Each year in May a select group of female athletes and not-so athletes head off to the sunny climes of Murcia to stay at the 5* resort of La Manga. The weekend is over the first May Bank Holiday May 3rd to May 6th.
Each year the flight back is just a sea of snoring faces.
What happens inbetween is really down to the individual. Citypink just adds some socials into the mix in the evening. We have a range of women who come along, some want to rest and some want to exercise and some want a girlfriend :)
For those interested in coming we can say that everyone stays at the Principe Felipe Hotel which is in the heart of the resort. The champagne breakfast served each morning gets everyone up. From there is down to you.
Tennis - Some of the ladies take a 10 hours of coaching over the course of the long weekend. This is group coaching at the resorts world class facilities, clay and all weather courts. There is also squash and paddle courts to hire.
Golfing - the resort holds 3 golf courses, a brilliant coaching team and driving range. Some of our group play together over the 3 days and some get golf tuition in the mornings.
Mountain Biking - the resort has many tracks to take either countryside or clifftop to visit the local area.
Spa - there is a beautiful spa on the premises. There is also a fantastic pool at the centre of the hotel where everyone congregates after their activity or as their activity.
In the evening, dinners and drinks are arranged by Citypink. There is normally a good crowd that comes along and the emphasis is on inclusion, fun, friendliness and laughing.
And now the logistics:
Flights into Murcia International RMU (25 mins) or Alicante (1 hour drive). You book these yourself.
The flight that Citypink group is taking is Easyjet from Gatwick to RMU, Friday 3rd May at 12.50. The return flight is from RMU 17:00 to Gatwick on Monday 6th May. If you are on these flights we will organise your taxi for you to the hotel. However, it is super easy to grab a cab at the airport or ask hotel to organise, chose the right flight / price for you.
Hotel - rooms are reserved under Citypink. The cost of the rooms are:
Single Room: 122€ per night in the Hotel Principe Felipe incl breakfast and VAT
Double Room: 140€ in the Hotel Principe Felipe incl breakfast and VAT
Registration via Citypink is your first step. Once you register we will send you details of how to book your room at the hotel and information on the flights that we will take. Registration fee is refundable until the end of March if you cannot make the trip. Registration is £40.
This July six teams of 8 players, fought hard to win the 'Dame Dallow Cup'. After an all day tournament, the Cup was won by the 'Wonder Racketeers' who succesfully took the cup from the reigning holders, 'Ace-Holes'.
They celebrated their win in style, with the help of Barefoot Bubbly & Wine.
There were a number of spectators who came down to support the players and join in the summer party.
The party went on throughout the beautifully hot summer night and it was time for players and spectators to dance and photobooth, thanks to Showtime Photo Booth.
Our favourite time of year is the summer, where we hold the tennis tournament and summer party in one large mental day of silliness.
The event raised money for The Albert Kennedy Trust, a homeless youth LGBT charity. Thank you to all those who bought tickets, donated to support them.
Olivia Travel company kindly donated an exclusive all inclusive holiday for 2 to Mexico. The winning bidder in the silent auction is off to Club Med resort in November to meet other women at the fantastic resort. Thank you Olivia!
Each year we spend a long weekend in Spain, having a great laugh.
The weekend started as a tennis coaching extravaganza ahead of the July Tennis tournament and has morphed into a tennis golf and spa weekend.
La Manga has world class sports facilities and plenty of restaurants and bars to keep everyone happy. There is a Weekend Warrior course for tennis players that has 10 hours of coaching over 3 days. For the beginner golfers there is 6 hours of golf tuition.
The weekend is designed that you arrange the day, be it the spa, the pool, golf tuition, game of golf, tennis coaching, mountain biking etc. The evening we arrange drinks and dinner around the resort where the whole group of us can get together.
Catching the sun, playing sports with new people and making friends is what this weekend is all about. Couples and singles come along, we always make sure those on their own are OK and not left to drink at the champagne breakfast every day on their own.
La Manga 2014
Dame Dallow Cup - Citypink Tennis Tournament 2014
During the Winter and Spring we put players together so they can keep playing and socialising! See the tennis page. It is a very sociable crowd and the emphasis is on having fun. The Dame Dallow Summer Tennis Tournament is in July at Paddington Sports Club, where this 8 players per team are challenging fellow members for the hallowed cup. This tournament is the largest lesbian tennis gathering in Europe and the largest fun event too. It's not about LTA ratings it's all about getting women back into tennis and sport with the emphasis on enjoyment.
Those wanting to learn to play golf we take women for a beginners course of golf, 6 hours tuition over three days in the sunshine of Spain. Our next weekend away is in May 2015 at La Manga.
Each year we take a group of tennis and golf players to Spain for some fun. Our tennis 'pros' in Ponto Romano, Marbella