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Happy Days for bowls and tennis 

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If you haven’t been to Costa del Silencio for a while, you will be in for a very pleasant surprise, especially if you like the open air, tennis or bowls.

The beautiful Garanana parque has now been completed and this has brought an enormous boost to Happy Days, the tennis and bowling centre which has its own restaurant, bar and terrace.

Michel and Christiane have been at the helm of Happy Days for 20 years and well remember the days when it was surrounded by barren land, rough roads and paths. Not now! The area around Happy Days has been completely transformed and it now sits right in the heart of the park with its trees, bushes, flowers, network of paths and play/sport equip-ment.

Of course, they have always had their loyal supporters over the years but more and more people are now discovering them and enjoying playing tennis, bowls or bridge or just enjoying a meal or drink and watching others.

“People ask me if we have been here long as they don’t remember seeing us,” said Michel. “I laugh and say no, not long. Just 20 years!”

It’s lovely to see tennis and bowls being played in such a beautiful environment and Michael and Christiane do everything they can to help visitors. Hire a court and tennis raquets and balls are provided free of charge and you can play bowls by the hour and hire shoes and bowls if you need to. It’s a great, sociable hobby and even if you go along by yourself, you soon make friends and keep healthy and active at the same time. Various roll-up sessions are held during the week on different days so please do phone for details. No experience is necessary.

Likewise, regular bridge sessions are held here and that’s another brilliant way to make friends.

The restaurant serves snacks but also a three-course meal for 5.95 euros between noon and 4pm and you don’t have to play. Just sit back and relax. Everyone is welcome.

There is a car-park as part of the Happy Days complex but if you can’t find it for the first time, just follow the signs for the Garanana park off the long road through Costa del Silencio (half way down). You can park here and walk along the new park pathways to the bowls and tennis centre and you can then see how to negotiate the one-way system to bring your car round next time.

If you would like any further information, do ring 922 786 831 or 699 033 836.