Marbella is world famous for summer holiday fun – beach, sun, great hotels and a staggering wealth of activities in which to partake, from sun-bathing and jetskiing to kite surfing and much more.

What many often don’t realise is that Marbella is not a location simply for summer vacations. Blessed with a delightful climate that sees an average of 325 days of sunshine a year, sports enthusiasts can be almost guaranteed fine weather all year round to indulge their hobby. Tennis devotees are blessed this year – not only are there several top class tennis clubs in the area in which to play, February 2 – 4 also sees the first round qualifiers of the prestigious Davis Cup tournament at the exclusive Puente Romano Resort and Spa.

A hotel that has become inextricably linked to the prominent status of the Golden Mile of Marbella, the world-class facilities of the Puente Romano Tennis Club have been recognised with world-renowned tournaments being played here – the ATP, WTA and the Senior Masters Cup, with tennis giants including John McEnroe and Pat Cash battling it out under Mediterranean skies. With a gym, an activity room, a sauna and a Turkish bath, athletes at their top of their game flock to compete and train at the club.

The Davis Cup qualifier this year sees Great Britain in a challenging tie against Spain who boast seven players in the ATP Top 50, including current world number one, Rafa Nadal. The teams have not yet been announced, although the top British seed, Andy Murray, is not expected to play after a season plagued by injury, while it is highly likely his brother, Jamie Murray, will be part of the team.

It is sure to be an exciting tournament with many locals and visitors witnessing some thrilling encounters.

Marbella real estate agent Ivar Dahl, like the Puente Romano Hotel, has long been a part of the fabric of the Golden Mile gaining over many years an in-depth knowledge of the properties to be found in this area. With a huge variety of real estate on offer, from new build apartments to luxurious villas, we are sure to be able to find the home that suits your requirements. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information – and enjoy the tennis!

Ivar Dahl, Marbella

Ivar Dahl