Tennis has changed my life in the most beautiful way. I have gained lifelong friends and lessons all around the world
I am an enthusiastic Tennis and Golf player, playing for top teams for a number of Tennis clubs. Over the past 25 years, I have played in many countries including Turkey, the United States and the UK.
With a shared passion for Sport and Travel, my wife Zuhal and I have decided to combine our strengths to organise sports holidays.
As the POLAT family we are always on hand for you!
As a former Line Umpire I abide by the professional regulations as set out by the International Tennis Federation.
I acted as Line Umpire in 2005 at the WTA Tournament in Istanbul, and was proud to be chosen as Line Umpire for the Final between Venus Williams and Nicole Vaidisova. I also enjoyed being a Line Umpire in the Istanbul FED Cup of 2005.
From 2010 to 2012 I acted as a committee member representing Senior Players in the Turkish Tennis Federation.
I recently took up Golf alongside my tennis and immediately fell for the game. I also enjoy skiing, and have been fortunate enough to visit various Ski resorts across Austria and Switzerland over the wintertime.
As a keen sports lover, I can always be found competing in one form of sporting activity or another!
“With a shared passion for Sport and Travel, my wife Zuhal and I have decided to combine our strengths to organise sports holidays. Zuhal is a professional travel organiser and brings 25 years of expert knowledge and experience, together with sales and marketing know-how”
“Born with a passport in hand!”
I am a travel professional with over 25 years knowledge of the tourism industry, having worked front of house in various hotels with well-known tour operators such as Neckermann, Thomas Cook and LTU, with additional experience as a customer service team member for an airline company.
Overall, I have worked as a Licensed Tourist Guide for over 26 years, which has allowed me to meet people from all over the world, has also provided me with exceptional multi-tasking skills, and has given me a deep inside knowledge of all regions of Turkey.
Curators of extraordinary, ultra-personalised and bespoke Travel Experiences
With this background I fully understand the travel industry and have an excellent ability to cater to each customer’s requirements, considering individual needs and preferences.
I am fully DBS-checked and permitted to work with children.
I am passionate about Tennis. Since 2001, I have been a member of both the Turkish Tennis Federation and the British LTA. I am also a regular player for the teams at David Lloyd Club. Outside of Tennis, I also enjoy Yoga, Pilates, and Skiing.
You can speak to me in Turkish, English, and German. The choice is yours!
“I was fortunate to have been introduced to sport at an early age”
My parents had a huge impact on the person I am today, and they are the reason I’m so passionate about sport and travel. I’m very grateful for their unconditional help in supporting me in all of the sports I have tried out over the years.
Over the past ten years, I have been learning and playing Tennis, and have been coached at several clubs in Turkey; the United Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and several clubs in the UK.
Alongside my Tennis career, I have also played for several football teams as Goalkeeper.
We are here to do the hard work for you
My mum has been the driving force behind Travel becoming a life-affirming passion for me.
As a result, I have studied ‘Travel and Tourism’ and ‘Business’ at college in order to be able to contribute to our family business.
As a family, our holidays are spent on the Tennis Court, Golf course or Ski slope. It’s just what makes us tick!
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