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Super coaches, who gave very useful tips. The camp was very well organised and maximised the time on the courts. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our week of tennis and will be back again next year! The lunches were lovely too. All in all a brilliant week of tennis in a beautiful city (Oxford) with the added bonus of meeting interesting people and making new friends.
J’ai passé une très bonne semaine. Les coatchs etaient très à l’écoute et très gentils. De très bons professeurs de tennis. Merci à toute l’équipe
Et je me suis fais beaucoup de copains aussi, j’aimerais revenir l’année prochaine
The team always aswered quickly To my mail
Good welcome To my arrival
Very good involving of the taxi driver
Lot of fun with the coaching team
The coaches at Praia Da Luz were very experienced, friendly and adapted the coaching to our needs. They also had lots of knowledge about the local area and told us the best places to visit after tennis.
encadrement sympathique et compétent
confort du logement
Great service, accommodation e organization! Thank to all the staff
I am very thanks to Jonathan Markson Tennis Camp I improved my tennis skills.
Very nice experience with good accommodations and excellent tennis facilities in a very peaceful atmosphere. English lessons not as good as I expected, but actually it is a tennis camp and not an English camp.
Muy buena experiencia a nivel deportivo....muy buena organización...excelente experiencia!!!
My son really enjoyed the tennis camp & wants to come again next year. He enjoyed the physical evening activities too.
There were a couple of things I thought could have been done better:-
The directions on the location could be clearer, you either have to walk through the sports centre & across the running track, or wait for a small wooden door to be opened along the perimeter fence.
It would have been nice to have some individual feedback from the coaches on my son's performance during the week. Although the children were supposed to complete a progress booklet every day, he had not really done that so I had no idea how he had got on.
Overall, my son said the coaches were friendly & the training was fun. He was happy & is looking forward to next year's camp.
Das Tennistraning hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht und die Traniner waren auch sehr nett.
Außerdem fande ich es gut, dass der Englisch Unterricht abwechslungsreich war.
Gute Unterkunft mit tollen Aktivitäten, eine nette internationale Gruppe und gutes Tennistraining
Great tennis holidays!
The food wasn’t very tasty (from my point of view because I m French) and I was getting bored of having chicken every day
Other then that everything was great
It was fantastic - great lessons and evening activities. Liked the opportunity to learn about coaching too.
molto valido, alcuni allenatori ben preparati. Ambiente accogliente, bella atmosfera. Peccato solo il cibo scadente e non abbondante.
I loved the course in Barnes - the coaches were enthusiastic, encouraging and very knowledgeable and I feel I learnt a huge amount throughout the week.
Me lo he pasado muy bien y volvería a comprarlo. El único problema han sido las clases de ingles en las que no he aprendido nada por no estar en el nivel adecuado a pesar de haberlo avisado en varias ocasiones. Creo que debería haber una prueba de nivel o prestar más atención a este tema ya que es importante.
Due settimane molto belle, livello di tennis alto e coach simpatici ed esperti
Nuestra hija Inés se lo pasó de maravilla en este campamento. Conoció a muchos chicos y chicas de diferentes puntos de Europa. Este campamento en Giggleswick es muy personalizado y nada masificado. El trato con nuestra hija ha sido muy amable en todo momento y ella ha mejorado su nivel de Inglés y sobre todo de tenis. Le encantaron las dos excursiones en domingo así como las competiciones de singles y dobles. La comida no le gustó demasiado, pero no por su calidad, si no porque no está acostumbrada. Pero el dining room era moderno y limpio.
I had a blast !!!!! cant wait until next year, thank you coaches for your expertise :-)
Made some amazing friends from all around the world
Excellent week, thanks to all
Before we came to the camp, we have filled the form and we stated that Uygar wanted to improve his serve. Also, we have written about this and you have told us to talk about with Steve (head coach). Although, we have mentioned this subject to Steve, he didn’t do any feedback to us.
In your sharings in facebook and brochures; you mention “video analysis is an important part of coaching in Jonathan Markson Tennis”. However, you have sent ONLY a shot and 4 sentences about Uygar’s serve https://dartfi.sh/vnK0tX78zMh. Is it so? I would hope, the coaches should give some feedback about Uygar’s mistakes and how he can change this mistakes to the right.
Thank you for your email. Our team will contact you direct to discuss your points further.
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.