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An excellent course run by attentive coaches. It was hard work but I really enjoyed the week. The course was organised well with clear objectives and excellent feedback. Although there were different levels of players i.e young/old and intermediate/advanced the coaches made everyone feel comfortable and valued. There was no down time and we all went home in the evening satisfied ....and exhausted (in a good way).
The course was excellent value and probably the best coaching I have ever experienced. As an older player I was a little apprehensive about my ability to do an extensive course but it was fine - my knees actually felt better after day 3!
My 5th JM tennis camp.
Great coaches - they make the week
My family (wife and two kids, age 11 and 13) and I just came back from a week in Luz at one of Jonathan Markson's tennis holidays. We had a terrific time! The kids really enjoy the lessons and so did my wife and I (possibly even more). Luis (the head coach) and Ricardo were terrific. I wished they took the kids for a day or two as well as they were fun and full of good tips (especially Ricardo). We stayed at the Baia da Luz apartment resort, which is really nice. Large apartments, two pools (one for adults and one for kids), two additional tennis courts and one restaurant. The apartment was serviced twice during the week and there was a garage space available. The village is relatively small but with a very nice beach and some good restaurants. It is very close (10 min drive max) to Lagos and about one hour west of Faro, which is the closest airport. The weather was extremely pleasant basically the entire week in spite of being the last week of October.
Absolutely loved my experience at the Barnes Tennis Camp this October. Steve is the highlight of the course! Well done Jonathan Markson Tennis!
Wonderful week with coaches Luis Ricardo Rui and Benoît. Can't wait to come back next year !
the breakfast was better
the coaches were very friendly
they gave us good tips
Paco and Carlos are fantastic Coaches and were able to explain how to improve my game.
It was such a great experience!
Another great experience, thank you
I thought the weekend was great and they did a great job of maximizing the time even with the downpour on Sunday. Our coach on Monday however while very nice, lacked energy and I would have liked a bit more motivated coaching from her. Had we had better coaching in Monday I would have given 5 stars. Nonetheless i will come back.
everything was efficiently organised, the coaches were personable, helpful and really focused on teaching you things. the other attendees too, were for the most part very nice and friendly.
Cambridge camp Aug 2018
Coaches were excellent with superb technical knowledge and were able to explain complex strokes corrections to the basic player, and on top of this all of them had great personalities!
Set up and organization was top class! With excellent guidance given by the organizers and the coaches
Non tennis activities were a real joy too!
Would visit again
Le service était bon en général, un petit bémol pour la nourriture et la qualité de la literie.
The course was well-structured and paced. All the coaches were very good - Ben, in particular, was excellent. Patient, sensitive to individual coaching requirements, but not losing sight of the group need. There was plenty of variety. The week raised my fitness level, gave me lots of points to work on to improve my game and built my confidence.
Very good courts and coaches, but too many players on the courts for the number of coaches (6-1). Less technical feedback than previous years with better coach/player ratio (4-1). A bit too much free play, would have preferred more specific drills, and certain areas was not at all covered (serve return, smash, backhand slice).
The coaches were great, the weather was British! The courts suffered from the rain, particularly the carpeted courts but I would thoroughly recommend the course to players of all levels including novices. Thanks for a great tennis course!
It has really been a unique experience to attend the tennis camp in Cambridge.
I enjoyed very much the high level of tennis coaching as well as the whole atmosphere that was all around us. The location was also awesome!
It was a very nice opportuntiy to meet interesting people from all over the world, sharing the same passion for tennis.
A special mention to our great coaches Andrea, Carlos, Diego, Gabriele and Paco who contributed with their strong professionalism, their sympathy and empathy to make this camp an outstanding event.
A heartfelt thanks to everybody!
The Tennis camp was a good blend of Tennis and fun. All of the coaches had fun attitudes along with being very knowledgeable about tennis. The training throughout the week was excellent. The singles and doubles tournaments could have been structured better to separate the beginner players from the advanced players so to be more interesting for the players. I also think that it would be nice if this experience could be offered in different cities every year since as an overseas visitor, it would be nice to see a place other than Cambridge if I do the camp again. If the camp location could rotate to other cities with grass courts, I would almost sign up again. But otherwise, a terrific grass court experience in a wonderful city. Well done
This is the third year I came to Jonathan Markson Tennis Camp;
It was really nice
I went for a one week Tennis Camp in Cambridge. Highly recommend this camp because of:
1. The coaches distinguished by their professional method of coaching and entertaining approach spiced with a great sense of humor. This kept us motivated even in moments when we were tired after long training hours.
2. The excellent organization of the tennis trainings, tournament and out-of-the-court activities.
3. The other participants in the camp -very humble, intelligent and selected people from all around Europe (even USA).
4. Cambridge is a wonderful place and changed totally my perception of England in a positive way.
Special thanks to the coaches Andrea, Diego, Gabriele, Carlos and to my likable -Paco :)
For one week I changed the technic of my forehand which is a big improvement for me for such a short period!
All the best to the coaches and all the participants!
I would highly recommend anyone to join the JMT tennis camp in Cambridge!
I felt lucky to be able to play tennis 5 hours a day with people coming from all around the world, on beautiful grass courts and in a friendly atmosphere.
All the coaches are really great, always paying attention on how they can help players to improve their skills and game. They gave me some very interesting tricks that helped me a lot!
And finally, the location and accomodation are really nice and make you feel living as in a Harry Potter movie!
Thank you JMT team!
Dear Andrea, Gabriele, Paco, Carlos, Diego and all the guys, thank you for the mavelous vacation in Cambridge!
I am so happy that I found this camp and could join you! I really enjoyed our 5h a day trainings and all the time together:) Hope, I will come back one more time (at least).
Also it would be great if you make such camp in another city! I enjoyed Cambridge, but it's cool to change locations.
One of the best JMT camps I have been on! Accomodation, food, social activities all very good.
Plus, very good coaches to explain how to improve your game/
I had a nice week. Good trainers, nice group. Too many participants for the number of trainers. Because we had too little coaching. That is why I received too little coaching in my opinion. Because of the rain, it would have been nice to play more inside.
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.