Tennis Holidays in the Algarve
Winters in the Algarve are mild and dry...unlike the rest of Europe
Famous as Europe’s favorite golf destination and the training camp of choice for top football teams, the Algarve is also the perfect location for tennis holidays. For future Federers and junior Djokovics, or for weekend tennis warriors, the Algarve offers excellent conditions, courts and coaches, making tennis one of the best things to do in the Algarve. Add in some sunshine, and the Algarve becomes the perfect tennis destination.
With over 300 days of sunshine per year, the weather conditions in the Algarve are perfect for tennis. Summers are warm and dry while winters are generally mild and dry – ideal tennis conditions, unlike most of the rest of Europe. With flights available from most European capitals to Faro airport, and a flight time of less than 3 hours, you can be serving and slicing in the sunshine before you know it. There are structured tennis holidays available for all skill levels and for children and adults. Adults can enjoy intense tennis coaching with a nice mix of socializing. Junior tennis camps are perfect as family holidays. During the day the children receive excellent coaching while the rest of the family relaxes on the beach or by the pool, and evenings can be spent together enjoying the restaurants and nightlife.
Along the Algarve coast there are excellent tennis facilities, many within the grounds of the region’s leading resorts. At Quinta do Lago, The Campus offers outstanding facilities for tennis and padel players. Junior and competition players receive top class coaching, on an individual or group basis with the aim of enabling each player to achieve their maximum potential.There is a great range of accommodation available too, within the luxurious Quinta do Lago resort, such as private villas or at The Magnolia Hotel. For more villa rental options Blue Sky Villas have some superb properties in the Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo areas.
Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa, known for its 2 Michelin star Ocean Restaurant and its lush tropical gardens, is also an ideal location in which to improve your tennis skills. Amid all the luxury and comfort of this leading resort, you can enjoy one on one coaching or group classes with the resident tennis pros, as well as the high energy and fun Cardio Tennis classes. Participants can build their own bespoke course choosing the type and amount of coaching and accommodation that suits them best. The tennis centre at Vila Vita Parc offers astro turf and EuroClay courts. Tennis holidays at Vila Vita Parc also include use of the Spa, table tennis, 9-hole pitch and putt, 18-hole mini golf, 18-hole putting green and driving range (all subject to availability).
The Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club offers tennis holidays - plus plenty more activities. There are padel courts, a swimming pool and a range of fitness classes on offer. The atmosphere is very welcoming and players of all levels are welcome. There are social tournaments as well as structured tennis holidays for both adults and children.
Aside from the wonderful weather and quality tennis resorts in the Algarve, there is also an active local population of avid tennis players. From seniors to juniors, local clubs welcome the opportunity to train with visiting players. Clubs such as the Portimão Tennis Club and the Carvoeiro tennis club run regular social tournaments and, of course, it is also possible to hire the use of courts for an hour or two just for the sheer pleasure of hitting a few balls.
If Padel is your game, the Algarve is becoming one of the best places in Europe to practise this fast growing sport. Find out about Padel in the Algarve.