Head to Portugal for blue skies and social tennis with Jonathan Markson Tennis

Social tennis in the Algarve


Originally published on 15/09/16 00:00

Jonathan Markson Tennis is running a series of social tennis weeks in the Algarve from October to December with prices starting from just £500.

Set on the beautiful Algarve coast, the charming resort of Praia da Luz is the perfect location for a late season tennis week. With warm temperatures and blue skies almost guaranteed, it is a great way to finish your tennis season or even make a jumpstart on your game for 2017 while your friends and colleagues are stuck at work.

With a selection of weeks tailored to your level (Improver, Intermediate or Advanced), the Single Player Weeks are ideal for single players, couples and small groups of friends. The price includes six nights’ bed and breakfast and 15 hours of group tennis coaching, as well as free access to courts in the afternoon.

The coaching team, led by resident coaches Luis and Vasco, who have worked for Jonathan Markson Tennis for more than 15 years, offer a mix of drills and tactics. There is an optional friendly tournament at the end of the week as well as a three-course dinner on the final evening.

While the Algarve is a popular holiday destination for British tourists, Praia da Luz has a distinctly local feel with plenty of local restaurants serving fresh fish and native Portuguese cuisine.

Choose between the convenience of the Luz Bay Hotel and the flexibility of the self-catering apartments at Baia and Estrela da Luz, just a short walk from the centre of town with a supermarket offering a superb selection of cheese and wine, which makes eating in just as appealing as dining out.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.