The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs Resort is one of Europe’s finest tennis destinations and combines luxury resort services with a beautiful tennis academy setting. Pine Cliffs Resort is in the heart of the Algarve, located only a short drive from the wonderful Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo golfing estates and features many wonderful attractions for sports fanatics, families and groups. The tennis features 5 tennis courts – 2 red clay and 3 green set hard courts all located in a wonderful setting amongst the landscaped gardens of the resort.
The weekend retreat is a 4 day, 3 night tennis package that allows players to participate in an intensive tennis coaching experience from Friday to Monday programme. Ideally players need to be in resort by early afternoon on the Friday. Outlined below is the Tennis programme for the 4 days ahead (this is subject to change depending on number of participants)
The weekly timetable at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs changes according to the season. All coaching courses for adults and juniors run are scheduled at the same time (usually 9.30am-11.30am) in peak season. Courses are recommended to players over 5 days (Monday-Friday) but bookings can be made on individual days to suit your own personal holiday timetable. The timetable features a number of carefully selected events each week including tennis tournaments, club nights for social tennis and cardio tennis classes.
All players wishing to participate in the programme are invited to attend a free Tennis Welcome session which is held on Sunday afternoons and gives the coaching team a chance to assess individual player’s level of play (standards are rated from 1-6), goals for their time on court and medical background. Additionally, it ensures groups are evenly matched in terms of ability and content. Players looking to try tennis for the first time are encouraged to attend this tennis welcome and speak to a member of the team about what coaching is most appropriate for their development.
The facilities are high quality surfaces with some of the only clay courts available in the Algarve. They are suitable for all standards of tennis from recreational to professional play. Court hire can be purchased for players own use either as individual hours or as discounted blocks of court time. Rackets and balls are available for purchase or hire along with clothing, footwear and accessories.
One of the unique features of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy is its use of UK based coaches and teaching framework overseas. Using LTA guidelines for licensed tennis coaches, our coaching team comprises of predominantly British tennis professionals during the peak season.
If you are visiting the academy from the UK, our coaches will instantly recognize your current playing standard by rating or ranking, or your child’s mini tennis rating. Our coaching team’s expertise in this area enables us to offer follow on advice to players returning back to the UK or advice on how to carry on your coaching at suitable clubs and programs when returning home. We have even been known to run ratings tournaments and post results if we have enough of the same players in the resort at any one time!
For players outside the UK, we make sure that we complement our UK based coaches with highly qualified International coaches capable of delivering tennis lessons in a variety of languages including Russian, German, French and Spanish.
The Algarve is a really fantastic tennis destination and perfect for weekend breaks and family holidays. In resort you can expect wonderful attention to detail and extra such as having the beach a short walk from the tennis courts is a real bonus. There is a range of things to do within close proximity of the resort once you have finished playing as well, making this a popular choice for visitors every year.
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