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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a tennis camp and a tennis holiday?

Our tennis camps are intensive weeks with 5 hours of coaching per day. Tennis Camps tend to take place in the UK. Our tennis holidays are in some of our favourite tennis locations around the world. Typically you receive 3 hours tennis coaching in the morning with your afternoons free to explore or simply lounge by the pool!

What are the qualification of the coaches on your tennis holidays and UK camps?

All our coaches are qualified tennis coaches. The coaches at all centres are selected not just for their knowledge of tennis but for their personal qualities, especially enthusiasm, patience, sense of humour and attentiveness to individual needs.

Do you run holidays specifically for single tennis players?

Yes. We run weeks at our centre in the Algarve. Check out the Single Tennis Player week pdf for more details.

Do I need to pay the full amount at the time of the booking?

We ask for a deposit of £200 per person per week of tennis holiday/camp. The remaining balance will then be due 8 weeks prior to your arrival. Should you book with less than 8 weeks to your arrival, we will require a full payment. For the residential summer tennis camps, the balance will be due on the 1st June for all weeks of camp. 

What happens if it rains?

Should there be some rain during your tennis session time, the coach will do his best to work around the timing to complete the programme.  It is quite common for the video feedback sessions to take place during rain delays so making best use of the time.

 

UK Camp Specific Questions

When is the last date I can book on the summer camps?

We do not have an “end date” for the enrolment, but we do have limited places at our camps, so once they have all been filled, we will stop taking bookings. If you know you are going to attend the camp we recommend booking as soon as possible.

Will I have to share a room? If so, what is their nationality and will they have a similar age?

In Oxford and Yorkshire (Giggleswick) we have single or double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms.

We always try to accommodate players with friends of a similar age. We usually try to mix nationalities to encourage conversation in English. We only accommodate them with people of same nationality if requested by the parents, or if we have no other option, due to the age versus gender versus nationality.

In Brighton and Cambridge we have single occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms. En-suite upgrade is available in Cambridge.

Do you have the option of staying with a local family available?

Unfortunately we do not have this option. We have English as the common language throughout the camp, in order to incentive the participants to improve their English skills.

My mother tongue is not English, do you have coaches that speak other languages in case my child needs any assistance?

Our coaches come not only from the UK but also different countries in Europe, such as France, Spain, Italy, Germany. Even though our common language at the camp is English, we believe that the kids will feel more comfortable knowing that in case they need any assistance or are home sick, can have someone that they can count on.

What proportion of non-British players are on the camp?

The camp is truly international, with an excellent mix of nationalities. Over 50% of players are from different countries. The common theme is to play language at the camp. We have a good mix of English, French speakers, Italia, German and Spanish speakers. We usually have around 25% of Spanish players joining us.

What should I bring with me to camp?

We will send you a kit list in your welcome pack following completion of your payment plan. 

 

Tennis Holiday Specific Questions

Are there a minimum number of players for the tennis programme to take place?

We do not have a minimum number of players for our guests to enjoy our tennis programme. The 15-hour programme is conditional to a minimum of 3 participants. Should there be 1 or 2 participants; the programme will be altered to 7.5hours or 10 hours respectively. There will be no change on the price due to the increased intensity of the lower coach/pupil ratio.
The only exception is at our Algarve centre, where there will always be a total of 15 hours of tennis coaching between March and October, no matter the total number of participants.

Is there a specific day of the week to start my tennis holiday?

Since our tennis programme is from Monday to Friday only, we usually suggest our clients to arrive at the venue on a Saturday or Sunday. You will then be able to enjoy a whole week of tennis. But we do understand that some of the venues don’t have daily flights, so we will do our best to accommodate the holiday to your flight options. 

Do I need to stay for 6 nights, or are the number of nights flexible?

Our packages can be adjusted to your needs. So, should you wish to stay more or less than 6 nights we can separately work on an appropriate rate.

 

Airports - Camps

We have put together a list of recommended airports by venue.

Transport Hubs
Venue Airport 1 Airport 2 Rail 1
Brighton Gatwick Heathrow St Pancras
Cambridge Stansted Heathrow St Pancras
Oxford Heathrow Gatwick St Pancras
Yorkshire Manchester Leeds/Braford Giggleswick / Settle

*Airports located more than 1:30 from the venue

Airports - Holidays

Venue Airport 1 Airline (s)
Algarve Faro easyjet, ryanair, monarch
Cape Town Cape Town easyjet, ryanair, monarch
Fuerteventura Fuerteventura easyjet, ryanair, monarch
Lake Garda Verona easyjet, ryanair, monarch
Mallorca Palma easyjet, ryanair, monarch
Mauritius Mauritius British Airways
Venice Marco Polo Airport British Airways

Maps and Directions

Following your final payment we send out a link to a PDF which contains a map and directions to your venue.