent by the hour, as well as lessons and training courses for beginners. Next to the Pierre Operto sports complex with the Pierre Bel football stadium and the Paul Gilardi community centre, the club has 6 courts in total, including two brand new additions. A club house, table football and table tennis round out the facilities at this club that was founded in 1974.
“Tennis for well-being, tennis for everyone”: the motto of the Tennis Club de Biot promotes making tennis accessible to all ages and all social backgrounds. Sports bring people together, and the club is a way to meet new people and exchange, especially for families with children.
Mouratoglou tennis academy
When he bought the old Sophia Country Club, in the heart of Sophia Antipolis, tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou took a chance and started a dynamic, innovative and international tennis academy. The location was strategic: the Côte d’Azur, with its charming Mediterranean setting and ideal climate, is also not far from Monaco, where numerous tennis players live.
Covering ten hectares, the Academy has 34 courts, hard and clay, indoor and outdoor. Both the iconic racket-shaped swimming pool and the futuristic equipment including a medical centre make this a unique site.
In this ultra-modern, high-quality setting, the coach of tennis champion Serena Williams seeks out future tennis greats and trains them to hone their talent and make them invincible. Young students come from around the world for the Tennis Études courses at the Academy, a way to continue school during the year while following an intense training programme by the centre’s 25 coaches.
The Academy is also a popular spot with the world’s greatest tennis players, thanks to its cutting-edge facilities and ideal location. It’s not unusual to see great European champions or members of France’s Davis Cup team hit a few balls on the Academy’s world-class courts.