Luxury Singles Tennis Weekend in Algarve, Portugal
Annabel Croft Tennis Holidays 20 Mortlake High Street, Mortlake, London, SW14 8JN
0203 664 7733
The Luxury Tennis Weekend package features a mix of both on court and off court activities that are designed to maximise a 3 night stay at the Pine Cliffs resort and at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy.
It is recommended that all guests arrive at the resort on Thursday afternoon for check in and a welcome to the tennis academy from the resident team and your host and head coach for the weekend Nick Tzekos. Players are invited to take to the courts to have their game assessed and any goals for the weekend are clearly set out to the coaching team. Groups for the weekend ahead will also be able to be gauged as players are often at different levels of play.
The welcome meal on Thursday is included in the price of the package and is a great chance for players to socialize and find out more about each other with no doubt some tennis stories exchanged around the table and hopefully not too many drinks in preparation for the day ahead.
Friday and Saturday are scheduled to include 4 hours of coaching each day split into 2 x 2 hour coaching clinics. During this time, Nick and his team will be able to cover all aspects of your game using the academy philosophy “Movement & Repetition”. Players will be given chances to participate in a range of exercises and key drills in the morning and each afternoon is dedicated to more open play and match play situations.
Saturday evening is also a real highlight of your weekend with a trip for dinner into nearby Villamoura by transfer to discover the wonderful sights ad sounds of this picturesque area of the Algarve. Those not staying out too late may improve their chances of taking home the trophy in our Sunday morning “survivors” tournament which is a perfect end to the weekend and a chance to try your new found skills against both friends and other local guests.
The weekend is concluded with a short prize giving and summaries and guests are free to check out from 12 noon and depart based on their own flight schedule. Players wishing to stay and play more can use complimentary court time to play if they have later departure times.
What’s included in the package?
- 3 Nights B&B Accommodation at Pine Cliffs Resort in the Algarve
- 3 Nights Single supplement (players sharing can receive a discount on request)
- 10 hours on court coaching and supervised play with an academy resident professional
- Welcome dinner at the O Grill restaurant
- Weekend tournament and prize giving
- Complimentary court hire on Sunday afternoon
What’ not included in the package?
- Flights and Resort transfers
- Evening meals on Friday and Saturday
- Daily lunch
- Saturday evening excursion including transfer and dinner to Villamoura (optional)
Steve Cockell, the Director of Tennis at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy has been running events for single tennis players for a number of years and has designed a fantastic package that gives players a chance to improve their game on court and enjoy both wonderful surroundings and company off court as well.
The tennis programme for this event is based on getting players to learn key elements of the game but also to make sure that the content of what is being taught is sustainable. Players are encouraged to understand the key elements to “quick fix” their game and raise their level of play at their club or regular game with friends. IIt is not overly technical or heavy in terms of content and of course there is an emphasis on improving match play and social play skills as well.
The breakdown of the tennis weekend is as follows:
Thursday – 4pm-6pm: Welcome and Assessments
A warm welcome is waiting for all our players by the resident coaching team at Pine Cliffs headed by NickTzekos. Nick was a former full time player both in the UK and the US and will be guiding the group through the coaching schedule over the weekend. The first session on court allows players to have their game assessed with some informal drills and social play. The session also included some video analysis and goal setting for those that are keen to try.
Friday & Saturday – 9am-11am: ACTA Drills and Key Stages of Learning
Sample the famous drills of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, learn how movement is the secret to success with your shots and have your strokes dissected and improved by our expert team of professionals. These sessions include play from all zones of the tennis court and allow players to talk and develop their service action as well. High energy, high quality coaching but great fun for everyone concerned!
Friday & Saturday – 4pm-6pm: Match Play Skills and Strategy
Each afternoon features a more “open” method of coaching where players are immersed in rally simulations and exercises to learn more control of the ball, strategy for their own use and court positioning. The is a perfect learning base for players to work on raising their social or competitive level of play and with some challenges that are designed to keep everyone on their toes and working hard, the classes are very rewarding and hard to get people to stop playing!
Sunday – 10am-12pm: Survivors Tournament
Those that don’t have a heavy night in Villamoura may have the tactical advantage in the grand tournament. Trophies for the winners, wooden spoons for the losers. The tournament is great fun and organised to pit players against opponents at the same level. Leave a winner and full of confidence – ready to take anyone on at your club when you return!
NOTE: Complimentary court hire is also available to all players on Sunday afternoon.