Winter tennis in the Algarve


Originally published on 26/11/15

Jonathan Markson Tennis is running a Winter Value Week in the Algarve from January 3-9 for just £350.

Set on the beautiful Algarve coast, the charming resort of Praia da Luz is the perfect location for a winter tennis week. With temperatures rarely dipping below 16°C and blue skies almost guaranteed, you can make a headstart on your game for the 2016 season while your friends and colleagues are back at work suffering the January blues.

Perfect for players of all levels looking for a week of relaxed and social tennis, the Winter Value Week is ideal for single players 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 a 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 Portuguse 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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Jonathan Markson tennis was set up by former pro- Jonathan Markson in 1981. Since then the company has developed a niche following of UK and International tennis players who enjoy their tennis camps and international tennis holidays. 


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.