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Great coaching, approachable coaches.
My son and my daughter have had so much fun and have improved their tennis, and their English as well. But I was disappointed to know that they were just watching a movie during some English lessons! They could do it at home for free! Otherwise the two weeks were quite perfect, despite the meteo and the fact that there were just outdoor training pitches.
As always, I had excellent coaching an there was a very good social scene.
The whole camp was extremely well organized. They put a lot of thought into not only the exceptional coaching but the social part as well, ensuring that we had various activities in the evening to attend. The coaches were extremely great motivators and teachers. I would recommend the experience to any age, any ability.
Bon séjour tennistique. Dommage que la météo n'était pas au rdv.
It was a wonderful program. Good progression of skill building and playing in a fun and lively atmosphere. Andrea kept it all moving. Very special to be in the university atmosphere.
Good coach, fabio was realy nice person and a good teacher
Very happy with all the training provided. Performance camp is excellent. Shame there are no facilities if the weather is not favourable for tennis.
It was exactly what I was looking for. The tennis trainings were perfect in a very relax atmosphere. However the bedding was too bad and english lessons a little bit too easy.
sono stato molto bene e ho passato una vacanza molto entusiasmante
ho trovato amici divertenti e i maestri simpatici perchè come noi..
il luogo è molto bello e bella la palestra.
It was an awesome two weeks of tennis. I had so much fun but the food was so bad. Me and my friends didn't eat anything except for watermelon. Last year it was better because we were going to different restaurants everyday but I improved my tennis so much. Thank you so much!!!
Ottimo camp di tennis con ottimi istruttori. Il cibo è da migliorare. Ho subito un furto in camera e come me anche altri ragazzi. Anche i coatches ne erano a conoscenza e noi all'arrivo non eravamo stati avvisati.
Ottima esperienza. Istruttiva per il tennis e per la lingua. Ottimo staff tecnico. Peccato per la pioggia un po troppo presente.
The training was fun and put me ahead. The evening activities made a lot of fun. There were many training opportunities like video analyses
Great week of tennis!
Nice coaches and funny evening activities. I met many awesome people and improved my tennis
très belle semaine je reviendrai :-)
Ho apprezzato la professionalità e serietà di tutto lo staff e di tutta la struttura. Consiglierei a chiunque questo tipo di esperienza.
My experience at the campus was very beautiful. The place is gorgeous and the coaches very friendly. There were only a few defects, like the shower, but it was a great trip.
Atención personal al alumno y nivel en las clases de tenis. Buen ambiente en general
Miguel and Pedro had their first experience at a sumer camp sleeping in. They are both 9 and they still have a tough time with english. They spent a week in the Yorkshire summer camp. The first day was difficult for them as they did not understand the instructions transmitted. In the second day they started to get along with kids speaking spanish and also a bit in english with the others. The coaches were great in helping them integrate and understand all about the camp. They ended the week asking for another, enjoyed great moments of tennis and made a lot of friends. All the staff is very professional and friendly, the group of kids was great, friendly and helped each other out, and it was all perfectly coordinated by David. All tasks were clear, all kids were attended at all times, the tennis moments were taken very seriously and the relaxing times were always supervised. Great job, guys, thank you!
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very pleased that your sons settled into camp and had a great first experience away from home.
It has been a great experience for me as a 12 year old. The Performance Plus programme was very good. The instructors were very knowledgeable and gave good tips to prepare for matches. I also enjoyed the evening activities!
Thank you, our Performance Team will be very pleased with your comments!
Great coaches and training sessions, but Performance Plus is required if you want to play matches/points. You can have more focus on the well-being of the participants.
A wonderful week, the best of my life! Coaches are very friendly, funny and competent about tennis. If you want to relax, know new people from every part of the world and learn the English language this experience is perfect for you! Apart from the food, every thing is amazing!
One of the stand-outs from the Markson weekend (London Tennis Camp - August) is the quality of the coaches. Unlike some other tennis holidays where the coaches are simply on a year out, Markson likes to hire fully qualified teaching pros with years of experience. You can ask the most difficult of questions and you know they will have an answer. More importantly for me, you can ask the most basic of questions and they will take time to work with you. I was struggling with my double-handed backhand and one of the coaches took 20 minutes with me to go over all the fundamentals (grip, body position, footwork etc) to ensure I was comfortable. (Read the full article)
The 50 best ways to improve yourself - "this is a fun activity holiday," says olivia macleod, veteran of jonathan markson tennis camps in both oxford and the algarve. in a group of six she enjoyed mornings of tuition from excellent coaches and endured revealing video analysis of her game. she left fitter and infinitely more proficient.
For us, the set-up at the Jonathan Markson Tennis Centre in the Algarve works perfectly. Three hours of tennis tuition every morning, then the rest of the day free to do as much or as little as you wish.
It’s a low-key affair, a world away from the big centres like Val da Lobo or Forte Village, but one that works very well. There are five courts in total, three of them brand new this year. Coaching groups are a maximum of six people, although often fewer, which means the tuition is really tailored to each individual. (Read the full article)
I came away with a reconstructed serve that has come along no end. The coaching was deceptively easy-going and the drills were enormous fun. everyone on the course felt they had progressed.
It was clear that, while the coaching was seriously intensive on this course, the social side counted for almost as much. in no time at all the social bonding was becoming firmly fixed. did our tennis benefit from the course? certainly.
The Sunday Times
Physically the camp is demanding but not exhausting. i did learn a lot. i had a great deal of fun.
By the end of the week i was still cursing loose forehands, double faults and fluffed volleys but i had improved almost every aspect of my game – and my confidence.
British Airways Magazine
From my experience of attending both the oxford tennis camp and algarve tennis centre, Jonathan Markson Tennis tends to acquire talented coaches with a sense of humour – and thus hard work is disguised as a lot of fun.
It was encouraging how quickly the coaches could single out flaws.
Serve and Volley Magazine
The coaching is done through a variety of exercises, drill and consultation breaks, so people have constant stimulation and a good deal of fun.
Chris Bauers (Eurosport)
It was all great fun, but between the good-natured banter, an expert analytical eye was at play, correcting obvious faults and praising our better strokes... A lot of laughter mixed with serious endeavour. This was our first experience of a group holiday and we enjoyed it thoroughly.
The views over the famous luz bay are stunning, the cottage-style apartments excellently appointed and the climate pretty much perfect. Walking the cobbled streets of this old fishing village at night, one is struck by the timelessness of the place... Whether you are a of beginner, intermediate or advanced standard your game is guaranteed to improve. the coaches see to that.