Annabel Croft Perfect Match- Curtain Bluff Antigua Review 2018
Leaving Gatwick on a miserable wet November morning and 8 hours later arriving on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Antigua was dream like for Annabel and the players that had signed up for her Perfect Match.
After the 30 minute transfer from the Airport in St John's at the north of the Island, a welcoming fruit punch and ice cold hand towel was a delight before being escorted to our deluxe Ocean view room.
It was now time to relax for a few hours before getting ready for the welcoming cocktail party at the Bluff House hosted by the owner, Chelle Hulford and Rob Sherman Managing Director. Immediately we were being introduced to many guests, mingling with a glass of champagne in one hand and a canapé in the other! The bell rang and it was time for a welcome word from Rob and Annabel. Rob is quite the raconteur sharing with us some very funny stories.. We left the Bluff House and headed back to the main Hotel Resturant where dinner was served. With the loss of 4 hours, it wasn't long before we retired to bed, to be well rested and prepared for the first Tennis Clinic at 9.00am.
The week sailed by and we enjoyed meeting so many wonderful guests willing to throw themselves into Annabel's Tennis drills and exercises..
There is so much on offer at Curtain Bluff which is not on the Itinerary (below). Jasons power walk into the hills before Breakfast, Snorkelling out on Cades Reef, water skiing and Hobie Cat sailing all included in the price. We treated ourselves to the most wonderful massage at the stunning Spa which overlooks the Caribbean sea, the only noise heard are the waves breaking on the rocks below..
Annabel will be hosting the Perfect Match again from 2nd-6th December at Curtain Bluff. A all included package price including flights and Transfers from Gatwick is available. For more details and to register interest, email email@example.com
The Perfect Match Itinerary 2018
Sunday 25th November 18.30-20.00
Open day –Welcome reception at The Bluff House hosted by Chelle Hulford and Rob Sherman for all hotel guests and tennis players - Drink champagne with Annabel and the coaching team and talk tennis!
Monday 26th November 9.00-11.30
Court Session 1 – Assessments and Opening Drills
Get your footwork in check and get ready to work hard. This first session will make sure you hit loads of balls and get the correct positioning for each shot
Yoga/Pilates on the Gym Deck 16.00-17.00
Tuesday 27th November 9.00-11.30
Court Session 2 –more drills working on Groundstroke Techniques
This session focuses on the improving your basic shots on both forehand and backhand. Learn how to transition forward from back court to mid court and front court to finish at net.
Yoga /Pilates on the Gym Deck 15.00- 16.00
Wednesday 28th November 9.00-11.30
Court Session 3 – Mastering the Net
Annabel is renowned for her great volleys, this session will focus on how to get those razor sharp skills into play.
This session will also work on drive volleys, drop volleys and smashes.
Q&A with Annabel – Ask those questions that you have always wondered about the top players 11.30-12.30
Yoga/pilates on the Gym Deck 16.00-17.00
Thursday 29th November 9.00-11.30
Court Session 4 – Speciality Shots
There are many great shots that players never get a chance to practice. Spend this sessions working on your, drops, dinks and lobs and even try the hot dog!
Serve and return including Split Step!
Yoga/ Pilateson the Gym Deck 16.00-17.00
Friday 30th November 9.00-11.30
Court Session 5 –final drills including Doubles Drills and Summary
The last session of the week focuses on some key doubles tactics to prepare you for the tournament after lunch. You may also want to take the chance to go over any final points that you have with our summary Q&A.
Champions Doubles Tournament 15.00-17.00
Partner up and get ready to play. . Use all of your new skills to take the title and be our champion for the week. Then get dressed to impress as you pick up your award at our presentation cocktails at 6.30pm.