It is easy to fall in love with La Herradura, enjoying the spectacular winter sunsets or summer activies on the water whilst enjoying a drink with a tapa, but if you like to stay in form then you don’t have to go far. Did you know that there are some amazing sporting facilities in the village?
Sports Club Las Palomas will cater for your sporty needs.
There is a great tennis court in C/Los Holandeses, 1 in Las Palomas which you will find going up the Cerro Gorda mountain and then turning right following the signs. Antonio provides custum made classes as you can opt for individual classes or group classes, from Monday to Sunday. Of course you can also rent the court for private tennis sessions.
But that is not all. You can also get yourself into shape at no less than two Las Palomas gyms. Both in La Herradura. One of the gym facilities is in Las Palomas where you will find and excellent fittness centre with lots of fittness machines, a cardio-fitness area, a punching bag, a table-tennis table… The other gym space is in the centre of the village, in Calle Principe 12. Here you are welcome to join many different classes, such as pilates, aerobic, zumba, spinning…
Both gyms have a special so-called ‘Forma 30’ programme. This is women only, where they can follow a programme circuit specialized in activities for women.
Club Deportivo Las Palomas also has an excellent restaurant on their premises, which is called Restaurante Las Palomas. The food is a fusion of mediterranean and German food. The restaurant is run by Taky, who is of Greek-German origins. With this fusion of Mediterranean and German influenced dishes, which will really tickle your taste buts, Taky has given the restaurant a new touch. We can highly recommend that you to give it a try. Whether you want to enjoy a coffee or an apperitif after a couple of hours of sports activities, or treat yourself to a great lunch or evening meal with friends… Las Palomas Restaurant welcomes you.El telfono del restaurante de las palomas para reservas es 664753928
Opening hours from 10.30 to 19.00 (winter) and from 9.30 to 22.00 (summer). Closed on Thursday
Y el horario es de 10.30 a 19.00 (invierno). Telephone for reservations: 664753928
Are you a bridge lover? Then why not join the Bridge club that meets at the restaurant every Tuesday at 3.30 pm. The restaurant with an outside seating area is also great for private parties.
The restaurant also has a permanent exhibition of artwork by Antonio, the owner of Club Deportivo Las Palomas, who, apart from his passion for sport – so much that he has dedicated his life to it – he is also a passionate art lover. The pictures are not for sale as they have a great sentimental value to him. However, like art it contributes to creating a welcoming atmosphere in the restaurant.
So who is Antonio?
Antonio was born and raised in La Herradura and has always had a love for sport. All his life he has been actives in different types of sports, he used to play footbal in La Herradura and when he went to college in Madrid he started to play tennis. There was a time when he dedicated much of his time to the world of art, in particular painting, but when he was back in La Herradura as an adult, he realised that there wasn’t really a great interest in playing tennis in the village and he decided to start a tennis school. He worked hard to make tennis the second most practiced sport in the area, among other things by creating tennis groups for children. The existing sports facilities in the village unfortunately didn’t really offer him a solid base to grow. So he decided to open his own sports facilties in the village and at a later stage also in Las Palomas where he can now also cater for private tennis lessons. Antionio has now been running Club deportivo Las Palomas for over 12 years.
Club Deportivo Las Palomas is situated in a quiet area in the village perfect for practicing sports. You will have no problem parking your car as the Club has its own parking area. The opening times of the gyms and the tennis courts are from 8.00 to 22.00.
For more information about the tennis classes and the gym you can phone Antonio at 665970349.
For particular classes in the gyms you can phone María at 665970351, who also speaks English.
Feel free to follow them on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/LasPalomasTenisClub/