Rachel Johnson and the Middleton match


In The Mail on Sunday, Rachel Johnson reviewed her recent ITC Luxury Travel holiday to Curtain Bluff.

Rachel said in the article how she used her trip to the Antiguan resort to brush up on her tennis skills ahead of a challenge she had set herself with royal sister, Pippa Middleton.

"We arrived in Antigua after a painless direct flight on BA (there are also daily flights on Virgin) and a 30-minute taxi ride through green hills, past roadside huts selling Susie's Hot Sauce, guava jelly, and tropical fruit, to discover that the location for our week of tennis drills with the pros was the most delicious and inviting imaginable. Curtain Bluff is a refined, family-run resort set on a bluff with two white-sand beaches on either side of the four tennis courts, so I could practise my backhand amid waving palms while gazing across azure seas to the belching volcano on Montserrat, only 25 miles away,” writes Rachel.

"So tennis for four hours, a yoga class, a spot of snorkelling, and a delicious dinner in the restaurant on the beach - it's my perfect sort of holiday, even though it has to be said that playing tennis in 100 per cent humidity is no picnic. Still, it was a very good warmup for my big match with Pippa. But on second thoughts, Pippa, let's not do it at your club or mine. Let's do it at Curtain Bluff,” she concluded in the review.

We organised an ITC Luxury Travel experience for Rachel, with seven nights at Curtain Bluff from £3,545pp on an all-inclusive basis, with return British Airways flights, transfers and participation in the tennis week activities.

Forthcoming tennis events at Curtain Bluff include the Fantasy Tennis Camp with Tracy Austin and Johan Kriek from April 30 to May 4, 2014, and The Perfect Match with Annabel Croft and Andrew Castle from November 15 to 22. ITC Luxury Travel also has a January Sale offer to the resort available currently.

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