Other Activities

Practice your backhand on one of our professional standard floodlit tennis courts, try your hand at fly, spin or bait fishing or explore 2,000 acres of rolling Welsh countryside.

Please Note

The Welsh Government have announced new local lockdown restrictions for the county borough of Newport City Council, to come into effect from 6.00pm on Tuesday 22nd September 2020. 

Sadly during this time activities will not be available. We look forward to offering these again as soon as we are able to do so and please check here for latest updates.

Tennis

Celtic Manor Resort's two tennis courts have been graced by the likes of Pat Cash, Henri Laconte, Goran Ivanisevic and Peter Fleming.

Our professional standard courts have full floodlighting and an all season surface which allows for play all year round.

Due to new safety measures, guests will need to bring their own equipment to play tennis (no racquets or balls will be provided).

Prices

  • Residents court hire £5 per hour

Tennis Coaching

The Tennis Coaching programme at the Celtic Manor, led by experienced LTA, PTR and RPT Qualified coach Jo Hill, is available to members, non-members and residents. Jo has worked overseas and in London, producing juniors to County/Regional level, coaching ages 3.5 to 74 years in Group and Individual settings.

Please note: there is a currently a change to the regular programme schedule, but coaching remains available for all ages and abilities.

Testimonials

"Jo is an incredible coach. The adjustments she has made to my game within such a short period of time have been amazing. I now hit the ball with confidence and look forward to playing every point. No more frustration!! What really sets Jo apart is her genuine interest in your development. She obviously loves tennis and wants the best for you. Thanks Jo"
Michael Sherlock

"My son Adi has been training with Jo for the last two years. I have found Jo offers the perfect blend of technical coaching, challenges, fun yet disciplined activity tuned to our nine-year-old son’s personality. Jo's technical knowledge of the game shines through in the lessons. I am lucky to have found the right coach for my child and plan to enrol my five year old daughter too"
Shobha

"I started lessons with Jo in 2018. As it was the first time I’d held a racket in 20 years it was a bit daunting but I needn’t have worried! Jo is a fantastic coach, down to earth, extremely patient and her lessons are so much fun (we often overrun as the time goes so quickly). It’s also a great workout (has helped me lose over a stone!) and I’ve learned so much since my first lesson. I’d recommend Jo to anyone, whether they are a beginner or more experienced. After a short break over the winter I can’t wait to start back!"
Alyson Waite

Treasure Hunt

Our most popular Resort activity! Can you crack the clues?!

Clues are hidden all around the Resort Hotel and you must use your quick thinking and problem-solving skills to solve each clue and move onto the next, before completing the treasure hunt and receiving a prize!

A great activity for all ages and the whole family, please collect your treasure hunt activity sheets from Activity Central.

Walking

The Resort has 2,000 acres of rolling Welsh countryside, perfect for exploring.

For those that want to explore further afield there are plenty of established routes in the local area, such as the 50-mile Usk Valley walk, or numerous trails in the Brecon Beacons or along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Fishing at the Newbridge

Guests have the opportunity to fish for salmon, brown trout and sea trout on the nearby River Usk.

Synonymous with some of the best salmon and brown trout fishing outside of Scotland, our experienced Ghillie is able to guide you in the skills required to fish this dramatic tidal river.

The season runs every year from 3rd March to 17th October. To protect the habitat of the river there are a number of restrictions regarding fishing during this period as detailed below:

Salmon Fishing

3 Mar – 15 Jun: Catch and release only - all salmon must be carefully released back to the river.
Fly fishing only, barbless hooks.

16 Jun – 15 Sep: Limited catch and keep - catch and release is encouraged but one salmon may be kept, with all additional fish released back to the river. Fly, spin and worm fishing - once you have caught one salmon, barbless hooks must be used and bait fishing is no longer permitted.

16 Sep – 17 Oct: Catch and release only - all salmon must be carefully released back to the river.
Fly and spin fishing, barbless hooks.

Sea Trout Fishing

20 Mar – 15 Jun: Catch and release only - all sea trout must be carefully released back to the river.
Fly fishing only, barbless hooks.

16 Jun – 15 Sep: Limited catch and keep - catch and release is encouraged but two trout over 28cm may be kept each day, with all additional fish released back to the river.
Fly, spin and worm fishing. 

16 Sep – 17 Oct: Catch and release only - all sea trout must be carefully released back to the river.
Fly and spin fishing, barbless hooks.

Fishing Breaks

Starting from only £275 per person, packages are available for all abilities including beginners. Full or half day expeditions and tuition are also on offer for those looking to enjoy this most peaceful of pastimes.

All half day fishing breaks include:

  • Tea, coffee and pastries on arrival*
  • The dedicated services of a trained/qualified local fly fishing instructor
  • Your day permit for the fishing location
  • Your day Environment Agency fishing rod licence
  • Loan of all the necessary fly fishing tackle, waders, flies etc if required
  • Complimentary transfer from The Resort

*In addition, our full day packages also include lunch at the Newbridge on Usk.

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