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Pine Cliffs, Algarve


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 Villamoura and Val de 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.

Families From £3,499

(Based on 2 adults + 2 children) 

Stay between now and – 25 October 2019.  

Package includes 7 nights’ accommodation based on 4 people sharing a Two Bedroom Townhouse on a room-only basis, return scheduled flights with British Airways, private airport transfers, UK airport lounge and a 10 hour - 5 day coaching course per person + complimentary 1 hour individual tennis lesson per person (June, September, October)  


Hotel Room and Free Tennis Lesson offer.

From £1,289 per person

Package includes 7 nights’ accommodation in Deluxe Room Resort View including breakfast, return scheduled flights with British Airways, private airport transfers, UK airport lounge, 10 hour - 5 day coaching course per person and one complimentary 1 hour individual tennis lesson per person (June, September, October)

FREE TENNIS LESSON + ROOM UPGRADE with Pine Cliffs Residence

From £1,415 per person

Package includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a Two Bedroom Residence Comfort on room-only basis, return scheduled flights with British Airways, private airport transfers, UK airport lounge, 10 hour - 5 day coaching course per person and one complimentary 1 hour individual tennis lesson per person (June, September, October) + complimentary room upgrade (June, September, October - subject to availability)


Stay between now – 25 October 2019.  

Package includes 7 nights’ accommodation based on 4 adults sharing a Two Bedroom Townhouse on a room-only basis, return scheduled flights with British Airways, private airport transfers, UK airport lounge and a 10 hour - 5 day coaching course per person + complimentary 1 hour individual tennis lesson per person (June, September, October)

Goncalo Portas Hosted Weekend TBC 2019

Prices per person based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Room Resort View on Bed & Breakfast basis,  flights from either Heathrow or Gatwick, private transfers, UK airport lounge access and 3 day tennis package- Price From £1,289


Why should you choose this tennis holiday?
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.

Tennis Information

Goncalo Portas- Director of Tennis at Pine Cliffs Hosted weekend new date coming soon 2019


Goncalo Portas will be hosting a high energy and fun Tennis weekend for players of all abilities at the luxury Pine Cliffs resort on the Algarve, in Portugal.  This weekend 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 3rdMay. Outlined below is the Tennis programme for the 4 days ahead (this is subject to change depending on number of participants)


Weekend Retreat Itinerary:


Friday 3rdMay : 2pm-4pm– Tennis Welcome from Goncalo- Goal setting 

The first session gives all players the chance to hit a few balls and have their game assessed, meet other players looking to participate in the programme for the weekend, seek equipment advice or simply ask Goncalo about how to take steps forward to improve their play. This session also gives players participating in the course a chance to enter into some goal setting for the days ahead.” 


Friday 7pmWelcome cocktail reception hosted by Goncalo.


Saturday: 9.30am-11.30 am– Coaching Clinic 1: Getting the basics right

“The first coaching clinic of the weekend focuses on getting the key footwork and ball positions correct to maximize success on the tennis court. Players will be encouraged to work on moving to balls in a range of different positions via a series of specific drills which moves players forward and backwards at specific angles. Players are encouraged to find a good contact point with each shot and progress to target orientated hitting skills. The session also covers some basic swing tips on the groundstrokes and volleys and introduces the 3 basic court zones – back court, mid court and front court zones – crucial areas to practice from and enjoy learning to develop a well balanced game. The session is completed with essential work on the serve which is a feature of every coaching clinic at the academy.”


Saturday: 4pm-6pm– Coaching Clinic 2: Developing a tactical game

“The afternoon features a chance to start to learn the basic strategies and tactics associated with the game of tennis. Depending on the standard of the players in the group, tactics can range from keeping the ball in play and gaining consistency in your strokes, to building rallies and learning how to finish points of correctly. Tuition is given for both singles and doubles where applicable and the sessions is always finished with good humored point play and some favorite ACTA games.”


Saturday evening 8pmGoncalo will host dinner for all weekend retreat players at one of the Pine Cliff fabulous Restaurant’s   


Sunday: 9.30am-11.30am– Coaching Clinic 3: Further footwork and technical development

“The first session on Sunday carries on from the on court work on Saturday morning with a series of key drills designed to progress a players footwork and positioning to the ball. Players are encouraged to push their boundaries to cover more of the court and learn how professional players read the game and react quickly to different situations. This session also focuses players on key swing shapes and racket work. Players are challenged to understand their pros and cons of their current grip positions and how to create better swing shapes when playing each shot.”


Sunday: 4pm-6pm– Internal / External Competition

“Although there is a tournament at the academy every Friday evening, all participants on Goncalo’s weekend tennis retreat are encouraged to play a round robin tournament or match play situation against another guest or client on Sunday afternoon. This is an opportunity for Goncalo to assess your game in a live tennis game and give you feedback on where you are making mistakes or how to maximize your strengths when playing. Just like the Davis Cup, this session is a unique opportunity to have a coach helping you through a game and giving you the confidence to play better tennis as a result.”


Monday: 9.00am-11.00am– Specialty Shots and Summaries

“Monday’s session is designed to be a chance for players to practice some shots that are more specialist areas of the game such as drop shots and smashes as well as ask questions about some previous areas of the weekend’s play. This session will also allow Goncalo to go over any areas that may be necessary to reinforce good habits when leaving the academy. Players are also encouraged to work on an exit strategy from the coaching programme – mostly a discussion on not waiting too long before picking up a racket again! The coaching and weekend is concluded with a summary from Goncalo and a chance to exchange emails so that ACTA can stay in touch with your progress and hopefully see you back on court again very soon!”


 Booking Information:  email or call 020 7751 9042



The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve is a wonderful place to spend time on court and work at your tennis. It offers a fantastic tennis coaching programme that is suitable for the whole family. The resort is very family focused and there are always large numbers of junior players looking to participate in the programme. The large number of guests interested in playing tennis makes tournaments and social tennis highly popular activities in the timetable when they are scheduled in. The programme runs throughout the year but the academy is especially busy during the school holiday periods where booking in advance is advisable.

The programme offers a wide range of coaching services including the academies renowned group based coaching courses, as well as private and shared tennis lessons, court hire and other tennis services.

Players choosing to participate in either the adult or junior tennis courses will experience classes using the academies philosophy of “Movement & Repetition” that has been designed by Annabel Croft Using unique hitting sequences, players are encouraged to focus intently on their footwork for each shot in order to gain better control of the ball. In addition, small group ratios encourage a high level of hitting opportunities for each player in order to work on technical and tactical mastery of specific shots and situations. The aim is to get players to gain confidence in all areas of their game, get fitter through good quality training and really enjoy the time spent on court working on improving their game.

For our younger junior players, the tennis programme at Pine Cliffs is based on the success of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy in London. The courses on offer still have the same philosophy at heart but feature more time learning the basics of the game. These courses also feature some great games (our Cookie Tennis Challenge is legendary!) as well as certificates, stickers, activity book and trophies for our players of the week!

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs features the following facilities:

  • 2 Red Clay Courts
  • 3 Acrylic Hard Courts
  • Padel Tennis Court
  • Tennis Hut / Pro Shop
  • Patio and Watching Area

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.


Bookings can be made in advance through Annabel Croft Tennis Holidays or by calling the academy directly on 0207 751 9042. We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment but please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. All coaching groups run based on a minimum of 50% participation in each class and at the discretion of the head coach. If a group is not running due to a lack of players, alternative arrangements for coaching may be required.


Accommodation Options

Players choosing to participate in a tennis holiday to Pine Cliffs have a choice of 5* accommodation to choose from with both hotel and residence accommodation offering a convenient location to take advantage of the tennis services on offer.

Pine Cliffs Residences

2 & 3 Bed Golf Suites

2, 3 & 4 Bed Townhouse

5* Sheraton Algarve Hotel

Resort Information

Surrounded by pine trees and overlooking a glorious sandy beach, the Pine Cliffs Resort is a perfect tennis holiday destination. Located only a short 30 minute transfer from Faro airport in Portugal, Pine Cliffs resort has many facilities including the 5* Sheraton Algarve Hotel, luxury residence apartments, beach club, fantastic kids club, 9 hole golf course and of course the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy! The tennis facilities at Pine Cliffs Resort features a 5 court complex with 3 hard and 2 clay floodlit tennis courts that are suitable for year round play. There is also a small tennis reception and welcome area.

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy opened at the Pine Cliffs Resort on 1st September 2013. The resort is in the heart of the Algarve, located only a short drive from the wonderful Villamoura and Val de Lobo golfing estates and features many wonderful attractions for sports fanatics, families and groups.Further information about the resort can be obtained from

Facts at a Glance:

  • One of the leading and award winning Luxury and Family Resorts in Europe
  • Luxurious 5-star Sheraton Algarve Hotel 
  • Range of high quality residences including apartments and villas
  • Annabel Croft Tennis Academy featuring 5 floodlit tennis courts
  • Outstanding 9 hole golf course with Golf Academy & Clubhouse.
  • Porto Pirata kids club and childcare services 
  • Beach club with watersports only a short walk from the main reception areas
  • 11 on site restaurants and bars serving a variety of dining options 
  • A selection of shops and retail outlets
  • Health and fitness suite including several pools, gym and beauty services
  • Easily accessible - just 30 minutes from Faro International Airport.

There are a wide selection of dining options at Pine Cliffs resort with over 12 restaurants and bars to choose from and cusines from around the world to suit all tastes. Guests can choose to supplement their accommodation with either B&B, Half Board or Full Board options with every restaurant at the resort including in your package. Pine Cliffs also offers numerous children's options for meals, with easy access from many of the key areas around the resort such as the pools or the beach club.

If you are keen to head off from the resort during your stay, there is a huge amount to choose from with the local areas of Villamoura and Quinta Da Lago offering a wide selection of bars and restaurants. The marina at Villamoura is a particular favourite for familes and groups looking for evening entertainment.

The main feature of the kids club services at Pine Cliffs is the Porto Pirata kids club which offers babysitting and childcare services from ages 6 months to 8 years old. Featuring 2 pirate ships, swimming pools, activity areas and wonderful sandy play areas, this is a haven for kids to enjoy themselves throughout the day. Parents can book their children into the Porto Pirata from half day to full day and there are daily scheduled activities that the kids can enjoy including a scheduled trip to the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy!

For older children aged over 8 years, there is a junior kids club that is more activity based and features opportunities to play various sports, take excursions and meet new friends. The junior kids club can be visited on a day to day basis and features energetic staff members who will make your child's time on holiday unforgettable.

Pine Cliffs Resort has been long established as the No.1 resort in the Algarve and offers all of our tennis players a chance to upgrade their holiday package to include other sports activities. If you are interested in adding any of the following features to your holiday, simply ask when making your booking.


Combine your tennis coaching with a game of golf…

Information about the golf course

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Be a star on the football pitch..

Pine Cliffs daily football tournaments for its junior guests is enormously popular. With a dedicated team of coaches running evening tournaments and coaching, as well as facilities for parents to watch and lend support, the football activities are a highly popular way to spend time before dinner.


Make a splash at a waterpark or relax at the beach..

If you are looking for some activities off site, then why not pack your swimming costume and head to the beach or to a nearby waterpark. The beach club at Pine Cliffs offers a range of services including watersports, scuba diving or the chance to simply soak up the sunshine.

Slide and Splash is the Algarve’s best waterpark and is a great day out for the whole family. It is only a 30 minute drive or taxi transfer from the resort.


Get up close with Dolphins, go designer shopping at Villamoura or play Championship Golf...

Should you look to venture further off-site, the Algarve offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the local attractions. Families are always drawn to the marine life at Zoomarine where encounters with Dolphins, Sharks and Crocodiles as well as other rides are a feature of this attraction.

Villamora with its wonderful marina is a great day time or night time destination. With its many shops, bars and restaurants as well as a casino and nightclub, this is a great place to relax and spend some money!

If you are a serious golfer then no visit to the Algarve is complete without some Championship golf. Although Pine Cliffs has its own course, the Algarve is flooded with famous golf courses including Villamora, San Lorenzo and Quinta de Lago. 

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