Frequently Asked Questions
COVID - 19 The impact on tennis holidays and camps
This is a tough time for the world, wherever you are from. All our Jonathan Markson Tennis teams are following the guidelines set out by their Government. In many countries, this currently means staying at home and helping stop the spead of the virus.
Current Government advice is different by country in relation to the playing of tennis and travel. We are continually monitoring this advice and will communicate any impact on our programmes with clients who have already booked. It is impossible to predict the future. Like many people, we hear many theories and rumours of when play and travel can start but we will only base our decisions on the advice of the Government.
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 13 May 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.
Where do I find your Terms and Conditions?
You can find them on this link
Yes, you can find it on this link
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 en-suite rooms.
Do you have the option of staying with a local family available?
Unfortunately we do not have this option at our UK Camps. We have English as the common language throughout the camp, in order to incentive the participants to improve their English skills.
Students (15-21 yr olds) attending our Tennis & French Camp in Annecy stay with local families.
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.
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?
In most of our resorts 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 7.5 hours 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.
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. Tennis is normally organised Monday to Friday.
Airports - Camps
We have put together a list of recommended airports by venue.
|Venue||Airport 1||Airport 2||Rail 1|
|Yorkshire||Manchester||Leeds/Braford||Giggleswick / Settle|
*Airports located more than 1:30 from the venue
Airports - Holidays
|Venue||Airport 1||Airline (s)|
|Cape Town||Cape Town||easyjet, ryanair|
|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.