The Campus delivers British success on the ITF circuit


Great Britain’s No.12 and 492 in the world Evan Hoyt cruised to victory at the recent $15,000 ITF tournament hosted at Portugal’s 5 Star resort Quinta do Lago 


This was the 2nd year that the tournament has been hosted at the newly refurbished The Campus and the crowds were treated to some high quality tennis in the opulent surroundings.

The player feedback was also positive with special mention for the infrastructure, organization and all the staff. In fact many players commented that this was one of the best tournaments of this category (M15) they play around the world.



Ze Lopes, Head Tennis coach for The Campus was on hand all week to witness the play and he commented “The quality of the tennis was exceptional, tough matches, long and powerful rallies and also very physical. The catering was exceptional, there was a private players lounge, and also access to the high performance gym for the players to recover and also use the spa areas.”



Hoyt was drawn against top seed Dragos Dima of Romania in the first round but managed to fight his way to a 3 set victory which set up the British youngster for a great run to the final. The 24 year old Hoyt was actually born in Mexico but now calls the green hills of Wales as his home. In the final he faced French No. 8 seed Manual Guinard where he came through in 2 sets to secure the victory and the winners trophy.



About The Campus

Built in the summer 2017, The Campus provides training, coaching and wellbeing facilities to Quinta do Lago residents and guests alike. The sports and wellbeing hub and high performance training centre caters for adults and juniors and families enjoying a family sports holiday, through to elite professional athletes is designed to cater for elite professional athletes, Olympians and  international sports teams.


The Campus is located just 15 minutes from Faro airport and the resort offers guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate. The resort offers a variety of lifestyle and sporting pursuits, a strong sense of community and offers residents, guests and holiday makers alike the chance to train, exercise and socialize.

 What’s on offer:

  • High performance gymnasium
  • Centre for active living and sports medicine
  • Recovery suite including hot/cold plunge pools and sauna and steam rooms
  • Stadium specification locker room, Team rooms with high tech analysis capability
  • 25m heated indoor swimming pool
  • Four acrylic tennis courts, Two synthetic clay tournament specification tennis courts, Four padel courts with shock pad features

Learn to play at The Campus with the world’s most famous tennis Mum

This five-day junior tennis camp will introduce your child to essential tennis skills, from to serve to skill and sportsmanship and plenty more. From 15th to 20th April your child will learn to play tennis in a fun and stimulating environment while developing the skills needed to be able to play the game.

Tennis is a “hit, move and think” sport and Judy, along with The Campus tennis academy team, will support your child to do all three! The camp offers a mix of skill-building activities, tennis-specific movement training, interactive games and recreational team competitions for all ages and stages. Call now on +351 289 381 220 to book or find more information here:

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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.