After the successful inauguration of the Mouratoglou Tennis Center at Jumeirah, Dubai, in December 2020, renowned coach Patrick Mouratoglou is pursuing his international expansion with another high-end tennis center, this time, in Greece.
Mouratoglou Tennis Centers, provide a world-class tennis experience for the members of the best luxury hotels and resorts around the globe who would like to benefit from the essence of the Mouratoglou methodology. In line with the Mouratoglou Academy’s 25th anniversary celebration, Mouratoglou is partnering with Costa Navarino, Europe’s prime sustainable destination, for his first Tennis Center collaboration in Europe.
The new center boasts state-of-the-art facilities including 12 new tennis courts (reaching a total of 16) that feature all types of courts (natural clay, hard and natural grass) and are equivalent to Grand Slam courts. Set in the natural landscape of Costa Navarino, the center overlooks the Ionian Sea (and the Voidokilia Beach, considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by The Times) and benefits from all-year sunshine, permitting an extended play season (from February to November).
A world leader in tennis coaching, the Mouratoglou Academy established itself as the land of champions, with top players such as Serena Williams, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Coco Gauff attending. The goal of Mouratoglou’s Tennis Centers is to take the same quality of teaching and passion as it has upheld at the Mouratoglou Academy and bring it to the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts around the globe.
With new high-end facilities, sea view tennis courts, and premium programs based on the Mouratoglou methodology, this partnership enhances Costa Navarino’s position as a leading sport destination globally.
Founded in 1996, the Mouratoglou Academy is now the world’s most proficient tennis academy. Its owner and founder, Patrick Mouratoglou, has helped some of the world’s finest tennis players achieve their goals, such as Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, Coco Gauff, Grigor Dimitrov, Marcos Baghdatis and is currently coaching 23-time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams.
The choice of Costa Navarino for this new tennis center was driven by Patrick's desire not only to reconnect with his Greek origins, but also to settle in one of the most stunning paradises on the planet. Born to a Greek father, Patrick Mouratoglou was committed to rapidly establishing a presence in his country of origin and expanding to Greece seemed an obvious choice, he says: “I feel a profound sense of patriotism; I am half-French and half-Greek, and, during my childhood, I spent several months in Greece every year. I feel very attached to it.”
Emphasising the magnitude of the project, Patrick Mouratoglou added, “Costa Navarino is an exceptional destination to visit, as well as to live which attracts a like-minded community of individuals, thanks to the quality of the infrastructures, the geographical location, but also the quality of the services. To be able to implement a top tennis experience in this incredible location with the same level of expertise is amazing and a project I am very excited about.”
World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas, mentored by Patrick Mouratoglou says: “As a Greek citizen, I was delighted to hear from Patrick about the opening of the center. We both share a deep connection to Greece, and I have no doubt that this new project will be just as much of a success as his academy in France, which I have been a part of since I was 16 years old. I hope it encourages the development of tennis in Greece, and I’m already looking forward to visiting the center.”
The new tennis center will offer a variety of programs and training experiences including private and group lessons, tennis camps for both adult and junior players, social events, and the signature Mouratoglou Academy programs. These will be available for Costa Navarino guests as well as professional groups.
The coaches will adopt the successful Mouratoglou methodology and introduce tailor-made programs that have been key to Mouratoglou’s global success, ensuring guests will enjoy an unrivalled tennis experience whilst improving their tennis skills.
Costa Navarino is one of the biggest tourism investments in the Mediterranean, made up of several distinct sites, all in southwest Peloponnese, renowned for its pristine coastal location, rich history and cultural heritage, unspoiled landscapes, luxury hospitality and premium real estate.
Stefanos Theodorides, Managing Director of TEMES S.A. commented: "We’re thrilled to expand our sports offering with new facilities and partner with the very best in the world of tennis - bringing a slice of the leading Mouratoglou Academy to Greece. Costa Navarino is renowned for providing top quality service and authentic experiences which attract like-minded individuals. We believe that this partnership creates a strong proposition for the international tennis community, combining world-class training courses with exceptional leisure and health facilities in a unique year-round destination".