Tennis fans do not necessarily equate the South of France to exciting tournaments, but there are in fact a number of extremely important competitions which take place within a short distance of our St Tropez House villas.
Take the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, for example. This glamorous event on the edge of the Mediterranean in the Principality of Monaco always attracts some of the biggest names in tennis and is a fabulous day out from St Tropez.
Last year, Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka won the ATP tournament which is held at the Monte-Carlo Country Club every April, but for the eight years from 2004-20012 the top prize went to Rafael Nadal, from Spain.
The tournament will this year take place from 11th to 19th April, and is easily accessible from our villas in St Tropez, either by helicopter to the heliport in nearby Fontvieille or by car.
Another significant tournament is held every May at the Nice LTC approximately 90 minutes drive from our portfolio of luxury villas with tennis courts in St Tropez. This tournament is, like the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, is an integral part of the ATP World Tour and attracts some of the most promising young players from all corners of the globe.
This year, the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur will take place from 17th to 23rd May, when the French Riviera will be particularly busy with both the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix being held simultaneously.
Perhaps our favourite tennis event which will no doubt appeal to those of your renting one of our St Tropez House villas this summer is the Classic Tennis Tour, which will take place in the Port of St Tropez on the 12th and 13th July.
This annual tournament is a chance for fans to see legendary players such as Ilie Nastase, Henri Leconte, Thomas Enqvist and Mansour Bahrami take to the courts again in front of the public.
For more information on this event go to classictennistour.com.