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The coaching was excellent, we all learnt a lot and already are planning to return next year.
I was very satisfied with my coach Ismaël Dulloo. The training was well measured out and he was very patient and knowledgeable, pleasent to train with. I have learned a lot from Ismaël and my tennis skills have improved thanks to his coaching. I would recommend him further without reservations.
It was very well organised despite difficult weather conditions and as an LTA registered coach myself I can say both Luis and Ricardo were first class coaches showing great interest in all players and both taking time to discuss our games.
Yes I would recommend the week and would go again in the future.
Thank you so much for your kind words. Our owner is currently in the Algarve meeting the team so she will pass your kinds words on to them. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday.
I've just completed my third tennis week at Luz - each time staying at the Estella da Luz apartments. There's a good gym and indoor pool there. I've gone at different times of the year, had different numbers of fellow players (including none!) and different weather conditions and enjoyed each one. If you love to play tennis and want to improve your play with the support of great coaches, then I can highly recommend this holiday.
My latest trip had the forecast of lots of rain each day (really unusual) and I doubted whether I'd get to play much. In fact Luis and Ricardo were really flexible and I played on each of the six days. Really enjoyed the coaching and it was lovely to see Vasco again too when he dropped by to say hello.
It's just not possible to play outside this much at this time of year in the U.K. so a wonderful tennis 'fix' and though out of season, there were plenty of good restaurants and places to visit in and around Luz. I really think you can't go wrong.
Thank you for this great feedback. It is always lovely to receive such feedback AND it is very helpful to other clients who are thinking about coming to the resort. We are a small company committed to our love of tennis - rain or shine :)
Excellent personalised dedicated professionalism from the two tennis coaches. The accommodation and breakfasts were very good for the price.
Greatest coaches. Dead serious and humorous humans.
Responsive to questions, clear instructions, helpful during booking and tennis instructors were excellent - enjoyable accommodations.
Excellent, friendly coaching.
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!
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.