Podgorica – If the plans of sisters Serena and Venus Williams come true Montenegro soon could get one of the most luxurious tennis camps in this part of planet.
Famous tennis family is interested to build a modern sports complex in the place of the military premises “Orijen battalion” in Kumbor, and in the circles close to heads of “white sports” it was confirmed for “VijestI” that Montenegro as recently visited by “some of the members of Williams family”.
According to the information of “Vijesti” in observing and putting an eye on the military premise in Kumbor directly came Oracin Williams, mother of famous tennis players.
The last few days, area from Kotor to Herceg Novi is humming about the visit of Mrs. Williams, which despite the million transactions and quite a number of sound names from the world sport and business who have bought or who intend to buy land in that part of Montenegrin shore is still one of the most famous ones.
Members of the tennis alliance few days ago have announced that Serena Williams might soon visit Montenegro in order to popularize tennis sport.
According to the official records of the Ministry of defense, former military premise “Orjen battalion” in Kumbor is situated in the land that has the surface of 241.695 square meters. Inside the premise there are 99 facilities, of total surface of 62.900 square meters, and on that military land there is also an Orthodox church.
Former seat of the Navy is located next to the shore, practically on “sea foam”, while the military complex is surrounded by Mediterranean growth. Because of huge prices of land on the coast it is hard to estimate how much that pearl in Boka could be worth.
The search for location for construction of camps in this part of Europe, especially in favorable climate conditions such as the ones which Montenegro has, in the last few years is a trend in the world of tennis.
In tennis industry locations on the Mediterranean are very attractive for the construction of complexes, because the land and maintaining of the facilities and terrains is much cheaper then for example,, on Florida which is considered to be the seat of “white sport”.
That is why, claim experts, the land on which until recently Navy base was located would be an ideal place for tennis camp, especially because Kumbor is known as the locality in Montenegro with the greatest number of sunny days in a year.
In neighboring Croatia, that is on its coast, few years ago a construction of modern tennis terrains has begun. Along the entire coast smaller or bigger complexes arouse, while the camp in the place Stobrec, which is 5 km away from Split, already has a world reputation.
Such camps no longer have only sport application – they are super luxurious tourist facilities, which except the dozens of professional tennis playgrounds have also hotels, sports halls, pools, saunas …
Oracin Williams, a dedicated mother of the most famous sisters in the world of tennis is well-known as someone who is vigilantly watching the carriers of her daughters, and who is always escorting them on their tournaments.
Mrs. Williams has become very active after the divorce from the controversial Richard Williams who has a lot of credit for the huge success of Serena and Venus.
Williams sisters have made a great breech on tennis contests at the end of 1990’s. In a very short period they came on the top of the list of the best world tennis players.
THE MILITARY IS MOVING
In the ministry of defense it was said for “Vijesti” that after making a decision about moving of Navy base to Bar the military premise in Kumbor was proclaimed non-perspective for the Military of Montenegro. The land and the facilities after that were once again signed in as the property of the state of Montenegro.
In accordance with that decision, in the Master plan for the sea welfare on which the military premise “Orjen battalion” is located is already defined as a locality on which they have predicted the construction of “tourist capacities”.
In the Ministry of defense they couldn’t confirm if that military property will soon be the subject of some sale on some of the open competitions, pointing out that making of that decision is in jurisdiction of the Ministry of finances.
In the military premises in Kumbor they are moving military property, equipment and weapons. In Ministry of defense they say that the dynamics of that work will depend on how fast the “conditions for the beginning of work of the Maritime Navy in Bar will be created”.