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Great coaching...good guidance and very supportive environment. Helped me to improve my each stroke and brought a more postive outlook for me.
The tennis coaching was absolutely excellent, the accommodation is a little poor.
Very prompt responses from Luca. He make bookings very easy and the communications are quick. Excellent customer service !!! 3rd booking with them and will not be the last one. Excellent tennis program, all coaches are very good, fun and competent. Thanks to Luis, Rui, Ricardo and Benoit. They adapt their coaching to your level and I got tons of new learnings all acquired in a fun environment. Highly recommended !!
This is the 2nd time I've been on the Intermediate Week at Praia ad Luz at the end of October. Had another great time and met some old friends and made new ones. The Hotel is starting to look a bit tired though and could do with a little bit of maintenance in certain areas. It was not always possible to get drinks from the Bar at certain times of the day as they appeared to be short staffed - but this might be due to it being the end of the season? That said, this did not detract from what was otherwise a very pleasant holiday. The Coaches were great again. Would definitely go again if future dates work and would recommend the holiday to anyone.
Thank you for the great feedback. It is always lovely to hear from returning clients and especially that you will come back again :) In regards to the hotel - we are working with them to try and improve their service. They are putting plans in place for the new year to improve staffing and the general environment.
Very good and intense coaching. Hotel located 5 min from the courts. Very close to the subway, 15 min to Gracia station. Perfect.
Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time in Barcelona. Have a great winter and hope to see you again next year.
The hotel is trashing your reputation. Great tennis facilities, very good coaches but all eclipsed by the hotel and its staff - when you could find them! "
Thank you for your feedback. We are a small company with a passion for tennis so first and foremost it is wonderful to hear your appreciation of our facilities and coaches. We are emailing your direct in regards to the hotel. On this public forum we would like to mention that we are working closely with the hotel to improve their service into the new year. All client feedback is being passed on to the Manager. The hotel offers great value to our tennis clients and we want to help them to address the issues.
The booking process was very straightforward and the package was exactly as described.
Great program and staff
Thank you so much. It was great to meet you and it was lovely to see you so engaged in your tennis.
Le point positif : les enseignants très disponibles et à l’écoute. Ils sont compétents et très agréables.
Le point négatif : La réparation des joueurs non homogène dans certains groupes . Je me suis retrouvé avec un groupe de débutants. Je me suis ennuyé, le niveau n’etait pas homogène dans certains groupes . C’etait moins motivant pour ma part.
J’auraIs souhaité échanger avec des personnes du même niveau ou au dessus. Dans mon club, je joue déjà avec des joueurs classés.
Thank you for your comments. We don't always get it right for everyone but we do try and learn from all feedback whether it be good or bad. We will review your comments with our team.
Coaching was very good, excellent ratio of coaches to participants. Suited my skill level - was challenging but enjoyable.
Thank you :)
Great coaching from Luis and his team. Informative and fun. My third time and I’ll definitely return. A perfect combination of good tennis, nice hotel and a lovely setting. Thoroughly recommended!
Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope you keep enjoying your tennis and hope to see you again next year!
As always I thought the tennis was excellent hence why I have been coming back for 15 years!
Only minor quibble was all hotel bars shut in mid afternoon- unable to buy water if playing tennis and directed to supermarket despite reception staff having the ability to serve a bottle of water from the bar. Everything else fantastic. Coaching staff excellent.
The 3 tennis coaches were brilliant. Definitely 5 star. The tennis facilities are excellent. The hotel was a bit basic but it was clean and spacious enough. The town of Luz is wonderful as was the weather. Finally the other tennis players were all good fun.
Thank you for taking time to give us feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed the Advanced Player Week and have passed on your comments to the team who will be delighted
The tennis experience with Fabio was brilliant, we felt he put a lot of effort into helping us improve and his approach was incredibly positive; full marks for the tennis.
The score of four reflects the hotel and particularly the catering which were below our expectations. The hotel had very loud live music in the evening 'til 12midnight and the breakfast was somewhat 'industrial'.
Offsetting the hotel experience, the 50mtr pool was great and yoga with Enrico was out of the top drawer.
The coaches were great! Really knowledgable and committed. They really cared about coaching.
I would highly recommend JMT Barcelona!
Indeed, I had an amazing time there with top level and friendly coaches.
I really appreciated the great involvment of our two coaches Andrea and Gabriele who gave us very useful tricks and advice in order to help us improve our game. One can notice they are very concerned with the tennis improvment and more broadly with the well-being of participants. So thanks again!
The course was intense and covered basic techniques, power, serves and strategies, which was perfect for me as I only started playing tennis this year. There were 4 in my group, all of similar ability but the coaches were able to give individual help as well as practical drills, which I can take home and continue to improve my game. All the coaches were enthusiastic, experienced and took time to make sure everyone understood the aims and instructions that were being given. The lunch provided at The Wetlands Centre was excellent and gave time for socialising before back to the tennis. Thanks to everyone for a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable experience. I look forward to seeing you again on a future course.
Boris enjoyed playing with other, stronger children, he made friends
The English lessons didn't add any value as Douglas is, at least in comparison with the other kids in the classroom, fluent in English (as mentioned also in an email conversation with Luca). So that one was wasted money. A pity also that most trainers/coaches where non-native english speakers making the whole experience not so very British. For Douglas that was a bit of a disappointment as there are many tennis camps, for a lot less money when including traveling etc., available here in Germany. From a tennis point of view Douglas was more than happy with the camp and wants to go back next year again.
Campi da tennis da paura ;) College fico ma vecchio, Blith Building un solo gabinetto per tutto il piano, pessimo :( atmosfera inglese (nel bene e nel male..).
Ristoranti: almeno un paio di sere a settimana si può fare meglio.
Più chiari nelle indicazioni all'arrivo: per chi ha bagagli è moooolto meglio consigliare di prendere un taxi alla stazione, 5 min. 5-6 sterline e si arriva al College senza troppi sforzi!
Insegnanti e corso: Super!! ;)
PS prevedere che, come i teenager, anche e soprattutto gli adulti possono aver voglia o bisogno di un corso di lingua inglese (1 ora prima e 1 ora dopo il tennis magari 3 volte a settimana per cominciare già non sarebbe male)!!
I was slightly apprehensive before going to the Tennis Camp having never done anything like it before. I needn't have worried. I had a fantastic week . Everyone was very friendly and the coaches put everyone at ease.
We were put in groups according to ability where we could hone our skills but also came together for group sessions.
I found the coaching sessions particularly useful especially with the benefit of the video analysis.
I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who would like to improve their tennis. I shall definitely be rebooking.
Many thanks to Andrea , Paco and Gabs whose encouragement has inspired me to try to be a better player.
I had a great time on the course and would definitely consider taking part again. Everything was very well organised and the coaches were really friendly and helpful. I learnt more in one week than I had in five years before!
Great fun, great coaches.
Food: all right, could be improved.
Booking: problematic for foreigners with average english.
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.