What People Are Saying About Tennis In The Sun
The hotel and apartments were amazing ‐ really spacious and clean. It would have been good to know that there were proper kitchens as we probably would have cooked more. The pool and spa were a bonus. The tennis club was very friendly and welcoming and the coaching was good for our group. I think there could have been a bit more tennis – perhaps a mini-tournament though we did get to mix in with club players. I feel I learnt a lot in the lessons but needed more time to really put it into practice. We saw a group doing yoga at the tennis club which many of us were interested in. Would definitely recommend again.
Ewa Kmeitowicz – Vale Da Lapa – Portugal
Fantastic venue and Charles is a brilliant coach. This was our 4th visit to Portugal with Tennis in the Sun and we will be back next year!
Caroline Benn – Vale Da Lapa – Portugal
I was coached by Derek who is a really fantastic coach and dedicated to improving his students Tennis. The courts are beautiful.
Moby Hill – Beach Club – Mallorca
This is a wonderful setting. Alen and his team were great coaches and Alen a fantastic tour organiser particularly for my trip to Venice.
Brian Hurwitz – Melia Coral – Umag, Croatia
Beautiful hotel in a resort area adjacent to a wonderful tennis club.
Andrew Lyons – Melia Coral – Umag, Croatia
The only criticism I could give is the level of English of some of the coaches. Minor point – great vacation.
Baz Van Craneburdgh – Melia Coral – Umag, Croatia
Loved this place and would defiantly return. The coaching was excellent and plenty of court availability to play later in the day. Fabulous beach and excellent buffet.
Sarah Toogood – Royal Andalus – Cadiz
A great holiday, very well organised and all the facilities lived up to their description. The weather perfect, accommodation excellent. The tennis club was great, people very welcoming and good facilities. Coaching excellent. The only issue is that the resort is some way from towns and villages but easily reached in taxis. This was for a group of 11 from Southdown Tennis Club!
David Stechler – Vale Da lapa – Portugal
Great holiday – well organised by Andy. The accommodation was bigger and smarter than I expected. Charles at the tennis club was a great coach and very helpful with restaurant suggestions. Coaching was good – would have liked the same coach every day but due to a tournament, this couldn’t happen. Would recommend and will probably book again.
Amanda Brasher – Vale Da Lapa – Portugal
At the resort, breakfast would be improved with better coffee and more fresh fruit.
Our villa (101) was excellent apart from a musty smell (start of the season?) and peeling ceiling with damp plaster in the bedroom with ensuite.
Staff everywhere were pleasant and helpful.
The coaching was excellent with everyone in our group taking something positive away to work on. The coaches made us feel at ease and boosted our confidence and their tips helped us join up all the separate pieces of information we had gathered in the past into a cohesive whole – a ‘light bulb’ moment. Probably the best coaching I have had.
The facilities at the tennis club were very good and the food there exceeded our expectations.
We enjoyed the social play – everyone was very welcoming and friendly.
Andy was very informative, really good at keeping in touch and there to speak to when needed. He also helped with restaurant recommendations from his good, local knowledge.
We will definitely return – but stay longer.
Beth French – Quinta Do Paraiso – Portugal
My university team and I had an incredible time going on holiday to Portugal through this company. Firstly, when we first found out about this package, we couldn’t believe how cheap it was. Then when we arrived, we were again amazed at how fantastic everything was: the hotel, courts + facilities, local beaches, sight-seeing, etc. A great thing about this company is that it provides the whole package and did everything for us really, from hotel bookings to airport transfers to booking coaching lessons to restaurant bookings etc. This meant that we ourselves had to organise very little and could just relax and enjoy the weather, sites, and tennis! Would definitely recommend this company to anyone interested in a tennis holiday.
Michael Jiang – Portugal – Quinta Do Paraiso
Beautiful villa in the perfect location for the tennis club. A welcome pack (dishcloth, dishwasher tablets, washing powder etc) and some instructions for appliances and wifi would be useful.
The mixture of tennis coaching and social play with other Tennis in the Sun guests and local club members is a great combination.
Valerie Udale – Vale Da lapa – Portugal
As always I think Tennis in the Sun got it spot on. The tennis was fun and challenging and the sun bit was perfect too!!
Suzanne Vanheyningen – Vale Da Lapa – Portugal
TW@TS Tour 2017 (12 people) – Our 4th year, and counting! Fabulous location, excellent facilities, fantastic après Tennis, and wall to wall sunshine. What more could you ask for. We will be back in 2018!
Jon Brooks – Portugal – Vale Da Lapa
Resort very accommodating and happy to help with short rides to the village and the tennnis club. Breakfast a little late in the morning when we had to be at the club for 8.30am. But quality of breakfast was good.
Facilities at club were excellent. Showers pool and courts very friendly local players welcomed us to the mixed doubles sessions.
Fiona Dyer – Portugal – Quinta Do Paraiso
Hi Andy, we all had a fantastic time thanks.
Transfers worked perfectly. The town of Carvoeiro was lovely, we ate out every night!
The club was welcoming and Charles, our coach, was excellent. The weather was gorgeous and the hotel very comfortable! I’m sure we’ll be back in touch next year…
Vanessa Veall – Portugal – Quinta Do Paraiso
A great experience, will book again.
Christofi Christou – Mallorca – Beach Club
Wonderful room and aspect. Just needed some water available on arrival after a long flight and in hot weather.
Tennis club team and members very welcoming and many thanks to them for arranging an additional match for me during my extended stay🤗
Andy’s Greek contacts e.g. The Parthenon guide/the tennis-playing Receptionist/The two Marathon Tennis clubs were all lovely and very welcoming. Also a great transfer to the airport in the mini driven by the usual driver’s dad!
Sadly the fish provided was mostly overlooked but “hats off” to the restaurant manager for providing extra figs on request🤗
Thanks Andy for being “on hand” to look after us all.
Su Robbins – Greece – Golden Coast Hotel
I’m hoping to do the same again next year :). Andy is such a genuine person and by putting this Holiday together where I met some lovely Friends made this Holiday one of the best yet :). Loved it, loved every moment!
Sam Howden – Greece – Golden Coast Hotel
This was an utterly brilliant tennis holiday. Andy could not have been more helpful in making sure our needs (2 adults, 2 kids) were all met. He made a real effort to find out precisely what we all wanted from our trip and found the perfect venue (including a riding school for my horse mad daughter, once tennis classes were over). The accommodation was perfect – comfortable, spacious and very well maintained. It was also only a 2 minute walk to the tennis courts. The restaurants on site provided a good variety of food in a charming setting. Most importantly, the tennis was superb. The coaching was of a high standard which suited the whole range in my group, from my son (an advanced player – the coaches made a real effort to find advanced local players to come and hit with him after classes) through me (trying to keep up with my son…) to the enthusiastic learners who completed our group of 4. We all agreed this was a superb holiday. Thanks Andy.
Selva Ramasamy – Aphrodite Hills – Cyprus
We weren’t expecting a tennis academy group for James and thought it might not be suitable, however once they’d progressed beyond the initial drills he was put into a subgroup with suitably experienced players. He also had a couple of private lessons with One of the coaches.
Would recommend that everyone hires a car, as the resort supermarket is VERY expensive as are taxis.
The swimming pool locations within the village were great. It was a short walk from our apartment and didn’t feel too busy, unlike the hotel, from what we heard. I would recommend this resort.
Tracey Hopton – Aphrodite Hills – Cyprus
Had a great holiday – for the third year running. Charles our coach was brilliant and gave us lots of tips on how to improve our game. The tennis club is very friendly and we had some lovely lunches there. The accommodation at Vale de Lapa is five star, the pool is very relaxing and it was easy to get taxis into town. Will definitely be returning!
Caroline Benn – Vale Da Lapa – Portugal
My second Tennis in the Sun holiday. We had such a wonderful time. Fantastic tennis coaching both for adults and children, and it was easy to book a court and play at other times too. Hotel was excellent, very quick transfer time and spacious family room. Lots to do on site for the children, different pools, water sports, and table tennis.
The entertainment staff were lots of fun. There was plenty of choice of food, great especially for the children although it might become repetitive if staying for more than 7 days. All inclusive drinks were a little limited. Wifi coverage only in reception and very sketchy. Can’t wait for another tennis holiday!
Vanessa Woodhead – Golden Coast Hotel – Greece
Great resort with 5-star accommodation. Well structured tennis and fitness coaching with excellent facilities across the resort.
Daniel Carpenter – Vale Da Lapa – Portugal
We really enjoyed our short break in Bath. The coaching was great and the facilities at the university were fantastic. The hotel was in a great location with parking available and a short walk into town.
Laura Jordan – Bath – UK
We had a great weekend. Hotel location ideal. You have to drive to the courts but we knew this prior to booking so no problem for us.
Sunita Ozrovech – Bath – UK
Hotel Vale de Lapa was an excellent location with well presented apartments and good on-site facilities. Only one minor thing, was that WiFi was not available in the bedrooms upstairs. We were literally 2 minutes walk from Carvoeiro Tennis Club where we were made to feel very welcome by the members for the social tennis. We will return one day!!
Dianne Shotton – Vale Da Lapa – Portugal
Dear Andy / Jason, I wish to thank you for my short tennis break. I was made to feel very welcome by all I met at the Bel Air Tennis Club – great facilities and a very friendly bunch! Fantastic trip – the only negative being that I had to fork out €140 on taxis to and from the airport due to the poor public transport service. Otherwise, a beautiful hotel, terrific food and a fantastic tennis club.
Fergal Mullins – Costa Del Sol – Spain
Absolute fantastic time.. everything arranged for me and my son. Jason was the perfect host, and dealt with any thing i needed. The bel-air tennis club has fantastic coaching, for all ages, and again the hospitality was endless.. 5star all round, and thank you Tennis in the Sun..
Delia Tutcher – Costa Del Sol – Spain
We had a fantastic holiday, guided by our tennis coach Jason, with whom we could fill our vacation to our wishes!
Monique Van Berkel – Costa Del Sol – Spain
A fantastic holiday/experience, all the help from Tennis in the Sun was first class. The accommodation, tennis resort, coaching was outstanding and I would highly recommend for any tennis fan that wants to play some tennis in fantastic weather, in a great location with some really friendly people with good food and drink afterwards.
Reg Tailor – Quinta Do Paraiso – Portugal
Well Andy, we have had the most fantastic holiday ever. We really have been made to feel like a couple of VIPs here, from tennis to restaurants to the supermarket to the shuttle bus which can be requested from any boutique, bar, cafe, restaurant, shop etc., and within minutes it is with us.
Antonio, our Coach, was brilliant in making our lessons fun yet very, very valuable. On more than a few occasions he held his head in his hands in despair but we felt he was smiling underneath… He was very witty, always.
In our opinion, this whole resort is spotlessly clean, extremely well run, very happy and welcoming, most professional and more than value for money. We thank you for your help in accommodating Peter’s week off work, what with his funny timings and for answering my many questions promptly and thoroughly prior to our holiday.
Laura Kemp – La Manga Club – Spain
The hotel was really well placed for us to get to the tennis centre but to also access restaurants in the evening. Tennis facilities excellent and thanks to both the coaches for their input. I definitely came away with some really good tips.
Fiona Dyer – Bath – UK
Tom was an excellent coach and the tennis facilities were great.
Lucy Mckane – Bath – UK
Brilliant long weekend in Bath with superb coaching, enjoyed by all.
Sarah Fryer – Bath – UK
The location of the resort was excellent – very sympathetic arrangements of individual villas around landscaped gardens – with very spacious and clean rooms. Tennis Courts were excellent condition and as promised were literally next door to the resort – you walked through one gate and your were right there – the courts were in super condition and certainly at this time of year there was never any problem getting a free court. The coaching staff were absolutely top quality and very motivating – (speaking as an enthusiastic – low ranked player wanting to work on the basics.) The club were really welcoming, not just the staff – but the members as well, a mix of international ex-pats and local Algarvians. The weather was beautiful all week ‘Tennis in the Sun’ – went out of their way to arrange local transport to evening dining for everyone who wanted to join – and really put in the extra effort each day to make sure that everyone was included while at the same time not being intrusive. Local villages and great beaches can be reached in less than 10 minutes by taxi – and the hotel reception will arrange them for you. If you want they can even arrange moped rental – and have one delivered to and collected from your own villa/apartment. I could not recommend this venue, and this time of year more highly(September 27th – October 2nd).
Huw Charles – Portugal – Vale Da Lapa
This was my first experience of a TENNIS IN THE SUN holiday and it was fantastic. Very well organised, spacious accommodation and excellent tennis facilities. We had a fun crowd and it was a wonderful experience.
Kathy Morton – Portugal – Vale Da Lapa
This was my fourth trip with tennis in the sun and the second to Portugal. We had a wonderful time. The mix of coaching and playing with the local club was ideal. I am recommending it to my local tennis club and hope to return soon.
Valerie Udale – Portugal – Vale Da Lapa
Andy , thank you for providing Tennis… And it actually was in the sun ! (Although we played indoors). Shaun was an affable young man. Knowledgeable, attentive, listened and I think got the best from us over the 6 hours. Didn’t bombard us with too much information but chose a route to get the most out of us. Would highly recommend the location, the coach and Tennis in the Sun to our fellow tennis enthusiasts ! We will certainly look to booking with you again.
Christina Bycroft – Bath – UK
Our flight was diverted to Venice, but our transfer came to pick us up which was excellent. The location is perfect, hotel facilities are excellent. The tennis centre is very impressive. We were there during the world veteran championships so could only hire one hard court for extra play but that worked fine for us. Would have been difficult with a larger group.
Plan to re book for next year!
Sarah Toogood – Croatia, Umag – Melia Coral
This was our 3rd trip with tennis in the sun and yet again another excellent group holiday. The accommodation and service were second to none, which led to a very memorable week away with good friends. Thoroughly recommended.
Paul Cheshire – Portugal – Vale Da Lapa
Amazing holiday. Super tennis coaching and very friendly social tennis. Club perfectly located next to hotel. Lovely pool, really helpful and friendly waiter/bar staff and great food and cocktails. Only slightly let down by hotel reception staff who were not very efficient. Would love to return soon!
Vanessa Woodhead – Portugal, Vale Da Lapa Resort
It went well, accommodation, tennis and airport pickups all good.
The tennis coach, Christian, was the most lovely man and really made it good for Charles and Luke. The club was welcoming and has a very nice swimming pool and a gym, which Luke and I used. I did several fitness classes and found the instructor Julie was a total darling.
The villa was really nice, well equipped and comfortable. Trying to get a taxi anywhere was difficult, we might have been better with our own car.
We had some nice meals out, mostly in Ferragudo and enjoyed dolphin watching and going to Silves for the medieval festival. So it was very relaxing for us all.
Thank you for organising a good holiday.
Sarah Hymas – Portugal, Vale Da Lapa Resort
We had a brilliant time. Andy Ingrid and Alen all made sure we had a great holiday. Resort was lovely as was the tennis academy. The only downside was there weren’t any other kids playing tennis and the coaching was a bit too intense for our youngest so she ended up bowing out. But our other two and my husband received excellent coaching. We had some wonderful day trips to other islands and Venice too. We would definitely go again. Thank you for everything.
Kate Phillips – Croatia, Umag – Sol Garden Istra
Andy. Many thanks for a great holiday. We all agreed it was one of the best holidays we have had. A great mixture of tennis coaching, social tennis and relaxation in a great location. The local tennis club made us feel really welcome and all your advice on restaurants etc was great. I have already recommended Tennis in the Sun to others at our tennis club.
Gill Hammond – Portugal, Vale Da Lapa Resort
It was a great trip – very enjoyable. Thank you for coordinating it.
Ryan Shorthouse – Portugal, Vale Da Lapa Resort
As a tennis coach myself, going on holiday with Tennis In The Sun I had all the usual ‘coaches apprehensions’. I have to say all of these were blown out of the water, I found the tennis facilities fantastic, use of the gym included was a huge bonus for me and my friends. I used this as test to see if I would be happy to take my own clients away, and now having booked to go to Aphrodite Hills, everyone can’t wait and I know we are guaranteed a great time based on the fantastic experience in Portugal! Keep up the good work Tennis In The Sun!
David Dempsey – Portugal, Vale Da Lapa Resort
Dear Jason, Many Thanks for your time and guidance during the last few days. I had a fantastic time, and, I hope to see you again.
Cameron Mitchell – Cadiz, Royal Andalus Hotel
A very enjoyable holiday in a great location. The overall level of customer service in the hotel was great as was the tennis coaching. The team that look after the tennis club are a lovely bunch, very hospitable and organised everything really well for us.
Geraldine Concagh – Athens, Golden Coast Resort
Wonderful holiday. The hotel accommodation and food were great. The tennis facilities were fantastic. The group was very personable and easy to get on with. But most of all, my very sincere thanks to our coach Jason Fry. He is a real gentleman, excellent coach, really sensitive to people’s abilities and fitness levels and really good fun But much more than that, he is a very warm and generous host. He really went the extra mile to ensure that all of us had a great holiday as well as high class tennis. He gave freely of his own time and throughout the days and evenings – nothing was a bother to him. Thank you for a great holiday.
Bernadette Leonard – Cadiz, Royal Andalus Hotel
Fantastic accommodation and tennis facilities. Everyone at the club made us feel very welcome and the coaching with Charles was excellent. Planning to go again next year for the third time!
Caroline Benn – Portugal, Vale Da Lapa Resort
Right from the word go Tennis in the Sun were extremely helpful and made it very easy for us to get our holiday booked up. The accommodation, tennis and overall experience was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to book a Tennis Holiday. We will definitely be heading back next year.
Charlie Dainty – Portugal, Vale Da Lapa
Thanks so much for arranging our trip. We had such a great time.
The tennis was perfect. Both Paulo and Christian were really great. Zitauto was crazy difficult to find in dark – but a great tip off! Super efficient and cheap. Good car too. Hotel staff were superb – apartment perfect. Only let down was hotel food which isn’t as good as it could or should be. But generally they were great. Olavo on reception and Ana for breakfast were an unbeatable team. Philip the massage guy gave us both a much needed sports massage and I would thoroughly recommend him.
Emma Crawford Collins (Family break – Portugal)
We are already planning our next trip to Portugal, most likely in April.We loved the place and the people working there are just fantastic. If you are in contact with Christian, could you please let him know how much we enjoyed his coaching.
Jennifer (Family break – Portugal)
Thank you very much!
I hope you are safe and sound at home already. We had a lovely holiday, thank you for arranging it. In the future we would love to do it again.
Marina Kolchanova (Family break – Portugal)
We all had a fantastic holiday. The accommodation, weather, tennis facilities and coaching couldn’t have been better. Would recommend it to anyone who loves tennis.
Caroline Benn, Uk (Tennis Break – Portugal Vale Da Lapa)
We had a wonderful time and everybody was very happy with the week. Thank you for your support for organising our tennis camp for 64 people! We keep in touch for next year.
Laurent Martyn, Luxembourg (Tennis Break – Spain Cadiz)
Accommodation was better than I expected at the Retiro de Bel Air. The tennis club was very friendly and the social mix ins catered for a good range of tennis standards. It was one of the best holidays I have had for quite a while…
Jay Crooks, UK (Bel Air, Spain)
We wish to thank you very much for hosting a great few days break.The itinerary was thoughtfully planned and The coaching was well organized, intuitive and inclusive for all levels of play. The facility at Bath University is an outstanding venue and spending time in the beautiful city of Bath added to the enjoyment also. We plan to re-visit in 2015. Many Thanks once again…
Joseph Bonner, UK (Tennis Break In Bath)
Our tennis trip to Portugal was everything we had hoped for! The villa was luxurious and the resort was quiet and well maintained. We could not have been closer to the tennis club which was fantastic. Our coach, Christian, focused on exactly what we asked him and we all felt like our games had improved by the end of the 4 days! We are all looking forward to going again next year and I’m thinking about booking a family holiday here in July too!..
Freya Askham, Vale de Lapa, Portugal
Great tennis week, improved a lot, wet weather half of week sadly from dying hurricane but as plentiful indoor courts, rain didn’t stop play. A great place to come for a lovely holiday and tennis coaching from individuals serious about wanting you to up your game. Lots of good tips and attention to detail. Hotel also really nice in a beautiful part of Croatia, lots to do round the resort and further afield beautiful towns and villages to visit.
Liz Roberts-Harry, Umag, Croatia
Many Thanks for an excellent experience, everything from the organisation, hotel, Tennis club and even the airport transfers were superb.
Already looking forward to next year !..
Paul Cheshire, Spain
Excellent holiday, we’ve been well looked after from the minute we got off the plane. We would definitely go back..
Gerry So, Vale de Lapa, Portugal
Having airport transfers was a big plus. I considered hiring a car but was fine without one. The local bus service (to Estapona / Marbella) was excellent and only a couple of euros. The village had a number of good bars and restaurants – I would recommend Itapu. Jason did a great job, both as coach and co-ordinator and is a real good guy! This is a tennis club where you can go on your own – the mix-ins are very well organised – and it’s sociable. I would suggest staying in an hotel for solo travellers. Overall I had an excellent holiday.
Colin Harper, UK (Tennis Holiday In Spain)
Had a great time, some very good tips to sharpen certain technical aspects of the game, particularly in doubles…. well worth the trip
Vivek Menon, UK (Tennis Break In Bath)
An enjoyable experience and I learnt some new tennis techniques (slice serve and split/balance stance). The group were a really good mix, with 8 players being ideal number of players. the coach managed the group well as there were different abilities. Bath Uni facilities are excellent and the hotel was very nice, particularly the food..
Tracey Gale, UK (Tennis Break In Bath)
I have been lucky enough to have experienced 3 holiday breaks now with fellow club members; on each occasion the organisation, coaching and facilities were superb. The destinations are always great for relaxing or getting a taste of local life – with plenty of recommendations for sampling the best food and entertainment the resorts have to offer.
Callum, London, UK (Tennis Holiday In Spain)
This was my first tennis holiday and found it very well organised and planned. I met some amazing people and the coaches were superb.
Liz, High Wycombe, UK (Tennis Holiday In Portugal)
The accommodation, the coaching and the delightful bar at the club, were all highlights of a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Staff were very helpful and considerate going the extra mile to make it a trip to remember.
Mike & Sophie, London, UK (Tennis Holiday In Spain)