Unforgettable wellness days, beautiful sauna facilities, rest and reading rooms, heated beds, swimming ponds, a Japanese Zen garden with a tea house, restaurants, sun terraces with panoramic views over the beautiful landscape and probably the most popular tennis camp. All of this is united in the Tennis Wellness Garden in Waging am See in Bavaria.
Only 25 kilometres from Salzburg, the resort is offering absolutely everything for the mind, body and soul.The spa and wellness area with surrounding gardens is connected to a modern hotel and high-quality tennis facilities. People, who look for sport, wellness and culinary adventures during their holidays, will find their perfect destination here. Owner Sepp Baumgartner says:“People that come to us, look for relaxation and activity at the same time.”
A comprehensive sauna landscape with eight saunas invites for a top-class spa day. Individual facials, pleasant massages, special treatments with highquality ingredients, meditation with the help of singing bowls or a bath with aromatic fragrance essences in the floating Soft Pack recliner, act like a fountain of youth. Additionally, for every booked wellness treatment, a whole day in the Wellness Garden is included for free. Swimming ponds, over 500 different trees, plants and flowers, candles at night and a beautiful water landscape invite for extensive relaxation.
Located directly at the garden, two restaurants pamper visitors with a sundeck, beer garden, daily sumptuous breakfast buffet and regional and international delicacies from a French gourmet cook. After a relaxing day, the Wellness Garden Hotel, which opened its gates in 2014, offers everything from elegant rooms to suites.“Escape the everyday routine and inhale relaxation” – this is the motto for the stay.
Fifteen modern, lovingly decorated rooms are available in the new modern Tennis Hotel, an oasis with a private character.The hotel, with its generous rooms, is filled with surprising details for comfort and wellbeing. Highlights are the fully integrated, fully glazed showers and bathrooms, the big terraces with heated beds, as well as the garden rooms with terrace and direct access to the swimming pond or the romantic rooms with whirlpool and panoramic views over the landscape.
Training with the world champion
For the active ones out there, right next to the wellness garden and hotel, you can find probably the most famous tennis camp in Germany. Located in the prealpine landscapes, only 25 kilometres away from Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg, not only the beautiful location is attracting tennis players from around the world.
Beginners to professional tennis enthusiasts want to experience the rare opportunity one can enjoy at Waging am See: personal training from none other than the German Champion of tennis instructors, the European Senior Champion, the World Champion of Ski and Tennis combination, the International German Champion and the owner of four trainer licences, Sepp Baumgartner.
During week-long half-day or full-day courses, courses for young ones and tennis weekends, young and old tennis enthusiasts from hobby to tournament players, have the chance to substantially increase their know-how, to gain physical fitness and to improve their tactics and techniques.
Sepp Baumgartner’s training camp is known for its high learning factor and its philosophy to create high-quality and intensive training with fun.The team of trainers is equipped with comprehensive tournament experience and at the start of the training, a competent analysis of the tennis skills of every individual guest is conducted to take individual needs into account. Based on this, a special training concept can be developed, which fosters strengths and slowly removes weaknesses.
Fun is a key component of the camp’s philosophy so that the joy in tennis grows almost all by itself in this relaxed atmosphere. The friendly ambience and homely feel is especially appreciated by the guests.
Four hall courts with ball collecting machines, eight sandy outdoor courts and a speed measurement machine are available for the effective training. Sepp Baumgartner also relies on video analysis and even offers a special course for improving mental strength.
Apart from the courses, which are offered all year long, small group training or individual lessons can also be given to improve condition, technique and tactics. Of course, the courts can be used for fun games in the visitors’free time too.
After an exhausting tennis training session, the wellness garden, which is located directly next to the camp, invites guests for relaxation. The entry is even free for tennis camp participants and discounts are offered on special massages.
Vouchers for wellness days, restaurants, shops or overnight stays can be bought online.
Text: Nane Steinhoff | Photos: Tennis Wellnesgarten Waging am See
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