Join Grand Tennis Holiday with Coach Marcus Drien!

Join Grand Tennis Holiday with Coach Marcus Drien!

Thursday 27th of January 2022

OZEN LIFE MAADHOO sees every day as a new adventure. As such, with the recently appointed resident tennis coach, Marcus Drien bespoke sports experiences a notch higher as guests enjoy an exclusive tennis holiday in the Maldives.

With over 10 years of experience in coaching players of all ages and tennis levels, Marcus is an IFT level 2 tennis professional. Aside from this, he is a certified fitness coach with experience in improving physical skills including correct body mechanics and cardiovascular activities.

He is a results-driven coach, so, his tennis lessons make for a truly uplifting experience. Along with technical and tactical improvements, he also focuses on physical development to ensure improvement both on and off the court.

OZEN LIFE MAADHOO features a stunning artificial grass tennis court at the southern end of the island. The court is floodlit, allowing for exciting games even under the stars.

Elevating this sports experience is the resort’s partnership with RTC Sports (Recreational Tennis Coaching) which provides highly qualified and experienced tennis coaches on a rotation basis. Here, the focus is on continuous learning with lessons to build up the guest’s game, be it at a novice, intermediate, or advanced skill level.

Marcus will be at the resort for three months, following which there will be other professional coaches on rotation.

“I look forward to this new, very exciting chapter at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO. Tennis is my passion since I was a youngster. And now it is my passion to pass my tennis wisdom and knowledge to others who are seeking to learn something new or simply improve their skills. I am happy seeing clients enjoying my lessons and even more when they leave satisfied!" says Marcus Drien.

A flexible approach with three courses and bespoke lessons ensures there is something for everyone.


• An introductory program inviting guests to try their hand at tennis for the first time and pick up some tips. The open session is held for beginners every Saturday at 5 pm.


• Tennis-enthusiasts can hit some balls with Marcus during the high-intensity group games held Monday to Friday at 8 in the morning. This experience can be prebooked on additional charges.

RTC Courses For Beginners and Advanced Players!

• There are four RTC Levels – Level 1, Level 2, Advanced, and Master – for both adults and children. Guests can choose to focus on specific skills: forehand, backhand, serve and return, slice and drop shot, volley and smash, tennis strategies and tactics, conditioning for tennis, mental toughness, tennis routines, and specialty shots.

For guests who would like to design their own courses, there is also the option of booking private individual and couples’ sessions.

Henar Gil Rios, the General Manager of OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, says “I am passionate about curating an inspiring lifestyle for our guests, for a lingering holiday experience leaving them relaxed, rejuvenated, and enriched with timeless experiences. Having a resident tennis coach on the island will not just add to the sports and recreation activities but also allow serious tennis players to work on their game while they enjoy a serene getaway in the Indian Ocean.”