Free-spirited five-star resort appoints Vimal Kirthi as Director of Tennis as it enhances its status as Thailand’s leading lifestyle destination, with world-class facilities and a regular series of energising activities for all ages
SAii Laguna Phuket, the free-spirited lifestyle resort on Phuket’s sunset coast, has reaffirmed its position as one of Thailand’s leading destinations for sports lovers and leisure seekers by appointing a new professional tennis instructor.
Nestled between the sea and the lagoons at Laguna Phuket, Asia’s premier integrated destination, SAii Laguna Phuket is an exceptional destination for all types of traveller, including tennis fans. The resort features some of the best tennis facilities in Phuket with three floodlit outdoor courts, one indoor court, a full range of equipment and optional tennis partners to ensure exciting and enjoyable games.
These facilities form part of an extensive collection of recreational options at the resort. Throughout their stay in this tropical paradise, guests can take part in water sports such as sailing, paddle-boarding and kayaking, take aim on the archery range, or enjoy games of squash or table tennis. Invigorating workouts can be experienced at the fully-equipped fitness centre and a series of swimming pools provide the perfect setting to cool off or make a splash with family and friends. For guests who want to delve deeper into their destination, mountain bikes and e-scooters can be rented for rides around the local area.
Lèn Be Well, the resort’s innovative wellness centre, offers a daily schedule of activities from physical sessions such as Pilates, yoga, Zumba and Thai boxing to arts, crafts and cultural classes including Thai origami, Batik sarong making, Thai massage and language lessons. For youngsters, a daily kids’ activity programme includes balloon art, Thai dancing, kids’ yoga, seashell painting and much more. Tennis social nights are also on the calendar for 2023, hosted by Vimal.
Visitors can also take advantage of the world-class sport and leisure facilities at Laguna Phuket, including Laguna Golf Phuket, the award-winning 18-hole course that has hosted tournaments on the PGA’s Asian Tour. The complex also stages a regular series of endurance events, including the annual Laguna Phuket Marathon and Laguna Phuket Triathlon, which attract athletes from around the world.
The appointment of Vimal Kirthi, a highly respected and experienced tennis instructor who has been involved in tennis coaching for 18 years,will further enhance the recreational options at SAii Laguna Phuket. During his long and distinguished career, Vimal has held roles at resorts and tennis academies in five countries, including spells as Director of Tennis with Jim Courier Tennis in the Maldives, Tennis Professional at Pro Tennis Oman, Academy Director at sportED Tennis in China, and most recently, founder of his own tennis academy, One Love Tennis in Shanghai. He believes that tennis training should be based on the “Three Ps”: Professionalism, Patience and People-First.
As Director of Tennis at SAii Laguna Phuket, Vimal will use his extensive knowledge and skill to create comprehensive tennis programmes for the resort’s guests, whether they are picking up a racquet for the first time or need a little extra help perfecting their serve, forehand or backhand. Private lessons and family sessions can be booked with Vimal at any time.
“I am delighted to join SAii Laguna Phuket as the resort’s new Director of Tennis. I have been fortunate to play and coach tennis in many beautiful places in my career, but this is surely one of the best. To be able to teach on world-class courts on Phuket’s sunset coast is a pleasure and a privilege. I look forward to meeting guests from around the world and being able to inspire travellers with my love for tennis. A vacation is the perfect time to learn a new hobby or skill, especially for youngsters, so I encourage all guests to come and meet me during their stay,” commented Vimal.
SAii Resorts is the free-spirited luxury lifestyle brand from S Hotels and Resorts PCL, the global hospitality company from Singha Estate PCL. For more information about SAii Resorts, please visit www.saiiresorts.com.