The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy opened at the Pine Cliffs Resort on 1st September 2013. The resort, just 25 minutes from Faro International Airport, 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.
Why should you choose this tennis holiday?
The Pine Cliffs Resort is a really fantastic tennis destination and perfect for weekend breaks and family holidays. With the Panoramic Lift, the resort has direct access to the beach which is a beach is a short walk from the tennis courts and there is a range of things to do within close proximity of the resort once you have finished playing.
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The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs Resort in the 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. 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!
We have a mix of English, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian coaches this season at Pine Cliffs. All very experienced, some of which have played on both the ATP and WTA Tours. All multilingual and have been chosen for their enthusiasm, warmth and tennis ability under the watchful eye of Tennis Director Goncalo Portas.
If you are visiting the academy from the UK, our coaches will instantly recognise 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!
Price List 2018
|Tennis Price List||Off-Peak Season (Nov-Jun)||Peak Season (Jul-Oct)|
|Tennis Camp & Courses (2 hours +)|
|Adult Tennis Holiday (Mon-Fri) 10 hours of group coaching (2 hours per day) * Daily rate available for minimum of 2 days||€325||€350|
|* Daily rate available for minimum of 2 days||€70||€80|
|Adult Tennis Weekend (Thurs-Sun) 10 hours of group coaching (2 -4 hours per day)||€300||€330|
|Junior Tennis Camp (4-13yrs) (Mon-Fri) 10 hours of group coaching (2 hours per day)||€265||€280|
|* Daily rate available for minimum of 2 days||€65||€65|
|Teenage Tennis Camp (13-17yrs) (Mon-Fri) 10 hours of group coaching (2 hours per day)||€265||€265|
|* Daily rate available for minimum of 2 days||€65||€65|
|High Performance Tennis Camp (10-13yrs) 20 hours of group coaching (4 hours per day)||€450||€500|
|* Daily rate available for minimum of 2 days ** Available only on specific weeks||€100||€120|
|One2One Coaching Course (Adult Only) 5 hours of individual lessons||€290||€315|
|Dynamic Duo Coaching Course (Adult Only) 5 hours of shared lessons for couple or friends||€180||€195|
|Adult & Junior Private Lessons (1 hour)|
|Adult Individual Lesson||€65||€65|
|Adult Shared Lesson||€45pp||€50pp|
|Junior Individual Lesson (17 & under)||€65||€65|
|Junior Shared Lesson (2 players - 17 & under)||€45pp||€50pp|
|Junior Friends Lesson (3 players - 17 & under)||€33pp||€36pp|
|Mini Individual Lesson (45 mins - 10yrs & under)||€42||€48|
|Hitting Pro Session (open practice or matchplay with an ACTA Pro)||€50||€50|
|Court Hire & Tennis Services|
|Clay Court Rental (per hour)||€27||€30|
|Clay Court Rental (block of 5 hours)||€108||€120|
|Hard Court Rental (per hour)||€25||€28|
|Hard Court Rental (block of 5 hours)||€100||€112|
|Padel Court Rental (per hour)||€25||€28|
|Padel Court Rental (block of 5 hours)||€100||€112|
|Family Tennis Package (1 x court + racquets + balls + water)||€40||€45|
|Padel Tennis Package (1 x court + racquets + balls + water)||€40||€45|
|Individual Racquet Hire||€5||€6|
|Padel Racquet Hire||€5||€6|
|Adult Tournament Entry||€15||€20|
|Junior Tournament Entry||€10||€15|
The weekly timetable at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs changes according to the season. All coaching courses for adults and juniors run are scheduled at the same time (usually 9.30am-11.30am) in peak season. Courses are recommended to players over 5 days (Monday-Friday) but bookings can be made on individual days to suit your own personal holiday timetable. The timetable features a number of carefully selected events each week including tennis tournaments, club nights for social tennis and cardio tennis classes.
All players wishing to participate in the programme are invited to attend a free Tennis Welcome session which is held on Sunday afternoons and gives the coaching team a chance to assess individual player’s level of play (standards are rated from 1-6), goals for their time on court and medical background. Additionally, it ensures groups are evenly matched in terms of ability and content. Players looking to try tennis for the first time are encouraged to attend this tennis welcome and speak to a member of the team about what coaching is most appropriate for their development.
Annabel Croft Tennis, c/o Caribtours, 126 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4LZ